(November 1941)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Joe Simon
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S. (through about early 1944, narrower thereafter)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Monthly (through July 1944, variable thereafter)

["Only the Torch and Toro stood between the Sub-Mariner and the Nazi firing squad"] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Nazis
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; firing squads; swastikas; Wehrmacht

All Winners Makes History (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; The Whizzer [Robert Frank]
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad with text and the cover for All Winners Comics #2 (Fall, 1941).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-7-22. Found on the inside front cover.

The King Crime Syndicate (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch and Toro / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Tom (Policeman); Steve (reporter for "The Voice"); un-mnamed managing editor of "The Voice"; The King [Steve] (villain, death); Rocky (villain, death)
Synopsis:
A numbers gangster decides to move into healthcare by kidnapping pharmacists and forcing them to create black market drugs. He shoots one of them at the hospital when he protests and he throws another into a vat of acid in his hideout chemical lab when the man refuses to produce drugs that are dangerous to people. Torch and Toro set off an explosion which kills the gangster.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the inker as unknown.

[The Little People] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Dorma; Betty Dean; Luther Robinson; Lynne Harris; Carma (Imperial guard); Queen Jarna (villain, Queen of the Lavorites); the Lavorites ("the Little People"); Joseph (villain, butler); un-named German spies (villains)
Synopsis:
Namor is called in to investigate strange happenings at the seashore, and he discovers a race of little people and a Queen Jarna from the planet Venus, who came to Earth in a rocket ship as a springboard to an invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue. The Masterworks edition lists the inker as unknown.

A new better-than-ever excitement packed issue! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; the Nazis
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad, with cover reproduced, for Captain America Comics #8 November, 1941), and asking readers to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-7-22.

["Patriot Downs Nazi!"] (Table of Contents)

The Patriot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill ?
Pencils:
Sid Greene (signed)
Inks:
Sid Greene (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Patriot [Jeffrey Mace]; Mark Casey (newspaper reporter); Herr Huss (villain, Hitler's right hand man, death); John Garrett (villain, a pro-Nazi American, death); Garrett's butler (villain)
Synopsis:
Casey gets a hot tip that the Patriot has been shot by Huss and heads toward the Garrett home, when he is captured and walled-in alive to die.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the writer as unknown.

Marvel Get-Together (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Terry Vance; the Angel [Tom Hallaway]; the Patriot [Jeffrey Mace]; Ka-Zar; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Vision [Aarkus]
Synopsis:
The heroes get together for their monthly meeting to compare notes and to adopt a resolution that the heroes would do all in their power to preserve the sacred principles and ideals of American democracy, and to crush the fiendish efforts of the underworld for all time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Supposedly continued next issue, but it did not appear.

[The Forest Fire Saboteur] (Table of Contents)

Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Oksner [as Robert Oksner] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Oksner [as Robert Oksner] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Deadline Dawson; Bull Dawson; un-named Nazi arsonist (villain)
Synopsis:
Terry meets and defeats a Nazi arsonist, who has been destroying forested areas owned by Bull Dawson.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition states that Oksner only did layouts for this story, and the finished penciler and inker are unknown.

[The Vengeance of Saba] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben Thompson ?
Pencils:
Ben Thompson
Inks:
Ben Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Saba (brother of Ali Hamud, death); Ali Hamud (villain, renegade Arab prince, death); Captain Olendorff (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Ka-Zar and Saba escape the evil clutches of Ali Hamud and Captain Olendorff, who are attempting to use their jungle fortress as a secret air and supply base for the Nazis attacking the British in South Africa. Saba lights the fuse that destroys the base and everyone inside, but Ka-Zar is caught in the explosiion and seriously hurt or killed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue. ? added to the writer by Craig Delich 2012-7-22, as the Who's Who does not list a writer for the strip, nor lists that Thompson was a writer at all.

[The Book of Sorcery] (Table of Contents)

The Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vision [Aarkus]; un-named Lecture Guild chairman; Professor Enric Zagnar (villain, metaphysics instructor, death)
Synopsis:
The Vision must face a mad professor who believes that the laws of nature are meant to be broken and that man must take the power into his own hands to control all the elements. Zagnar does, with horrific results!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the writer[s] as unknown, the title page and story layouts by Jack Kirby with the finished art by Al Avison, Ernie Hart and Mike Sekowsky.

[The Python and the Prison Riot] (Table of Contents)

The Angel / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel [Tom Halloway]; un-named prison warden; The Python (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Angel comes to see the Python pay for his crimes in the electric chair, but the wiley villain seizes the warden, and, with the help of the other inmates, attempts to break through lines of U.S. servicemen sent to quell the riot.
Reprints:

Hold your breath! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Terror [Dan Kane]; Adolf Hitler; the Nazis
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad, with the cover, for USA Comics #2 (November, 1941)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-7-22. Found on the inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Only the Torch and Toro stood between the Sub-Mariner and the Nazi firing squad"]
    The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. All Winners Makes History
    All Winners Comics
  3. 2. The King Crime Syndicate
    The Human Torch and Toro
  4. 3. [The Little People]
    The Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. A new better-than-ever excitement packed issue!
    Captain America Comics
  6. 5. ["Patriot Downs Nazi!"]
    The Patriot
  7. 6. Marvel Get-Together
  8. 7. [The Forest Fire Saboteur]
    Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth
  9. 8. [The Vengeance of Saba]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  10. 9. [The Book of Sorcery]
    The Vision
  11. 10. [The Python and the Prison Riot]
    The Angel
  12. 11. Hold your breath!
    USA Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry Andrews
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich