(Fall 1946)

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

Issue Notes

ALL-WINNERS COMICS is published quarterly by WESTERN FICTION PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. Office of Publication: 418 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Editorial and Business Office: 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N. Y. Entered as second-class matter April 24, 1941 at the post office at Meriden, Conn., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Copyright 1946 by WESTERN FICTION PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. Vol. 1, No. 19 FALL 1946 issue. 10c per copy. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons, and/or institutions appearing in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. Printed in the U.S.A.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

All-Winners Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The All-Winners Squad [The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; The Whizzer [Robert Frank]; Miss America [Madeline Joyce]]; Isbisa [Meke]
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Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils/inks per Michael J. Vassallo. Previous indexer credited Al Avison on pencils and Al Gabriele on inks.

The Crime of the Ages! [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

All-Winners Squad / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-376

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The All-Winners Squad [Captain America [Steve Rogers] (see note for Chapter 7); Bucky [Bucky Barnes] (see note for Chapter 7); Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Whizzer [Robert Frank]; Miss America [Madeline Joyce]]; Isbisa [Meke] (villain, introduction); Professor Saba (villain, introduction, museum curator)
Synopsis:
The All-Winners Squad is hurriedly called to meet with the curator of a museum, whose exhibit, "The Ages of Mankind", has been smashed. In addition, a note has been left, signed by the mysterious Isbisa, who has challenged the members to follow up various clues he has left with each part of the exhibit in a winner-take-all battle. To make matters graver, Ibisa has left a spurious clue behind, intimating that Prince Namor is a part of the enemy camp.
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Indexer Notes

Unknown inks per Michael J. Vassallo, who did the credits for The Masterworks edition. Previous indexer credited Al Avison.

[The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 2: The Age of Bronze! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Allen Bellman; ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers] (see note for Chapter 7); Bucky [Bucky Barnes] (see note for Chapter 7); Isbisa (villain); Porky (villain, introduction); Cellini (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky head to a museum of art to locate a valuable piece of bronze art and find the "Idol With the Starry Eyes".....a bronze idol that actually has star sapphires for eyes. When a gang infects the idol with "bronze disease", Cap figures out the crooks are planning to hijack the idol as it is shipped off for electrolysis treatment, only to discover the idol is a reed herring and the crooks really want to valuable art on display.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from The Masterworks edition per Michael J. Vassallo.

[The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 3: The Iron Age! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Syd Shores; ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Robert Frank]; Cameron (movie director); Clark (movie actor); Isbisa (villain); Shut-Eye (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Whizzer arrives at the movie set for a film involving the life of notorious train robber, Mal Brennings, and the director mentions that the old railroad locomotive was secured for the film that originally had been robbed of the non-recovered gold on board. Some of Isbisa's men attempt to rob the train again for real, but it is the Whizzer who discovers the missing gold under the planks of the locomotive's cab.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition per Michael J. Vassallo credits Syd Shores and unknown as penciller and unknown inker.

[The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 4 The Steel Age (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Bobby Lee (a policewoman, introduction); Isbisa (villain); James Flore (villain, introduction, architect)
Synopsis:
The Torch is lured into a trap, but is rescued by a lady policewoman who is engaged to a detective that wants her to quit the force. However, she refuses to do so until she can solve one important case, and the Torch offers to help her do just that. The case: why does a newly constructed bank have a secret entrance that connects to a sewage tunnel?
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Indexer Notes

Unknown credits per Michael J. Vassallo via the Masterworks edition. Previous indexer credited Al Avison on pencils and Don Rico on inks.

Pearls of Wisdom (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Moffet (jewelry store owner); Gilleran (detective)
Synopsis:
The owner of Moffet Jewelry is exasperated because he has the largest supply of pearls in the area, but other jewelers are selling their pearls at half the price and nearly bankrupting Moffet. So he hires a detective named Gilleran to discover why his competitors are selling their pearls so cheaply.
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[The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 5: The Stone Age (Table of Contents)

Miss America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss America [Madeline Joyce]; John (Millstone Chief of Police); Isbisa (villain); the Calcium Master (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Miss America heads to Millstone to visit the Chief of Police, but finds him turned to stone. When she finds a note from someone called the Calcium Master, who claims to be able to restore him to life for $10,000, she smells a rat and tracks down the vile sculptor responsible.
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Indexer Notes

Unknown inks per Michael J. Vassallo from the Masterworks edition. Previous indexer credited Vince Alascia.

Don't Miss........ (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; the Red Skull; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Miss America [Madeline Joyce]; Isbisa [Meke]; other heroes and villains
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Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for Timely's comic magazines: Captain America, The Human Torch, Marvel Mystery Comics, The Young Allies, Sub-Mariner, and All Winners.

Lee and King signed this piece and are, most likely, two separate people. Bill King did such house ads from 1941-43 and Stan Lee wrote such ads during the same years. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-5.

[The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 6: The Ice Age! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Isbisa (villain); Black Patch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Toro joins Namor as the Prince heads up to a major Eskimo trading post to deal with a band of cut-throats who are using their whaling ship as a hideout for their fur hijacking mob!
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Indexer Notes

Per The Masterworks edition via Michael J. Vassallo, art credits are unknown. Previous indexer credited Bob Powell on pencils and Al Avison on inks.

[The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 7: Conclusion! (Table of Contents)

All-Winners Squad / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The All-Winners Squad [Captain America [Steve Rogers] (see note); Bucky [Bucky Barnes] (see note); Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Miss America [Madeline Joyce]; Whizzer [Robert Frank]]; Isbisa [Meke] (villain)
Synopsis:
When the All-Winners Squad members reconvene after their various adventures, they discover Isbisa's challenge to them was a red herring, so that the master criminal would be free to pursue his main crime: the stealing of the atomic bomb, and to accomplish his main goal: to become dictator of the world!
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Indexer Notes

Shores pencil credit and unknown inks per Michael J. Vassallo via The Masterworks edition. Previous indexer credited Al Avison on pencils and Allen Bellman on inks.

Chronologically, the next All-Winners Squad story is in What If? (Marvel, 1977 series) #4, which retroactively establishes that the post-war Captain America and Bucky here are William Naslund (a.k.a. The Spirit of '76) and Fred Davis. In that story, Naslund is killed and replaced as Captain America by The Patriot (Jeff Mace).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    All-Winners Squad
  2. 1. The Crime of the Ages! [Chapter 1]
    All-Winners Squad
  3. 2. [The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 2: The Age of Bronze!
    Captain America
  4. 3. [The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 3: The Iron Age!
    The Whizzer
  5. 4. [The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 4 The Steel Age
    The Human Torch
  6. 5. Pearls of Wisdom
  7. 6. [The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 5: The Stone Age
    Miss America
  8. 7. Don't Miss........
  9. 8. [The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 6: The Ice Age!
    Sub-Mariner
  10. 9. [The Crime of the Ages!], Chapter 7: Conclusion!
    All-Winners Squad
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich