(August 1943)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
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; Adolf Hitler
Keywords:
bondage; stereotyping of Germans; stereotyping of Japanese; swastikas; torture; Wehrmacht; World War II

The Glass Tube 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:
Moonface (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A Nazi agent named Moonface captures Torch and Toro by placing them into a glass tube which he plans to connect with a timer on bombs underneath the capitol building. Torch finds that he can flame with his finger so the capsule must have a small leak. He superheats the glass so that it shatters and Moonface, realizing that his plans have been ruined, grabs live wires electrocuting himself.

Indexer Notes

The names of many Timely artists are used as in-jokes on signs.

Dead Men Don't Talk (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Prof. Jurg (villain, introduction)

[Case of the War Plant Fires] (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); Thomas Miller (villain, introduction); Von Boering (villain, introduction)

The Last Train Out (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Incident In Poland] (Table of Contents)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Felix Pavlek (villain, introduction, death); Baron Pavlek (Felix's brother, introduction); Baroness Pavlek (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story takes place during the Nazi invasion of Poland, predating the first Vision story in #13. Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006)

[Barnyard Valley] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Jupiter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gus Hetman
Pencils:
Gus Hetman
Inks:
Gus Hetman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Pete Porker (introduction); Queen of Barnyard Valley (introduction); King of Barnyard Valley (introduction); The Jeeper (living tractor, villain, introduction)

Blackout Kidnapping (Table of Contents)

Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fiske (villain, introduction, death); Greeves (villain, introduction, death); Carteret (villain, introduction, death); Lord Carteret (introduction); Penny Carteret (his daughter, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Glass Tube of Death
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Dead Men Don't Talk
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. [Case of the War Plant Fires]
    Terry Vance
  5. 4. The Last Train Out
  6. 5. [Incident In Poland]
    Vision
  7. 6. [Barnyard Valley]
    Jimmy Jupiter
  8. 7. Blackout Kidnapping
    Angel
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