(January 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-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 bi-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.


Who Dares To Defy Captain Terror (Table of Contents)

Captain Terror / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Terror [Dan Kane]
Reprints:

Yahoo! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Helen King ?; Robin King ?; William King ? [as King] (signed)
Inks:
Helen King ?; Robin King ?; William King ? [as King] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Young Allies [Bucky Barnes; Toro; Percy Bartwell; Whitewash Jones; Washington Vanderbilt Jefferson; Tubby Tinkle]
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Young Allies Comics and their upcoming battle with the Black Talon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-25-08. Unconfirmed pencil and ink credits from a discussion of the Timely-Atlas discussion list.

The Magic Crystal of Death (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]; Professor John Wolf (introduction); Black Carlo (villain, introduction); Hans Schiller (villain, introduction); Maria (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Captain Terror becomes involved in a case involving a super-secret invention that can render planes invisible 200' above the ground... a secret desired by local fifth columnists.
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 8-25-08.

The Headless Horseman (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Major Liberty [John Liberty]; Hendrick Vermeer (death); Gretchen; The Headless Horseman [Peter] (villain, introduction); Paul Revere (as a ghost)
Synopsis:
The murder of his old college Dean inspires John Liberty to call upon the spirits of the glorious past to help him avenge this murder: death at the hands of "the Headless Horseman"!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit confirmed by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Synopsis added by Craig delich 8-25-08.

[Orrible Oress's Horrible Plan] (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, Chauncey Throttlebottom III]; Orrible Oress (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Vagabond ventures to the city of Middletown, where an arch-criminal has plans to become that town's Czar!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-25-08.

The Monster Who Couldn't Be Stopped!! (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; Mango [Oldow] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Don and Rusty visit the carnival and witness the brute strength of Mango, the Human Muscle. Unfortunately, moonlight changes this indivudal into a blood-thirsty monster who has no desire... except to kill!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-25-08.

Quicker Than the Eye (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Paul North; Peter Wayne; Lew Jorden (villain)
Synopsis:
Magician Paul North, of the All-Star Traveling Carnival, is informed by the owner of a threat made against the carnival by the owner of a rival, the Brite-Lite Carnival, who feels the All-Star propery is hogging all the most prosperous towns to set up business in.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-25-08.

[The Deadly Pixies] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas ?
Inks:
Charles Nicholas ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rockman; Princess Alecia (introduction); Pixie king (villain, introduction); Pixies (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Rockman is asked by a king to save his daughter, captured by the Pixies, taken to their stronghold, and forced to become queen of that realm and the soon-to-be bride of the Pixie King.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credited previously as Syd Shores? (pencils), Vince Alascia? (inks). Revised art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-25-08.

The Biggest Event of the Century! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for the new issues of Human Torch [#5, battle issue] and Sub-Mariner [#3], featuring the covers illustrated by Schomburg.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-25-08.

[The Ambulance Racketeers] (Table of Contents)

Jack Frost / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia
Inks:
Carmine Infantino; George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jack Frost; Norton; Mike Dolan (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Jack Frost has to deal with a man who threatened a hospital superintendent, wanting him to buy ambulances and supplies from him... or else!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jack Frost is called "that crazy Ice-Man" (page 3, panel 6). Art credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006). Revised art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007, from his confirming review of the art with Carmine Infantino. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-25-08.

none (Table of Contents)

Unsolved Mysteries / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Captain Kidd
Synopsis:
Three illustrated unsolved mysteries, involved the Musk Plant, Captain Kidd's gold, and the Unicorn, are featured.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-25-08.

["Horror waits on Lonely Cardiff Moor:..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (cover)
Inks:
Joe Simon (cover)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky Barnes
Synopsis:
House ad for Captain America Comics #10, complete with cover by Kirby and Simon, including a plea for reader's to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-25-08.

[Muscles Moe's Million-Dollar Robbery] (Table of Contents)

Powers of the Press / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Tom Powers (introduction); Candid Kenny Roberts; Cupid Cueball; P. G. Organ; Detective Mullaney; Muscle Moe (villain); Muscle Moe's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Tom investigates the gas attack made on an armored car and the murder of the guards inside.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and some info added by Craig Delich 8-25-08.

["My magazine is much more thrilling than yours!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
The Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; The Thunderer [Jerry Carstairs]
Synopsis:
Illustrated house ad promoting Mystic and Daring Comics, and their features.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-25-08.

Your Christmas Daisy Ready (Table of Contents)

Daisy Air Rifles Red Ryder Saddle Carbine Air Rifle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Who Dares To Defy Captain Terror
    Captain Terror
  2. 1. Yahoo!
    Young Allies Comics
  3. 2. The Magic Crystal of Death
    Captain Terror
  4. 3. The Headless Horseman
    Major Liberty
  5. 4. [Orrible Oress's Horrible Plan]
    The Vagabond
  6. 5. The Monster Who Couldn't Be Stopped!!
    The Defender
  7. 6. Quicker Than the Eye
  8. 7. [The Deadly Pixies]
    Rockman, Underground Secret Agent
  9. 8. The Biggest Event of the Century!
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner Comics
  10. 9. [The Ambulance Racketeers]
    Jack Frost
  11. 10. none
    Unsolved Mysteries
  12. 11. ["Horror waits on Lonely Cardiff Moor:..."]
    Captain America
  13. 12. [Muscles Moe's Million-Dollar Robbery]
    Powers of the Press
  14. 13. ["My magazine is much more thrilling than yours!"]
  15. 14. Your Christmas Daisy Ready
    Daisy Air Rifles Red Ryder Saddle Carbine Air Rifle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews