(December 1948)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
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)

["Well, Torch, what're you gonna do now? Ha ha!"] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Blonde Phantom / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Blonde Phantom
Reprints:
Keywords:
asbestos; bondage

The Case of the Granite Bandit (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sun Girl (guest-star); Corelli (villain, introduction); Mike (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Two ex-cons get an idea for revenge on B.P. by having a little orphan girl interrupt B.P.'s benefit show at the orphanage and tell how B.P. wants kids to grow up criminals so that she can get credit for arresting them. B.P. interrogates the child and learns the two thugs have kidnapped her brother to make her go along with their plan. B.P. posses as a cab driver to learn the men's hideout address and goes to free the girl's brother and apprehend the hoods. The girl goes on stage and admits the whole thing she said earlier was a fabrication.

Indexer Notes

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

Decision...No Contest (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Betty Dean (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

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

The Terrifying Ghosts from the Unknown (Table of Contents)

Sun Girl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Prof. Blair (introduction); Kain (villain, introduction, death); Cara (villain, introduction)

The Landing (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

My Friend Gilly (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Henry Entwhistle (introduction); John Jacob Gillgan (a ghost, introduction); Black Mike (villain, introduction)

Benefit Show for Horror (Table of Contents)

Blonde Phantom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nails (villain, introduction)

The Imp of the Violin (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vincent Varl (introduction); Mrs. Varl (introduction); an imp (introduction); Nicola Amati (introduction, flashback)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Well, Torch, what're you gonna do now? Ha ha!"]
    Human Torch; Blonde Phantom
  2. 1. The Case of the Granite Bandit
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Decision...No Contest
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. The Terrifying Ghosts from the Unknown
    Sun Girl
  5. 4. The Landing
  6. 5. My Friend Gilly
    Sub-Mariner
  7. 6. Benefit Show for Horror
    Blonde Phantom
  8. 7. The Imp of the Violin
    Captain America
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