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(March 1942)

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:
Funnies, Inc. [Lloyd Jacquett]
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)

["Into the blade she sped as the Human Torch leaped --!"] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Keywords:
automatic pistols; buzzsaws; Iron Crosses

The Moonlight Murders (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro; The Javelin [Reginald Carter] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Javelin is a big game hunter who has contracted a rare disease which drives him to kill at certain times of the month. He uses carbon dioxide gas to put out Torch and Toro's flame and overpowers them. He makes it appear to police that they have killed a girl so the police chief attempts to arrest them but they resist arrest in order to track down the Javelin. When they apprehend him and turn him over to the cops, the police chief forgives them.

The Item of the Mad Artist (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Stefan Natas [Anton Devere] (villain, introduction, death); Vicki Amherst; Dick Arbor

The Mine of Terror (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vision; Legs Cachone (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Smythe; Joan Smythe

Indexer Notes

scripts formerly credited to Stan Lee. Story is not signed.

The Ship In the Desert (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mickey Spillane
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:
  • in Primal Spillane: Early Stories 1941-1942 (Gryphon Books, 2004 series)

Indexer Notes

Reprint note from Arthur Lortie, August 2008.

The Mystery of the Stinging Death (Table of Contents)

Terry Vance / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Deadline Dawson (guest-star); Senor Revuelta (villain, introduction); Diosa (introduction)

[The Land of Nowhere] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Jupiter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Robbins
Pencils:
Ed Robbins (signed) [as Eddie Robbins]
Inks:
Ed Robbins (signed) [as Eddie Robbins]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
jimmy Jupiter; The Witches of Encore (villains, introductions, one death); Ruffy Rabbit (introduction)

The Wolf-Man Terror (Table of Contents)

Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gus Schrotter
Inks:
Gus Schrotter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Angel; The Wolf-Man [Gonji] (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Art formerly credited to Al Fagaly.

Death Stalks the Shipyard (Table of Contents)

Patriot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Patriot [Jeff Mace]; Grosse (villain, introduction, death); Mary; Casey
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Into the blade she sped as the Human Torch leaped --!"]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Moonlight Murders
    Human Torch and Toro
  3. 2. The Item of the Mad Artist
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. The Mine of Terror
    Vision
  5. 4. The Ship In the Desert
  6. 5. The Mystery of the Stinging Death
    Terry Vance
  7. 6. [The Land of Nowhere]
    Jimmy Jupiter
  8. 7. The Wolf-Man Terror
    Angel
  9. 8. Death Stalks the Shipyard
    Patriot
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