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Company Name: AC Comics
Address: P.O. Box 394, Plymouth, Florida; 32768-0394
Phone Number:(407)767-1099
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Title: Men of Mystery
Frequency: Quarterly
Issue/Number: 100
UPC Code: 64924192603011311
Retail Price: $29.95
Discount: Maximum Discount 50%
Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10.25″ X 6.50″
Page Count: 140 pages
Color: Black and White (with color covers)
Intended Audience: All ages
Genre: Action/adventure/superhero/history- Golden Age reprints of 1940’s comic book stories
Country of Origin: USA
Ship Date: September 27, 2019
Writers: Ruth Roche, Robert Turner, Frank Borth, Ed Cronin and others uncredited.
Artists: Jack Kamen, Ralph Mayo, George Evans, John Cassone, Rudy Palais, Mort Lawrence, Pansilang Isip, Florence Magarian, Frank Borth and others.
Cover Artist: Joe Doolin
Synopsis: All-superheroine theme, covering RARE costumed/super gals of the Golden Age including the never-before-reprinted PURPLE TIGRESS, BLACK ORCHID, SPIDER WOMAN, MISS ESPIONAGE, MARGO the MAGICIAN, NELVANA, MADAME STRANGE, DIANA the HUNTRESS and a half-dozen more!! Art by Jack Kamen, George Evans, Ralph Mayo and other greats!!
Special Notes: None

‘Way back in Men of Mystery #100, we did a special ALL-FEMALE compilation of costumed and super-types from the Golden Age of comics, and it proved quite popular with AC readers. As comprehenive and spectacular as it was, it still DIDN’T cover ALL of the 1940’s superheroines published by long-defunct comic houses, and that always bothered us. Even then, we knew we HAD to do another volume, covering the heroines we couldn’t fit in MOM #100. The time is NOW, and THIS is IT: Men of Mystery #113 is another special “Women of Mystery” issue, covering all the Golden Age heroines you’ve never heard of !!The PURPLE TIGRESS may sound (and even look) like a vine-swinging jungle girl, but she’s actually a caped, urban crimefighter that Fox Features introduced in the late 1940’s. while they were having success with characters like PHANTOM LADY and RULAH. Quality Comics churned out a bunch of high-end costumed super-doers AND “good girl” art characters, but there’s one with a lovely foot in BOTH genres that we’ll bet you never heard of- MARGO the MAGICIAN. You’ll see her exploits in MOM #113. The BLACK ORCHID ( the ORIGINAL one from the ’40’s, not to be confused with the later DC Comics heroine) was a vigilante glamor-girl that used a variety of plant-based chemical weapons to hold bad guys at bay, from one of the smaller publishers of the day, Continental. Among the many guises that the leggy MISS ESPIONAGE used was a string mask that appartently hid her identity (though little else) as she strutted through appearances in Power Comics in the latter 1040’s. DIANA the HUNTRESS was a distaff version of the mythological demi-god(des) come to Earth type, who used bow and arrow(among other things) to dispatch evil-doers in the back pages of The Yellowjacket, from the company that would eventually become Charlton. SPIDER-WOMAN was a one-shot from Harry “A” Chesler publications that appeared in Major Victory Comics #1. It turns out that SHE is more spider than woman. If you want to know what that means, buy MOM #113!! NELVANA was a major heroine in Canadian comic books, but made ONE appearance here in the ‘States in the first issue of a book called Super Duper. We’ll be reprinting that in this historic tome. MADAME STRANGE was- well, STRANGE; but a pretty interesting heroine who stalked through the pages of three issues of Great Comics in 1941. We have reprinted ONE MADAME STRANGE episode before; MOM #113 will contain the other two previously-unreprinted stories. We’ll also throw in a couple of obscure heroines we have also featured once or twice before, including another early episode of Hillman’s BLACK ANGEL, and Quality’s female “take” on The FACE, The SPIDER WIDOW. And, if we can locate some missing pages, we’ll also include MAGGA the MAGNIFICENT; a strange reworking of what was originally intended as a GREEN LAMA story that had the lead character “reshaped” into a super-powered, flying WOMAN in a green costume!! All that and more; 140 big black and white all-girl, all-heroine, full-story vintage reprints within a full-color cover. saddle stitched and standard size, for $29.95; Men of Mystery #113, from AC Comics, coming in September, 2019