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Daring Mystery Comics #1 (1940)

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"Wartime Wonders"

Written by: Harry Francis Campbell ?
Pencils: Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Inks: Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Cover Pencils: Alex Schomburg
Cover Inks: Alex Schomburg
Interesting facts are illustrated, such as: some steel used in England's new battleships was scrapped from German ships sunk in WW1; none of the planes currently used in WW2 will be in existence after 20 days of war; the mystery of a new explosive made from wood and air; a pilot thrown from his plane actually fell back into it; and several others.
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CharactersThe Fiery Mask [Dr. Jack Castle]
Genresuperhero
PencilsAlex Schomburg
InksAlex Schomburg
Colors?
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10 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "The Fantastic Thriller of the Walking Corpses"
CharactersThe Fiery Mask [Dr. Jack Castle] (introduction, origin); Captain Benson (introduction); Zombie Master (a mad doctor, villain, introduction, death); zombies (villains, introduction, death)
SynopsisDr. Jack Castle begins investigating the disappearance of eight men and the appearance of living corpses, bent on serving a mad scientist whose avowed aim is conquering the world.
Genresuperhero
PencilsJoe Simon
InksJoe Simon
Colors?
NotesFunnies, Inc. material.
9 pages Daring Mystery Comics story ""
CharactersJohn Steele (introduction); Marie; unnamed general; Nazis (villains)
SynopsisSteele helps a nurse, whose life he has just saved, through a series of perilous encounters with the Nazis in order to get a vital message to the general.
Genrewar
PencilsLarry Antonette [as Dean Carr] (signed)
InksLarry Antonette [as Dean Carr] (signed)
Colors?
NotesAllan Holtz's Stripper's Guide states that there is an entry in the Catalog of Copyright Entries for Antonette's "Dash Dixon" specifying "Dean Carr" as a pseudonym and not a writing partner. Confirmed on the Comics History Exchange list by Shaun Clancy from copies of the comic story maintained by Larry Antonette in his personal records (21 February 2015). Only golden age appearance. Next appearance in The Marvels Project (Marvel, 2009 series) #2. Funnies, Inc. material.
9 pages Daring Mystery Comics story ""
CharactersThe Texas Kid (introduction); Humboldt (introduction); Banker Wells (villain; introduction); Luke (villain; introduction); Comanche (villain; introduction); Trent (villain; introduction)
SynopsisThe Kid goes after a gang of raiders that are burning the cabins and stealing the cattle of property owners whose mortgage is coming due.
Genrewestern-frontier
PencilsBen Thompson (signed)
InksBen Thompson (signed)
Colors?
NotesOnly appearance. Funnies, Inc. material.
11 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "The Menace of Mr. Muro"
CharactersMonako (introduction); Josette (introduction); Al (introduction); Mr. Muro (villain, introduction); Tashu (villain, introduction)
SynopsisMonako agrees to help Josette's brother Al, who has just perfected a new powerful explosive for the government, from falling into the hands of the evil Mr. Muro.
Genreadventure
PencilsLarry Antonette (signed)
InksLarry Antonette (signed)
Colors?
NotesFunnies, Inc. material.
The Thundering Terror of Gold Creek
CharactersWade Duncan; Mr. Hastings; Hank Wells; Spud Clark; un-named blacksmith; gang of crooks from Chelsa City (villains)
SynopsisA radio-controlled herd of wild, mad horses destroy the town of Gold Creek, sent on that mission by a gang of criminals from Chelsa City, who had been trying to buy out that town for some time.
Genreadventure
PencilsAl Anders [ as Anders] (signed; spot illustrations)
InksAl Anders [ as Anders] (signed; spot illustrations)
Colors?
NotesTitle accidentally left off story- there is a blank cutout in the illustration where the title should appear. Funnies, Inc. material.
8 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "The Football Fixing Scheme"
CharactersFlash Foster (introduction); Connie Hodges (introduction); Nick Bruno (villain, introduction); Bunky (villain, introduction); Pat (villain, introduction)
SynopsisNick Bruno kidnaps the girlfriend of the star of the Midwestern College football team in order to win big money on that game and to prevent Midwestern from being invited to the Rose Bowl.
Genreadventure; sports
PencilsBob Wood (signed)
InksBob Wood (signed)
Colors?
NotesOnly golden age appearance. Next appearance in All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes (Marvel, 2011 series) #1. Almost certainly Funnies, Inc. material.
7 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "Case of Perrone"
CharactersPhantom of the Underworld [Doc Denton] (introduction); Nurse Andrus (introduction); Inspector Flynn (introduction); Perrone (villain; introduction)
SynopsisIn order to get inside information on crime boss Perrone, Detective Denton takes over the offices of a local doctor so that he'll be in a position to treat Perrone.
Genreadventure
PencilsMaurice Gutwirth (signed)
InksMaurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors?
NotesOnly appearance. Likely a Chesler shop production, and the first such story at Timely. Per Who's Who, Gutwirth was with Chesler c1937-41, then Funnies, Inc. c1942-45.
7 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "The Rotterdam Run"
CharactersBarney Mullen (introduction); Nazis (villains)
SynopsisBarney takes on the dangerous assignment of transporting a shipment of gold filigree into the war zone of Rotterdam.
Genrewar
PencilsCharles Pearson [as Chas. Pearson] (signed)
InksCharles Pearson [as Chas. Pearson] (signed)
Colors?
NotesOnly appearance at Timely. Funnies, Inc. material. The Sea Rover feature is next seen in Funny Pages #40 from Centaur http://www.comics.org/issue/969/#15022
1 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "Wartime Wonders"
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SynopsisInteresting facts are illustrated, such as: some steel used in England's new battleships was scrapped from German ships sunk in WW1; none of the planes currently used in WW2 will be in existence after 20 days of war; the mystery of a new explosive made from wood and air; a pilot thrown from his plane actually fell back into it; and several others.
Genrenon-fiction
PencilsHarry Francis Campbell (signed)
InksHarry Francis Campbell (signed)
Colors?
NotesFunnies, Inc. material.
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NotesInside front cover.
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NotesInside back cover.
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NotesNumerous small ads, all for products from Johnson Smith & Co. Back cover.
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Product Name Daring Mystery Comics #1 (1940)
Characters The Fiery Mask [Dr. Jack Castle]
Series Daring Mystery Comics
Publication Date Dec 31, 1939
Date of publication January 1940
Synopsis Interesting facts are illustrated, such as: some steel used in England's new battleships was scrapped from German ships sunk in WW1; none of the planes currently used in WW2 will be in existence after 20 days of war; the mystery of a new explosive made from wood and air; a pilot thrown from his plane actually fell back into it; and several others.
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