Mystery Comics #v2#1 (4)
(December 1944)

Pines, 1944 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-10-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wm. H. Wise & Co.
Editing
Ned Pines (editor)

Issue Notes

Copyright information was found in the Library of Congress online archive for this issue. The copyright date is listed as October 27th 1944. The cover date is listed as December 1944.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Brad Spencer--Wonderman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Brad Spencer--Wonderman

The Macabre Den of the Immortal Emperor (Table of Contents: 1)

Brad Spencer--Wonderman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
cc-134
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonderman [Brad Spencer]; the Immortal Emperor (villain, introduction, death)
Keywords
Lilith the Dark Planet

Indexer Notes

Wonderman appears next in WONDER COMICS #9.

Pencils/Inks are not by Alex Schomburg as previously attributed.

[The Gestapo Agents' Escape] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Magnet / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edmond Good
Inks
Edmond Good
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
cc-184
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Magnet [Grant Halford]; Colonel Hessler (villain, introduction); Ranke (villain, introduction); Ernst (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[The Amoeba Men] (Table of Contents: 3)

Lance Lewis / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lance Lewis; Saturnians (intro, villains); Marna (intro)

Indexer Notes

Lance Lewis appears next in STARTLING COMICS #44.

[The Pygmies' Shining Stone] (Table of Contents: 4)

Zudo / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
cc-153
Genre
jungle
Characters
Zudo; Black Jack Morgan and his gang (intro, villains, killed)

Indexer Notes

Based on copyright dates, Zudo’s appearance in AMERICA’S BIGGEST COMICS BOOK #1 was likely published between his appearances in MYSTERY COMICS #3 and #4. Last appearance.

[To the 50th Century] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dick Devens (King of Futuria) / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joseph Greene ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
cc-204?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dick Devens; Karlak (villain, killed)

Indexer Notes

Formerly titled "KING OF FUTURIA". Dick Devens appears next in WONDER COMICS #11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Adam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Davis (signed)
Inks
Jim Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's a fire at 100 Central Street!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Adam
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Brad Spencer--Wonderman
  2. 1. The Macabre Den of the Immortal Emperor
    Brad Spencer--Wonderman
  3. 2. [The Gestapo Agents' Escape]
    The Magnet
  4. 3. [The Amoeba Men]
    Lance Lewis
  5. 4. [The Pygmies' Shining Stone]
    Zudo
  6. 5. [To the 50th Century]
    Dick Devens (King of Futuria)
  7. 6. ["There's a fire at 100 Central Street!"]
    Adam
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Boris Ammerlaan
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • John Loffink
  • James Ludwig
  • Daniel Martinez
  • Lou Mougin (R.I.P.)