(November 1948)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
8
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Cornell Publishing Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Horror Hotel (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch
Reprints:

The Ray of Madness (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Vince Alascia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Sun Girl; Kleezar (villain, introduction, death, Jovian leader), The Jovians (villains, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Animals by the thousands start attacking and killing people for unknown reasons. At the Jeffersonian institute, with the Human Torch, Sun Girl and Captain America in attendance, scientists announce the cause is rays from Jupiter. The Torch flies to Jupiter and is attacked by the Jovians and their leader Kleezar. The Torch destroys the edge of a fiery pool which then "drowns" Kleezar. As the Torch returns to Earth his flame goes out, but Captain America cushions the Torch's fall with his own body and saves his life.
Reprints:

Horror Hotel! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Douglas?
Inks:
Al Gabriele?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
3338

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Mercer
Synopsis:
A hotel is terrorized by a "man-killing beast," sending tenants fleeing. But when The Torch investigates, it seems almost no one has actually seen the monster. The "monster" turns out to be the work of a revenge-crazed madman who'd been fired by the hotel for thievery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job Number from the Atlas Tales website.

Little Things Are Important (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

A Jinx For Georgie Jenks (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Namor; Georgie Jenks (introduction); Black Mike (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Horror Hotel
    Human Torch
  2. 1. The Ray of Madness
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Horror Hotel!
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Little Things Are Important
  5. 4. A Jinx For Georgie Jenks
    Sub-Mariner
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose