(Summer 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
U.S.A. Comic Corp.
Brand:
Timely Comics [small shield]
Editing:
Stan Lee (credited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

All-Winners Comics is published quarterly by U.S.A. Comic Corp. at Meriden, Conn. Entered as second class matter, April 24, 1941, at the post office at Meriden, Conn. under Act of March 3, 1879. Single copies 10c; yearly subscription $.40. 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.


none (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
Bob Powell ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Human Torch; Toro; Sub-Mariner
Reprints:

All Winners (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Captain America; Whizzer; Sub-Mariner / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Human Torch; Toro; Whizzer; Destroyer; Sub-Mariner
Synopsis:
Table of Contents page, illustrated with head-views of features and brief story synopses.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Oddity: on this page, the Destroyer is shown but the TOC doesn't list his story, and instead asks "Have you read 'Krazy Komics'"? Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

[Invading the Nazis' Secret Plan] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Carl Burgos ?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos ?; Al Fagaly ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; V: Captain Von Spitz (Introduction)
Synopsis:
Torch and Toro discover that the Nazis are operating out of a steamship anchored to a pier at Coney Island, intending to deliver a bomb (along with needed tanks of oxygen) to a hospital in order to kill thousands.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and some info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

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

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad encouraging readers to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Seiqence and all info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

A Bit of Hocus Pocus / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Keith Clark
Synopsis:
Famous international magician, Keith Clark, explains (in text and illos) how to do tricks used by magicians, such as the vanishing coin box, Indian basket mystery, the magnetic coin and others.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

The Vampire Strikes! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Duffy; V: The Vampire [Doctor Togu] (Introduction, Death)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky must face the threat created by the world's greatest master of occult medicine, Dr. Togu, who has forsaken the dropping of disease bombs on the Chinese people to inflict yet a new terror upon America: a vampire!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and some info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

none (Table of Contents)

Patent Pending / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Paige (signed)
Pencils:
Lou Paige (signed)
Inks:
Lou Paige (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Illustrated one-panel gags portraying proposed inventions that people need to have.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

[Speed On the Rampage] (Table of Contents)

Whizzer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer; V: Warden Balew
Synopsis:
Whizzer must tackle a crooked prison warden, who has formed "A League of Petty Crimes", which allows prisoners to "escape" from prison, commit crimes, then return with the loot, having an alibi no one can prove untrue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and some info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

Smash Return! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro; the Sub-Mariner
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad reminding readers that the new issues of Human Torch Comics [#8] and Sub-Mariner [#6] will soon be on sale.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

The Man in the Moon (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mickey Spillane [as Spillane] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bruce Henderson
Synopsis:
On December 31, 1941.....New Year's Eve, Bruce Henderson was in the jungles of Brazil and comes upon a rocket ship, and decides to use it to fly to the Moon. When he returns, no one believes him, until........they discovered, as Henderson told them they would, the large, mile-long letters "U S A" on the Moon's surface that he had made while he was there, and which they could now see using a new improved telescope!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-3-08. Reprint note for Primal Spillane from Arthur Lortie, August 2008.

A Special Message to the Boys and Girls of America From Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury! (Table of Contents)

Savings Bonds and Stamps / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
Pencils:
? [spot illo]
Inks:
? [spot illo]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The editors of this magazine print a letter from the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, encouraging the boys and girls of America to buy their Savings Stamps to help the U.S. win the war effort.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

The Hermit's Island of Glittering Gold! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; un-named hermit; V: Marshal Doering (Introduction); the Nazis
Synopsis:
After up-ending a boatload of Nazis into the drink, Namor lands on an isle, only to discover it is covered with gold. However, he must not only battle the Nazis, who become shipwrecked there, but the strange hermit who resides there, believing all these visitors are there to steal the gold.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

none (Table of Contents)

Patent Pending / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Paige (signed)
Pencils:
Lou Paige (signed)
Inks:
Lou Paige (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Lou Paige

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
In a series of one pages panels, the writer/artist illustrates inventions that should be patented to make people's life a bit easier.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

The Demon's Deadly Secret! (Table of Contents)

Destroyer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte [as Forte] (signed)
Inks:
John Forte [as Forte] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Paul Voltz [Death]; V: Captain Achhimmell (Introduction); Inga Von Leche (Introduction)
Synopsis:
In order to save the lives of several Americans the Nazis are planning to execute, the Destroyer assumes the alias of writer Louis Kramer to infiltrate the enemy camp and achieve his aims.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and some info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

A Bit of Hocus Pocus / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Keith Clark
Synopsis:
The famous international magician, Keith Clark, through text and illustration, explains how magic tricks, such as the spook rapping trick, the reading of burnt messages and others are actually done.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and other info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

[Krazy Komics] (Table of Contents)

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:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Ziggy Pig; Toughy Tomcat; Snappy Turtle; Posty Pelican; Dingaling
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. All Winners
    Human Torch; Captain America; Whizzer; Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. [Invading the Nazis' Secret Plan]
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Don't Delay Another Second!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    A Bit of Hocus Pocus
  6. 5. The Vampire Strikes!
    Captain America
  7. 6. none
    Patent Pending
  8. 7. [Speed On the Rampage]
    Whizzer
  9. 8. Smash Return!
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  10. 9. The Man in the Moon
  11. 10. A Special Message to the Boys and Girls of America From Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!
    Savings Bonds and Stamps
  12. 11. The Hermit's Island of Glittering Gold!
    Sub-Mariner
  13. 12. none
    Patent Pending
  14. 13. The Demon's Deadly Secret!
    Destroyer
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    A Bit of Hocus Pocus
  16. 15. [Krazy Komics]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich