(June 1942)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1942
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 Human Torch blazes thru to halt the Jap attack!" (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch
Keywords:
heavy machine guns; Japanese Imperial Army; parachutes; paratroops; stereotyping of Japanese; World War II

Splashing With Thrills! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Lee (signed)
Inks:
Lee (signed)
Letters:
?

The Statues of Doom (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro; Frank Portl (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Frank Portl, a sculptor, murders his secretary when she discovers that he has been smuggling military secrets to spies inside of his statutes. Torch and Toro deduce what had occurred at the scene of the crime and turn him over to police.

Fingers of Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lloyd V. Jaquet [as Elvey Jay]
Pencils:
Carl Pfeufer
Inks:
Carl Pfeufer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Namor the Sub-Mariner; Von Grubb (villain, introduction)

The Secret of the Sharks (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ramona Patenaude
Inks:
Ramona Patenaude
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision [Aarkus]; Leila (introduction); The Japanese (villains, deaths)

Indexer Notes

Script originally credited to Stan Lee. Story is not signed. Art originally credited to Vince Alascia. Alascia is not credited in Jerry Bails' Who's Who with ever working on this feature.

Last Ride (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.

In the Land of the Fun People (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Jupiter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Robbins
Pencils:
Ed Robbins
Inks:
Ed Robbins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy
Characters:
Jimmy Jupiter; Captain Cookie (introduction); the China People of Tea Land (introduction); The Bull in the China Shoppe (villain, introduction); the Licorice Men (villains, introduction)

Marvel Mystery Comics Election Contest Winners (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Human Torch; David Lang

Indexer Notes

Includes an illo of the Human Torch and a photograph of the contest winner, David Lang.

The Mystery of the Phantom Robberies (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 (guest-star); The Phantom Burglar [Dr. Mefis] (villain, introduction)

The Iron-Clawed Monster (Table of Contents)

Patriot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Patriot [Jeff Mace]; Mary Morgan; Jack Casey; The Japanese (villains)

The Ogre and the Man-Eating Boboes (Table of Contents)

Angel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Angel; The Ogre (villain, introduction, death); his Boboes (villains, introductions, deaths)

Indexer Notes

credit originally given to Al Fagaly who drew the Patriot story in this issue.

Foot Itch (Table of Contents)

Gore Products, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Daisy Announces the Defender (Table of Contents)

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "The Human Torch blazes thru to halt the Jap attack!"
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Splashing With Thrills!
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. The Statues of Doom
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Fingers of Death
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Secret of the Sharks
    Vision
  6. 5. Last Ride
  7. 6. In the Land of the Fun People (Part 2)
    Jimmy Jupiter
  8. 7. Marvel Mystery Comics Election Contest Winners
  9. 8. The Mystery of the Phantom Robberies
    Terry Vance
  10. 9. The Iron-Clawed Monster
    Patriot
  11. 10. The Ogre and the Man-Eating Boboes
    Angel
  12. 11. Foot Itch
    Gore Products, Inc.
  13. 12. Daisy Announces the Defender
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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