(Spring 1943)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Snap Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Vince Fago
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (inset); the Nazis
Reprints:

Blackout for Doom (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; General Scott; Mr. Conrad (villain, death); Gooch (villain); Herman (villain); Karl (villain)
Synopsis:
Nazi agents discover the US military has come up with a plan to demonstrate the possibility of a Nazi air raid on New York city. The brass plan the attack to use dummy shells, but the Nazi agents substitute live ammo at the Ajax factory before delivery. The Torch and Toro discover the plot but get captured when they try to stop it. Eventually, they escape from the ammunition truck where are held only to find out they are near Canada and all the phone lines to New York have been cut. It is a race against time as they try to get back in time to warn the military before New York gets destroyed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Fagaly as penciler and Ed Hamilton as inker.

["Crashing Thru!"] (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / 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 ad for the Spring, 1943 issue of Sub-Mariner Comics.
Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-27.

Mystery of the Blue Diamond (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Philo Baker (inventor); Mrs. Philo Baker; The Blue Diamond (villain, introduction, not the hero from Daring Mystery Comics); Fritz (villain, mechanic); Hans (villain, death)
Synopsis:
A Nazi mastermind manages to steal the Puff Gun, an invention of Philo Baker, which causes objects it's beam touches to vanish in a puff of smoke.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Fagaly w/Ken Battefield as pencilers and Ed Hamilton as inker.

[Calling all kids!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional house ad for the latest issue of Marvel Mystery Comics.
Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-27.

Fighting Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Curt; Curt's un-named father; Curt's un-named mother
Synopsis:
Curt has a disagreement with his parents over whether he should get a job or remain in school.
Reprints:

["Don't Take Chances!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Dinky the Duck; Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for Terry-Toons Comics with various characters pictured.
Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-27.

Hitler's Hoax! (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]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Herr Bull Neck (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Namor learns of a radio broadcast by Hitler, in which the F├╝hrer claims Nazi agents, under the leadership of Herr Bull Neck, will bomb New York Harbor off the face of the Earth!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Pfeufer as penciler only and John Jordan as inker.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Blackout for Doom
    Human Torch
  3. 2. ["Crashing Thru!"]
    The Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Mystery of the Blue Diamond
    Human Torch
  5. 4. [Calling all kids!"]
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  6. 5. Fighting Man
  7. 6. ["Don't Take Chances!"]
    Terry Toon Comics
  8. 7. Hitler's Hoax!
    Sub-Mariner
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose