(Fall 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Hideki Tojo
Reprints:

All Winners (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Vision [Aarkus]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
Table of contents with illustrations of the heroes whose stories appear inside the issue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on inside front cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 2008-7-24.

Hot Stamp Mob! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Uncle Sam (cameo); Minute Man (cameo); Big Eyes (villain); Joe Thomas (villain)
Synopsis:
A lucky break on getting the address of one Joseph Thomas off a utility bill leads the Torch and Toro directly into a den of counterfeiters of U.S. Savings Stamps!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Splash page gives feature as "The Minute Man and the Human Torch".

Like a Comet! (Table of Contents)

Krazy Komics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill King [as King] (signed, new art); ? (cover art)
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed, new art); ? (cover art)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Lolly; Snappy; Ding a Ling; Rusty; Toughy Tomcat
Synopsis:
Promotional illustrated ad, including the cover, for Krazy Komics #2.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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.

The Stone-Man Slayer! (Table of Contents)

The Destroyer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Villains: Professor Schultz (villain, introduction, death) Lubitch (villain, introduction, death); un-named Nazi Commandant (villain); Stone Man (villain)
Synopsis:
A Nazi sculptor and scientist create a new weapon against the Allies for Hitler: a giant man made of stone!
Reprints:

Marvel at the World's Greatest Heroes in the Most Exciting Adventures You've Ever Read! (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)
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; the Patriot [Jeffrey Mace]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Jimmy Jupiter; the Vision [Aarkus]; the Angel [Tom Halloway]; Terry Vance
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Marvel Comics.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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.

The Woim Toins (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mickey Spillane (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Oswald Perkins; Mr. Styles; "The Boss" [Christopher Fitzgerald Wampus] (villain); Willy Wickerschnikle (villain)
Synopsis:
When "The Boss" sells Willy a bunch of worthless gold stock in the Gleeful Gopher Mine, both are estatic.....that is until "The Boss" believes the stock is really worth something and attempts to buy it back.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence information by Greg Theakston (April 1, 2006). Reprint note for Primal Spillane from Arthur Lortie, August, 2008.

The Mock Mikado Strikes! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Baron Jujitso (villain, introduction, death); Mock Mikado (villain)
Synopsis:
In the 19th Century, the Japanese Emperor's wife has two sons.....something that could lead to a civil war between the two later down the road. However, one, the Mock Mikado, decides to conquer the U.S. before his brother (who is the leader of Japan) does, then conquer his brother's throne as well!
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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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Captain America Comics, as well as a plug to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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.

["Here comes a new nemisis [sic] of evil..."] (Table of Contents)

The Black Avenger / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Eddie Robbins [as Robin] (signed)
Pencils:
Eddie Robbins [as Robin] (signed)
Inks:
Eddie Robbins [as Robin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Avenger [Jerry Carstairs] (introduction); Kurt Weidner (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Jerry is asked by the FBI to take the place of a member of a Nazi spy ring who looks just like him!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer, pencil, and ink credit update by Greg Theakston (2006-4-1). Writer/artist revision by Craig Delich on 2008-7-24 from Robin King? to Eddie Robbins (the Who's Who verifies Robbins as doing this strip).

Presenting -- Horror in Hollywood! (Table of Contents)

Young Allies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill King [as King] (signed); Alex Schomburg ? (cover); Biro
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed); Alex Schomburg ? (cover); Biro
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Toro; Tubby Tinkle; Percy Bartwell; Washington Vanderbilt Jefferson; Whitewash Jones; The Owl (villain)
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad, with cover reprinted, for Young Allies Comics #6.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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.

Spies Use Their Heads! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; J.J. Harris; John Feather-in-Hat; Gojo (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Namor, after finding a man scalped, tracks down a nefarious Japanese gang whose leader is tracking down and killing American spies in Japan, who are returning to the States with vital Japanese info hidden on parts of their bodies!
Reprints:

From the Screen to You! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Terry Toons Comics #1 (cover displayed as well as new art).
Reprints:

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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. All Winners
  3. 2. Hot Stamp Mob!
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Like a Comet!
    Krazy Komics
  5. 4. The Stone-Man Slayer!
    The Destroyer
  6. 5. Marvel at the World's Greatest Heroes in the Most Exciting Adventures You've Ever Read!
    Marvel Comics
  7. 6. The Woim Toins
  8. 7. The Mock Mikado Strikes!
    Captain America
  9. 8. Tops! in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism!
    Captain America
  10. 9. ["Here comes a new nemisis [sic] of evil..."]
    The Black Avenger
  11. 10. Presenting -- Horror in Hollywood!
    Young Allies
  12. 11. Spies Use Their Heads!
    Sub-Mariner
  13. 12. From the Screen to You!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mougin
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich