Mystery Man

Real Name

Richard Alden

First Appearance

Mystery Men Comics #5 (1939)

Original Publisher


Created by

Will Eisner


The athletic and handsome Richard Alden was the son of the mayor and seemed to be nothing more than a troublemaker. He also was constantly eating peanuts and had a crush on a reporter named Gail Blanch who was not overly fond of him. However, Richard was much more than met the eye; he was, in fact, the crime fighter known as Mystery Man. While Mystery Man was a hero, he was also one of the most wanted men in the city. He exposed criminal activities and, in turn, expected monetary rewards. Gail discovered that Richard and Mystery Man are one and the same after finding a bag of peanuts in his pocket. Mystery Man fought the murderous villain known as Mr. Death.

Powers and Abilities

  • He had no powers but was a skilled marksman.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Mystery Men Comics #5


  • Interestingly, he is described as wearing a gray costume in the text, but the artwork shows him wearing blue.

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