September 6, 2011
Men of Mystery 80
FIRST ISSUE OF THE NEW BOOKSHELF-FORMAT!! Thats right- more than THREE TIMES the pages of the “old” Men of Mystery package, this squarebound, trade paperback volume sports 232 pages of story and art from the Golden Age of comics!! The centerpiece of the issue is a special indepth focus on the late, great Fawcett superhero, BULLETMAN; with EIGHT full BULLETMAN stories reprinted, including the ENTIRE contents of Fawcett’s Bulletman Comics #9!! Stories include: “Battling The Crime Broker”, “Their First Split-Up”, “Canine Criminals”, “The Bird -Man”, “Return Of The Weeper”, “Meet Killer Gorilla”, “The Vicious Vandal” and “The Robber Who Was Dead”. Art by Ken Bald, Bill Ward, Harry Anderson and The Binder Shop. But the ballistic fun doesn’t stop there, as comics historian Don Ensign (edited by P. C. Hamerlinck) contributes a profusely-illustrated, prodigious historical overview article that spans TWO FULL SECTIONS of the book, covering the character’s Fawcett run from beginning to end. Plus- a full BULLETMAN index, listing ALL of the heroes’ Fawcett, DC Comics and AC Comics reprint appearances. Certainly the greatest documentary coverage of BULLETMAN ever to see print!! But, as they say in the infomercials; THAT’S NOT ALL!! Like every issue of MEN OF MYSTERY, this one sports an assorted sampling of reprints of OTHER Golden Age characters. So, if BULLETMAN is not your cup of tea, you STILL get just as many pages of OTHER great vintage reprints as you ever did in MOM!! This issue’s potpourri includes The BLACK TERROR in “A Race With Death”, with art by Sheldon Moldoff and Ralph Mayo; NYOKA in “Perils In The Pyramids” (drawn by Bernie Krigstein) and “White Menace”; DURANGO KID in “Dynamite Doom” by Joe Certa and John Belfi, plus THREE ultra-rare Centaur Comics stories from the 1930’s- AIRSUB DX with “The Conqueror- Part !” by Carl Burgos, DAN DENNIS, FBI in “Crime Does Not Pay”, by Sam Gilman; and “THE CASE OF THE MISSING HEIR” by Bob Kane!! More never-previously-reprinted vintage comics “gold” than we have ever offered in one book before- and starting this issue, it becomes the MOM standard package. )Please note that because of the complications of squarebinding, quantities on this book may be limited. It MAY sell out fast, and once initial orders are filled it could be quite some time before the book is available again. So if you want it, better buy it NOW, while it is still available. Standard comic book size, 232 pages, black & white with color covers. Perfectbound bookshelf spine. Printed in 2009.