(Summer 1941)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1941-05-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner; Black Marvel; The Angel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Human Torch; Toro; Sub-Mariner; Angel; Black Marvel
Reprints:

All Winners (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Human Torch; Toro; Black Marvel; The Angel; Sub-Mariner
Synopsis:
Illustrated table of contents with brief recaps for each of the features and stories contained in the issue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on inside front cover. Entire sequence added by Craig Delich 6-23-08.

Carnival of Fiends (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Inspector Riley; Matsu (introduction, villain); Ku-Shi (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Deep in the heart of Chinatown, a secret Japanese agent, acting on orders from his superiors, menaces the peaceful Chinese population of New York, even planning to hypnotize the Torch and Toro into becoming his agents!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-23-08.

The Order of the Hood (Table of Contents)

Black Marvel / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Al Avison (signed)
Inks:
Al Gabriele (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Marvel [Dan Lyons]; Pat Casey; Mary Nash; The Hood (villain, introduction, death); Ihe Order of the Hood (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Black Marvel is forced to face the threat of a new villain and his massive organization, which threatens to inflict a reign of horror upon the American people.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Black Marvel's last appearance was in MYSTIC COMICS #9; last appearance. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-23-08.

The Case of the Hollow Men (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Al Avison
Inks:
Joe Simon; Al Gabriele; Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Duffy; The Lord of Death (villain, introduction); The Lord of Death's zombies (villain, introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky face the dilemma of how to kill a dead man...a task which had to be won before they could defeat the hideous menace who considered himself the lord of death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006); synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-23-08.

You Can't Beat the Best! (Table of Contents)

Captain America Comics/Marvel Mystery Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Human Torch
Synopsis:
House ad for two of Timely's top sellers, Captain America and Marvel Mystery Comics, spotlighting the great features found in both mags.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Entire sequence added by Craig Delich 6-23-08.

All Winners (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Buck; Human Torch; Toro; Black Marvel; Sub-Mariner; Angel; Johnny Blake
Synopsis:
As Johnny flips through the pages of Marvel Comics, he wished that he could meet the heroes found within in person...and sure enough, he gets his wish!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006). Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-23-08.

[The Torpedo Boat Terror] (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed); Allen Simon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Sub-Mariner's investigation uncovers Nazi mosquito boats on the U.S. coast in an unassuming boathouse, and discovers that the Nazis are using that facility to build more!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The inks credit is from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006). Revised synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-23-08.

The Case of the Mad Gargoyle (Table of Contents)

The Angel / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson ?
Inks:
Paul Gustavson ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel [Thomas Halloway]; The Gargoyle (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Angel decides to investigate the strange disappearance of plane after plane (and their crews and passengers) on the Panama Pacific route, and runs into the horror of devil worshipers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-23-08.

Captain America Wants You (Table of Contents)

Sentinels of Liberty / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
Promotional ad featuring Cap and Bucky, encouraging readers to join the Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. This ad also appears in USA Comics (Marvel, 1941 series) #1 (August 1941). Entire sequence added by Craig Delich 6-23-08.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner; Black Marvel; The Angel
  2. 1. All Winners
  3. 2. Carnival of Fiends
    Human Torch
  4. 3. The Order of the Hood
    Black Marvel
  5. 4. The Case of the Hollow Men
    Captain America
  6. 5. You Can't Beat the Best!
    Captain America Comics/Marvel Mystery Comics
  7. 6. All Winners
  8. 7. [The Torpedo Boat Terror]
    The Sub-Mariner
  9. 8. The Case of the Mad Gargoyle
    The Angel
  10. 9. Captain America Wants You
    Sentinels of Liberty
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Mark Boyer
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich