(November 1941)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp.
Editing:
Joe Simon
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

U. S. A. COMICS is published monthly by U. S. A. Comic Magazine Corp. at Meriden, Conn. Entered as second class matter, May 2, 1941 at the post office at Meriden, Conn., under Act of March 3, 1879. Single copies 10c; yearly subscription $1.00. Entire contents copyrighted 1941 by U. S. A. Comic Magazine Corp., 330 W. 42nd St., New York, N. Y. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons and/or institutions appearing in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and that any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental.


[Nazi Underwater Invasion] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terror / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Terror [Dan Kane]; the Nazis
Reprints:

[Back Comes the Dreaded Red Skull] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; much typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky Barnes; the Red Skull
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for the next issue of Captain America Comics, as well as a plug for readers to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-23-08.

The Fiends of the Seas (Table of Contents)

Captain Terror / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Terror [Dan Kane] (introduction); The Black Claw (villain, introduction, death); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Captain Terror "returns from the grave" to strike a chord for justice against the Black Claw, whose aim is to sink all American convoys and patrols that are aiding the English fighting the Germans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Al Eadeh. Revised art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-23-08.

The Island Menace (Table of Contents)

Major Liberty / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Sturm
Pencils:
Syd Shores (signed)
Inks:
Syd Shores ?; George Klein ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Major Liberty [John Liberty]; Reynolds (villain, introduction, death); Nazis (villain)
Synopsis:
After being shipwrecked by a Nazi sub, Major Liberty makes his way to an eerie castle called Headhunters Inn, a place run by an English traitor who loves to play sportsman...using his shipwrecked victims as prey for the kill!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Feature was formerly Mr. Liberty. Inks credit previously Syd Shores; revised inks credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-23-08.

[Origin of the Vagabond] (Table of Contents)

The Vagabond / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vagabond [Pat Murphy, Chauncy Throttlebottom III] (introduction, origin); Walter Carstairs (villain)
Synopsis:
Pat Murphy adopts a disguise in order to help break up an alien smuggling ring that the FBI is investigating.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last panel on page 5 has a sign in which the writer/artist placed his name in a rather jumbled fashion. Note & synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-22-08.

[The Fog-Gun Gun Runners] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Klein (signed)
Inks:
George Klein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Defender [Don Stevens]; Rusty; Herr Leader [P.J. Evans] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Defender and Rusty decide to look into the smuggling of guns across the border into Mexico, and discover the head of an American munitions firm is behind the tyranny.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-22-08.

When U.S.A. Heroes Meet (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
? [spot illo]
Inks:
? [spot illo]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rockman; Whizzer [Bob Frank]; Major Liberty [John Liberty]; Jack Frost; Defender [Don Stevens]; Rusty; Vagabond [Pat Murphy, Chauncy Throttlebottom III]; Captain Terror [Dan Kane]
Synopsis:
The various heroes of USA Comics get together at the home of Dan Kane (better known as Captain Terror) and agree to relate a story (appearing in this issue), then vote of the best one, and "reprint it in this space next month".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-22-08.

The Killers of the Sea (Table of Contents)

Rockman, Underground Secret Agent / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Basil Wolverton
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rockman; Zombo (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Rockman must stop the evil genius of a hypnotist named Zombo, a master of men's minds, who has devised a special submarine that he plans to use to sink all ships (especially American) venturing through a channel near his secret island in order to contaol a nation's wealth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-22-08.

A Marvel Line-Up! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; the Patriot [Jeff Mace]; Ka-Zar; Terry Vance; the Vision [Aarkus]; the Angel [Tom Halloway]
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Marvel Mystery Comics and each of its main features.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-22-08.

[The Mechanical Octopus Pirates] (Table of Contents)

Jack Frost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Sam Cooper ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jack Frost; un-named criminal and his gang (villain)
Synopsis:
Jack Frost battles a group of modern-day pirates who use a mechanical octopus to chase people away from a beach where a fortune in gold is buried.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006). Pencils previously credited as Mike Sekowsky; revised pencils credit from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-22-08.

[Murder At the Race Track] (Table of Contents)

Whizzer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Bob Frank]; Earl Sikes; Silky Kirby (villain, introduction, death); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
The Whizzer gets involved when some criminals order a jockey to throw a race he is riding in or pay the penalty of death!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-22-08.

All Winners Makes History (Table of Contents)

All-Winners Comics #2 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky Barnes; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Whizzer [Bob Frank]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Includes reproduction of the cover to All-Winners #2.

The Young Allies Comics (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Young Allies [Toro; Bucky Barnes; Percy Bartwell; Whitewash Jones; Washington Vanderbilt Jefferson; Tubby Tinkle]; the Red Skull (villain)
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad, plus actual comic cover, for The Young Allies Comics #1.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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. [Nazi Underwater Invasion]
    Captain Terror
  2. 1. [Back Comes the Dreaded Red Skull]
    Captain America Comics
  3. 2. The Fiends of the Seas
    Captain Terror
  4. 3. The Island Menace
    Major Liberty
  5. 4. [Origin of the Vagabond]
    The Vagabond
  6. 5. [The Fog-Gun Gun Runners]
    The Defender
  7. 6. When U.S.A. Heroes Meet
  8. 7. The Killers of the Sea
    Rockman, Underground Secret Agent
  9. 8. A Marvel Line-Up!
    Marvel Comics
  10. 9. [The Mechanical Octopus Pirates]
    Jack Frost
  11. 10. [Murder At the Race Track]
    Whizzer
  12. 11. All Winners Makes History
    All-Winners Comics #2
  13. 12. The Young Allies Comics
    Young Allies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews