(January 1943)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vince Fago?
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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro
Keywords:
artillery; United States Army; United States Army Air Force; Wehrmacht; World War II

Smugglers of Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Harry Sahle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phineas T. Horton (last in issue #1, guest-star); Doris Horton (his niece, introduction); Coburn (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Dr. Horton asks the Torch to guard his niece arriving from Sweden, but he appears to have failed in his task when gunmen open up on her. It turns out that she was a decoy for Horton's niece who has smuggled out of Berlin a list of spies operating in America inside of a large pearl.

The Case of the Blinding Lights (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Von Goober (villain, introduction); Japanese (villains)

The Magic Glasses (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-supernatural
Characters:
GS: Knobby the Marionette (guest-star); Three witches [Minerva (villain, introduction); Melissa (villain, introduction); unnamed third (villain, introduction)]

Indexer Notes

continued next issue

Jane Had To Get Rough (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Faith Moorland
Letters:
typeset

[The Shadow Army of Saboteurs Strikes] (Table of Contents)

Patriot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
Al Fagaly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Krauss (villain, introduction, death); Hoff (villain); other Nazi spies (villains, introductions)

Dialogue of Death (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Smitty Smith (villain, introduction, death); Dick Crawn (introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006)

The Case of the Fat Man's Folly (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:
Deadline Dawson (guest-star); Nazi spy ring (villains, introductions)

The Missing Fishermen (Table of Contents)

Angel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fish Brothers [Carpo (villain, introduction); Spiko (villain, introduction); Basso (villain, introduction); Tuno (villain, introduction)]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Smugglers of Death
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Case of the Blinding Lights
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. The Magic Glasses
    Jimmy Jupiter
  5. 4. Jane Had To Get Rough
  6. 5. [The Shadow Army of Saboteurs Strikes]
    Patriot
  7. 6. Dialogue of Death
    Vision
  8. 7. The Case of the Fat Man's Folly
    Terry Vance
  9. 8. The Missing Fishermen
    Angel
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  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Bill Borre
  • Henry Andrews
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