(Spring 1942)

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:
Al Avison [as A. Avison] (signed)
Inks:
Al Avison [as A. Avison] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

All Winners (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro; Destroyer; Whizzer; Captain America; Bucky; Sub-Mariner
Synopsis:
Illustrated table of contents reviewing each of the features found in the issue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 6-29-08.

The Terror of the Slimy Japs! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 12 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]; Villains: Moppino (Introduction, Death); the Japanese
Synopsis:
Torch and Toro, now that war against Japan has been declared, must face the murder, crime and sabotage that Moppino, the high priest of the rising sun temple, wishes to perpetrate against the city of New York.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-29-08.

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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad, encouraging readers to join Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 6-29-08.

The Sorceror's Sinister Secret! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison ?
Inks:
George Klein ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Duffy; V: Mysto the Magician [The Sorcerer] (Introduction)
Synopsis:
Steve and Bucky are allowed to go and see a magician's act, but when Mysto uses the Colonel of the post in his act, and they BOTH disappear, Captain America and Bucky head to "Sorcerer's Hollow" to track them down. There they rescue the Colonel and are told that the sorcerer is actually a Japanese spy trying to force the Colonel to reveal the defense secrets of America's new air base.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006). The original indexer credited the pencils to Bob Powell and the inks to Al Avison. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-29-08.

[Crime On the Rampage] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Howard James [as Howard Johns] (signed)
Inks:
Howard James [as Howard Johns] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Bob Frank]; V: Leet Brannis
Synopsis:
Whizzer gets on the trail of a gang of crooks who turn in false alarms in order to divert the attention of the Police while they rob theatres.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from contents page. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-29-08.

Miser's Gold! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Carson; Bill Carson; Silas Henry; Sheriff Watson; Villains: Meanie McGee; Spot
Synopsis:
Jack and Bill Carson are on the trail of Meanie McGee and his pal, Spot, who are after the fortune amassed by miser Silas Henry, who doesn't trust banks and keeps his money hidden away.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-29-08.

The Sub-Mariner...Combats the Sinister Horde! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; V: Dr. Felix Sak (Introduction)
Synopsis:
The Navy Department calls in Prince Namor to help clear out the Nazi U-boat menace along America's Atlantic seaboard, and runs into Dr. Sak, who has created an underwater cavern from which the subs can attack at will and not have their place of origin discovered.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ink credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006). Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-29-08.

["We don't wish you any harm, but you'll die laughing!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dippy Diplomat; Tessie the Typist; Powerhouse Pepper
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad [featuring the cover and new art] for Joker Comics #2.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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.

Death To the Nazi Scourge! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Destroyer [Keen Marlowe]; Flora; Villains: Heinrich Bungler (Introduction), Adolf Hitler; Pastor Muller (Introduction)
Synopsis:
The Destroyer hears that a Gestapo agent is going to behead Pastor Muller, who has been defying Hitler, and sets out to save his life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from contents page. Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006). Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-29-08.

Back Again! (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); Al Gabriele [cover]
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed); George Klein [cover]
Letters:
?; most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Toro; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Whitewash Jones; Washington Vanderbilt Jefferson; Tubby Tinkle; Percy Bartwell
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Young Allies Comics #3 (displaying cover) with new art as well.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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. none
    Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner; Destroyer; Whizzer
  2. 1. All Winners
  3. 2. The Terror of the Slimy Japs!
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Don't Delay Another Second!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  5. 4. The Sorceror's Sinister Secret!
    Captain America
  6. 5. [Crime On the Rampage]
    The Whizzer
  7. 6. Miser's Gold!
  8. 7. The Sub-Mariner...Combats the Sinister Horde!
    The Sub-Mariner
  9. 8. ["We don't wish you any harm, but you'll die laughing!"]
    Joker Comics
  10. 9. Death To the Nazi Scourge!
    The Destroyer
  11. 10. Back Again!
    Young Allies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich