(Summer 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

Issue Notes

The microfiche of this issue contains errors, which has resulted in the contents of this issue frequently being listed incorrectly with a Captain America and Human Torch story from Captain America Comics #40. Dr. Michael J. Vassallo discovered the discrepancy vs the GCD index which had apparently been made from the fiche.

The available data on the correct contents suggests 36 pages despite higher page counts on earlier and later issues, which will no doubt be confirmed or corrected when the Masterworks series reaches this point.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barne]
Reprints:

The Fabulous Racket! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Ed Jordan (death); un-named Sheriff; Jed Norris; Ann Norris; Agatha Whitley (school teacher); Lucy McGee (student); Mr. Vincent (villain, introduction, head of the Chamber of Commerce)
Synopsis:
Namor substitutes as a speedboat for one of Betty Dean's newspaper friends on a surfboard when suddenly the man's board explodes, killing him. Namor soon realizes that the board has been treated with a chemical which becomes explosive when left in the sun for long periods of time. Namor is on hand when the Sheriff arrests Jed Norris for the murder, but the pleadings of innocence from that man's daughter spurs the Prince to uncover the true crooks, who were running a numbers racket that had been discovered by the newspaperman and for which he was killed.
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Indexer Notes

Partially revised synopsis by Craig Delich 2011-12-26.

Dead Man's Shoes (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Bill (night watchman, death); The "Beak" (villain, notorious bank robber)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky come across the scene of a gang striping a dead man of his clothes, and soon learn that the murdered man is a night watchman at the Woolsey Museum, and that the gang was intending to strip the musuem of its art and jewel collections.
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Indexer Notes

Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, 2006-3-30). Corrected story title by Craig Delich 2011-12-26.

A Prince of a Guy (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Big Bill Raynes; Prince (the dog)
Synopsis:
Stuck in the middle of nowhere, after his car breaks down, and with a dog he absolutely detests, Bill Raynes attempts to make it through to his destination, Port Chester, anyway, even though it amounts to a week's hike over the foothills.
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Meteor III (Table of Contents)

The Whizzer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; Dr. Throttle (villain, introduction); Flash (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Whizzer is invited to compete in a race with a radium-powered car known as "Meteor III", not knowing that the doctor who initiated the race actually wants to put the Speed King out of the way while he and his partner rob the Drumman Aircraft facility of more radium fuel to power the car.
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Timed For Teens (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
(photo)
Inks:
(photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Miss America
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for the May, 1945 issue of Miss America Magazine, complete with subscription coupon.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2011-12-26.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America; Bucky; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Fabulous Racket!
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. Dead Man's Shoes
    Captain America
  4. 3. A Prince of a Guy
  5. 4. Meteor III
    The Whizzer
  6. 5. Timed For Teens
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich