September 6, 2011
Men of Mystery 84
This issue’s main focus is on the late, great Standard/Nedor/Better/Pines comics group of the 1940’s, and features a fistful of reprints of their top super-types, including THE BLACK TERROR (in THREE FULL STORIES!!), FIGHTING YANK, PYROMAN. DOC STRANGE, PRINCESS PANTHA , The AMERICAN EAGLE, all in never-before-reprinted adventures- PLUS the FIRSTE-VER MOM appearances of The LIBERATOR, CAPTAIN FUTURE and CAPTAIN CROSSBONES!! Included among this is a COMPLETE reprint of BLACK TERROR Comics #27, the last issue of that character’s Golden Age run!! But that is FAR from all, since the balance of this huge, 200+ page issue carries 14 MORE full-length Golden Age stories, including The DOLL MAN in “The Snoopernike”, The JESTER, LADY LUCK (drawn by Fred Schwab), The HOOD in “The Adventure With Lady Satan”; TABU, AURO, Lord Of JUPITER and CAPTAIN WINGS (From Fiction House’ Fight, Planet and Jungle Comics), MAJOR MIDNIGHT, The MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER, NYOKA The Jungle Girl in “Nyoka And The Orphan”; SUPER-MOUSE; PLUS other MOM first-timers like The CRASH KID, DR. VOODOO (by Mac Raboy!!) and several others!! This issue features artwork by such 1940’s stalwarts as Mort Meskin, Ruben Moriera, Kin Platt, Jack Alderman, Bob Lubbers, Joe Doolin, Bob Oksner, Basil Wolverton, Kurt Scaffenberger, Leonard Frank, Ogden Whitney, Steve Ditko and Sheldon Moldoff! All full-story reprints, in crystal-clear, state-of-the-art reproduction. Comic book size, black & white interiors with color covers, squarebound trade paperback format. Released in 2010.