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39: Daring Mystery Comics #2 [F Story]

" Enter the Laughing Mask "
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Daring Mystery Comics #2f
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Editor-in-Chief: Joe Simon
Cover Artists: Alex Schomburg
Writers: Will Harr
Pencilers: Maurice Gutwirth
Inkers: Maurice Gutwirth
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Editors: Joe Simon
Cover Date: February 1940
Release Date: December 1939
Story Arc: -
Pages: 8
Cover Price: $0.10
Times Read: 136                 Times Rated: 85
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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The Laughing Mask investigates a series of train derailments.
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Main Characters
  Laughing Mask
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This is the first appearance by Laughing Mask in the mainstream continuity. Laughing Mask next appears in Daring Mystery Comics #3c.
     
Villains
  Lester Deeks
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Lester Deeks in the mainstream continuity.
     
 
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New York Police Department
New York Police Department last appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics #3c. New York Police Department next appears in Marvel Mystery Comics #4a.
   
     
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  vanhornluke Says:    
  2014-06-15 20:25:33  
  I'm still getting used to how golden age characters just kill the villains.  
 
 

  Drax Says:    
  2014-07-07 15:44:18  
  The Punisher has nothing on the Laughing Mask!  
 
 

  mrtc2003 Says:    
  2016-01-31 13:56:30  
  A good little. These Golden Age heroes really are surprisingly violent!  
 
 

  ronerahl Says:    
  2016-02-07 19:53:09  
  Why do the bad guys always go tie up the good guys instead of doing away with them?  
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2016-02-28 10:47:22  
  Funny how the hero ridiculously got caught peepin'! And boy, do they smoke, in the 40's!  
 
 

  kungfufan Says:    
  2016-03-26 11:33:50  
  I guess "a dime a dozen" may literally come from these early mags!
Also, reading through these comments, we see the "heroes" don't hesitate to take the bad guys out, whereas the baddies prefer to tie the heroes up... Who in fact are really the "bad" guys?
 
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-06-24 07:40:46  
  4 stars for the Laughing Mask bringing laughter to the Golden Age!!!

Splash - Great opening shot of the title with the creepy mask!!

Splash II - Another great panel of the gangsters being scared of the glowing mask!!

'Nuff Said - "So you want to play rough, eh?"-Laughing Mask
 
 
 

  Adamanto Says:    
  2017-05-15 00:36:20  
  The concept here is the same as the Phantom Bullet. A guy is fed up with how crooked politicians make it too easy for criminals to avoid getting punished by the law, so he puts on a costume and runs around murdering random criminals - this time not even bothering with the fact that the bullets could get traced to him. Unlike the Phantom Bullet, however, he doesn't really have a personality, and the story isn't very well written, with unexplained details (how did the Mask find the second hideout?), overly conveniently dumb criminals ("let's not shoot him, let's just tie him up and place him in the attic") and just poor storytelling in general (Why is Dennis the only one that bothers investigating the broken wheels?). They never even explain who Lester Deeks is, he's just namedropped by the narrator as if the reader should know who he is. The plot is a standard "sabotage rival company out of business" deal with absolutely nothing unique to it, and even the hero's costume looks rather dumb. The only thing that makes it stand out is the fact that the hero just goes around killing people like crazy even when they beg for their lives, and when that's all you have going for you, you're not a good comic.  
 
 

 
 
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This collection includes Marvel Comics #1a, Marvel Comics #1b, Marvel Comics #1c, Daring Mystery Comics #1a, Daring Mystery Comics #2f, Marvel Mystery Comics #4e, Marvel Mystery Comics #4f, Mystic Comics #1a (v1), Mystic Comics #1g (v1), Daring Mystery Comics #3b, Daring Mystery Comics #3f, Mystic Comics #2h (v1), Daring Mystery Comics #5j, Mystic Comics #4e (v1), Red Raven Comics #1c, Marvel Mystery Comics #13d, Captain America Comics #1a, Mystic Comics #5a (v1), Mystic Comics #5d (v1), Mystic Comics #5h (v1), Daring Mystery Comics #7a, Daring Mystery Comics #7b, Daring Mystery Comics #7e, Daring Mystery Comics #7i, The Human Torch #4b, U.S.A. Comics #1a, U.S.A. Comics #1b, U.S.A. Comics #1c, U.S.A. Comics #1e, U.S.A. Comics #1g, Captain America Comics #6c, Young Allies #1a (v1), Mystic Comics #6a (v1), U.S.A. Comics #2a, U.S.A. Comics #2c, Marvel Mystery Comics #28g, Captain America Comics #13g, Marvel Mystery Comics #49e, Mystic Comics #1b (v1)
     
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   April 13, 2018 ViolentPhlegm
   August 3, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   August 3, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   August 2, 2014 fragsel Added Lester Deeks to the issue.
   August 2, 2014 fragsel Added New York Police Department to the issue.
   June 15, 2014 vanhornluke Changed comic details.
   May 30, 2014 Loki120 Updated the listing for Laughing Mask.
   May 30, 2014 Loki120 Added Laughing Mask to the issue.
   May 27, 2014 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
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