(Winter 1945-46)

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:
Stan Lee?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
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The Black Phantom (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; Captain Halsey (introduction, Black Phantom's brother); The Black Phantom [Jack Halsey] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Black Phantom is terrorizing the Mississippi river with a crimewave conducted from a boat covered with mirrors so it can't be seen on the water. During a tussle, Namor pulls back his cowl and gets a look at his face, and believes him to be a guest at a party that Betty and he are attending. Later, after capturing Namor and Betty, the Black Phantom reveals himself to be the twin brother of the party guest. Namor breaks free and pursues the Black Phantom, but the evil doer tries to scare Namor away with TNT and only succeeds in blowing himself up.
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Christmas Creations by You (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
House ad for a special Christmas craft booklet, made possible by Miss America Magazine, and a coupon is there for readers to fill out and mail in with their dime.
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[The Curse of the Bayou Witch and Wizard] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Phillip Carreaux (introduction, Dale's brother, death); Dale Carreaux (introduction); Marguerite (introduction, Phillip's bride-to-be); The Wizard [Frank Lavalle] (villain, introduction); The Witch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Invited to have dinner at an Army's pals home, Steve and Bucky hear about a curse that was supposedly placed on that plantation, and learn that Phillip is slated to die on his wedding night. Cap and Bucky tackle the two villains responsible for Phillip's death and learn that Frank Lavalle was jealous of Phillip's wanting to marry Marguerite.
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The Idol of Nokoa (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Professor Cassidy; Carol Cassidy; Frank Arnold (Carol's fiance); Chavez (villain, waiter, death)
Synopsis:
Professor Cassidy, Caol and Frank make a trip into the Yucatan region of Mexico for the purposes of hidden treasure and scientific information, certain that the idol of Nokoa guarded the treasure. He is right, but he is also unaware that a waiter at dinner back in the states had overheard their conversations and had beaten them to that treasure.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Lists Western Fiction Publishing Company, Inc. as Publisher, Jean Goodman as Editor, Martin Goodman as Managing and Business Editors.

The Voodoo Doll Murders! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Gabriele
Inks:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
317

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Tom Wentworth (death); Rodney Young (professional polo player, death); Arlene Young (Rodney's wife); Ted Young (Rodney's brother); a voodoo priestess (villain, introduction, death); Big Barry (villain, introduction); Barnes (villain, introduction, Wentworth's houseman)
Synopsis:
Torch becomes suspicious when several deaths occur, all supposedly related to voodoo dolls, but he soon discovers that6 the dolls are only cover-ups for deaths occurring by tinzene acid, a deadly swift poison when absorbed through the skin.
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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:
teen
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for the December, 1945-January, 1946 issue of Miss America Magazine, complete with the cover and a coupon for subscription purposes.
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The Bank Jobs! (Table of Contents)

The Whizzer / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; Jeff Blintz (villain, introduction); Jock Blintz (villain, introduction); Pat (villain)
Synopsis:
A pair of identical twins decide to work together to rob two banks on the same night and take care of the Whizzer at the same time!
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America; Bucky; Human Torch; Toro; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Black Phantom
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. Christmas Creations by You
  4. 3. [The Curse of the Bayou Witch and Wizard]
    Captain America
  5. 4. The Idol of Nokoa
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. The Voodoo Doll Murders!
    The Human Torch
  8. 7. Timed for Teens........
  9. 8. The Bank Jobs!
    The Whizzer
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich