Saturday, April 19, 2014

#020, in which Danny-boy has a great rack

Our next tale is from MYSTERY MEN #11,  June 1940.
A local gang boss has gleaned information that the Beetle is a police officer in his "regular" job, and has taken to kidnapping (then murdering) random cops in his attempt to discover BB's true identity.
The story is notable for it's use of homo-erotic torture (why, exactly, did BB need to be shirtless?) and that with the exception of the beetle emblazoned belt, BB is out of costume for the entire story. Even Mannigan gets a little more to do in this one than just get clobbered and wait for the rescue--although that does happen, too.

Another superb Joe Simon cover adorns this book, with story art by Charles Nicholas.

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