(May 1943)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp.
Editing:
Vince Fago
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

U. S. A. COMICS is published monthly at Meriden, Conn., by U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp. Entered as second class matter May 2, 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. 8, May, 1943 issue. Yearly subscription $1.00 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; the Japanese (villains)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previous art credit Al Avison ?

The Invasion of the Killer Beasts! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Ernie Hart; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; Oberst von Steibel (villain); the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
A select group of Nazi soldiers are hand picked to be the vanguard of an invasion of America, using a secret weapon created by Nazi scientists: dogs developed with poison sacs, which help the curs inflict a horrible death on whomever they bite!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from the Masterworks edition.

Death Strikes Back! (Table of Contents)

The Destroyer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner ?; Al Bellman ?
Inks:
Bob Oksner ?; Al Bellman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Farrotte (French patriot); Lamonte (French patriot); M. Rouen (morgue attendant); Kapitan Brool (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
The Destroyer is sent on a mission with a vial of a substance that will simulate death, which, when used, will allow the Destroyer to free two French patriots from the dreaded Black Dungeon, where the two await death at the hands of the Gestapo.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Bob Oksner as penciler and Allen Bellman as inker.

["What's got Jeep so busy?"] (Table of Contents)

Jeep Jones / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chic Stone [as Chic] (signed)
Inks:
Chic Stone [as Chic] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Private Jeep Jones; Hotso (villain); Notsohotso (villain)
Synopsis:
Jeep introduces his newest invention: the Jeeplane, a weapon designed to be a morale builder among the troops. But two Japanese spies discover the weapon and steal it, with unforseen results!
Reprints:

["Treason, desertion and intrigue..."] (Table of Contents)

Jap Buster Johnson / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dennis Neville
Inks:
Dennis Neville
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Jap-Buster Johnson; Lieutenant Gale; Lieutenant Perry; Lieutenant John Dillo (villain); Sagayo (villain, death)
Synopsis:
A traitorous USN Officer, working with the Japanese, tries to use amnesia-affected Johnson to pilot a plane with a radio-controlled torpedo to sink a naval carrier.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The U.S.A Puzzle Corner / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Iluustrated activity page featuring "The Climbing Ring" and other puzzles.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-4-23.

A Tornado of Thrills! (Table of Contents)

Captain America Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Illustrated promo ad for the latest issue of Captain America Comics, featuring the story, "The Princess of the Atom!"
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-4-23.

Two Hundred To One (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner ?; Al Bellman ?
Inks:
Bob Oksner ?; Al Bellman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Private Alfred A. Schmid; Johnny Rivers (death); Corporal Leroy Diamond; the Japanese (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
The true story of Private Schmid, a soldier on Guadalcanal who faced 200 veteran Japanese soldiers alone and killed them all!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Bob Oksner as penciler and inker as unknown.

Shot in the Back (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Jim Drum; Joe Young; Mike Jenkins; Lou (death); the Japanese (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
Three U.S. Marines vow to get revenge on the six Japanese soldiers on Guadalcanal for the death of their buddy, Lou.
Reprints:

[A Story of Brothers] (Table of Contents)

The Whizzer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; Arthur Rone (Policeman); Sally Rone (Arthur's wife, mentioned only); Slow Motion (Robinson's valet); Frank Rone (villain); Japanese soldier (villain, cameo); group of Nazi soldiers (villains, cameo)
Synopsis:
An incorrigible thief enters Jack's room and steals a diary from his safe: a diary which contains the secret of the Whizzer's speed! And the thief uses it to get revenge on his brother, who is a Policeman.
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Diamonds For Victory! (Table of Contents)

The Secret Stamp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ? Bob Oksner ?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Mr. Baum; Miss Conroy (A.W.V.S. Captain of the Day); Hans (villain, Nazi agent); Herr Chief (villain, Nazi agent)
Synopsis:
Roddy and his pals at A.W.V.S. are out collecting scrap material for the war drive when they come across an old safe that is full of black diamonds!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Bob Oksner as penciler and the inker as unknown. According to the Who's Who, Oksner did both pencil and ink for this strip in 1943, so ? removed by Craig Delich 2013-2-11.

Also, writer credits added by Craig Delich, as both Stan Lee and Bob Oksner wrote this strip in 1943, so the writer could be either one.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Dix / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edward Ryan (signed)
Inks:
Edward Ryan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Jeff Dix; Sergeant Maloney (death); Ferdinand Jones (villain)
Synopsis:
Dix is given the chore of drillin a squad of men who are less than the soldiers they are supposed to be, unaware that one of them is a Fifth Columnist, who has been sent undercover to undermine morale.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. The Invasion of the Killer Beasts!
    Captain America
  3. 2. Death Strikes Back!
    The Destroyer
  4. 3. ["What's got Jeep so busy?"]
    Jeep Jones
  5. 4. ["Treason, desertion and intrigue..."]
    Jap Buster Johnson
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The U.S.A Puzzle Corner
  7. 6. A Tornado of Thrills!
    Captain America Comics
  8. 7. Two Hundred To One
  9. 8. Shot in the Back
  10. 9. [A Story of Brothers]
    The Whizzer
  11. 10. Diamonds For Victory!
    The Secret Stamp
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Sergeant Dix
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews