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Comment: Great scan of a really fine book. Normally don't comment on condition but this just stands out.

Issue: #2
Published: September 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. 2, is published monthly by Fox Publications, Inc. Office of publication, 29 Worthington Street, Springfield, Mass. Editorial and Executive offices, 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y. Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at Springfield, Mass., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Price 10 cents per copy. Subscription rates: 12 issues in the United States, and its possessions, Mexico, South America, Spain, $1.50. The Publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited material. Copyright, 1939, by Fox Publications, Inc. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. No actual person is named, or delineated in this fiction magazine. The names of all characters that are used are fictitious. Use of a name which is the same as that of any living person is accidental. Printed in the U.S.A. On sale date 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 422098. Copyright given to Bruns Publications, Inc.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Rex Dexter
Credits: Pencils: Lou Fine | Inks: Lou Fine

Comic Story (9 pages) The Tong War of San Sin
Featuring: Green Mask
Synopsis: The Green Mask, alarmed at the Tong wars erupting in Chinatown, seemingly joins forces with the nefarious San Sin in order to find a way to rescue Fong Lee's daughter from his evil clutches.
Credits: Pencils: Walter Frehm (signed) | Inks: Walter Frehm (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Green Mask [Michael Shelby] "News" Blake (reporter) Chu Fan (antique Dealer, Death) Foo Young (merchant, Death) Sing Tew (merchant, Death) Fong Lee (former King Of Chinatown, Introduction) Lotus Lee (Fong Lee's Daughter, Introduction) San Sin (villain, Introduction) Lo Fang (villain, San Sin's Henchman, Introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) Crisis on Capris
Featuring: Rex Dexter of Mars
Synopsis: A mysterious plague threatens to destroy all life on Earth, and the only cure is radium. But the Earth doesn't have sufficient quantities to deal with the disease. Therefore, Rex and Cynde head to the planet Capris to obtain the valuable material.
Credits: Script: Dick Briefer (signed) | Pencils: Dick Briefer (signed) | Inks: Dick Briefer (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Rex Dexter Professor Landar Cynde (spaceship Pilot) The Caprisians (villain, Monsters, Introduction For All, Many Die)

Comic Story (2 pages) So I close this meeting of junior detectives...
Featuring: Billy Bounce, the Kid Detective
Synopsis: Butch and his pal see easy dough by snatching Billy for ransom.
Credits: Script: Fred Schwab [as Norman Lee] (signed) | Pencils: Fred Schwab [as Norman Lee] (signed) | Inks: Fred Schwab [as Norman Lee] (signed)
Genre: Children Crime
Characters: Billy Bounce Butch (villain) Un-named Crook (villain)

Comic Story (6 pages) River Lily the Pirate
Featuring: Chen Chang
Synopsis: River pirate Chang orders his thugs to capture Kendall and take him to the mysterious River Lily aboard the "Dragon Heart".
Credits: Pencils: Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed) | Inks: Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Genre: Adventure Crime
Characters: Richard Kendall Chen Chang (villain) Chang's Thugs [Wong Rest Un-named] (introduction For All) River Lily (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (3 pages) The Stolen Transport Planes
Featuring: Wing Turner, Air Detective
Synopsis: Wing is called in to discover the whereabouts of six missing transport planes.
Credits: Pencils: ? [as Floyd Kelly (byline)] | Inks: ? [as Floyd Kelly (byline)]
Genre: Aviation Detective-mystery
Characters: Wing Turner Senor Zanko (villain, Smuggler, Introduction) Chico (villain, Introduction)

Text Article (0 pages) Ben Rosenberg
Featuring: Real Life Personal Interviews with Famous Detectives
Synopsis: Detective Ben Rosenberg tracks down two notorious robbers that have been commiting crimes on Broadway in 1932.
Credits: Pencils: Lee Harris (signed) | Inks: Lee Harris (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction Crime
Characters: Ben Rosenberg Charles "Pal" Palatino (villain) Vincent Ceffelli (villain)

Comic Story (4 pages) Famed Statue Missing
Featuring: Zanzibar the Magician
Synopsis: Zanzibar investigates the theft of the famed statue, the Venus de Milo.
Credits: Pencils: George Tuska | Inks: George Tuska
Genre: Fantasy
Characters: Zanzibar Zeus (introduction) Hercules (introduction) Venus (introduction) Greek Warriors (villains)

Comic Story (4 pages) The Spookington Castle
Featuring: Hemlock Shomes and Dr. Potsam
Synopsis: Hemlock and the good doctor visit Spookington Castle in order to try and collect a $10 reward for the return of the kidnapped Mrs. Spookington.
Credits: Script: Fred Schwab [as Fred] (signed) | Pencils: Fred Schwab [as Fred] (signed) | Inks: Fred Schwab [as Fred] (signed) | Letters: Fred Schwab
Genre: Humor Detective-mystery
Characters: Hemlock Shomes Dr. Potsam Dr. Spookington (mention Only, Introduction) Mrs. Spookington (introduction) Un-named Criminal (villain, Introduction)

Text Story (2 pages) The Long Arm of Vengeance
Synopsis: The crew of the Falcon spot a derelict or ghost ship off the starboard bow and Barney, Marlin and Clark go aboard to investigate, discovering the corpse of the Captain of that ship......a Captain that promises justice for Marlin.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner [as William E. Eisner] (credited) | Pencils: ? (spot illustrations) | Inks: ? (spot illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure Crime
Characters: Barney (seaman) Eban (helmsman) Captain Clark (death) Marlin (villain, 1st Mate, Death)

Comic Story (4 pages) Wanted: The Waco Kid
Featuring: The Waco Kid
Synopsis: As the Waco Kid rides along, he spots a wanted poster for himself, wanted for bank robbery and murder.
Credits: Pencils: Arthur Peddy (signed) | Inks: Arthur Peddy (signed)
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: The Waco Kid Sheriff Elliot Killer Barkus (villain) Barkus' Gang (villains)

Comic Story (4 pages) Baron Garza's Plan
Featuring: Inspector Bancroft, Ace Investigator of Scotland Yard
Synopsis: Bancroft is summoned by letter to a derelict house, to find a dying man who says he was shot by Baron Garza. Investigating, Bancroft discovers the baron and his thugs are behind a gun smuggling racket.
Credits: Script: Art Franklin (signed) | Pencils: Art Franklin (signed) | Inks: Art Franklin (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Inspector Bancroft Chief Inspector Grainger Un-named Man (death) Un-named Customs Officer Baron Garza (villain, Introduction) Garza's Thugs (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (4 pages) The Armored Truck Robbery
Featuring: The Blue Beetle
Synopsis: A group of thugs rob an armored car of its $80,000 payload and capture the Beetle in the process.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner ? | Pencils: Charles Nicholas (signed) | Inks: Charles Nicholas (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret] Mannigin (policeman) Tim (newsboy) Un-named Chief Of Police A Group Of Thugs [Jake Blackie Rest Un-named] (villains)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Peace Pact Problem
Featuring: D-13, Secret Agent
Synopsis: The airplane carrying Captain Anthony and Sir Norbert is suddenly attacked by other aircraft and forced to land in Duraguay, a South American country interested in an alliance with Sir Norbert's country. Agents of Gothland hope that the failure of Sir Norbert to appear will lead the Duraguyans signing a treaty with Gothland.
Credits: Script: Bob Powell [as S. R. Powell] (signed) | Pencils: Bob Powell [as S. R. Powell] (signed) | Inks: Bob Powell [as S. R. Powell] (signed)
Genre: Spy
Characters: D-13 [Captain Richard Anthony] Sir Norbert Chandler (European Statesman, Introduction) Un-named King Of Duraguay (introduction) Von Wenger (villain, Introduction) Hans (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (4 pages) The Trap of Sula Khan
Featuring: Captain Denny Scott of the Bengal Lancers
Synopsis: Captain Scott and James enter the town of Gulam, unaware that a sinister figure named Kahn and his men are out to kidnap the boy.
Credits: Pencils: John Lindermayer [as L. Mayer] (signed) | Inks: John Lindermayer [as L. Mayer] (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Captain Denny Scott James (young Boy) Doctor Ellis (mention Only, Death) Sula Kahn (villain, A Slave Dealer) Afanga (villain)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Alien Smugglers
Featuring: Lt. Drake of the Naval Intelligence
Synopsis: Lt. Drake is put onto a case involving the smuggling of oriental aliens into San Francisco, and he discovers that the aliens are being sewn into large fish to avoid detection.
Credits: Script: Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus] (signed) | Pencils: Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus] (signed) | Inks: Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus] (signed)
Genre: Adventure Military
Characters: Lt. Drake Un-named Whaler Captain (villain) Whaler's Crew (villains)

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