(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)

All-Winners 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)
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional house ad [with cover] for All-Winners Comics #6.

Found on the inside front 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.

[The Hooded Gang] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
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.

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

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

Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional house ad for Sub-Mariner Comics #7, providing story titles and short synopses.
Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-18.

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

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

Script:
?
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.

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)

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

Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional house ad for the latest issue of Marvel Mystery Comics, listing the top seven features found within its pages.
Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-18.

Queer Case of Johnny Clostro (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
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.

["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)

Young Allies 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)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Toro; Whitewash Jones; Jefferson Worthy Sandervilt; Knuckles [Percival Aloysius O'Toole]; Tubby [Henry Tinkle]; The Owl (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional house ad [with the cover] for Young Allies Comics #5.

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. ["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
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose