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Dr Mensana : Samson of science fights the underworld / by Hub
Bib ID 4608684
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Hubble, Tom, 1903-1960, artist
 
Description Sydney : N.S.W. Bookstall, [1941] 
31 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm 
Series

Australian Comics Collection.

John Ryan Comic Collection.

McGee Comics Collection.

Biography/History

"Dr Mensana was the work of Tom Hubble and was inspired by the name of a popular biscuit of the period. Mensana was a mysterious character who when he swallowed a 'S+' pill, became a "Sampson of Science". His skinny body would swell to Mr Universe proporations and his physical powers were 'increased to an almost unbelievable degree' for a period of one hour. By taking the 'M+' pill his head would swell as all the body's energy was concentrated in his brain, giving him telepathic powers ... The comic is noteworthy as one of the earliest attempts at a super-hero and for its excessive wordiness" -- Ryan, John. Panel by panel. Stanmore, N.S.W. : Cassell Australia, 1979. Page 162.

Notes

Cover title.

"Crime, mystery, detection" -- Cover.

"Read also inside: Detective's diary" -- Cover.

Subjects Physicians -- Comic books, strips, etc.  |  Scientists -- Comic books, strips, etc.  |  Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.  |  Detectives -- Comic books, strips, etc.  |  Australian
Form/genre Comics (Graphic works)
Also Titled

Doctor Mensana

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    Collect from: Main Reading Room
    Call Number: Nq 741.5994 STO
    Spine/Cover Title: Australian Comics Collection - Box D(v)
    Status: Available
    Items/Issues Held: N pbk
     
    Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
    Call Number: MS 6514, Box 6, Item 156
    Status: Available
     
    Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
    Call Number: SR 741.5 M145
    Status: Available
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    Nq 741.5994 STO
    Copy: N pbk
    Label: Australian Comics Collection - Box D(v)
    Main Reading Room
    MS 6514, Box 6, Item 156 Special Collections Reading Room
    SR 741.5 M145 Special Collections Reading Room

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