(Fall 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Allen Simon
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner; The Angel (inset)
Reprints:

[Two Smashing Successes!] (Table of Contents)

Young Allies and 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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Young Allies; Captain America; Bucky; Sub-Mariner; Human Torch; Toro; Adolf Hitler (head-view); Benito Mussolini (heaad-view); Hideki Tojo (head-view)
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ads for Young Allies Comics #5 and All-Winners Comics #6.
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Indexer Notes

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.

Piracy on the Ocean's Bottom (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; The Doctor (villain, introduction, death); The Doctor's zombies (villains, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Sub-Marine looks into the mysterious sinking of U.S. naval vessels off the Eastern Coast, each of them carrying a fortune in gold shipments. But he discovers a crazed doctor who has found an underground volcano that preserved the bodies of dead pirates of days gone by, whom he has been able to revive by a radioactive substance so they can go out and loot ships again after they have sunk.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-8-08.

[Here's Hot News!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Carl Burgos (comic cover)
Inks:
Carl Burgos (comic cover)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch; Toro
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad for The Human Torch #9 and the sensational stories and features therein.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 3-8-08.

The Firing Squad (Table of Contents)

The Angel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gustav Schrotter
Inks:
Gustav Schrotter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Angel; Major Callen; Danny Poll (villain, introduction, death); the Firing Squad (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
A blind fit of rage by Danny Poll leads to his slugging a U.S. Army officer over Danny's fiance, a court martial and 15 years in solitary. After his release, he forms a military-like firing squad, used to carry out his revenge against the soldier (now a Major) whom he had slugged and testified against him in court!
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-8-08.

Mercy Flight (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Justin Dewey Triem [as J.D. Triem] (signed)
Pencils:
? (title of story only)
Inks:
? (title of story only)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Phil; Carl; Mike; Jim; Zeke Conners
Synopsis:
A note sent by model plane for help in turn helps to save several lives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-8-08.

Death 'Round the Bend (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Rindigo Jones III (villain, introduction, death); Rindigo Jones I (villain, introduction, death, flashback)
Synopsis:
The murder of a man by the "ghost of Rindigo Jones" leads Prince Namor smack dab into a mystery fostered by a curse laid on Jones many years before, and gold secreted aboard the "Water Witch" steamboat.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-8-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Pop's Woppers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pop
Synopsis:
Pop and a fellow cop have to deal with the practical jokes being pulled on them by local kids.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-8-08.

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

Terry Toons 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:
?

Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad for Terry Toons Comics #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.

[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)
Letters:
mostly typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Illstrated promotional ad for Captain America Comics plus an opportunity to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.
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]
    The Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. [Two Smashing Successes!]
    Young Allies and All-Winners Comics
  3. 2. Piracy on the Ocean's Bottom
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. [Here's Hot News!]
    The Human Torch
  5. 4. The Firing Squad
    The Angel
  6. 5. Mercy Flight
  7. 6. Death 'Round the Bend
    Sub-Mariner
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Pop's Woppers
  9. 8. [It's Here!]
    Terry Toons Comics
  10. 9. [Tops in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism!]
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose