(Fall 1943)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Vince Fago
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner; Bucky; Toro; the Nazis (villains)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 3-1-09.

Bloody Talons of the Feathered Fiends! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Fisk ?; Harry Sahle ?
Inks:
George Klein ?; Edd Ashe ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Noval; The Vulture (villain; death); Boris (villain, death); Nikki (a vulture; villain); Mongo (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Torch and Toro must stop the evil plans of the Vulture, who uses his trained birds to drop incendiary eggs on factories.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credit additions, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-1-09.

Kioto, the Mad Jap! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Jack Alderman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Setgeant Duffy; Kioto (introduction; villain; death)
Synopsis:
A mad and crazed Japanese is killing American soldiers on a remote island, and dropping their bodies near an American camp. Cap and Bucky get a tip where they are being held and head out to rescue them, only to get captured themselves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil revision from Al Bellman to ?. The Who's Who doesn't list Bellman as a Captain America artist. Notes, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-1-09.

Alibi for Grim Deceit! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Marshall Kronin (introduction; villain); Admiral Roeter (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Betty has been kidnapped by the Nazis, so Namor decides to pretend that he has joined the enemy and arrange for the Nazis to successfully stop American convoy operations in order to save her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-1-09.

The Silver Buck (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bert; Johnnie (villain); Pat (villain); Pete James; Lt. Reynolds
Synopsis:
Bert, a civilian guard for military warehouses, counters the attempts by two individuals to get into them, one of whom lost his "lucky" dollar.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence, synopsis and all info added by Craig Delich 3-1-09.

[The Rescue of the Partisan's Sister] (Table of Contents)

The Destroyer / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Frank Piraud; Ruth Piraud; Colonel von Bitters (villain)
Synopsis:
The Nazis have captured the sister of the French underground leader, Frank Piraud, but the Destroyer visualizes a way to stop the Nazi threat and rescue his sister.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-1-09.

Captain America Badges Have Gone to War! (Table of Contents)

War Savings Stamps / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad announcing that, for the duration of the war, no more Sentinels of Liberty badges will be produced because the metal is needed by the government to help produce ammunition, tanks, planes, guns and ships. And the Sentinels of Liberty Club is no longer accepting dimes to join until further notice, and readers are encouraged to now use those dimes to buy War Savings Stamps.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence, synopsis and all info added by Craig Delich 3-1-09.

The Terror of Triple Destruction! (Table of Contents)

The Whizzer / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; May; Henry; Gabby; Triple Destruction (introduction; villain); Hans (Triple Destruction's aide; introduction; villain); Triple Destruction's unnamed aide (introduction; villain)
Synopsis:
The Whizzer must meet the challenge of Triple Destruction, a master Nazi saboteur, who has a fiendish plan to simultaneously destroy three war plans at the same time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit revision from Al Bellman to ? and ink credit revision from Al Bellman to Bob Oksner. The Who's Who does NOT list Bellman as having ever done this strip. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-1-09.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. Bloody Talons of the Feathered Fiends!
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Kioto, the Mad Jap!
    Captain America
  4. 3. Alibi for Grim Deceit!
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Silver Buck
  6. 5. [The Rescue of the Partisan's Sister]
    The Destroyer
  7. 6. Captain America Badges Have Gone to War!
    War Savings Stamps
  8. 7. The Terror of Triple Destruction!
    The Whizzer
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich