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Daring Mystery Comics #5 (1940)

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"Meet the Falcon"

Written by: ?
Pencils: Maurice Gutwirth
Inks: Maurice Gutwirth
Cover Pencils: Alex Schomburg
Cover Inks: Alex Schomburg
Dr. Sunga is killing people by sending them wands of death, but the Falcon must discover the true mechanism behind the murders so that charges will stand up in court.
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CharactersThe Falcon [Carl Burgess]
Genresuperhero
PencilsAlex Schomburg
InksAlex Schomburg
Colors?
Notes
7 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "The Jelly of Doom"
CharactersThe Fiery Mask [Jack Castle]; Dork (villain, introduction, death)
SynopsisThe Fiery Mask saves the world from a flesh-eating ooze unleashed by a mad scientist.
Genresuperhero
PencilsHarry Sahle (signed)
InksHarry Sahle (signed)
Colors?
Notes
7 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "The Devil-Flower"
CharactersTrojak; Balu (the tiger); Edith Alton; Jerry Alton; The Gembas (villains, introduction)
SynopsisTrojak, Edith and Balu seek out the life juice of the devil-flower to save Jerry's life.
Genrejungle
PencilsArnold Hicks
InksArnold Hicks
Colors?
NotesLast appearance, although a different character called "Tigerman" appears in the next issue. The splash panel blurb claims this new "Tigerman" also has a tiger called Balu, but no tiger appears in the story.
6 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "Strike Against the Nazis"
CharactersK-4; Sky Devils [Ren? D'Auvergne; Ronald Wolverstone-Clodd]
SynopsisWhen the Sky Devils get captured on a photographing mission, they soon escape and are rescued from their pursuers by K-4.
Genreaviation
PencilsJack Binder ?
Inks? (see notes)
Colors?
NotesLast appearance. The GCD had Maurice Gutwirth (pencils) and Jack Alderman? (inks) for this. Dr. Michael Vassallo tentatively credits Jack Binder (pencils) speculated that E.C. Stoner might have contributed inks on account of having inked Binder elsewhere, but Ron Goulart says that he sees no E.C. Stoner in the art at all. He does agree that Binder was involved. All of this discussion is from the Timely-Atlas list.
8 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "The Origin of Monako"
CharactersMonako (origin in flashback); Monako's parents (flashback, introduction, death); an Indian magician (flashback, introduction, death); Lady Anne (introduction); Lady Olga (introduction); Mike (villain, introduction); Mike's partner (villain, introduction)
SynopsisMonako tells his origin to Ladies Anne and Olga and later rescues Lady Anne from some thieves who stole her jewelry and tried to kill her.
Genreadventure
PencilsLarry Antonette (signed)
InksLarry Antonette ? [as Larry Antonette] (signed)
Colors?
NotesNotes from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, Hames Ware and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. on the Timely-Atlas list indicate that an inker other than Antonette may have worked on this story.
8 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "Battle of the Robots"
CharactersMarvex; Clara Crandall; Dr. Narr (villain, introduction, death); Brad Lewis (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction)
GenreSuperhero
PencilsHal Sharp
InksHal Sharp
Colors?
NotesLast golden age appearance. There is a teaser panel for a Marvex story in the next issue but the story did not appear. Next appearance in All Select Comics 70th Anniversary Special (Marvel, 2009 series) #1.
7 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "Planet of Black-Light"
CharactersWhirlwind Carter; Brenda Hale; The Black-Light Men (villains, introduction, death)
SynopsisWhirlwind Carter fights off an invasion from the planet of black light.
Genre
PencilsFletcher Hanks [as C. C. Starr] (signed)
InksFletcher Hanks [as C. C. Starr] (signed)
Colors?
NotesLast appearance. A teaser at the bottom of the last panel promises another episode "next month" but it never appeared.
The Death Clutch
CharactersBob Johnson; Sergeant Elliot; Jack Mardel's uncle (death); Jack Mardel (villain)
SynopsisJack Mardel has a large inheritance coming to him from his elderly uncle, but he decides not to let nature takes its natural course before he gets it!
Genreadventure
Pencils?
Inks?
Colors?
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7 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "Rebuilding the World"
CharactersBreeze Barton; Ann Barclay; Frenchy; Sabarr (villain, introduction, death)
SynopsisBreeze and Ann start rebuilding civilization with Frenchy, but a savage tribe quickly attacks them.
Genre
PencilsJack Binder ?
InksE. C. Stoner ?
Colors?
NotesLast appearance. A teaser promises another installment in the next issue but there was no such story.
4 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "Introducing Little Hercules"
CharactersLittle Hercules (introduction, origin); Two spies (villains, introduction)
SynopsisHercules is made a doctor of all sciences at age 12 and decides to take his newly invented explosive to his government while evading two foreign agents who are trying to steal it from him.
Genreadventure
PencilsBud Sagendorf [as SAG] (signed)
InksBud Sagendorf [as SAG] (signed)
Colors?
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8 pages Daring Mystery Comics story "Meet the Falcon"
CharactersThe Falcon [Carl Burgess] (introduction); Dr. Sunga (villain, introduction, death); Turvy (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Sunga's gang (villains, introduction)
SynopsisDr. Sunga is killing people by sending them wands of death, but the Falcon must discover the true mechanism behind the murders so that charges will stand up in court.
Genresuperhero
PencilsMaurice Gutwirth
InksMaurice Gutwirth
Colors?
NotesIn his introduction to the Masterworks, Will Murray observes that close examination of the splash panel reveals that a different logo was originally in place, that used more letters. Murray goes on to assert that the Falcon is a reworked version of the Purple Mask. While he does not comment on the costuming, it is worth noting that the Falcon's outfit in this story is different than on the cover and in his other two appearances, and indeed appears to be a re-colored version of the Purple Mask's outfit, with a chest logo added along with wings over his ears. The Falcon's general setup and civilian employment are identical to that of the Purple Mask.
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NotesBack cover.
Here's the Kind of Men I Build!
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NotesInside back cover.
G-Man Outfit
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NotesFound on the inside front cover.
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Product Name Daring Mystery Comics #5 (1940)
Characters The Falcon [Carl Burgess]
Series Daring Mystery Comics
Publication Date May 31, 1940
Date of publication June 1940
Synopsis Dr. Sunga is killing people by sending them wands of death, but the Falcon must discover the true mechanism behind the murders so that charges will stand up in court.
Published June 1940 by
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