(1999)

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Price:
6.95 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
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:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
The Avenger

Men of Mystery 13 (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Al Plastino ?
Inks:
Al Plastino ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero; Jungle
Characters:
Black Fury [Rex King, Adventurer; Kato]

Indexer Notes

Text article containing information on each character featured in this issue of Men of Mystery, with some notes on the previous issue and a panel from an unknown (to me) Rex King, Adventurer story.

Death Has Three Faces (Table of Contents)

The Avenger / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
?
Editing:
Raymond C. Krank (original editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
The Avenger [Roger Wright]
Synopsis:
When a guided atomic missile is lost in the mid-pacific waters it is up to The Avenger to recover it before the Russians do.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Because of this adventure The Avenger contracted cancer.

Man Or Myth? (Table of Contents)

Captain Flash / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowksy
Inks:
Mike Sekowsky
Letters:
?
Editing:
Martin Smith (original editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Captain Flash [Professor Keith Spencer]; Ricky [Ricky Davis]; Jimmy
Synopsis:
Some thugs plant the idea that Captain Flash is a myth to try to find out if he really exists. Unfortunately for them, they find out that he does.
Reprints:

The Case of the Impregnable Vault (Table of Contents)

Mr. Scarlet / comic story / 5.8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Pfeufer
Inks:
Carl Pfeufer
Letters:
?
Editing:
Roy Ald (original editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Mr Scarlet [Brian Butler]; Pinky; Van Dorn; Renser; James Herald; Brian Butler; Lightfingers Louie
Synopsis:
Mr. Scarlet (as Brian Butler) is given the job to figure out how a necklace is stolen from a safe that can't be broken into.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The artwork for this was restored by Bill Black. Pinky's name has been removed from the heading in this reprint.

[The Marvel Family] (Table of Contents)

Comix Cards / illustration / 0.2 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Marvel Family [Captain Marvel; Captain Marvel Jr.; Mary Marvel]

Indexer Notes

Two small comix cards featuring the Marvel Family in two different poses.

[Thieving white man's jungle magic strikes terror...] (Table of Contents)

Rex King Adventurer / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Plastino ?
Inks:
Al Plastino ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Jungle
Characters:
Rex King; Kato; Chief Amu; Zork (death)
Synopsis:
When the statue of the lizard-lion tells the natives that they must bring all of their ivory to the temple Rex King decides to find out what is going on, as the tribe will starve without the ivory to trade for food.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mark Heike restored the artwork on this story.

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

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Black; Mark Heike; Charles Cuidera
Pencils:
Charles Cuidera; ?; ? (photos)
Inks:
Charles Cuidera; ?; ? (photos)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Blackhawk

Indexer Notes

Second part of an interview with Chuck (Charles) Cuidera about working with Will Eisner, Quality and DC. The piece includes a Blackhawk drawing, a photo of Chuck (Charles) Cuidera, reprints of the covers to Plastic Man (Quality Comics, 1943 series) #41 (May 1953), T-Man (Quality Comics, 1951 series) #34, Plastic Man (Quality Comics, 1943 series) #61 (April 1956), Doll Man (Quality Comics, 1941 series) #45 (April 1953), a photo of Chuck Cuidera and Mark Heike, a photo of Chuck Cuidera, Dot Cuidera (Chuck's wife) and Stephanie Sanderson and a reprint of the cover to T-Man (Quality Comics, 1951 series) #36.

Presenting: The Claw (Table of Contents)

The Daredevil / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Letters:
?
Editing:
Lev Gleason (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Claw; Tonia Saunders; Bart Hill; Sin-Lee (death); Jarves
Synopsis:
The Claw has his minions burrow under the Atlantic Ocean so that he can attack New York City (and America) from underground. Fortunately Bart Hill is there when the Claw attacks and he changes into the Daredevil to put a stop to the attack.

Indexer Notes

Restoration/homage to the Daredevil story from Silver Streak Comics (Lev Gleason, 1939 series) #7 (January 1941) illustrated by Jack Cole.

Collector's Corner (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio; C. C. Beck; Hugh Hefner
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

This article is reprinted from a Cartoonist PROfiles printed in 1977. The article is about C.C. Beck recreating Jack Cole's story of The Daredevil vs. The Claw from Silver Streak Comics (Lev Gleason, 1939 series) #7 (January 1941). The article includes comments from Jerry DeFuccio, C.C. Beck, Hugh Hefner, pictures of Jerry DeFuccio, Jack Cole and C.C. Beck and one illustration.

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 #4,6,8,11-13, 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.

Preserving the Heroes of Yesterday For the Readers of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Charles Sultan; Alex Schomburg; Frank Frazetta; ? (photos)
Inks:
Bill Black; Charles Sultan; Alex Schomburg; Frank Frazetta; ? (photos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Promos for upcoming AC Comics using the front covers of Golden-Age Men of Mystery #15, Golden-Age Men of Mystery #14, Golden Age Greats #14, The Haunted Horseman #1 and Best of the West #4.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Men of Mystery 13
  3. 2. Death Has Three Faces
    The Avenger
  4. 3. Man Or Myth?
    Captain Flash
  5. 4. The Case of the Impregnable Vault
    Mr. Scarlet
  6. 5. [The Marvel Family]
    Comix Cards
  7. 6. [Thieving white man's jungle magic strikes terror...]
    Rex King Adventurer
  8. 7. I Wouldn't Change a Thing Part Two
  9. 8. Presenting: The Claw
    The Daredevil
  10. 9. Collector's Corner
  11. 10. Golden Age Greats / Golden Age Men of Mystery
  12. 11. Preserving the Heroes of Yesterday For the Readers of Tomorrow!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Darrel McCann