(Spring 1944)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
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)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Sub-Mariner; Human Torch; Toro
Reprints:

The Horror of the Ghost Fiend (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
George Klein?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hamond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Major Brant; Colonel Charlton; Franz (villain); Kane (villain, death); The Wisp (villain, Introduction)
Synopsis:
The Flaming Duo must deal with Nazi treachery that slightly alters a message of America's help to protect Mecca to an order for the U.S. to destroy the holy city.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker revision from Allen Bellman to George Klein?. The Who's Who lists Bellman as artist (p/i) in 1943 only, but does list Klein as inker in 1944. Notes, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-22-09.

The Four Trials of Justice (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Fagaly
Inks:
Al Avison ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Red Skull (villain)
Synopsis:
The four freedoms come under attack when the Red Skull, deciding that the war in Germany is lost, has post-war plans to Nazify America!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker revision from Al Avison to Al Avison? The Who's Who lists Avison as Captain America artist (p/i) in 1944 and inker only in 1947-48. Note, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-22-09. 2009 reprint credits the pencils to Unknown with Tom Tomasch with inks by Allen Bellman. Atlas Tales Website credits the pencils to Unknown with the inks to possibly being by George Klein.

Ashes (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dave; Will; un-named villain
Synopsis:
Dave and Will, in order to get out of the rain, make themselves at home in what they believe is an empty, abandoned house. In reality, it is a storehouse for illegal guns and ammunition.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Most info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-22-09.

Smash the Tunnel of Terror! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Captain Krashyu (villain, introduction, death); the Japanese (villain)
Synopsis:
An earthquake rouses Namor to travel to Australia, where he is captured by the Japanese, who show him a tunnel under the ocean floor that stretches from Singapore to Australia, and which they intend to use for invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-22-09.

Urgent! Sentinels of Liberty! (Table of Contents)

Paper Salvage w/Captain America / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky encourage the Sentinels of Liberty members to join them in joining the waste paper drive.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence, synopsis and all info added by Craig Delich 4-22-09.

The Beachhead Blitz! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Major Whalen; Hauptmann [Captain] Schnagel (introduction, villain); Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Göring (villain); Joseph Goebbels (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
A British Commando unit places the plans for the Second Front into the hands of the Destroyer, and his job is to get it to the French Underground. What the Nazis don't know is that the plans are false and designed to trap the Nazis themselves!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mike Sekowsky credited with the art in the reprint. Writer credit revised from Don Rico? to ?, as the Who's Who doesn't list Rico as writing this strip. Revised inker credit from Don Rico to Fred Bell?, as Who's Who lists Rico ONLY as penciller of this strip and Bell as only other inker on this strip for 1944. Most notes, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-22-09.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Horror of the Ghost Fiend
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Four Trials of Justice
    Captain America
  4. 3. Ashes
  5. 4. Smash the Tunnel of Terror!
    Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. Urgent! Sentinels of Liberty!
    Paper Salvage w/Captain America
  7. 6. The Beachhead Blitz!
    The Destroyer
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