(September 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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner
Keywords:
amphibious assault boats; amphibious assaults; artillery; beaches; swastikas; United States Army; Wehrmacht; World War II

Air Raid Terror (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Harry Sahle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro; Von Belch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Torch and Toro are aboard a Canadian train when it is attacked by Von Belch's planes. Torch discovers that the Nazis had stockpiled gas and aluminum in Canada even before war broke out for use in constructing munitions. Von Belch is defeated and turned over to authorities.

The Mystery of the Missing Cargo Ships (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner; Von Gotch (villain, introduction)

His 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-supernatural
Characters:
Wump Jump (guest-star); Wump Jump's parents (introductions); The Black Dragons (villains, introductions)

Satan Himself! (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 Great Astro] (Table of Contents)

Patriot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Patriot [Jeff Mace]; Astro (villain, introduction); Jack Casey; Mary Morgan

Indexer Notes

formerly credited to Al Fagaly

Garden of Death (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision; Kamentin (villain, introduction, death); Kixor (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

formerly credited to Syd Shores

Monkey Business (Table of Contents)

Terry Vance and Dr. Watson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill ?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Deadline Watson; Felix Von Shlecht (villain, introduction); an organ grinder (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Mention made of the Spillane Hotel.

The Banquet of Blood (Table of Contents)

Angel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Angel; Count Vicaro (vampire, villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Formerly credited to Al Fagaly

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. Air Raid Terror
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Missing Cargo Ships
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. His Tunnel To China
    Jimmy Jupiter
  5. 4. Satan Himself!
  6. 5. [The Great Astro]
    Patriot
  7. 6. Garden of Death
    Vision
  8. 7. Monkey Business
    Terry Vance and Dr. Watson
  9. 8. The Banquet of Blood
    Angel
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Borre
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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