(December 1944)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel 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
Keywords:
artillery; Japanese Imperial Army; Japanese Imperial Navy ensign; stereotyping of Japanese; swords; World War II

Death Spins the Wheel (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Chief Brainer (villain, introduction, death); Joe (villain, introduction, death); their gang (villains, introductions, deaths)
Synopsis:
Torch and Toro take on a crooked police chief after gangsters running a gambling joint murder a man who threatened to spread the word that the games were fixed. The police chief is in cahoots with the criminals, so Torch and Toro burn down the gambling dens and then pursue the police chief until he loses control of the car and plunges off a cliff. The D.A. thanks Torch and Toro for their part in uprooting evil.

Human Bombs of Horror (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Betty Dean (now a blonde, guest-star); Von Heiler (villain, introduction, death); his spy ring (villains, introductions, deaths)

Murder, Inc. (Table of Contents)

Miss America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Al Avison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Brant Lee (villain, introduction)

The Key (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

What Price Freedom? (Table of Contents)

Patriot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Herr Kranz (villain, introduction)

[Murder In the Frieght Yards] (Table of Contents)

Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Gabriele
Inks:
Al Bellman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Taintor (villain, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Death Spins the Wheel
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Human Bombs of Horror
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Murder, Inc.
    Miss America
  5. 4. The Key
  6. 5. What Price Freedom?
    Patriot
  7. 6. [Murder In the Frieght Yards]
    Angel
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