Preview: Mystery Men #1

Who are the Mystery Men?  Well, in this case, they're not Mr. Furious, The Bowler or the Blue Raja.  Instead, they're part of Marvel's ever-deepening Golden Age.

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker

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Yes, we'd all like some more comic adventures from the comedy characters that spun out of Flaming Carrot – i.e. Mr. Furious, the Bowler, the Blue Raja, the Shoveler, the Sphinx, Invisible Boy and the Spleen – but Marvel's new Mystery Men hearken back to an entirely different and pre-ironic time, when "men of mystery" captured the hearts and minds of the nation with their tall tales of derring-do.

Set in a time before Captain America and The Twelve (by the by, can we get that series finished soon, please?), five heroes are drawn into a strange conspiracy that ties their fates together and threatens America itself.  Their names are The Revenant, the Aviatrix, Achilles, the Operative and the Surgeon, and while trying to solve a brutal murder, events around them begin to escalate.

Check out this big preview from Mystery Men #1 of 5, from writer David Liss and artist Patrick Zircher.

 

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