A Bit Of A Mystère
Sunday Meskin Measures.
From the late fifties DC tried to give their anthology titles recurring characters. Most of them have remained somewhat know among fans and collectors and sometimes they have been given a second life by writers goldmining the past. But some died in obscurity. Mark Merlin is somewhere halfway between. He is still somewhat know, although he has never really been revived. I guess he is related a bit to the Italian comic strip hero Martin Mystery, who like Mark Merlin goes around solving mysteries. His creator, the writer Alfredo Castelli, is also one of the most knowledgable comic book art historians, contributing to many American books and sites. He also visits here every now and then, so maybe he can tell us how 'Martin Mystere' came to be and if he is connected to the other MM.