(June 1949)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comic [round logo]
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)

How the Human Torch Was Born! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Reprints:
Keywords:
comic books

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints page 5 of Human Torch story. This gives:

Pencils:
1. Original indexer stated: Alex Schomburg
2. Page 5 of Human Torch story is pencilled by: Mike Sekowsky
3. West Stephan stated: Not Schomburg (GCD error list, 2005-10-05)

Inks:
1. Original indexer stated: Alex Schomburg
2. Page 5 of Human Torch story is inked by: unknown
3. West Stephan stated: Not Schomburg (GCD error list, 2005-10-05)

The Birth of the Torch (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Albert Horton [renamed Phineas T. Horton in ?]; Tony Sardo; Al [named "Red" in MARVEL COMICS #1]
Synopsis:
The Torch returns to his creator's home ten years after he last saw him only to learn the man has passed away. He recalls his early days when Dr. Horton was bedridden by a gangster's bullet because two thugs wanted to use him as an arson agent in a protection scheme.

Indexer Notes

Per Dr. Michael J. Vassallo on the Timely-Atlas list, 2012-07-19, this is not Mike Sekowsky as previously indexed. The art reminds him of Bill LaCava in many places, with some hint of Bill Walton in a few panels, but he is too unsure to identify this.

The Choice (Table of Contents)

Witness / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
John Whittier; Verna Stoddard

Indexer Notes

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

The New Whaler (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?

The Man Who Wouldn't Give Up (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Golden Girl; John Harrington
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. How the Human Torch Was Born!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. The Birth of the Torch
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Choice
    Witness
  4. 3. The New Whaler
  5. 4. The Man Who Wouldn't Give Up
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
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