(Winter 1942-1943)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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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 US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

none (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Human Torch; Toro; Sub-Mariner; Japanese; Nazis
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Character and reprint info added by Craig Delich 7-27-08.

All Winners (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro; Captain America; Bucky; Sub-Mariner; Destroyer; Whizzer
Synopsis:
Illustrated table of contents page listing the features inside.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 7-27-08.

Death For Breakfast (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Joe Grupper (villain)
Synopsis:
Torch and Toro investigate a firm that packs food shipments to American soldiers overseas, food capsules that contain cyanide!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Characters, reprint info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-27-08.

The Return of Doctor Crime! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; General Whelan; Doctor Crime [Dr. Elmgren] (villain) (death); von Eisner (villain)
Synopsis:
Cap must battle the evil Dr. Crime, who has in his possession a formula which shrinks the human body down to pygmy size!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Character and reprint info, synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-27-08.

The Big Three (Table of Contents)

Terry Toons, Krazy and Comedy 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:
typeset; ?

Characters:
Super Rabbit
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Krazy, Comedy and Terry Toons Comics.
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.

Smashing the Jap Trap! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (not Bill Everett)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Japanese (villain)
Synopsis:
Alerted that a U.S. convoy is missing, Namor awaits the arrival of a U.S. Cutter, but is stunned to see it sunk and the crew killed by the Japanese. He follows them to their secret hideout and later plays a role in seeing to it that a Japanese flotilla is destroyed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Character and reprint info, and synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-27-08.

The Sucker (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Cifo Uthbert (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Luke Yocum; Villains: Mike Brady (death); Joe; Alex; Captain Mircher
Synopsis:
Luke Yocum poses as a hick Wyoming cowboy in order to get the goods on a group of card sharks.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Character and reprint info, notes and synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-27-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
"Statement of Ownership" indicates Stan Lee as Editor, Martin Goodman as Managing Editor and Abraham Goodman as Business Manager.
Reprints:

[Strike Hard!] (Table of Contents)

The Destroyer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Colonel Schutter (villain) (death)
Synopsis:
The Destroyer falls for a ruse in which the Nazis plan to capture him. Instead, he is able to discover a Nazi document relating plans for an invasion of Switzerland and helps to postpone that invasion for quite some time by his quick thinking.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Character and reprint info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-27-08.

["To day...insidious organizations are plotting and scheming..."] (Table of Contents)

The Whizzer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; "Slow-Motion" Jones; Mr. Thos (villain)
Synopsis:
Whizzer must stop a Nazi spy named Thos, who has had his men place bombs among all vital communication centers in New York City, in preparation for the greatest air raid in history on that city by the Luftwaffe.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Character & reprint info, synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-27-08.
Next appearance of Slow-Motion Jones in All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes (Marvel, 2011 series) #1.

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:
typeset; ?

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Captain America Comics, as well as a plug for readers 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. none
    Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. All Winners
  3. 2. Death For Breakfast
    Human Torch
  4. 3. The Return of Doctor Crime!
    Captain America
  5. 4. The Big Three
    Terry Toons, Krazy and Comedy Comics
  6. 5. Smashing the Jap Trap!
    Sub-Mariner
  7. 6. The Sucker
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [Strike Hard!]
    The Destroyer
  10. 9. ["To day...insidious organizations are plotting and scheming..."]
    The Whizzer
  11. 10. Tops! in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism!
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mougin
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich