(1999)

AC, 1996 Series
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Price:
6.95 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Paragon Publications
Brand:
Paragon Publications
Editing:
Bill Black
Format:
Black & White with occasional Color; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Glossy Cover; White paper interior

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Yarko the Great

Indexer Notes

A collage of art by Will Eisner combined to make a cover. The skeleton and sign at the bottom are from the splash panel of the Black X story in this issue.

Men of Mystery 12 (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Black ?
Pencils:
Charles Cuidera; ?
Inks:
Charles Cuidera; ?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Text article containing information on each character featured in this issue of Men of Mystery, an original 1997 illustration by Charles Cuidera of all seven members of Blackhawk, and another illustration of Blackhawk only.

Devil's Island (Table of Contents)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin]
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ed Cronin (original editor)

Genre:
Spy
Characters:
Black X; Dean (death); Batu; Moran; M'sieu Rolande (death); Camille; Commandant of Devil's Island; Rene (death)
Synopsis:
A thief named Moran has sole possession of the secret to a new gun. When he is captured for murder and sent to Devil's Island Black X has to go along to keep him from giving the secret to the French.
Reprints:

["Roy Lincoln, son of a famous explosives expert..."] (Table of Contents)

The Human Bomb / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carroll]
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ed Cronin (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (introduction; origin); Professor Lincoln (death; Roy's father); Roy Lincoln; Fritz (death); Axix Consul (death)
Synopsis:
The origin of the Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln].

Indexer Notes

Restoration/homage to the original Human Bomb story from Police Comics #1 that was illustrated by Paul Gustavson.

["Dr. Hayward's amazing time machine speeds..."] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils:
Louis K. Fine
Inks:
Louis K. Fine
Letters:
?
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (original Editor); William S. Eisner (Original Art Director); S. M. Iger (Original Feature Editor)

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Stuart Taylor; Doctor Hayward; Laura; Queen Starina; Lina (death)
Synopsis:
Somewhere in the past Stuart Taylor has to rescue Dr. Hayward and Laura from the clutches of Queen Starina and her wizard.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The GCD records for this story in Jumbo Comics #22 show the artist as swiping Louis Fine, Bill Black reports the artist for the story as Louis Fine.

["Upon leaving England for the Malay Jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Fung / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dr. Fung; Dan Barrister; Og; Lady Williston
Synopsis:
Dr. Fung and Dan Barrister search the Malay Jungle for Lady Williston, the lost daughter of the Earl of Williston. After they find her they have to help her leave the tribe she has been living with.
Reprints:

I Wouldn't Change a Thing (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Black; Mark Heike; Charles Cuidera
Pencils:
Charles Cuidera; ? (photo); Will Eisner; Charles Cuidera; Dick Dillin
Inks:
Charles Cuidera; ? (photo); Will Eisner; Charles Cuidera
Letters:
?

Characters:
Blackhawk; Charles Cuidera (photo)
Synopsis:
First part of an interview with Chuck (Charles) Cuidera about his life before comics, working with Victor Fox, Will Eisner, Quality and his time in the military.

Indexer Notes

The piece includes a Blackhawk illustration from Military Comics #1, a photo of Chuck (Charles) Cuidera, a reprint of the cover to Military Comics (Quality Comics, 1941 series) #1 (August 1941), pencils for an unpublished Police Comics cover and a reprint of an unidentified splash page for a Blackhawks story from the early 50's by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera.

["Five escaped convicts and airlines pilot Del Van Dyne..."] (Table of Contents)

Death Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Letters:
?
Editing:
Will Eisner (original editor)

Genre:
War; Aviation; Humor
Characters:
Death Patrol [Gramps; Slick; Del; Hank; Butch]; Zazzy (first appearance; joins the Death Patrol); Slick (death); Emil
Synopsis:
The Death Patrol is called in to discover how bombs are falling on london when no planes are visible. During their mission one of them is killed.
Reprints:

["Tibet--Land of Mystery...a barren expanse surrounded..."] (Table of Contents)

Yarko the Great / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Anthony Brooks]
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Letters:
?
Editing:
Victor Fox (original editor)

Genre:
Occult
Characters:
Yarko the Great; Li Wan; Wang; Lailani (villain, intro); other vampiresses (villains; intros)
Synopsis:
Yarko and Li Wan go to Tibet in search of the Hoshai Plant (a flower with human blood). They are captured by Lailani and her group of vampiresses and Yarko has to pit his power of hypnotism against hers.
Reprints:

Collector's Corner (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Lee Elias; Harry Lampert; E. E. Hibbard; Lee Elias; Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Moe Worthman; Harry Lampert; E. E. Hibbard; Lee Elias; Carmine Infantino
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Fiddler; Star Sapphire; The Thinker

Indexer Notes

This article covers the various artists that drew The Flash (Jay Garrick version). It ends with a review of the stories in All-Flash (DC, 1941 series) #32 (December-January 1947-48).

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
(various)
Inks:
(various)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. 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 #4,6,8,11-13, Golden-Age Men of Mystery #2, 4-8, 10 and 11, Official Golden-Age Hero & Heroine Directory, Senorito Rio TPB, All Hero Retro Annual #1, Best of the West #1, Western Sampler and Roy Rogers Western #1.

[Golden-Age Greats Volume 14] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Rulah

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for Golden-Age Greats Volume 14 featuring the Comic Book Jungle using the cover art and an interior panel to promote it.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Men of Mystery 12
  3. 2. Devil's Island
    Espionage Starring Black X
  4. 3. ["Roy Lincoln, son of a famous explosives expert..."]
    The Human Bomb
  5. 4. ["Dr. Hayward's amazing time machine speeds..."]
    Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  6. 5. ["Upon leaving England for the Malay Jungle..."]
    Dr. Fung
  7. 6. I Wouldn't Change a Thing
  8. 7. ["Five escaped convicts and airlines pilot Del Van Dyne..."]
    Death Patrol
  9. 8. ["Tibet--Land of Mystery...a barren expanse surrounded..."]
    Yarko the Great
  10. 9. Collector's Corner
  11. 10. Golden Age Greats / Golden Age Men of Mystery
  12. 11. [Golden-Age Greats Volume 14]
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  • Darrel McCann
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