(Fall 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

none (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 Barnes; Toro; The Japanese (Villains)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 5-24-09.

The Case of the Masked Strangler!!! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hamond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Eva Barry (Death); Lorraine Barry (Death); The Madame [Bran Carter] (Introduction, Villain, Death)
Synopsis:
The Flaming Duo must stop a sinister woman named the Madame, who tries to force factory workers to sabotage the war plants that they work in.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 5-25-09.

The Gardens of Doom (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]; Dave; Jim (Death); Dr. Botan (Introduction, Villain, Death?)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky must square off against a crazed scientist who has succeeded in cross breeding plants and humans!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 5-25-09.

Hoofs of Doom (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lon Chambers; Berger (Villain, Death); un-named boss (Villain)
Synopsis:
A young man buys several carloads of horses from his father, but then has to fight a man named Berger, who has been ordered by his boss to get him a large group of horses....or else!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Most info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 5-25-09.

Waterfront Terror! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Simon
Inks:
Allen Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Martin (Death); Mr. Cornell; Mr. Schlick (Introduction, Villain); Weasel (Villain)
Synopsis:
When Namor comes upon a man buying gasoline without the usual ration stamps, he investigates, along with Betty Dean, all the makings of a gasoline racket.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Oddity: Namor locates members of the racket in an old inn called "The Green Lantern"! Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 5-25-09.

Teen-Age Girls!!! Enter the Miss America Magazine Contest!! (Table of Contents)

Miss America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Miss America
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 5-25-09.

Photo ad for the Miss America Magazine Contest, offering $1000 in cash prizes to teenage girls who will enter the contest. Readers are instructed to get the November, 1944 issue of Miss America, on sale September 10th, for details.

The Maze of Madness (Table of Contents)

Whizzer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; Alice Jones; Charles Paine; Dr. Lars Krool (Introduction, Villain, Death)
Synopsis:
Whizzer must defeat the evil schemes of Dr. Krool, a scientist who has spent his life studying what it takes to drive animals mad. Now he is looking for a human subject to enter his "super-maze", which will test a man's mind under stress and strain.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit revised from Al Gabriele to ?. According to the Who's Who, Gabriele only worked on the Whizzer in 1941. Ink credit revised from Al Bellman to Bob Oksner. According to the Who's Who, Bellman never worked on this strip. Notes, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 5-25-09.

Urgent! Sentinels of Liberty! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
A message from Captain America to the Sentinels of Liberty, visually instructing them [with the help of Bucky] on how to package various types of paper products for the paper salvage efforts being undertaken by the government.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 5-25-09.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Captain America; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Case of the Masked Strangler!!!
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Gardens of Doom
    Captain America
  4. 3. Hoofs of Doom
  5. 4. Waterfront Terror!
    Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. Teen-Age Girls!!! Enter the Miss America Magazine Contest!!
    Miss America
  7. 6. The Maze of Madness
    Whizzer
  8. 7. Urgent! Sentinels of Liberty!
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich