(May 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
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 quarterly 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 60c. Entire contents copyrighted 1942 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Major Liberty / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Major Liberty [John Liberty]; the Japanese
Reprints:

Remember Pearl Harbor! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad encouraging all readers to buy U.S. War Bonds and Stamps to help support the war effort.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on inside front cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

[The Eerie Mansion On the Hill] (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]; Hans Stiller; Herman Blake; Heinrich Tode (villain); Fritz (villain); Dr. Drew (villain; death)
Synopsis:
Scientist Hans Stiller has invented a powerful explosive for the U.S. Army. However, when the Gestapo comes to the shores of America to "encourage" him to return to Germany and work for Hitler, Major Liberty risks his life to save his secret for America.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ink credit of Syd Shores is disputed by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

The Adventure of the Frozen Corpses (Table of Contents)

Jack Frost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Pierce Rice ?
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jack Frost; Bob Davis; Betty; Harlow (death); Jimmy Crain (villain; death); Dennis (villain)
Synopsis:
A deranged research chemist, jealous that he has lost "his" girl to his partner (because of an accident caused by him that has marred his features), tries to kill his partner with liquid ice and attempts to blame it on Jack Frost.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits originally given as Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006). Revised art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

We'll Win! (Table of Contents)

Sentinels of Liberty / 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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; most typeset

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
House ad for Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty.
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.

[The Fog] (Table of Contents)

The Defender / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Defender [Don Stevens]; Rusty; The Fog [Dr. Rhinestone] (villain; introduction; death)
Synopsis:
The Defender must find a solution to the mystery of a strange, heavy fog that settles in over Middleton, resulting in factories and warehouses being looted.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

[The Mad Monk] (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]; Penelope Parsons; The Mad Monk [Rudolf Parsons] (villain; introduction; death)
Synopsis:
The Vagabond must discover the correlation between a million dollar robbery case from twenty years earlier and the strange reccurence of the Mad Monk of Malamoor Castle.
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Indexer Notes

Additional inking assistance may be present, per Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

Diamond of Juba (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
George Andrews; Professor Coleman; Tom Andrews; Jane Coleman; V: Dapper Devito [D].
Synopsis:
At the urging of her father, Jane Coleman and friend Tom Andrews head off on an expedition into trackless jungles, hoping to find the elusive Idol of Juba, which has a large diamond in its forehead.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

[The Torpedoes of Dr. Leech] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Terror [Dan Kane]; Admiral Leeds; Dr. Gustave Leech (villain; introduction; death); Dolores Madrigo (villain)
Synopsis:
Captain Terror must battle the evil Dr. Leech, sometimes known as the "Human Torpedo", who strives to destroy all food shipments to England, hoping that if they starve long enough, they will submit to the F├╝hrer's will.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Al Eadeh previously credited with art. Revised art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

[La Barbe the Killer] (Table of Contents)

Rockman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky?; Al Fagaly?
Inks:
Al Avison?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rockman; Zeb Sanders; La Barbe (villain; introduction; death)
Synopsis:
Rockman must stop a demented killer, whose bloody hands had reached everywhere on the peninsula, from gaining possession of the richest gold mine in Alaska.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit of "Al Fagaly?" from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.
Last golden age appearance. Next appearance in The Twelve (Marvel, 2008 series) #1.

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

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

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

Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; the Angel [Tom Halloway]; the Vision [Aarkus]; Jimmy Jupiter; Terry Vance; the Patriot [Jeff Mace]
Synopsis:
Illustrated house ad promoting the features found in Marvel Mystery Comics.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

[Dix's Homecoming] (Table of Contents)

Corporal Dix / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
military
Characters:
Corporal Jeff Dix (introduction); Mrs. Dix (Jeff Dix's mother; introduction); Joe Dix (Jeff Dix's brother; introduction); Ed Delaney (villain)
Synopsis:
Corporal Dix's brother is being swayed by the criminal element to steal the proceeds from the local U.S.O.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

[The Secret Carburetor] (Table of Contents)

The Whizzer / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard James (signed)
Inks:
Howard James (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Bob Frank]; Jere Kenney; Briscoe (villain); Briscoe's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Whizzer helps his friend Jere regain a secret stolen carburetor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

["This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00"] (Table of Contents)

Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable Typewriter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Pick Your Prize (Table of Contents)

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Major Liberty
  2. 1. Remember Pearl Harbor!
    U.S. War Bonds and Stamps
  3. 2. [The Eerie Mansion On the Hill]
    Major Liberty
  4. 3. The Adventure of the Frozen Corpses
    Jack Frost
  5. 4. We'll Win!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  6. 5. [The Fog]
    The Defender
  7. 6. [The Mad Monk]
    The Vagabond
  8. 7. Diamond of Juba
  9. 8. [The Torpedoes of Dr. Leech]
    Captain Terror
  10. 9. [La Barbe the Killer]
    Rockman
  11. 10. Marvel at the World's Greatest Heroes in the Most Exciting Adventures You've Read!
    Marvel Comics
  12. 11. [Dix's Homecoming]
    Corporal Dix
  13. 12. [The Secret Carburetor]
    The Whizzer
  14. 13. ["This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00"]
    Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable Typewriter
  15. 14. Pick Your Prize
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Andrews
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Patrick Lemaire
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews