(August 1942 (September 1942)

Marvel, 1942 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy Cover
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

Indicia publication date is August 1942. Cover date is September 1942.
Published at Meriden, Conn., © 1942.
Entry as second class matter at the Meriden, Conn. post office still pending as of this issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Percy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

Detail from the interior story.

"I'm getting tired pushing it so I thought this up out of my own head." (Table of Contents)

Otto Bragg and Snippy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Otto Bragg (first appearance); Snippy (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Four single-page features, each signed by Lou Paige.

Introducing Wheezy... and his pal Private Breezy! (Table of Contents)

Wheezy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Reney (signed)
Inks:
Reney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Three one-page features, each signed by Reney.

It is highly unlikely that this is Lily Renée as she began her career when first hired by Fiction House in 1943, per Renée in Alter Ego v3#85.
Who's Who lists "Reney" as a pen name for Renée and mentions this feature, and Michael J. Vassallo also references this, but it is not clear if that is based on viewing the art or the Who's Who credit. Renée made no mention of working for Timely in her interview, nor of signing any name other than "L. Renée".

"Ah! It's finished!" (Table of Contents)

Inky Dinky / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sol Brodsky [as SOL] (signed)
Inks:
Sol Brodsky [as SOL] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Inky Dinky (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Three one-page features, each signed "SOL" in at least one panel somewhere.

In Hollywood (Table of Contents)

Maisie Martin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chuck A. Winter [as Chuck Winter] (signed)
Inks:
Chuck A. Winter [as Chuck Winter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Maisie Martin (first appearance)

[Enter: The Creeper] (Table of Contents)

Vagabond / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Inks:
George Klein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Vagabond; The Creeper (introduction, villain)

Indexer Notes

By this point, The Vagabond has a more humorous tone than his original USA Comics appearances.

last appeared in Young Allies (Marvel, 1941 series) #4
last golden age appearance
next appearance in All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes (Marvel, 2011 series) #3

The Creeper goes on to invade the "Homer" feature in Krazy Komics (Marvel, 1942 series), which becomes "The Creeper and Homer". Exact issues unknown.

[The Spider Strikes] (Table of Contents)

Stuporman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Douglas [as Harry / Douglas] (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Douglas [as Harry / Douglas] (signed)
Inks:
Harry Douglas [as Harry / Douglas] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Spider (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

last known appearance, previously appeared in Daring Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1940 series) #6 and Joker Comics (Marvel, 1942 series) #1. Due to the sparse indexing of humor comics, additional appearances may have been overlooked.

Contrary to various other published theories, "Harry / Douglas" was an editor/artist named Harry Douglas, as confirmed by Michael J. Vassallo upon interviewing Harry Douglas, Jr. after the younger Douglas contacted the author of this blog post: http://monomythic.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/marvel-mystery-monday-stuporm...

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Percy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Percy (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spy-Catcher / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Spy-Catcher (first appearance; only appearance?)

Indexer Notes

two one-pagers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Casey McKann / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Ferstadt
Inks:
Louis Ferstadt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey McCann (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Trinket / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clive Yeadon
Inks:
Clive Yeadon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Cult of the Black Widow Spiders] (Table of Contents)

Snigger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Red Holmdale
Inks:
Red Holmdale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Snigdon Sanford [Snigger] (first appearance); Snigs (first appearance; a dog); The Cult of the Black Widow Spiders (first appearance; villains)

[Introducting Maymee] (Table of Contents)

Maymee Hazzit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Maymee Hazzit (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Credits by Michael J. Vassallo at http://www.comicartville.com/vincefago.htm, specifically noting that this "looks to be a very early George Tuska freelance piece."
Also: "Tuska took a look at this feature at the wonderful White Plains, NY convention in 2000 and vaguely recalled drawing it. . He suggested that it 'may' have been inventory from a shop, though"

Previously credited to Chic Stone ? (pencils) / Al Gabriele ? (inks)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ye Good Old Daze / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alan Mandel? (Emby)
Inks:
Dan Barry? (Emby)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Percy
  2. 1. "I'm getting tired pushing it so I thought this up out of my own head."
    Otto Bragg and Snippy
  3. 2. Introducing Wheezy... and his pal Private Breezy!
    Wheezy
  4. 3. "Ah! It's finished!"
    Inky Dinky
  5. 4. In Hollywood
    Maisie Martin
  6. 5. [Enter: The Creeper]
    Vagabond
  7. 6. [The Spider Strikes]
    Stuporman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Percy
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Spy-Catcher
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Casey McKann
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Trinket
  12. 11. [The Cult of the Black Widow Spiders]
    Snigger
  13. 12. [Introducting Maymee]
    Maymee Hazzit
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Ye Good Old Daze
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Patrick Lemaire
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin