(Winter 1942-1943)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Select Publications, 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

Issue Notes

THE HUMAN TORCH is published quarterly at Meriden, Conn., by Select Publications, Inc. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Meriden, Conn., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Contents copyright 1942 by Select Publications, Inc., 330 W. 42nd St., New York, N. Y., Martin Goodman, Pres. Vol. 1, No. 10. Winter, 1942-43 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.
[from indicia scan on bipcomics.com]


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; The Nazis
Reprints:

["Two Smashing Successes!"] (Table of Contents)

All Winners Comics; 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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Toro; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Whitewash Jones; Tubby [Henry Tinkle]; Jefferson Worthing Sandervilt; Knuckles [Percival Aloysius O'Toole]; The Owl (villain); Captain America [Steve Rogers]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Benito Mussolini (villain); Hideki Tojo (villain)
Synopsis:
Illustrated house promotional ad [with covers] for Young Allies #5 and All-Winners Comics #6.
Reprints:

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.

The Death Dance of the Atlantic [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and Sub-Mariner / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Gabriele
Inks:
Al Bellman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis:
Torch and Toro are ordered to capture a U-boat crew alive as they seem to have too much information about Allied shipping convoys. Unknown to them, Sub-Mariner has knocked out a Nazi sailor and taken his place aboard U-boat 41. Subby jostles the torpedoman as he is aiming to take out a ship and the captain has him knocked out. At this moment, Torch and Toro attack and the captain sees a way to get back at Subby by telling Torch and Toro that Sub-Mariner is one of their best agents. Torch and Toro fall for this and take Subby captive along with the rest of the U-boat crew.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Fagaly & Carl Pfeufer as pencilers and Ed Hamilton, John Jordan, Edd Ashe & Harry Fisk as inkers.

The Death Dance of the Atlantic, Chapter 2 (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Fagaly; Carl Pfeufer
Inks:
John Jordan; Ed Hamilton ?; Edd Ashe ?; Harry Fisk ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Baron Kidersky; Baroness Kidersky
Reprints:

The Death Dance of the Atlantic, Chapter 3 (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Fagaly; Carl Pfeufer
Inks:
John Jordan; Ed Hamilton ?; Edd Ashe ?; Harry Fisk ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Baron Kidersky; Baroness Kidersky
Reprints:

Slave Driver (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Steve Oliver; Bert Wilson; Spud Evans; Mike Lavel
Synopsis:
Afraid of losing his job to another, Steve lays down the law to the bosses' son in order to get a construction project finished.
Reprints:

["Get your ol' hands offa my lil' doggie!!"] (Table of Contents)

Trinket / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clyde Yeadon (signed)
Pencils:
Clyde Yeadon (signed)
Inks:
Clyde Yeadon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Clyde Yeadon ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Trinket; Stubby; Mitzy
Synopsis:
Stubby ends an argument between the girls over the ownership of a dog.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-9-19.

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

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional house ad for the current Sub-Mariner Quarterly.
Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-19.

Vacation (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Jupiter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Robbins [as Rob] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Montana [as Bo] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Jimmy Jupiter; John Jupiter (father); Mary Jupiter (mother); Fred (Jimmy's Uncle); Princess Pam (introduction); King of the Enchanted Valley (introduction); the Wild Toad Men (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Jimmy's uncle tells him of an Enchanted Forest nearby, so Jimmy decides to investigate.
Reprints:

["Tack, we gotta get this message to our men on the Eastern Front."] (Table of Contents)

Tubby and Tack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Pencils:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Inks:
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Houlihan

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Tubby; Tack; Sparkie (a dog)
Synopsis:
Playing their own version of war games, Tubby and Tack attempt to send a message through enemy lines to Captain Fuzzy by means of their dog.
Reprints:

["If it's magic...leave it to Max!"] (Table of Contents)

Max the Magician / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Larry Antonette [as Larry] (signed)
Pencils:
Larry Antonette [as Larry] (signed)
Inks:
Larry Antonette [as Larry] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Larry Antonette

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Max
Synopsis:
Seeing a man in tattered clothes, Max decides to magically give him a new set of clothes.
Reprints:

["I'll bet you a fin we don't make it!"] (Table of Contents)

Funny Boners / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Basil Wolverton [as Old Man Wolverton] (signed)
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton [as Old Man Wolverton] (signed)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton [as Old Man Wolverton] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page consists of six unrelated gag cartoons.

["Tops!"] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / public service announcement / 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 house ad for Captain America Comics, providing a coupon for readers to mail in to become a member of the Sentinels of Liberty.

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.

["Wake up Americans!"] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Goodman (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated PSA featuring Captain America, urging readers to buy War Stamps every day.
Found on the inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. ["Two Smashing Successes!"]
    All Winners Comics; Young Allies Comics
  3. 2. The Death Dance of the Atlantic [Chapter 1]
    Human Torch and Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. The Death Dance of the Atlantic, Chapter 2
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Death Dance of the Atlantic, Chapter 3
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. Slave Driver
  7. 6. ["Get your ol' hands offa my lil' doggie!!"]
    Trinket
  8. 7. ["It's a Knockout!"]
    Sub-Mariner Comics
  9. 8. Vacation
    Jimmy Jupiter
  10. 9. ["Tack, we gotta get this message to our men on the Eastern Front."]
    Tubby and Tack
  11. 10. ["If it's magic...leave it to Max!"]
    Max the Magician
  12. 11. ["I'll bet you a fin we don't make it!"]
    Funny Boners
  13. 12. ["Tops!"]
    Captain America
  14. 13. ["Wake up Americans!"]
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dan Kocher
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose