(1998)

AC, 1996 Series
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Price
6.95 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Paragon Publications
Brand
AC Golden Age Greats
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)

Skyman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Black (signed)
Inks
Bill Black (signed)
Colors
Bill Black ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Skyman; Rocketman; Rocketgirl; Phantom Lady

The 7th Big Issue! Men of Mystery (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Black ?
Pencils
Bill Black
Inks
Bill Black
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rocketman; Rocketgirl; Starr Flagg; Mr. Scarlet; Captain Flash

Indexer Notes

Text article containing information on each character (and their story) featured in this issue of Men of Mystery, a promo for the next issue, including a reprint of the cover and a small blurb advertising The Official Golden-Age Hero & Heroine Directory.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Skyman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Paul Dean]
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An evil genius, spawned in Berlin looses a horrid plague...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Skyman; Fawn Carroll; Gus; Mr. Dager
Synopsis
When the city is attacked by giant dragon-flies Skyman is called in to help. He finds out that giant insects are being created to interrupt War production and it is up to him to stop them.
Reprints

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

Rocketman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Letters
?
Editing
Harry "A" Chesler (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death rode the wings of night and only the Moon...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Rocketman [Cal Martin]; Rocketgirl; Nick; Liz; Steve; Mr. Featherby; Cal Martin; Elias Butterworth
Synopsis
Cal Martin (Rocketman) is hired to stop a ring of thugs that is blackmailing people by making them think that they have killed someone by running them over.
Reprints

Annihilation in the Air (Table of Contents: 4)

Bulletman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ward
Inks
Bill Ward
Letters
?
Editing
Virginia Provisiero (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent]; Lieutenant Kent; Jim Barr; Susan Kent
Synopsis
While watching a cross country air race Jim and Susan see one plane explode and another develop trouble. When they try to save the pilot as Bulletman and Bulletgirl they discover a plot by two pilots to win the race by killing all of their opponents.
Reprints

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

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino ?
Inks
Carmine Infantino ?
Letters
?
Editing
Ed Cronin (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our strange tale here begins during World War I...
Characters
The Heap; Rickie Wood (first appearance); Von Emmelman (flashback)
Synopsis
The Heap's origin is briefly retold and he meets Rickie Wood for the first time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Heap solo story; fifth appearance of Heap.

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

The Eagle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Letters
?
Editing
Victor Fox (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fusilade of gunfire from sub-machine guns echoes...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Eagle [Captain Bill Powers]; Buddy; Grogan; "Gangy" Krone; Jimmy; Lem; General Meade; Captain Bill Powers
Synopsis
When Grogan's mob is fingered for a hit they figure the best way to get away is to enlist in the army. Once there they make money by betting on boxing and gambling then move up to robbing a bank and a train before The Eagle and Buddy track them down.
Reprints

The Old Shell Game (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Ruth Roche ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Ruth Roche (original editor); S. M. Iger (original art director)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; Mimi Leeds; Sandra Knight; Horace Purdy; Mrs. Purdy; Jim Garr; Duchess of Heath (really Jim Garr)
Synopsis
Don and Sandra get invited to a party at an old girl-friend of Don's. The Phantom Lady solves a mystery involving stolen jewels and a swimming pool.
Reprints

New Format for Men of Mystery (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bil Black
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

The announcement that Golden-Age Men of Mystery will now be monthly and each issue will have in-depth text articles on different super-heroes. A description of issue #10's focus on Mystery Men of the Movies is included, as is an explanation of the retro stories that will now be included. Synn Watch is advertised with a listing of some of the contents of the first issue. Other Golden-Age material not published by AC is also covered, including the Golden Age of Marvel Comics Trade Paperback, Wonder Woman: DC Archives Volume one and The Flash #134 (a new story featuring a golden-age character).

Chili Con Carnage (Table of Contents: 9)

Fighting Yank / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bil Black
Pencils
Bil Black
Inks
Bil Black
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fighting Yank; Kid Quick; Chili Con Carnage [Rosito Bolivar]; Taco Borscht [Ivan Sloboff]; The Big Guy; Mayor Bustamonte Bolivar; Rosito Bolivar; Don Diego de la Lupe; Ivan Sloboff
Synopsis
Fighting Yank and Kid Quick are assigned the job of stopping Chili Con Carnage for the Mexican government. When they spring their trap on her and her sidekick Taco Gorscht they find that things are not what they seem.
Keywords
lasso; Mexico; propaganda; rebels; Soviet agent; tacos

Indexer Notes

A new "retro" story.

AC Comics Back Issues (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Here for Today, Tomorrow and Forever! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Skyman
  2. 1. The 7th Big Issue! Men of Mystery
  3. 2. ["An evil genius, spawned in Berlin looses a horrid plague..."]
    Skyman
  4. 3. ["Death rode the wings of night and only the Moon..."]
    Rocketman
  5. 4. Annihilation in the Air
    Bulletman
  6. 5. ["Our strange tale here begins during World War I..."]
    The Heap
  7. 6. ["A fusilade of gunfire from sub-machine guns echoes..."]
    The Eagle
  8. 7. The Old Shell Game
    Phantom Lady
  9. 8. New Format for Men of Mystery
  10. 9. Chili Con Carnage
    Fighting Yank
  11. 10. AC Comics Back Issues
    AC Comics
  12. 11. Here for Today, Tomorrow and Forever!
    AC Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Darrel McCann
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Darrel McCann