(1999)

AC, 1996 Series
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Price
6.95 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Paragon Publications
Brand
Paragon Publications [piggy-back p's, slanting right]
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)

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: 1)

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: 2)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Roy Lincoln, son of a famous explosives expert...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (introduction, origin); Professor Lincoln (Roy's father, death); Roy Lincoln; Fritz (death); Axix Consul (death)
Synopsis
The origin of the Human Bomb.

Indexer Notes

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

Script credit courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dr. Hayward's amazing time machine speeds...
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Upon leaving England for the Malay Jungle...
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: 6)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Five escaped convicts and airlines pilot Del Van Dyne...
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tibet--Land of Mystery...a barren expanse surrounded...
Genre
superhero
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: 9)

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: 10) (Expand) /

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

[Golden-Age Greats Volume 14] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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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