(1998)

AC, 1996 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
6.95 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Bill Black
Color:
Color cover; Black and White with occasional Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; White paper interior
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Catman and the Kitten / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Fujitani (signed)
Inks:
Bob Fujitani (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catman; Kitten
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Golden-Age Men of Mystery logo replaces the original Catman and the Kitten logo.

Men of Mystery No. 11 (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Sam Cooper ?
Inks:
Sam Cooper ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spitfire Sanders

Indexer Notes

Text article containing information on each character (and their story) featured in this issue of Men of Mystery, some additional information on the previous issue and information on the next issue, including a panel from the Phantom Lady story showing how it looked before it was reworked for her story.

The Story of Rosetta! (Table of Contents)

Catman and the Kitten / comic story / 9.9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Fujitani (signed)
Inks:
Bob Fujitani (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catman [Lieut. Dave Merryweather] (origin); Katie Rose [Rosetta, Kitten] (origin); Deacon; Mickey; Lieut. Dave Merryweather; Dave Merryweather (flashback); Antoinette Burotte (Dave's mother) (flashback, death); Tamara; Zeealia; Antoinette's murderer (death)
Synopsis:
The origin of the Catman and Kitten and the story of how his mother's killer was brought to justice.
Reprints:

Editor's Note (Table of Contents)

Catman and the Kitten / text article / 0.1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Black ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catman

Indexer Notes

A small amount of additional information on the Catman series that was not in the Men of Mystery No. 11 article.

"The Model Crimes!" (Table of Contents)

Black Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ned Pines (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim; Sam Simmons; Audrey Vane; Bob Benton; Monk Malone (death); Marty (death)
Synopsis:
Monk Malone is crazy about Audrey Vane so he tells her that he'll get her a mink coat so that she'll stay with him rather than Sam Simmons. When Bob Benton hears that Monk is getting her the coat that night he knows that Fabulous Furs is closed so he must be stealing it. The Black Terror and Tim go to the store to stop the robbery but things don't go as planned.
Reprints:

Satan's Seal (Table of Contents)

Phantom Lady / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ruth Roche ?
Pencils:
Sam Cooper
Inks:
Sam Cooper
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ruth Roche (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Comrade X; Sandra Knight; "The Whip"; King Eduardo of Travania; Prime Minister Kantroff
Synopsis:
Phantom Lady is told that King Eduardo of Travania is being duped by his Prime Minister Kantroff into declaring war on the Allies so she flys to Travania to make sure that King Eduardo is brought to his senses.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: "Cold War at a Boiling Point."

This story is an edited version of a 10 page Spitfire Sanders story from Spitfire Comics (Elliott, 1944 series) #132 (August 1944).

Collector's Corner (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Chuck Cuidera
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; Vampira; Hitla [Comrade Olga]; Comrade Communa

Indexer Notes

Bill Black states that comic books are sometimes incorrectly priced higher for first issues even though later issues usually have better stories. He says that the purpose of this column is to focus on comics that have good stories and art that fall out of the higher price range. He decides to begin with Blackhawk because of the interview with Chuck Cuidera in the next two issues. He then gives a synopsis of three of the Blackhawk stories in Blackhawk (Quality Comics, 1944 series) #97 (February 1956). Included in the article is a reprint of the cover and three panels from the stories that he covers.

The Electronic Monster! (Table of Contents)

Catman and Kit / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Dixon
Inks:
John Dixon
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catman; Kit; Terry West; Joseph Maletchek; Brutus; Doctor Ivan Claux
Synopsis:
When Dr. Ivan Claus creates a miniaturized mechanical brain the UN fears that it may be stolen by a country that would use it to threaten the world. The editor of the United Nations Press sends in Terry West to make sure that he has not been approached by a country that would use it to attack others. While talking to who she thinks is the Doctor she finds out that he has already been taken prisoner. When she and the doctor are being kidnapped she presses a button on her bracelet that alerts Catman that she is in danger. Catman and Kit rush to rescue her, the doctor and the mechanical brain.
Reprints:
  • from Catman Comics (Frew Publications, 1958 series) #21 ?

Golden Age Greats / Golden Age Men of Mystery (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Various
Inks:
Various
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for Golden Age Greats and Golden Age Men of Mystery comics (and others) detailing the contents of each issue, with reprints of the covers to Golden Age Greats #4,6,8,11,12, Golden-Age Men of Mystery #2, 4-8, Official Golden-Age Hero & Heroine Directory, Senorito Rio TPB, All Hero Retro Annual #1 and Best of the West #1.

Warning! You are entering Terror Territory! (Table of Contents)

Black Terror / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Terror; Tim

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Black Terror stories in Golden-Age Greats #13 and Golden-Age Men of Mystery #11 using a reprint of a panel from an unknown (to me) story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Catman and the Kitten
  2. 1. Men of Mystery No. 11
  3. 2. The Story of Rosetta!
    Catman and the Kitten
  4. 3. Editor's Note
    Catman and the Kitten
  5. 4. "The Model Crimes!"
    Black Terror
  6. 5. Satan's Seal
    Phantom Lady
  7. 6. Collector's Corner
    Blackhawk
  8. 7. The Electronic Monster!
    Catman and Kit
  9. 8. Golden Age Greats / Golden Age Men of Mystery
  10. 9. Warning! You are entering Terror Territory!
    Black Terror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Darrel McCann
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Darrel McCann