(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 Magazine Corp.
Brand:
Timely Comics [no shield]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Remember Pearl Harbor issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Young Allies / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Young Allies [Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Bucky [James Barnes]; Knuckles [Percival Aloysius O'Toole]; Jefferson Worthington Sandervilt; Whitewash Jones; Tubby [Henry Tinkle]]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Japanese

Indexer Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

The Young Allies (Table of Contents)

The Young Allies / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Gabriele (signed)
Inks:
George Klein (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Young Allies [Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Bucky [James Barnes]; Knuckles [Percival Aloysius O'Toole]; Jefferson Worthington Sandervilt; Whitewash Jones; Tubby [Henry Tinkle]]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Contents page is found on the inside front cover and lists Stan Lee as Editor. Illustrated contents page giving chapter titles for the Young Allies story. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

[Attack on Alaska] Chapter 1: The Coming of the Khan! (Table of Contents)

The Young Allies / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Al Gabriele (signed on contents page)
Inks:
George Klein (signed on contents page)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Young Allies [Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Bucky [James Barnes]; Knuckles [Percival Aloysius O'Toole]; Jefferson Worthington Sandervilt; Whitewash Jones; Tubby [Henry Tinkle]]; Khan (introduction)
Synopsis:
Without knowing it, the Young Allies run into and are trapped by the Khan, a man desiring to become master of the western hemisphere, and involved in the planning stages of a Nazi and Japanese take-over of Alaska.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Japanese

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

[Attack on Alaska] Chapter 2: Trapped in the Swampland! (Table of Contents)

The Young Allies / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Al Gabriele (signed on contents page)
Inks:
George Klein (signed on contents page)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Young Allies [Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Bucky [James Barnes]; Knuckles [Percival Aloysius O'Toole]; Jefferson Worthington Sandervilt; Whitewash Jones; Tubby [Henry Tinkle]]; Khan
Synopsis:
Believing the Young Allies destroyed, the Khan and his men move on toward Alaska (via Canada by train).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

[Attack on Alaska] Chapter 3: Terror Underground! (Table of Contents)

The Young Allies / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Al Gabriele (signed on contents page)
Inks:
George Klein (signed on contents page)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Young Allies [Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Bucky [James Barnes]; Knuckles [Percival Aloysius O'Toole]; Jefferson Worthington Sandervilt; Whitewash Jones; Tubby [Henry Tinkle]]; Perry; Khan
Synopsis:
Trapped in a swampland area, a plane spots the boys and transports them to the Yukon for medical assistance. The Young Allies, upon their recovery, buy a cheap car and head out to find their adversary, who already knows they are in country. They are captured and taken to the Khan's huge secret Alaskan underground airport.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Japanese

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

[Attack on Alaska] Chapter 4: The Yellow Invasion Begins! (Table of Contents)

The Young Allies / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Al Gabriele (signed on contents page)
Inks:
George Klein (signed on contents page)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Young Allies [Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Bucky [James Barnes]; Knuckles [Percival Aloysius O'Toole]; Jefferson Worthington Sandervilt; Whitewash Jones; Tubby [Henry Tinkle]]; Khan
Synopsis:
The Khan begins his invasion of Alaska, and the Young Allies escape from the secret airport and head for Alaska to alert U.S. defense forces of the impending attack. While there, they confront the Khan inside a U.S. arsenal that is suddenly hit by bombs from an Japanese plane!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Japanese

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

[Attack on Alaska] Chapter 5: Fight to the Finish! (Table of Contents)

The Young Allies / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Al Gabriele (signed on contents page)
Inks:
George Klein (signed on contents page)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Young Allies [Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Bucky [James Barnes]; Knuckles [Percival Aloysius O'Toole]; Jefferson Worthington Sandervilt; Whitewash Jones; Tubby [Henry Tinkle]]; General Peters; Khan
Synopsis:
Barely surviving the explosion, the Young Allies scramble out of the arsenal and spot a huge opening of a pipe leading underground, and out of the pipe suddenly emerges a huge Japanese invasion force. Toro takes to the air to alert U.S. forces and a battle royal ensues, resulting in the Khan's death and a rout of his forces.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Japanese

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

Danger in the Dunes (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dan; Patchey (his horse); Brown (villain); Jeff (villain)
Synopsis:
Dan sees a plane sputter in air and crash land, and he heads out to look for it and the pilots who were aboard. He doesn't realize that those men are spies with bombs on board to be used to bomb the Coolidge Dam.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

He Solves the Last Murder Mystery (Table of Contents)

Casey McKann / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Ferstadt [as Looey] (signed)
Inks:
Louis Ferstadt [as Looey] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey McKann (introduction); Baldy Bean (dies); "Pinky" the Punk; Lotsa Stuff; "Mugsy" the Mug; Mr. Ripper (false Police Commissioner, villain)
Synopsis:
Casey succeeds in ferreting out the true killer of Baldy Bean: a phony Police Commissioner.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revision from Ferstadt to ? by Craig Delich. The Who's Who states that Ferstadt did not write this strip. Most info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

Don't Cross Your Bridgework Until It Bites You! (Table of Contents)

Casey McKann / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Ferstadt [as Looey] (signed)
Inks:
Louis Ferstadt [as Looey] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey McKann
Synopsis:
Casey is awarded a medal for solving the murder of Baldy Bean, then spots a suspicious beautiful girl. He follows her and breaks into an apartment she enters and falsely arrests her and some other card players!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

Killer Diller Returns to the Pen in the Big House (Table of Contents)

Casey McKann / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Ferstadt [as Looey] (signed)
Inks:
Louis Ferstadt [as Looey] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey McKann; Killer Diller
Synopsis:
Casey is ordered by the commissioner to bring in parolee Killer Diller, not knowing that he was awarded a prize while in prison for a true story he wrote.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

We Don't Wish You 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:
Tessie the Typist; Powerhouse Pepper; Squat Car Squad; Dippy Diplomat
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional house ad for Joker Comics #1, including the cover. Lee and King, who signed this page as Lee King, most likely are two separate people. According to the Who's Who, Bill King did house ads such as this from 1941-43 and Stan Lee did the same from 1941-43.

[The Disappearing Diamonds] (Table of Contents)

Father Time / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Alderman (signed)
Inks:
Jack Alderman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Father Time [Larry Scott]; Yo Lanar (villain, introduction); Agent X (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A crooked diamond expert is refused citizenship because of his many convictions for jewel robberies and threatens revenge by stealing vital industrial black diamonds.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Father Time's appearance occurs between Captain America Comics #12 and Mystic Comics #10. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

You Can't Lose! (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional house ad for All Winner Comics #4, including the cover. Lee and King, who signed this page as Lee King, most likely are two separate people. According to the Who's Who, Bill King did house ads such as this from 1941-43 and Stan Lee did the same from 1941-43.

["Casey, there's a gang of counterfeiters active!"] (Table of Contents)

Casey McKann / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Ferstadt [as Looey] (signed)
Inks:
Louis Ferstadt [as Looey] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey McKann
Synopsis:
The police commissioner is livid with Casey for rounding up a ring of counter fitters, believing them to be counterfeiters!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

Square Gang Buster Busts Up Dope Ring! (Table of Contents)

Casey McKann / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Ferstadt [as Looey] (signed)
Inks:
Louis Ferstadt [as Looey] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey McKann; Big Dope
Synopsis:
When Big Dope is released from prison, Casey tails him, suspicious that he will go back to his previous career in crime...but the joke is on him!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

Capt. Colin P. Kelly (Table of Contents)

The Story of an American Hero..... / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Captain Colin P. Kelly (dies)
Synopsis:
The true story of U.S. AAF Captain Kelly is told, including the heroic sacrifice of his life, when he rammed his plane into the Japanese Battleship Haruna off the coast of Luzon.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Japanese

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

Don't Delay Another Second! (Table of Contents)

Sentinels of Liberty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Illustrated ad for Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty club. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 8-28-09.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Young Allies
  2. 1. The Young Allies
    The Young Allies
  3. 2. [Attack on Alaska] Chapter 1: The Coming of the Khan!
    The Young Allies
  4. 3. [Attack on Alaska] Chapter 2: Trapped in the Swampland!
    The Young Allies
  5. 4. [Attack on Alaska] Chapter 3: Terror Underground!
    The Young Allies
  6. 5. [Attack on Alaska] Chapter 4: The Yellow Invasion Begins!
    The Young Allies
  7. 6. [Attack on Alaska] Chapter 5: Fight to the Finish!
    The Young Allies
  8. 7. Danger in the Dunes
  9. 8. He Solves the Last Murder Mystery
    Casey McKann
  10. 9. Don't Cross Your Bridgework Until It Bites You!
    Casey McKann
  11. 10. Killer Diller Returns to the Pen in the Big House
    Casey McKann
  12. 11. We Don't Wish You Harm But You'll Die Laughing!
    Joker Comics
  13. 12. [The Disappearing Diamonds]
    Father Time
  14. 13. You Can't Lose!
    All Winners Comics
  15. 14. ["Casey, there's a gang of counterfeiters active!"]
    Casey McKann
  16. 15. Square Gang Buster Busts Up Dope Ring!
    Casey McKann
  17. 16. Capt. Colin P. Kelly
    The Story of an American Hero.....
  18. 17. Don't Delay Another Second!
    Sentinels of Liberty
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin