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Mystic Comics (1940-1942 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Mystic Comics (1940-1942 1st Series) 1

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Introducing Flexo the Rubber Man, script by Will Harr, pencils by Jack Binder, inks by Jack Binder and E.C. Stoner; Brothers Joel and Joshua Williams use their creation Flexo for the first time to thwart a mad scientist who tries to steal radium from a hospital. The Origin of the Blue Blaze, script and art by Harry Douglas; Spencer Keen gains strength and durability after a death-like hibernation caused by a mysterious blue blaze his father had been studying. Journey to Cygni, script by Joe Cal Cagno, art by Fred Schwartz; Zephyr and Corky try again to reach Mars but are forced by a stowaway professor and his daughter to journey to the star Cygni instead. The Green Terror, script by Robert O. Erisman, art by Newt Alfred; The Green Terror, a mysterious organization, is kidnapping young, healthy men and women. Tough Hombre text story by Leo Stalnaker. The Deep Sea Demon, script by Norman Daniels, art by Fred Guardineer; Dave Dean searches for pearls but finds a mysterious demon guarding the waters. The Blooded Ruby of Chung; For a fee of $50,000, Dakor locates a sacred ruby stolen from a banker and returns it to the idol from which it originally came. The Origin of Dynamic Man, art by Daniel Peters; Professor Goettler creates Dynamic Man, a perfect man, but dies of a heart attack as his creation is born. Ad for Marvel Mystery Comics #4 and Daring Mystery Comics #2, art by Alex Schomburg. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Mystic Comics (1940-1942 1st Series) 2

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. The Plot against America; Excello's powers cause him to discover a plot against America while he's returning from Europe on a neutral country's ship. The Stolen Weapon, pencils by Jack Binder, inks by E. C. Stoner; Joel takes the brother's latest invention to Washington but is intercepted by spies, requiring Josh and Flexo to rescue him and retrieve the invention. The Sabotage Ring, pencils by Gus Ricca; Dynamic Man thwarts the plans of Dr. Vee, a spy leader sabotaging American infrastructure. Against the Black Hawk; The Rangers go up against the bandit known as Black Hawk and defeat and kill him with the help of his daughter Alyse. Untitled Blue Blaze story, art by Newt Alfred; The Blue Blaze thwarts a scientist who is bombing mines in order to get the mining company to buy his mine safety device. Murderer's Mistake text story by Eddie Herron. The Laboratory on Wheels; After the government laughs off his attempt to donate his wonder car to them, Jim Taylor uses it to disrupt a plan to get America to abandon its neutrality in the war. The Origin of Dr. Gade, pencils by Newt Alfred; A hit man shoves Dr. Gade into the furnace he's using to try to create new powers to help humankind. Untitled Zara of the Jungle story, pencils by Newt Alfred. Untitled Dakor the Magician story. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Mystic Comics (1940-1942 1st Series) 3

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Menace of the Star Gazer; A criminal syndicate hires an astronomer to kill the Blue Blaze with a monster created by star rays. The Origin of Hercules, art by Arnold Hicks; Dr. David raises his son apart from the civilized world to be a perfect physical and mental specimen. The Cold-Blooded Iron Duke, pencils by E. C. Stoner; The brothers use Flexo to put a stop to a group of arsonists collecting fire insurance money. Land of the Missing Rockets; The Space Rangers defeat spaceship thieves from the planet Glakor. The Ring of Saboteurs; Excello stops the Russians from blowing up American train tracks and subways. Thieves Retribution text story by S. S. Bedford. The Pool of Nordu; Dakor rescues a white woman from a native tribe that has captured her and drugged her to serve as their goddess. The Haunted Forest, art by Newt Alfred; Zara rescues Commissioner Graves from a python and then helps him shut down a slave trade organization in the jungle, over his objections. The Dreaded Hood, pencils by Gus Ricca; Dynamic Man protects a banker from The Hood, who has killed three bankers already. The Grave Robber, art by Newt Alfred; Dr. Gade busts a group of grave robbers, passing himself off as a ghost several times in the process. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Mystic Comics (1940-1942 1st Series) 4

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. The Trustees of Hate, script and art by Harry Douglas; The Blue Blaze, who is now described as returning to the grave between adventures, takes on an organization that's using a hate ray to goad two neighboring countries to war. Earthquake, art by Malcolm Kildale; Hercules fights a mad scientist who wants to rule the world or smash it to bits with his monster earth-shaking machine. Origin of the Thin Man, art by Klaus Nordling; Bruce Dickson stumbles on a utopia in the Himalayas and its people welcome him, granting him the power they all have to become exceedingly thin through surgery with their electric rays. The Teutonian Agents, script and pencils by Ben Flinton, inks by Leonard Sansone; The Williams brothers take Flexo to Teutonia to retrieve a stolen explosives formula. Introducing the Black Widow, art by Harry Sahle; Spirit medium Claire Voyant, momentarily influenced by Satan, curses a family after they doubt her skills. Suicide Mystery, art by George Harrison; The Invisible Man discovers a murder behind an apparent suicide. The Train Wreck, art by Russ Lanford. The Jewelry Store Robbers; Dynamic Man investigates jewelry store robberies in which only gold was stolen. Ad for Marvel Mystery Comics #8, art by Alex Schomburg. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Mystic Comics (1940-1942 1st Series) 5

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Captain America Comics #1 ad, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon, Al Liederman, and Jack Kirby. The Origin of the Black Marvel, art by Al Gabriele; The Black Marvel stops a group of criminals who have sabotaged the power plant to provide cover to steal weapons to set themselves up as the local criminal power. The Tempest, art by Paul Gustavson; Cappy (an elderly fisherman) and his daughter Jane are shipwrecked on an island. The Discovery in the Volcano, art by Harold De Lay; Geologist Bob Roland and his fiancée Carol encounter the giant Sub-Earth Man and his Flame Men beneath a volcano. Introducing the Terror, pencils by Syd Shores; After witnessing an amazing transformation in his dog, brought on by chemicals, Dr. Storm extracts a serum to grant those powers of fearlessness and a skull-like appearance to a human being. Garvey Lang, script by George Kapitan, art by Harry Sahle; Satan asks the Black Widow to collect the soul of train robber Garvey Lang. The Poisoned Children, art by Fred Guardineer; The Moon-Man goes after a racketeer who bought tainted meat for an orphanage so he could pocket most of the money. The Story of Mark Todd, script and art by Bob Davis (as Mister X). 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Mystic Comics (1940-1942 1st Series) 6

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Ad for Captain America Comics and for joining Cap's Sentinels of Liberty, pencils by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. Meet the Destroyer, art by Jack Binder; American reporter Keen Marlow is sent to Nazi Germany to report news other than what the government propaganda department releases. The Scar; he Scar, a Nazi scientist, uses his death ray on Germans protesting food rations. Identity Unknown; The Black Marvel's efforts to discover who killed a German scientist who had fled to the U.S. are complicated when one of his main suspects develops amnesia. Dolls of Death; When the miniaturized dead body of a general is delivered to the President as a doll, the Terror investigates the "Life-Like Doll Company" to prevent any more such bizarre murders. Choose Your Weapons!, art by Al Bare; The Challenger issues a challenge to a serial strangler to strangle him while he walks unprotected through the city on the night of the next full moon. Dark Streets of London, script and art by Bob Davis; The Blazing Skull is too late to stop German spies from informing their superiors of the Prime Minister's secret flight over their country, so he must go to Germany himself to stage a rescue. Young Allies Comics #1 ad. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Mystic Comics (1940-1942 1st Series) 7

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Marvel Mystery Comics #26 ad. The Machine of Death, pencils by Al Avison; After finding food for a starving German couple, Keen and Florence stumble across a scientist trying out his new death machine. The League of Blood, script by Stan Lee; The evil Natas directs his League of Blood to commit murders for hire. Lewis & Sykes, art by Stan Drake; Satan sends the Black Widow to claim the souls of Lewis and Sykes, America weapons manufacturers who are selling their weapons to the Axis as well as the Allies. A Fight to the Death, pencils by George Klein, inks by Mike Sekowsky; The Challenger faces a large ape-like man who has changed his career from boxing to crime in hand-to-hand combat. Looters; The Terror hunts down a gang of looters who have decided to hit only small businesses that are less likely to have the sort of security and defenses that banks have. The Dweller in the Haunted Cave; Young orphan Davey Drew inadvertently frees the Demon, embodiment of mankind's evil, from his prison in a cave. The Grinner, art by Al Gabriele; Dr. Weems drinks a concoction that he thinks might be a cure for pneumonia, but it instead transforms him into a Mr. Hyde-like monster. Museum Robberies; Mark Todd (in this story said to be a district attorney) hears of mysterious thefts at an art museum that happen without anyone breaking in to the building. Ads for Captain America Comics #9 and Sub-Mariner Comics #3. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Mystic Comics (1940-1942 1st Series) 8

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    Cover art by Al Gabriele. Captain America Comics #11 ad, pencils by Al Avison, inks by Syd Shores. The Largest Diamond in the World, pencils by George Klein, inks by Howard James; The Black Marvel solves a case where a giant diamond in a mine in South Africa kills all who try to remove it. No One Is Safe, art by Howard James; Davey finds that the Demon has wrecked another town, and tries again to stop him. Young Allies Comics #2 ad, art by Syd Shores. Hitler Meets the Destroyer, script by Stan Lee; The Destroyer takes a job as a waiter at a large hotel in Berlin in order to taunt the Nazis staying there. The Gems of Doom, script by Stan Lee (as S.T. Anley); The Witness sees a jewelry store robbery and traces it back to the Imp, a criminal masquerading as a law-abiding pawn shop owner. Death Drews; The Terror discovers that ships supposedly taking refugees from Europe to America are actually abducting them to Africa to build railroads for the Nazis as slave labor. The Thing, art by Syd Shores; A hideous man named Dr. Fear is literally scaring citizens to death with his appearance and then robbing them. League of Crime, script by Stan Lee (as Neel Nats); The police ask the Challenger to defeat four master criminals who have banded together as a League of Crime. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Mystic Comics (1940-1942 1st Series) 9

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    Cover pencils by Al Gabriele, inks by Syd Shores. Hitler Speaks; The Destroyer enrages Hitler by interrupting his speeches with broadcasts from Freedom Station, a clandestine radio service run by a German named Hans. The Gambling Ship; The Witness brings in a gambling ship that was cheating and blackmailing the players but staying too far out to sea to be in the police's jurisdiction. Poison, Incorporated, art by Don Rico; A criminal known as "The Old One" creates Poison, Inc., and commits murders for hire using poisons. Mortal Combat, art by Howard James; Davey is saved from being dropped into a boiling cauldron by the sudden appearance of the Prince of Good, arch enemy of the Demon. Longnails; A young ex-con tries to go straight, but a former criminal associate frames him for murder so the Black Marvel much catch the real murderer and clear the young man's name. Throwback, art by Don Rico; Noted criminologist Gary Gaunt accidentally drinks an experimental mixture he'd made to turn rabbits into fighting animals after he receives a blow to the head. The Mystery of Red Valley; Mark Todd visits an old friend of his father's, but finds him denying they know each other and acting oddly. Horror Mansion, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; The Challenger stops an insurance scam where those who bought large insurance policies were lured to a castle and scared to death with ghastly apparitions in order to appear to have died of natural causes. Remember Pearl Harbor! ad for United States Savings Bonds and Stamps. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Mystic Comics (1940-1942 1st Series) 10

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    Cover pencils by Al Gabriele, inks by Syd Shores. Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty ad. Battling the Underground Factory Fiend, art by John Forte; Flora observes the government's top production official leaving a conference with Hitler, and tells Keen about it. Inky Dinky humor page by Sol Brodsky. The World of Wonder, art by Louis Golden; Jackie and Jimmie are two boys who live in the magic city in the center of Wonder Woods. Captain America Comics #16 ad. The Legend of the Headless Executioner, art by Jack Alderman; Father Time unravels a complicated scheme involving a large and supposedly cursed emerald that is part of a headless idol from India. The Demon's Rampage, script by Mike Sekowsky (as Howard James); The Demon breaks out of the pit where the Prince of Good imprisoned him last issue and continues his rampage. Story Conference; Red's editor isn't impressed with his writing efforts; When Deena, who wants a job as Red's assistant, mentions a fashion show to Red he starts to write a murder mystery about a model. The Death List of Mister Z, art by Don Rico; The Terror thwarts a scheme to collect on insurance policies through murder. The Lizard; The Challenger suspects a paroled crook nicknamed "The Lizard" of hunting down and killing everyone who helped put him in jail. Remember Pearl Harbor! ad for United States Savings Bonds and Stamps. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.