mystic comics Archives

Black Widow title splash by Harry Sahle, Marvel Comics 1941.
Originally the third comic book title launched by Timely/Marvel publisher Martin Goodman after Marvel Mystery Comics and Daring Mystery Comics, anthology series Mystic Comics is one of the overlooked gems of Marvel's earliest comics-publishing days.  Mystic Comics #5 represents a relaunch of sorts for the title, showing up seven months after issue #4 under the[...]
The Mystic Origins of Marvel's First Black Widow
But there's nothing simple about Claire Voyant, the original Marvel Black Widow, or her backstory — and there's nothing common about Mystic Comics #4, which is her origin story and first appearance There's a copy up for auction at the 2020 November 19 – 22 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction at Heritage Auctions today. Mystic[...]
Marvel Comics, Basil Wolverton and the H-Bomb
I like to seek out undiscovered country for these posts, and also love trying to figure out what made historical creators tick when they created these underappreciated gems — and this Wolverton story scratches both those itches.  When I started to unravel Wolverton's cover-featured story Den of the Devil Bird for Marvel's Mystic #4 from[...]