(June 1942)

Marvel, 1942 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Timely Comics Riot of Fun
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy Cover
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

The second transitional issue of Comedy Comics as it further diverged from prior title Daring Mystery Comics. This issue still has numerous hero/adventure features, but none continue directly from Daring Mystery and there is more emphasis on humor.

Art attributions noted as coming from Michael J. Vassallo are from the updated version of his Alter Ego article on Vince Fago published at ComicArtVille: http://www.comicartville.com/vincefago.htm


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie the Gruesome / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

Tentative art ID from Michael J. Vassallo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Educatin' Otto / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant
Inks:
Art Helfant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Otto (first appearance, only appearabce)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daffy and Duffy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Paige?
Inks:
Lou Paige?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy (first appearance, only appearance); Duffy (first appearance, only appearance)

[Introducing Archie the Gruesome] (Table of Contents)

Archie the Gruesome / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth?
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Archie the Gruesome (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Only golden age appearance. Next appearance in All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes (Marvel, 2011 series) #1.

[The Coming of the Fourth Musketeer] (Table of Contents)

Fourth Musketeer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Rico
Inks:
Don Rico
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fourth Musketeer (introduction; origin)

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Michael J. Vassallo.

Probably reworked into the Blue Blade in USA Comics (Marvel, 1941 series) #5

[Banished To Earth] (Table of Contents)

Monstro the Mighty / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Monstro the Mighty (introduction, origin); Mars (villain); Major Crash (introduction)

[Crashing the Concentration Camp] (Table of Contents)

Victory Boys / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ernie Hart
Inks:
Ernie Hart
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Victor (first appearance); Victor's father (first appearance); The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Michael J. Vassallo, who confirms Hart as the sole penciler/inker in his online extended notes to the USA Comics Masterworks, Vol. 2.

next appearance (slightly reworked with costumes) in USA Comics (Marvel, 1941 series) #5

[Back To 1492] (Table of Contents)

Kid Columbus / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Kid Columbus (introduction, origin, only app.?); Amigez (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006)

[unknown] (Table of Contents)

Wheezy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Reney (signed)
Inks:
Reney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wheezy (a dog, introduction); Private Breezy (introduction)

Indexer Notes

It is highly unlikely that this is Lily Renée as she was first hired by Fiction House in 1943, per Renée in Alter Ego v3#85.
Who's Who lists "Reney" as a pen name for Renée and mentions this feature, and Michael J. Vassallo also references this, but it is not clear if that is based on viewing the art or the Who's Who credit. Renée made no mention of working for Timely in her interview, nor of signing any name other than "L. Renée".

[The Cannonball Pitcher] (Table of Contents)

Cannon Ball Brown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Gates
Pencils:
Art Gates
Inks:
Art Gates
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Cannon Ball Brown

Indexer Notes

Credits per Michael J. Vassallo and Who's Who (which includes the writing credit).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie the Gruesome
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Educatin' Otto
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Daffy and Duffy
  4. 3. [Introducing Archie the Gruesome]
    Archie the Gruesome
  5. 4. [The Coming of the Fourth Musketeer]
    Fourth Musketeer
  6. 5. [Banished To Earth]
    Monstro the Mighty
  7. 6. [Crashing the Concentration Camp]
    Victory Boys
  8. 7. [Back To 1492]
    Kid Columbus
  9. 8. [unknown]
    Wheezy
  10. 9. [The Cannonball Pitcher]
    Cannon Ball Brown
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