(June 1948)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
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)

The Carnival of Crime! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro
Keywords:
masquerades

Carnival of Crime (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Garko (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A rich man named Garko drives away his stepson with his cruelty, and when Garko holds a festival on his birthday, the stepson returns wearing a mask to kill him and steal his jewels. Torch and Toro are too late to stop the murder but they prevent the theft.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, 2006-3-30)
Woolfolk credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Case of the Disappearing Watchman (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Namora

Not-So-Perfect Alibi! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Allen Bellman
Pencils:
Allen Bellman
Inks:
Allen Bellman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
2781

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
McCoy; Lydia (death); Lydia's un-named husband (villain)
Synopsis:
A man who has murdered his wife makes one fatal error that lands him in jail.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-12-25 per Bellman interview in Alter Ego #114 (December 2012). Art credits verified in same interview.

The Lightning Cult (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]

Indexer Notes

The is the last Marvel Mystery appearance of Bucky.

Too Late (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Staged For Murder (Table of Contents)

Blonde Phantom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Carnival of Crime!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Carnival of Crime
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Case of the Disappearing Watchman
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Not-So-Perfect Alibi!
    Let's Play Detective
  5. 4. The Lightning Cult
    Captain America
  6. 5. Too Late
  7. 6. Staged For Murder
    Blonde Phantom
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
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