(Fall 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
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 U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

YOUNG ALLIES is published quarterly at Meriden, Conn. by U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp. Entered as second class matter July 1, 1941 at the post office at Meriden, Conn., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Contents copyright 1942 by U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp., 330 W. 42nd St., New York, N. Y., Martin Goodman, Pres. Vol. 1, No. 4, Fall 1942 issue. Yearly subscription $.40 in the U.S.A. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons and or institutions appearing in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and that any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. Printed in the U.S.A.


Horror in Hollywood! (Table of Contents)

Young Allies / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Young Allies [Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Bucky [James Barnes]; Knuckles [Percival Aloysius O'Toole]; Jefferson Worthington Sandervilt; Whitewash Jones; Tubby [Henry Tinkle]]; Owl
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Alex Schomburg definitely as the cover's artist, so ? removed by Craig Delich 2013-6-28..

From the screen to you!! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ernie Hart ? (cover); ?
Inks:
Ernie Hart ? (cover); ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pvt. Gandy Goose; Rudy Rooster; Oscar Pig; Dinky Duck; Frenchy Rabbit; Wacky Willie; Bertie Mouse; Andy Wolf
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad, with cover reprinted, for the first issue of Terry Toons Comics. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-4-24. Found on the inside front cover.

Horror in Hollywood (Table of Contents)

Young Allies / comic story / 49 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Don Rico (signed); Al Avison ?
Inks:
Syd Shores ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Young Allies [Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Bucky [James Barnes]; Knuckles [Percival Aloysius O'Toole]; Jefferson Worthington Sandervilt; Whitewash Jones; Tubby [Henry Tinkle]]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Montgomery Jeffrey (Colossal Studios producer); H.G. Romaninhoff (studio director); Bruce Brent (actor, death); Beadle (cameraman); Miss Dawn (actress); Owl [aka Karns] (villain, introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain); von Richt (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Young Allies, aided by the Torch and Captain America, take on a new villain called the Owl, sent to America by Hitler himself, to ruin the morale and break the spirit of Americans nationwide. The Owl decides to begin this operation in Hollywood, where he plans to destroy the Young Allies, who have been offered a chance to make a movie about their exploits.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Japanese

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the writer as unknown (splash is signed by Lee), pencils by Don Rico and unknown, inks by George Klein and unknown. The splash page is signed by Don Rico and that has been added by Craig Delich 2013-6-28.

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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for Captain America Comics and providing a coupon for readers to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty. Lee and King, who signed this page as Lee King, most likely are two separate people. According to the Who's Who, Bill King did house ads such as this from 1941-43 and Stan Lee did the same from 1941-43.

Kid Crime-Buster (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jerry Calhoun; Frankie Walling; T. J. Franklin; Arco (villain); Joe (villain); Monte Clawson (villain)
Synopsis:
Jerry gets hit on the head with a pack of chewing gum wrapped in paper with a pin-hole message for help. It seems that Franklin was kidnapped by the Clawson gang and forced to turn over $65,000 in cash and securities.
Reprints:

Your Life Depends On It! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Al Avison (signed)
Inks:
Al Avison (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Adolf Hitler (villain, cameo); Hideki Tojo (villain, cameo)
Synopsis:
After cleaning up a group of spies, Cap begins to tell Bucky, and the readers, exactly why buying war stamps and bonds is vitally important to the life of every American.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

War Bond promotional advertisement. The Masterworks edition lists Avison as penciler only and inks by George Klein.

Marvel Comics: The Royal Family of Famous Names! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Angel [Tom Halloway]; Terry Vance; Vision [Aarkus]; Jimmy Jupiter; Patriot [Jeffrey Mace]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for Marvel Mystery Comics with head-views of main characters shown. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-4-24.

Bush-League Gatekeeper (Table of Contents)

Norman the Doorman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
M. Fred
Inks:
M. Fred
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Norman the Doorman; un-named streetcar conductor; Joey; Skinny; Butch
Synopsis:
Norman loses his pass to the ball game to a street car conductor, who has it, in turn, lifted by a group of juvenile delinquents, who all use the same pass to get into the game.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits per the Masterworks edition, added by Craig Delich 2012-4-24.

A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthal, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Minuteman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. A letter from the Treasury Secretary to the boys and girlsd of America, encouaging them to buy at least one 10 cent Saving Stamp each week. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-4-24.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Horror in Hollywood!
    Young Allies
  2. 1. From the screen to you!!
    Terry Toons Comics
  3. 2. Horror in Hollywood
    Young Allies
  4. 3. Tops! in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism!
    Captain America
  5. 4. Kid Crime-Buster
  6. 5. Your Life Depends On It!
    Captain America
  7. 6. Marvel Comics: The Royal Family of Famous Names!
    Marvel Comics
  8. 7. Bush-League Gatekeeper
    Norman the Doorman
  9. 8. A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthal, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin