(Winter 1943-1944)

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 [as Schomburg] (signed)
Inks:
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Nazis
Reprints:

Sky Demons Over America! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Bellman ?
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Ann; General Ford Sanders (introduction); The Hawk (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Flaming Duo are ordered to discover what has been destroying U.S. defense plants, and they discover a monstrous Nazi boat plane called "Der-Tag", that can fly at an altitude of 60,000 feet!
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Keywords:
Der-Tag

Indexer Notes

Inker credit revised from George Klein to Leonard Starr per Dr. Michael Vassallo, Jim Vadeboncouer and Hames Ware in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012) and added by Craig Delich 2012-6-24. These three also question who the penciller might be, so a ? has been added.

The Case of the Yellow Fire Monster (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vince Alascia
Inks:
Al Avison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Ching Toy (introduction, death); Mae Toy (introduction); Nogatmi (villain, introduction, death); Pete McGuire (villain)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky must battle a gang of saboteurs that are using bowery derelicts and drugging them to set mysterious fires in New York, and blaming them on an ancient Chinese fire-god.
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Terror In Tokyo (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jimmy Thompson
Inks:
Jimmy Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Hideki Tojo (villain); Nutsu (villain, introduction); Nishki (villain, introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Tojo comes up with a brilliant plan to chloroform the water in order to render Namor harmless, then capture and send him to Tokyo, finally announcing in the media that he has been captured in order to impress the United Nations that the Japanese are indeed superior.
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Return Engagement (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dan Richards; Mr. Allen; Jack Marks; Doc Stanley; Butch (villain)
Synopsis:
Most people thought that Daniel Richards was an old has-been, but he was hired to make a stagecoach run carrying an important passenger, and that passenger better get to his destination on time!
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Indexer Notes

Added by Craig Delich 2009-3-28.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership, listing Jean Goodman as Editor, and Martin Goodman as Managing Editor.

[The Real Hitler] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Bell
Inks:
Fred Bell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Hitler doubles (villains, introduction for all); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Arriving at Berchtesgaden, the Destroyer discovers that Hitler uses doubles in public while he wastes away of a guilty conscience!
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Indexer Notes

Art credits revised from Chad Grothkopf to Fred Bell. The Who's Who indicates that Grothkopf only drew this strip from 1941-42. Added by Craig Delich 2009-3-28.

The Mystery of the Ghost Killer (Table of Contents)

Let's Play Detective / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Allen Bellman (signed)
Pencils:
Allen Bellman (signed)
Inks:
Allen Bellman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Mike; Ryan; Franz (villain)
Synopsis:
The celebrated author of an anti-Fascist nook, "Nazis in America," is murdered and all the clues lead investigators to the gardener.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2009-3-28.

[The Three Chances of Cadet Cox] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; Bill Cox (introduction); Corsair Cox (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Young Cadet Bill Cox learns that his father, who was paying for his military training, was one of the biggest bandits of all time, so he quits the academy and vows to become a crook like his father before him.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. Sky Demons Over America!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Case of the Yellow Fire Monster
    Captain America
  4. 3. Terror In Tokyo
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. Return Engagement
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. [The Real Hitler]
    The Destroyer
  8. 7. The Mystery of the Ghost Killer
    Let's Play Detective
  9. 8. [The Three Chances of Cadet Cox]
    The Whizzer
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich