(Fall 1942)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee ?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Only the fiery Torch stood between the Nazis and Suez!"] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro
Reprints:

["The Best Yet!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

All-Winners Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Hooded Gang] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Mickey Spillane ?
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Jack Alderman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Mr. Ross; The Hooded Gang (villains); Dodd (villain, real estate man)
Synopsis:
The Torch and Toro prevent a man from being lynched by a slumlord. The man's plans for urban renewal would have prevented the slumlord's building and land from being condemned and sold to the railroad.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Fagaly as penciler and Edd Asch as inker.
Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

["It's Here!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Sub-Mariner Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Ghost of Reuben Hartnett] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mickey Spillane ?
Pencils:
Al Gabriele
Inks:
Carl Pfeufer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Jaggs; Miss Amanda; John Howard (death); Mr. Smythe (villain)
Synopsis:
Namor and Betty arrive at the home of the late Reuben Hartnett in time for the reading of the will, a will which states that there is a locked box hidden away with the man's fortune and whoever finds it owns the treasure.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Carl Pfeufer as penciler and John Jordan as inker.
Betty Dean is called Batty Deane in story.
Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

The Invalid (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Pvt. Irving Werstein (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tom Grant; Jack Everett; Manfred Richter (villain, Nazi spy-ring leader, death)
Synopsis:
A Nazi spy infiltrates the Everett Aircraft Plant, hoping to kill one of the young men trained to be a pilot and destroy the plant at the same time.
Reprints:

["7 Big Reasons....."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Queer Case of Johnny Clostro (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Mickey Spillane ?
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Al Gabriele ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Inspector Neilan; Dr. Reese (death); Mr. Garrett (villain, bank Director); Mr. Webb (villain, bank President, death); Joey Clostro (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Torch and Toro must battle a nefarious, cold-blooded killer who has one major weakness: he suffers from claustrophobia!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the penciler as Al Fagaly and the inker as unknown.
Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

["Swoopy and Windy have been appointed to carry Air Mail..."] (Table of Contents)

Swoopy the Fearless / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; aviation
Characters:
Swoopy; Windy; Alexander E. Pavlovsky
Synopsis:
Swoopy and Windy have been appointed to carry mail for the government of Moronia.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-9-18.

["Presenting -- Horror in Hollywood"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Only the fiery Torch stood between the Nazis and Suez!"]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. ["The Best Yet!"]
    All-Winners Comics
  3. 2. [The Hooded Gang]
    Human Torch
  4. 3. ["It's Here!"]
    Sub-Mariner Comics
  5. 4. [The Ghost of Reuben Hartnett]
    Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. The Invalid
  7. 6. ["7 Big Reasons....."]
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  8. 7. Queer Case of Johnny Clostro
    Human Torch
  9. 8. ["Swoopy and Windy have been appointed to carry Air Mail..."]
    Swoopy the Fearless
  10. 9. ["Presenting -- Horror in Hollywood"]
    Young Allies Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose