Masterman is an imitation of Captain Marvel, using a similar origin, including a supernatural being who gives young Bobby Fletcher a ring he rubs that turns him into a man. Since it has been done a few times (the later origin of The Fly comes to mind, also), the idea of a young boy suddenly gaining a man’s body, and a super-powered body at that, is a fantasy that is close to home. When I was a kid I would have loved to have suddenly become big and handsome and had super powers. Who wouldn’t?
The cover says “American Comic,” and the writing is a good approximation of an American comic, down to the dialogue. In this “American” comic no one says “Crikey!” or calls friends mates, or other young males lads or blokes.
There is also a science fiction story that is so wordy it is hard to get through, with a space hero (member of the “C.P.A.” So he's a Certified Public Accountant?) named “Gorton,” not to be confused with Flash Gordon, and believe me, you won’t. It has some giant penguins and a dinosaur, though. A special surprise is a four-page story by Dick “Frankenstein” Briefer, a Western strip which appeared in America in Hillman’s Dead-Eye Western Vol. 1 No. 8 (1950).
I cleaned up the original scans, blowing out the brown color of the pages to create a blackline copy. Working with others’ scans is a part of this job I like.