(Winter 1941-42)

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; Captain America; Sub-Mariner; Destroyer; Whizzer / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Michael J. Vassallo challenges the original indexer's crediting of the art to Robin King ? (4 April 2006).

All Winners (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro; Captain America; the Whizzer; the Sub-Mariner; the Destroyer
Synopsis:
Illustrated table of contents of the various features and stories included in the issue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Case of the Black Dragon Society (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Ray Thompson (death); Howard Smith; The Black Dragon Society [Micka (head)] (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
After the mysterious suicide of a agent of the Black Dragon Society, who has just killed the owner of many oil wells, the Torch and Toro head east to see the owner of one of those wells, discovering the Japanese plan to blow up its pipeline.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Canvas of Doom! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee [as S.T. Anley] (signed)
Pencils:
Al Avison (signed)
Inks:
Al Avison (signed); Syd Shores ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Artist (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky come face to face with a lunatic artist, who paints portraits of his victims in the act or throes of death, then invites them to view the canvas, which hypnotizes them into doing away with themselves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Michale J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006). The original indexer credited Bob Powell. Synopsus added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

Whee-eee Boom! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vision; the Sub-Mariner; Jimmy Jupiter; the Patriot; the Human Torch; Toro; the Angel
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Marvel Comics and all of its many comic features.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Terror Prison (Table of Contents)

Whizzer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee [as Neel Nats] (signed)
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky [as Michael Sekowsky] (signed)
Inks:
George Klein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Bob Frank]; Pedro Castello; Big Sam; Vic Rommdo; The Black (villain, introduction, the prison warden)
Synopsis:
The Whizzer goes undercover in a prison where riots, fighting and murder has occurred in order to gain inside information. But he is unaware that the appearance of a mysterious criminal called "The Black" is somehow tied to the prison's Warden!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

Jungle Drums (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Greg Lamare; Carson Wolf (villain)
Synopsis:
Greg faces a threat from Carson Wolf, a notorious trader who has been trying to pressure the friendly and peaceful Senu tribe to sell him ivory at very low prices.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Ship of Horrors (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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Lance Johnson; Cecilia Johnson; Daglio (villain)
Synopsis:
Namor must deal with a group of cut-throat mutineers, led by Daglio, who threatens the life of a ship's owner and his daughter if he refuses to turn over a secret chart, which indicates the location of where a fabulously wealthy treasure ship sank.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

The Surprise Success of the Century! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Toro; Bucky; Tubby Tinkle; Washington Vanderbilt Jefferson; Percy Bartwell; Whitewash Jones; The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad (with the cover) for Young Allies Comics #2.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Secret Tunnel of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf ?; John Forte ?
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Destroyer [Keen Marlowe]; Villains: Dr. Dragon (Introduction); Adolf Hitler; the Nazis
Synopsis:
The Destroyer sets out to stop the Nazis, led by Doctor Dragon, from completing an undersea tunnel to England that will expedite the German invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006). The original indexer credited Al Gabriele ? with the inks. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

[As Powerful as it's Name!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
Joe Simon
Letters:
?, most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Terror
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad [featuring the cover] for USA Comics #3 and all of the comic features contained therein.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner; Destroyer; Whizzer
  2. 1. All Winners
  3. 2. The Case of the Black Dragon Society
    Human Torch
  4. 3. The Canvas of Doom!
    Captain America
  5. 4. Whee-eee Boom!
    Marvel Comics
  6. 5. Terror Prison
    Whizzer
  7. 6. Jungle Drums
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. The Ship of Horrors
    The Sub-Mariner
  10. 9. The Surprise Success of the Century!
    Young Allies
  11. 10. The Secret Tunnel of Death!
    The Destroyer
  12. 11. [As Powerful as it's Name!]
    USA Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich