(Spring 1942)

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

["Attaboy Torch!"] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch; Toro; the Sub-Mariner [inset]
Reprints:

Marvel at the World's Greatest Heroes in the Most Exciting Adventures You've Ever Read! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; the Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Angel [Tom Hallaway]; the Vision [Aarkus]; the Patriot; Jimmy Jupiter; Terry Vance
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

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.

The Agent of Death (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Jim; Agent X
Synopsis:
Torch and Toro try to stop the plans of Agent X, who is out to destroy an American convoy headed toward the Far East carrying food and supplies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

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:
?; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad featuring Captain America, who encourages readers to join his Sentinels of Liberty.
Sequence amd all info added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

The Case of the Attempted Dreadnaught Disasters! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Hans Gretnoff
Synopsis:
The Flaming Duo must act quickly to prevent the treacherous fingers of Japanese treachery, out to destroy strategic bridges that would bottle up our Navy yard.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

Devil Cat (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mickey Spillane (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mark Castel
Synopsis:
Mark Castel was considered one of the greatest and famed animal trainers in the world--until that fateful day when things went wrong, and he lost his nerve...or had he?
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08. Reprint note for Primal Spillane from Arthur Lortie, August 2008.

["Our story opens in the 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; Windy; King Moron XX.
Synopsis:
Quite by accident, Swoopy amd Tim make the King laugh...and whoever succeeds in doing that becomes the official Court Jester!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

Sub-Mariner Slaughters the Japs on Wake Island! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Allen Simon
Inks:
Allen Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Betty Dean; Frank Dean; Lloyd Dean; Jim Dean; Folma; Sarna; Colonel Yuma
Synopsis:
Namor responds to Betty's call to investigate the Japanese sudden withdrawal from Wake Island and the fact that her three missing brothers may still be alive there, possibly imprisoned by the Japanese.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

[Remember Pearl Harbor!] (Table of Contents)

War Bonds and Stamps / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
The Minuteman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Patriotic appeal for readers to buy war bonds and stamps to help America achieve victory.
Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Attaboy Torch!"]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Marvel at the World's Greatest Heroes in the Most Exciting Adventures You've Ever Read!
    Marvel Comics
  3. 2. The Agent of Death
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Don't Delay Another Second!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  5. 4. The Case of the Attempted Dreadnaught Disasters!
    Human Torch
  6. 5. Devil Cat
  7. 6. ["Our story opens in the Kingdom of Moronia..."]
    Swoopy the Fearless
  8. 7. Sub-Mariner Slaughters the Japs on Wake Island!
    The Sub-Mariner
  9. 8. [Remember Pearl Harbor!]
    War Bonds and Stamps
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose