(April 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)

["The Japs started their treacherous attack -- "] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro
Keywords:
Japanese Imperial Navy; stereotyping of Japanese; submarines; World War II

March of the Metal Mobsters (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Carl Burgos
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro; The Metal Mobsters (Villains, Introduction [Stephen Cole; others]); Mary Orchid (Introduction); Leslie Garden (Introduction)
Synopsis:
A woman is worried when her fiance disappears so she asks Torch and Toro for help. She tells him that he has developed a plastic metal that may have made him a target for abductors. Torch and Toro encounter men clad in suits made of the stuff and have difficulty subduing them. The woman's fiance turns out to be in one of the suits, but Torch suspects he has been coerced into his actions when he sees welts upon his back. The true villain reveals himself and takes the woman as a hostage to escape. Toro sneaks around behind him and captures him.

Reprisal Revenge (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Princess Fen; Nazis (Villains)
Synopsis:
Sub-Mariner almost liberates France.

[The Crank] (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores (signed)
Inks:
Syd Shores (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision; The Crank [Powers](Introduction, Villain, Death); Powers' secretary (Introduction, Death)

Indexer Notes

previously credited to Stan Lee. Story is not signed.

Lumps of Death (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 Flying Corpses (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]; Dr. Strasser (Villain, Introduction, Death); Mary; Casey

The Mystery of the Pharaoh's Eye (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; Finog (Villain, Introduction)

[The Fairy Dance] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Robbins (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Robbins (signed)
Inks:
Ed Robbins (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy
Characters:
Jimmy Jupiter; The Wump-Jump; Ruffy Rabbit; the Little People (Introduction); the Gnomes (Villains, Introduction)

The House of Slaughter (Table of Contents)

Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel; Riesel (Villain, Introduction, Death)

Indexer Notes

formerly credited to Paul Gustavson

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The Japs started their treacherous attack -- "]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. March of the Metal Mobsters
    Human Torch and Toro
  3. 2. Reprisal Revenge
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. [The Crank]
    Vision
  5. 4. Lumps of Death
  6. 5. The Mystery of the Flying Corpses
    Patriot
  7. 6. The Mystery of the Pharaoh's Eye
    Terry Vance
  8. 7. [The Fairy Dance]
    Jimmy Jupiter
  9. 8. The House of Slaughter
    Angel
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Borre
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich