(Spring 1945)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36 ?
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; Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Japanese
Reprints:

The Man Who Killed Himself (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]; Roy Winters (introduction, death); Betty Dean; Johnson (investor); Slugger (villain, introduction); White (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When an inventor friend of Namor's is found dead with a suicide note, Namor tracks down a businessman who forced him to write out the note and then murdered him so he could steal his new boat super-speed engine attachment design.
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The Masked Trio of Death! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Lupo (villain, introduction); three apes (villains, introduction, all die)
Synopsis:
A grim Captain America and Bucky attempt to track down the nefarious Lupo and his three killer apes who have murdered eleven people during various robberies, and who has challenged the duo to catch him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ink credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, 2006-3-30).

A Strange Story (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ed Walton (editor of The Clarion); Ellen Gray; Dan Jordan (death); un-named man (villain?)
Synopsis:
When the editor of a local newspaper offers $50 to any one who would spend the night at the old Tyler mansion, in which Matt Tyler had killed his wife and then himself, two men, who felt hatred for each other, volunteer with weird results.
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[Timed for Teens] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Miss America
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for the May, 1945 issue of Miss America magazine, with a subscription coupon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2011-26-11.

Lightning Strikes Twice! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Ferstadt
Inks:
Louis Ferstadt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; un-named Nazi spy (villain, introduction); un-named convicts (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A Nazi spy has been ordered to steal a robot bomb, and concocts a scheme to use escaped convicts to help him steal the weapon and use it to propel them to a meeting with a Nazi submarine.
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Juke Box Murder Case (Table of Contents)

Let's Play Detective / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Mike Trapp (detective); Brent Cummings (foreign correspondent, death); Scott (villain, news reporter)
Synopsis:
Detective Trapp must investigate the death of a foreign correspondent, who was killed by a shot fired from a juke box!
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Man Who Killed Himself
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. The Masked Trio of Death!
    Captain America
  4. 3. A Strange Story
  5. 4. [Timed for Teens]
    Miss America
  6. 5. Lightning Strikes Twice!
    The Whizzer
  7. 6. Juke Box Murder Case
    Let's Play Detective
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich