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Same Rolster fiche-scan uploaded 11½ years ago by yoc, but now with a much better fc from HAG, and 'paper' page 1 (fixed by yoc), page 64, and a bc from HAG.

17-March-2020 6:38 am
Username: freddyfly
Comment: Original comment from theorbys: The first appearance of the durable Blue Beetle, looking quite different in a blue business suit, hat, and googles. Several other origins but nothing as historic as the Blue Beetle. I liked the art of Rex Dexter of Mars (also in his debut) and the rather rushed Mandrake clone, Zanzibar, (with a pair of Swiss Knife eyeballs able to shoot various kinds of rays) was fun. And the comic does, I think, offer one of the now common names for superheroes, ie mystery men. Several stories can be skimmed. There is also a text story by William E Eisner.
17-March-2020 6:39 am
Username: freddyfly
Comment: Original comment from Topaz1934: At Last ! I have found Rex Dexter again to enjoy in my Twilight years. Thank you all very much.
20-March-2020 3:23 pm
Username: ghmcleod
Comment: Thank You

Issue: #1
Published: August 1939, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Victor Fox
Color: Color Dimensions: 7 1/2" X 10 1/4" Paper Stock: Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: MYSTERY MEN COMICS, Vol 1, No. 1. Published monthly by Bruns Publications, Inc., V. S. Fox, President, 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y. Office of publication, 29 Worthington St., Springfield, Mass. Application for entry as second-class matter at the Post Office at Springfield, Mass., pending. Price 10 cents per copy. Subscription rates: 12 issues in the United States, its possessions, Mexico, South America, Spain, $1.50. Elsewhere, $2.50. The Publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited material. Copyright 1939, by Bruns Publications, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. On sale date confirmed from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 420185.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Green Mask
Credits: Pencils: Lou Fine | Inks: Lou Fine
Characters: Green Mask [Michael Shelby]

Foreword, Introduction, Preface, Afterword (1 page)
Credits: Script: Victor Fox ? | Letters: ?; typeset

Comic Story (9 pages) A Modern Robin Hood
Featuring: Green Mask
Synopsis: The Green Mask, along with News Blake, exposes a gang engaging in insurance fraud.
Credits: Pencils: Walter Frehm | Inks: Walter Frehm
Characters: The Green Mask [Michael Shelby] (introduction) "News" Blake Rocky Vilon (villain, Introduction, Death) Cyrus Boomer (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) Origin of Rex Dexter of Mars
Featuring: Rex Dexter
Credits: Script: Dick Briefer ? | Pencils: Dick Briefer (signed) | Inks: Dick Briefer
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Rex Dexter (introduction, Origin) Montague Dexter (introduction) Pres. Grover (introduction) Cynde (introduction) Boris Thorax (villain, Introduction) Vesoff

Comic Story (2 pages) How To Become a Detective
Featuring: Billy Bounce
Credits: Script: Norman Lee (signed) | Pencils: Norman Lee (signed) | Inks: Norman Lee
Genre: Humor
Characters: Billy Bounce (introduction) Midget Moe

Comic Story (6 pages) The Coming of Chen Chang
Featuring: Chen Cheng
Credits: Pencils: Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed) | Inks: Munson Paddock
Genre: Crime
Characters: Chen Chang (villain, Introduction) Wong (villain, Introduction) Richard Kendall (introduction) Decker Mr. Denby

Comic Story (3 pages) Skulduggery on Smoky Mountain
Featuring: Wing Turner
Synopsis: Thieves bring down a plane supposedly carrying $50,000 in gold.
Credits: Pencils: George Tuska | Inks: George Tuska
Characters: Wing Turner (introduction) The Chief (villain, Introduction) Clutch (villain, Introduction)

Character Profile (1 page)
Featuring: Real Life Personal Interviews with Famous Detectives
Credits: Pencils: Lee Harris [as Harris] (signed) | Inks: Lee Harris [as Harris] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Detective Barney Ruditsky

Comic Story (4 pages) Trapped By the Top
Featuring: Zanzibar
Credits: Pencils: George Tuska (signed) | Inks: George Tuska
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Zanzibar (introduction, A Magician) The Top (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (4 pages) The Case of Tintype's Will
Featuring: Hemlock Shomes and Dr. Potsam
Synopsis: Hemlock Shomes and Dr. Potsam travel to Old Man Tintype's mansion and try to figure out which one of the many men who claim to be his son actually killed him.
Credits: Script: Fred Schwab ? | Pencils: Fred Schwab | Inks: Fred Schwab
Genre: Humor Detective-mystery
Characters: Hemlock Shomes (introduction) Dr. Potsam (introduction) Elmer T. Tintype (introduction) Sloppy Joe (introduction)

Text Story (2 pages) The Haunted House
Credits: Script: Will Eisner (signed) | Letters: typeset
Characters: Mickey Jerry Pete Joe Donner Sgt. Matterson

Comic Story (4 pages) Trouble At Gun Hollow
Featuring: Waco Kid
Credits: Pencils: Arthur Peddy (signed) | Inks: Arthur Peddy
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: The Waco Kid (introduction) Brazos Teale (villain, Introduction) Craig Bridger (introduction) Flash (horse, Introduction)

Comic Story (4 pages) Another Bombing Outrage
Featuring: Inspector Bancroft
Credits: Pencils: Art Franklin | Inks: Art Franklin
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Inspector Bancroft (introduction) Inspector Grainger (introduction) Stuart Bledsoe (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (4 pages) The Coming of the Blue Beetle
Featuring: Blue Beetle
Credits: Script: Will Eisner ? | Pencils: Charles Nicholas (signed) | Inks: Charles Nicholas
Characters: The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret] (introduction) Mike Mannigan (introduction) The White Face Gang [John Brandes, Others] (villains, Introduction) Mr. Vander Donnell Abe

Comic Story (6 pages) The Panama Canal Affair
Featuring: D-13
Synopsis: Richard foils a plot to sabotage the Panama Canal.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner ? | Pencils: Bob Powell [as S. R. Powell] (signed) | Inks: Bob Powell ?
Genre: Spy
Characters: D-13 [Richard Anthony] (introduction, A Secret Agent) Manata (villain, Introduction) Sancho

Comic Story (3 pages) The Valley of the Dead
Featuring: Capt. Danny Scott
Synopsis: Capt. Scott and the Bengal Lancers are given the task of capturing a group of cutthroats harassing caravans.
Credits: Pencils: John Lindermayer | Inks: John Lindermayer
Characters: Capt. Danny Scott Of The Bengal Lancers (introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) Saboteurs on the S. S. REGINA
Featuring: Lt. Drake
Credits: Pencils: Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus] (signed) | Inks: Klaus Nordling
Genre: Spy
Characters: Lt. Drake Of Naval Intelligence (introduction) Lobardi (villain, Introduction) Kutch (villain, Introduction) A Girl (villain, Introduction)

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page)
Featuring: Wonderworld Comics
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Letters: typeset

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