Sheldon Moldoff - Mystery Men Comics #1 Cover Recreation Original Art (undated). In a scene that would have been right at home on the cover of a "shudder pulp," the Green Mask stops a mad doctor cold with hot lead from his barking .45 automatic. Shelly Moldoff recreated this heart-stopping scene from the 1939 classic, originally drawn by Lou Fine. And, as in the original printing, Moldoff even colored the Green Mask's cowl blue! Michael Shelby was a rich private investigator who donned the colorful costume of the Green Mask in order to wage war on crime. Initially fighting with only his wits and lots of gunplay, Shelby was eventually treated in a "vita-ray chamber" and attained superhuman abilities. No stranger to Golden Age heroics, artist Shelly Moldoff began his career by drawing the exploits of the Black Pirate for Action Comics and Sensation Comics. Moldoff also drew the first Green Lantern cover for All-American Comics#16, and illustrated many of Hawkman's adventures. Moldoff later worked as one of the key "ghosts" on the Batman feature. This splendid recreation captures the macabre mood of the early pulp-like superhero comic books. The image area of the art is 15" x 20.75", and the art is in Excellent condition.

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