Marvel Comics’ teaser graphic for a new series apparently titled, The Mystery Men is raising a few eyebrows. The cover image by Patrick Zircher is a dark, expressive piece that apparently depicts a number of 1940s superheroes. One of the figures appears to be The Fin and another one looks like The Thunderer, which makes sense since they both appeared in Daring Mystery Comics, which was published in the 1940s by Marvel parent Timely.
When asked if Universal had contacted him about Marvel’s use of the Mystery Men title, Burden told ICv2, “I have not heard from Universal, but I am sure Universal will proceed in an orderly and propitious manner.”
Burden’s Mystery Men characters had no relation to the Golden Age Timely characters. Any dispute between Marvel and Burden/Universal/Dark Horse would be over the title itself, and could likely be avoided by a title change.
Interview With Alex Ross”). Among the many nearly forgotten heroes reintroduced by Project Superpowers was a team of Golden Age heroes from Ace Comics that was re-christened The Super-Mysterymen. When asked for his reaction to the Marvel Mystery Men comic, Dynamite’s Nick Barrucci told ICv2: “Unfortunately, I cannot comment at this time.”