The series premiered in
1940*. Stopped in 1944.
The character of Mr. Mystic is an
adventurer by the name of Ken (no surname ever
mentioned), and he is one of the numerous,
shortlived figures with strange powers that
appeared in the USA in those years. He gained his
special powers from Tibetan monks, who pulled him
from a crashed airplane. They declared him an
extraordinarily potent prophet and endowed him
with unlimited powers over mind and body. The
forces originate from the monks' esoteric tattoo
on his forehead, which is always covered by a
* The series was first syndicated in
1939 in England as Yarko the Great.