(Winter 1941)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Joe Simon
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:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch; Toro; the Sub-Mariner (inset)
Reprints:

Shake! The Sub-Mariner Is Our Pal! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement for Sub-Mariner Comics #4, in which Namor battles "The Horror". Also gives a plug to the back-up strip, The Angel.
Found on the inside front cover; sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-24-08.

Secret Arsenal (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and Toro / comic story / 20 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]; Pete; Falton (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Torch and Toro must deal with crooked business men, who create a "Secret Arsenal" to manufacture tools of death that are put into the hands of murder-hungry, money-mad terrorists!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-24-08.

Don't Delay Another Second! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; some typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for readers to join Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty.
Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-24-08.

The Legion of Despair! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Haskell; Roberts
Synopsis:
Torch investigates the mystery behind a strange newspaper ad that cautions people in despair not to commit suicide, but to report to an address for help. When they get there, they discover a Mr. Haskell wants them to steal and kill for him in return for their being provided food, shelter, clothing and wealth!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-24-08, who also added the question marks to the credits [this art doesn't match the style of preceding story by Burgos].

Hot-Shot Harmony (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Andrew McWhiney (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Hanlon; Tom Sterns; Superintendent Brooks; Skipper Grimes
Synopsis:
Railroad personnel, working in unison, prevent a man from dynamiting a tunnel and destroying two trains.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lists the Managing Editor as Martin Goodman and the Business Manager as Abraham Goodman.

["Kingdom of Moronia"] (Table of Contents)

Swoopy the Fearless / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Gates (signed)
Pencils:
Art Gates (signed)
Inks:
Art Gates (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Gates ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Swoopy (introduction); Windy
Synopsis:
The King has offered half of his fortune and the hand of his daughter to anyone capturing his enemy, the King of Flatonia.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

Murder Afloat (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett; Carl Pfeufer ?
Inks:
Bill Everett; Carl Pfeufer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Anthony Coswell (introduction)
Synopsis:
While cruising in his yacht in Hawaii, the Sub-Mariner spots a rather large sugar refinery that warns "No Trespassing", and that raises a red flag for Namor. When he investigates, he discovers they manufacture mines...the type that blow up ships!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

["Tubby! Wait!"] (Table of Contents)

Tubby an' Tack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Pencils:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Inks:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Houlihan ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tubby; Tack
Synopsis:
Tubby decides to take Tack's sled for a ride, and does he get a surprise!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence, all info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Shake! The Sub-Mariner Is Our Pal!
    Sub-Mariner Comics
  3. 2. Secret Arsenal
    Human Torch and Toro
  4. 3. Don't Delay Another Second!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  5. 4. The Legion of Despair!
    Human Torch
  6. 5. Hot-Shot Harmony
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. ["Kingdom of Moronia"]
    Swoopy the Fearless
  9. 8. Murder Afloat
    The Sub-Mariner
  10. 9. ["Tubby! Wait!"]
    Tubby an' Tack
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose