(Fall 1941)

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

none (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro; Captain America; Bucky; Sub-Mariner; Destroyer; Whizzer
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Michael J. Vassallo challenges the original indexer's crediting of the pencils to Jack Binder and the inks to Robin King ?. (GCD Error List, 4 April 2006).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Red Skull (villain)
Synopsis:
Top half of the page is an illustrated promo ad for Captain America Comics, featuring the Red Skull. Lower half is a ad for Cap's Sentinels of Liberty, encouraging readers to join up.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

Carnival of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Carl Burgos
Pencils:
Carl Burgos ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Howe (introduction, villain); Jim Mack (introduction, villain, death); Price (villain)
Synopsis:
Human Torch and Toro set out to solve the murder of Jimmy Mack, part owner of an old vaudeville theatre years back, who started a fire to collect insurance money because the show was doing poorly. Unfortunately, his partner named Price was horribly burned in the fire and swore revenge. It's up to the Torch and Toro to discover the identity of the true murderer!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis: Added by Mike Nielsen, 2005-12-14 (Per Sandell ed.), revised by Craig Delich 6-28-08. Art credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006).

The Strange Case of the Malay Idol (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Col. Carter (introduction); Kuoli [Kurt Mueller] (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis:
Captain America and Bucky crash on an island in the Pacific while escorting Colonel Carter, who is carrying some vital secret documents, to an important meeting in Singapore. Unfortunately, they are captured by a strange native tribe led by a Nazi wanting those plans!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis: Added by Mike Nielsen, 2005-12-14 (Per Sandell ed.) with revision by Craig Delich 6-28-08. Art credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006).

Hold Your Breathe! (Table of Contents)

USA Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Terror
Synopsis:
Promotional advertisement for USA Comics #2 (shows cover), featuring seven thrilling comic features, including Captain Terror.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Nazis

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

[Bombs of Doom] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks:
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Rudolf Hess (introduction, villain); Florence Von Ward (introduction); Prof. Herman Berg (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Nazis have captured Professor Berg and try to convince him to manufacture bombs for them that carry plague germs.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Nazis

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

Winners All (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks:
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Destroyer; Whizzer; Captain America; Human Torch; Bucky; Toro; Stan Lee; Slug (villain); Lew (villain)
Synopsis:
Editor Stan Lee meets with current heroes featured in All-Winners and together they agreed that the Destroyer and the Whizzer should be added because of their great exploits against the Nazis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Nazis

Indexer Notes

Illustration credit from Greg Theakston (April 19, 2005). Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

[Plague of the Poisoned Jewelry] (Table of Contents)

Whizzer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Bob Frank, but calls himself Jim Brown in the story]; Lens (villain, introduction); Paul Smythe (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Nazis concoct a plan to first smuggle poisoned jewelry into the United States through a legitimate department store to reek havoc amongst the population, then poison a variety of other items once people catch on to the jewelry scam.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

Unsolved Mysteries (Table of Contents)

Unsolved Mysteries / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Dr. Wescott
Synopsis:
The mysteries discussed in this feature revolve around: 1) a 1932 Danish discovery of perfectly preserved bodies of a Viking man and his lady frozen in ice, then transferred to the Royal Museum in Denmark for display under refrigeration; 2) the strange sworn-to appearances of a Dr. Wescott in London on April 12, 1888 when, at the time, he was really at home suffering from a cold; and 3) short discussion on sea serpents.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

The Ghost Fleet (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Simon ?
Inks:
Allen Simon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Count Von Buckner (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Sub-Mariner investigates the sinkings of Allied ships by a Nazi "ghost fleet", but discovers that fleet is nothing more than a movie projected in 3-D with Polaroid lenses!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Nazis

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006). Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mystic Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Destroyer
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for the new Mystic Comics #6 (cover is shown), head-lining the Destroyer and other great features.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Young Allies Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill King [as King] (signed); Jack Kirby (cover pic)
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed); Syd Shores (cover pic)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Toro; Bucky; Tubby Tinkle; Percy Bartwell; Washington Vanderbilt Jefferson; Whitewash Jones; Red Skull (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad for Young Allies Comics #1 (cover reproduced, also with newer art).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

Lee and King signed this piece and are, most likely, two separate people. Bill King did such house ads from 1941-43 and Stan Lee wrote such ads during the same years. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-5.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner; Captain America
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  3. 2. Carnival of Death!
    Human Torch
  4. 3. The Strange Case of the Malay Idol
    Captain America
  5. 4. Hold Your Breathe!
    USA Comics
  6. 5. [Bombs of Doom]
    The Destroyer
  7. 6. Winners All
  8. 7. [Plague of the Poisoned Jewelry]
    Whizzer
  9. 8. Unsolved Mysteries
    Unsolved Mysteries
  10. 9. The Ghost Fleet
    The Sub-Mariner
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Mystic Comics
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Young Allies Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich