(Summer 1942)

Marvel, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Proper sequencing of all of the strips herein by Craig Delich 1-26-08.


[Battling the Sub-Mariner] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; the Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
Reprints:

[Marvel Mystery Comics Thrills] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Mystery Comics / 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)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Patriot; the Angel; The Human Torch & Toro; the Sub-Mariner; Terry Vance; Jimmy Jupiter; the Vision
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promo ad to remind readers that Timely Comics' Marvel Mystery Comics appears every month.

Found on the inside front 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.

Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Simon; Harry Sahle
Inks:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Python
Synopsis:
With the help of the Nazis, the Python breaks out of Alcatraz, but every time the Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch & Toro make a move against the villain, the super-heroes get into an egoistic fight with each other, allowing the Python (for the moment) to conduct his reign of terror.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-26-08.

Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner, Chapter 2: Python's Power (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Simon; Harry Sahle
Inks:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Python; Adolf Hitler; Hermann Goring; Joseph Goebbels
Reprints:

The Men Hitler Fears (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [illustrated]; Sub-Mariner [in the text only]; Professor Horton [illustrated]; V: Adolf Hitler [illustrated], and mentioned in the text only: Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Goring and Joachim von Ribbentrop
Synopsis:
Adolf Hitler is lamenting the loss of another 25 of his best spies, due to the efforts of the Torch and Sub-Mariner, and wonders what can be done about them. Goring suggests that agent seize the Torch's creator, Professor Horton, and have HIM destroy the Torch. In the meantime, Goring was to engineer the escape of the Python from prison and have him attempt to deal with the superheroes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-26-08.

Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner, Chapter 3: The Fiery Monster (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Simon; Harry Sahle
Inks:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Doctor Horton; Python
Reprints:

Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner, Chapter 4: The Python Strikes! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Simon; Harry Sahle
Inks:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Doctor Horton; Python
Reprints:

none (Table of Contents)

Krazy Komics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement for Krazy Komics, announcing to readers that the comic will now be published every month.

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.

Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner, Chapter 5: Underground Terror! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Simon; Harry Sahle
Inks:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Doctor Horton; Python
Reprints:

Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner, Chapter 6: The Amazing Awakening (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Simon; Harry Sahle
Inks:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Doctor Horton; Python
Reprints:

"A special message to the boys and girls of America..." (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
The Minuteman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The publishers donated this space, on behalf of the U.S. Savings Bonds and War Stamps campaign, to published a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., encouraging the boys and girls of America to buy at least one 10 cent Savings Stamp each week to help the war effort.
Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-26-08.

Flight Over Tokyo (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mickey Spillane (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Warren Gates; Major Briggs; Greg Holmes; Bill Halsey
Synopsis:
Warren had been stationed in Australia for three months and had not seen any action. When the Major stepped from his office and informed the men that they were going to conduct a raid on Tokyo, he was overjoyed that at last he'd get a crack at the enemy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-28-08. Reprint note for Primal Spillane from Arthur Lortie, August 2008.

["Do they allow fishing here Pop!?"] (Table of Contents)

Tubby and Tack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Pencils:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Inks:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Houlihan ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tubby; Tack; Pop
Synopsis:
Pop takes his sons to his favorite fishing hole, only to be surprised that someone else has beat them to the spot!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-26-08.

["Oboy Tub! Let's get our fortunes told!"] (Table of Contents)

Tubby and Tack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Pencils:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Inks:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Houlihan?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tubby; Tack
Synopsis:
Tubby and Tack decide to visit a fortune teller, but Tubby is convinced that he is a fake.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-26-08.

Nabbing Japanese Spies (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey McKann
Synopsis:
Casey is suspicious of Japanese men who work in a bakery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-26-08.

["In the Kingdom of Moronia where anything goes..."] (Table of Contents)

Swoopy the Fearless / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Gates (signed)
Pencils:
Art Gates (signed)
Inks:
Art Gates (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Gates ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Swoopy; Wendy
Synopsis:
Needing a $100 to get their plane out of hock, Swoopy and Wendy aid a man on the street getting accosted and get the $100...momentarily!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-26-08.

["With their plane in a hockshop..."] (Table of Contents)

Swoopy the Fearless / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Gates (signed)
Pencils:
Art Gates (signed)
Inks:
Art Gates (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Gates ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Swoopy; Wendy
Synopsis:
Swoopy and Wendy think they spot a counterfeiter and close in, but are told by him that he's only making $3 dollar bills and that is no crime!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-26-08.

["After trailing a crook..."] (Table of Contents)

Swoopy the Fearless / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Gates (signed)
Pencils:
Art Gates (signed)
Inks:
Art Gates (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Gates ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Swoopy; Wendy
Synopsis:
Captured by the counterfeiter, our pair lose out when he is captured by a confederate.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-26-08.

["Captured by the counterfeiters..."] (Table of Contents)

Swoopy the Fearless / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Gates (signed)
Pencils:
Art Gates (signed)
Inks:
Art Gates (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Gates ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Swoopy; Wendy
Synopsis:
The two counterfeiters force Swoopy & Wendy to the airfield, where their plane is now out of hock, and force them to fly away from the Police...but an accident lands the plane, with the crooks and our heroes, in a prison!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-26-08.

[Private Peeps at Preposterous Punks Who Prowl This Planet] (Table of Contents)

Peculiar People / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Private Peeps; Elmer Eep; Freddie Flump; Adolf Hitler; Percy Pish; Sidney Sapperz; Mushmouth Myers
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Consists of 6 humorous one-panel bits.
Most info provided by Craig Delich 1-26-08.

[Tops in Thrills, Mystery, Action, Comedy, Patriotism] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / 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)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad encourages readers to buy Captain America Comics every month and to join his Sentinels of Liberty.

Found on the inside 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.

["Aw, Sarge, don't let a little thing like this bomb worry you!"] (Table of Contents)

Terry Toons Comics / 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:
humor
Characters:
Sarge
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated ad for Terry Toon Comics.

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. [Battling the Sub-Mariner]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. [Marvel Mystery Comics Thrills]
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  3. 2. Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner [Chapter 1]
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner, Chapter 2: Python's Power
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Men Hitler Fears
  6. 5. Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner, Chapter 3: The Fiery Monster
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  7. 6. Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner, Chapter 4: The Python Strikes!
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  8. 7. none
    Krazy Komics
  9. 8. Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner, Chapter 5: Underground Terror!
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  10. 9. Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner, Chapter 6: The Amazing Awakening
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  11. 10. "A special message to the boys and girls of America..."
    U.S. War Bonds and Stamps
  12. 11. Flight Over Tokyo
  13. 12. ["Do they allow fishing here Pop!?"]
    Tubby and Tack
  14. 13. ["Oboy Tub! Let's get our fortunes told!"]
    Tubby and Tack
  15. 14. Nabbing Japanese Spies
    Casey McKann
  16. 15. ["In the Kingdom of Moronia where anything goes..."]
    Swoopy the Fearless
  17. 16. ["With their plane in a hockshop..."]
    Swoopy the Fearless
  18. 17. ["After trailing a crook..."]
    Swoopy the Fearless
  19. 18. ["Captured by the counterfeiters..."]
    Swoopy the Fearless
  20. 19. [Private Peeps at Preposterous Punks Who Prowl This Planet]
    Peculiar People
  21. 20. [Tops in Thrills, Mystery, Action, Comedy, Patriotism]
    Captain America
  22. 21. ["Aw, Sarge, don't let a little thing like this bomb worry you!"]
    Terry Toons Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose