(Summer 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee ?; Al Fago ?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner; The Angel (inset)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill King [as King] (signed); Sam Gary [as Gary] (signed)
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed); Sam Gary [as Gary] (signed)
Letters:
most typeset; ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vision; Terry Vance; The Sub-Mariner; The Patriot; Jimmy Jupiter; The Angel; The Human Torch; Toro
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for Marvel Comics and its top features.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Lee, Gary and King signed this piece and are, most likely, three separate people. Bill King did such house ads from 1941-43, Sam Gary in 1942, and Stan Lee wrote such ads from 1941-43. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-5.

The Missing Finger Mystery (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor; as Joe Pierre]; Slug Gundy (villain, introduction, death); Bulldog Schlump (villains, introduction); The Chief (villain, introduction); Jim Blake (death); Mrs. Blake
Synopsis:
When Namor accidentally discovers the body of a dead lumber camp owner sealed up in a tree, it leads him to investigate operations at that camp, hoping to discover the identity of the murderer.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-6-08.

[Not a Weak Link Among 'Em!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch; Squeeks
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for Marvel Comics, billed as one of the most read comics on the stands.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 3-6-08.

Sub-Mariner Fights the Periscope Peril (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Capt. Nitsu (villain, introduction); Adm. Nippo (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The discovery of phony submarine periscopes floating about in the ocean worries the Sub-Mariner, because when this information becomes known, it may hurt morale aboard ships who aren't sure whether they are real or not.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-6-08.

The Sea Serpent (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mickey Spillane (signed)
Pencils:
? [title]
Inks:
? [title]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hermann Heidt (death); Henry Vinton
Synopsis:
The appearance of a deadly sea serpent and its subsequent attack upon German submarines affects a sailor very little, since he had been put ashore before the attack...and it still had no effect on him days later when he discovered the remains of the sub he served on wrecked upon the beach with teeth marks all over it!
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-6-08. Reprint note for Primal Spillane from Arthur Lortie, August 2008.

[At it Again! A Fight to End All Fights! The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg (cover of Human Torch #8); ?
Inks:
Alex Schomburg (cover of Human Torch #8); ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; the Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for the big battle between the Torch and Namor found in Human Torch Comics #8.
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Death Sees a Doctor (Table of Contents)

The Angel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Angel; Dr. Foster (villain, introduction, death); a caretaker (villain, introduction, death); Stone (villain, introduction); Dr. Bell (death)
Synopsis:
The death of Dr. Bell, after receiving a skull in the mail of a former patient-doctor, leads the Angel to discover that the former "owner" of the skull was extorting money from patients using a free clinic!
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-6-08.

none (Table of Contents)

Pop's Woppers / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pop O'Keefe
Synopsis:
Pop brags about winning a long distance race in "The African Olympics," so he is challenged to run another long distance race.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-6-08.

[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:
most typeset; ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for Captain America Comics, as well as info on how to join his Sentinels of Liberty.
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Indexer Notes

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.

[Terry Toons Comics Ad] (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:
?

Characters:
Sarge
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for Terry Toons Comics.
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Indexer Notes

Found 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. [no title indexed]
    The Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Comics
  3. 2. The Missing Finger Mystery
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. [Not a Weak Link Among 'Em!]
    Marvel Comics
  5. 4. Sub-Mariner Fights the Periscope Peril
    Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. The Sea Serpent
  7. 6. [At it Again! A Fight to End All Fights! The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner]
    The Human Torch
  8. 7. Death Sees a Doctor
    The Angel
  9. 8. none
    Pop's Woppers
  10. 9. [Tops in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism!]
    Captain America
  11. 10. [Terry Toons Comics Ad]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose