(August 1954)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro
Reprints:

The World's End (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Ernie Bache
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Ayers
Job Number:
E-584

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Stella Marko; Professor Marko (villain) (introduction, death); Gorodok (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A communist spy convinces Professor Marko to use a vacuum built on top of an observatory to suck in all the world's air in a bid for world domination. Torch and Toro put a stop his plans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group, Inks credit from the Atlas tales website, original indexer credited Dick Ayers for inks.
Writer credit determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

In Korea! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Ernie Bache
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Ayers
Job Number:
E-572

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Colonel Kung (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Torch and Toro fight Communists in North Korea to rescue a US General & his daughter and prevent the secret of an "atomic cannon" from falling into Red hands.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Inks credit from the Atlas tales website, original indexer credited Dick Ayers for inks.
Writer credit determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

Lost Island (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
E-736

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

The Octopus-Men! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
E-895

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Octopus Men (introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Flame On! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Ernie Bache
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Ayers
Job Number:
E-590

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Fred Jory; Colonel Frost; Lotty Frost; Communists
Synopsis:
Air Force pilot Fred Jory nearly crashes his jet due to an empty fuel tank but is saved by the Torch. He reveals he's a coward, and will never be able to marry Lotty, the Colonel's daughter. The Torch promises to help him build his confidence up. Back at the base, Col. Frost is at the mercy of Commie spies trying to steal a "Super-Jet". The spies make off with the jet and Lotty but the Torch and Jory bring both back safely. When the spies strike again, Jory lashes out, and only afterwards realizes he's beaten the spies without help!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Inks credit from the Atlas tales website, original indexer credited Dick Ayers for inks.
Writer credit determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. The World's End
    Human Torch
  3. 2. In Korea!
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Lost Island
  5. 4. The Octopus-Men!
    Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. Flame On!
    Human Torch
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Borre
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose