(October 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.
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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch
Keywords:
amphibious assault boats; amphibious assaults; invasion tunnels; New York; Statue of Liberty; United States Army Air Force

[The Blackout Blitz of J-97] (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; J-97 (villain, introduction)

Tanks With Tusks (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; Mabu (introduction); The Japanese (villains)

Boom Doggling (Table of Contents)

Terry Vance / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Deadline Dawson; Adolph (villain, introduction)

Woe Is Me! (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 World Beneath a World (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vision; The Cyclops (villain, introduction, death); the sewer people (villains, introductions, deaths)

Indexer Notes

Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006). pencils originally credited to Gus Schrotter but do not resemble his signed work on The Angel in other contemporary issues.

The Case of the Missing Molar (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
Characters:
Jimmy Jupiter

The Hunters of Heads (Table of Contents)

Patriot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Patriot; Jeff Mace; Mary Morgan; Jack Casey; Col. Zinzer (villain, introduction, death); the Japanese (villains)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Fagaly, but Fagaly signed his stories. Al Plastino is listed in Jerry Bails' Who's Who as working on this feature at this time.

Polly Wants a Murder (Table of Contents)

Angel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Angel; Krauss (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

originally credited to Al Fagaly. Fagaly is not credited with this strip in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, nor does this look like his signed work on recent Patriot stories. Alex Blum is in Bails and this work compares to his other work at this time.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. [The Blackout Blitz of J-97]
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Tanks With Tusks
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Boom Doggling
    Terry Vance
  5. 4. Woe Is Me!
  6. 5. The World Beneath a World
    Vision
  7. 6. The Case of the Missing Molar
    Jimmy Jupiter
  8. 7. The Hunters of Heads
    Patriot
  9. 8. Polly Wants a Murder
    Angel
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Katie
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich