(July 1942)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Timely Comics [small shield]
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)

["Human Torch and Sub-Mariner hold off the Jap hordes in the New York terror air-raid!"] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner
Keywords:
anti-aircraft guns; Japanese Imperial Navy Air Force; parachutes; paratroops; World War II

The Dynamite Saboteurs (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:
Romo (villain, introduction); Von Brukk (villain, introduction, death); Prof. Mikk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Von Brukk, Nazi agent no.1, is using a gangster named Romo to steal dynamite in order to bomb munitions plants. Fleeing from Torch and Toro, Von Brukk attempts to hide in a wind tunnel when the contraption starts up and he is ground to hamburger by the fan blades.

The Sub-Mariner Slugs the Sahara Scavengers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Pfeufer [from Funnies, Inc. [the Jacquet Shop]]
Inks:
Carl Pfeufer [from Funnies, Inc. [the Jacquet Shop]]
Colors:
Funnies, Inc. [the Jacquet Shop]
Letters:
Funnies, Inc. [the Jacquet Shop]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Von Ratter (Villain, Introduction); Von Rommel (Introduction)

Indexer Notes

This story was produced by Funnies, Inc. [the Jacquet Shop] during the time of Bill Everett's transition of leaving the Sub-Mariner strip. As a result, artists like Carl Pfeufer emulated much of Everett's style (as per Jerry Bails, September 10, 2004).

Jap Trap (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.

[The Giant Octopus Menace] (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vision; A mad scientist (villain, introduction, death); his giant octopi (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Stan Lee, Syd Shores, and Al Gabrielle. New credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who and comparison of the art with other credited work.

Treachery Deals a Double-Cross (Table of Contents)

Patriot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Patriot [Jeff Mace]; The Japanese (villains, deaths)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Fagaly, but all his Patriot stories were signed. New credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who and comparison of the art with other credited work.

The Case of the Bogus Stamp Salesman (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:
Deadline Dawson (guest-star); Torpey (owner of Torpey Stamp Co., villain, introduction)

The Tunnel To China (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:
The White Rabbit (from ALICE IN WONDERLAND, introduction); the Kings and Queens of the White and Black Kingdoms (introductions)

The House of the Living Dead (Table of Contents)

Angel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Angel; Dr. Merkel (villain, introduction, death); his legion of zombies (villains, introductions, deaths)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Fagaly. New credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who and comparison of the art with other credited work.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Human Torch and Sub-Mariner hold off the Jap hordes in the New York terror air-raid!"]
    The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Dynamite Saboteurs
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Sub-Mariner Slugs the Sahara Scavengers
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Jap Trap
  5. 4. [The Giant Octopus Menace]
    Vision
  6. 5. Treachery Deals a Double-Cross
    Patriot
  7. 6. The Case of the Bogus Stamp Salesman
    Terry Vance
  8. 7. The Tunnel To China
    Jimmy Jupiter
  9. 8. The House of the Living Dead
    Angel
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