([December] 2010)

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Volume:
5
Price:
59.99 USD; 66.99 CAD
Pages:
280
On-sale date:
2010-12-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN:
978-0-7851-3367-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978078513367455999
Editing:
Cory Sedlmeier (collection editor); Joe Simon (original editor)
Color:
Color
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Hardcover with dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Reprints Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 Series) #17-20.
Color reconstruction: Wesley Wong (interiors), Michael Kelleher (covers).
Art reconstruction: Pacific Rim Graphics (interiors), Michael Kelleher (covers).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints:
Keywords:
British Royal Navy; comic books; fighter planes; Kreigsmarine; torpedoes; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]

Indexer Notes

Human Torch and Toro figures from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 Series) #19 page 1, panel 1.

Credits / Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset

[Marvel Mystery Comics #17] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Reprints:
Keywords:
British flag; British Royal Navy; comic books; Kreigsmarine; swastikas; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Tuk; Red Skull
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated house ad for Captain America Comics #1.

Fighting Side-By-Side! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos (signed); Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils:
Carl Burgos (signed); Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Carl Burgos (signed); Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis:
Japanese and Nazi soldiers are building a tunnel from Siberia to Alaska, so Torch and Subby team-up to put them out of action.
Reprints:

[What's Your Story?] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos; Bill Everett
Inks:
Carl Burgos; Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This page introduces a new contest in which readers are shown a picture of Torch and Namor with blank thought balloons, and they are to fill them in [in less than 50 words] with what they think each character is thinking, and then mail the entry back to the editors at Timely Comics before March 1, 1941. The winner will receive a free trip to New York, accompanied by parent or guardian, to sight see, see their favorite cartoonists at work and learn how comic magazines are made.

[Mor the Mighty] (Table of Contents)

Electro, the Marvel of the Age / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Inks:
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; Mor; Zabu
Synopsis:
In order to make himself the Emperor of the Universe, the evil Mor increases the size of his pet cat and sparrows to gigantic proportions to inflict death and destruction upon the world.
Reprints:

Thin Ice (Table of Contents)

Terry Vance / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson; Deadline Dawson
Synopsis:
Terry uses his new gas powered model plane with skis to save two children who have plunged through thin ice and are about to drown.
Reprints:

[War Against a Werewolf] (Table of Contents)

The Angel / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel [Thomas Halloway]; Bob Harrison; Dr. Roberts; Jean Roberts; Dr. Lin; Singa
Synopsis:
The Angel is mystified when a good friend of his, Dr. Roberts, seems overly secretive, and soon discovers why: the doctor's assistant has become a werewolf!
Reprints:

[Burk and the Bomber] (Table of Contents)

Terry Vance, The School Boy Sleuth / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Oksner (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson; Deadline Dawson; Burk; Claude Kane; Killer D'Arcy
Synopsis:
Terry and Dr. Watson track down the true person responsible for the death of a policeman.
Reprints:

[Hoodlums, Inc.] (Table of Contents)

The Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision [Aarkus]; Hank Steel; Vince Garone
Synopsis:
So-called "legitimate" trucking company owner Vince Carone uses every dirty trick in the book to eliminate his competitors in the business.
Reprints:

[The Legacy of John Rand] (Table of Contents)

Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Ali; Winston; Alec Wright
Synopsis:
Ka-Zar has to battle the nefarious aims of the attorney of his father, Alec Wright, who forged his name as part owner of Rand's diamond mine.
Reprints:

Human Torch pin-up (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Reprints:

[Marvel Mystery Comics #18] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[The Man Who Framed the Torch] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Police Chief Ryan; Brain; Shorty; Buddy; Cliff; Tom
Synopsis:
A criminal called the Brain uses a costume to impersonate the Torch when he robs the Army payroll. He captures the Torch in a water tank, but Toro forces the Brain to tell him how to release Torch after Toro realizes the Brain can't be the Torch because he can't fly.
Reprints:

["Special offer for readers of Marvel Comics"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad from Captain America and Bucky thanking readers for voting them the most popular hero in comic books, and asking them to join his Sentinels of Liberty if they haven't.

[The Legion of Loyalists] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Betty Dean; Luther Robinson; Lynne Harris; Tha-Korr; Princess Fen; Adra; Sina; Lobro; Regan; Bob James
Synopsis:
After meeting up again with Luther and Lynne, and dispensing some justice to the Nazis, Namor returns his prisoners to his undersea kingdom in the Antarctic. However, the two escape, enlisting the aid of Lt. Betty Dean, and the undersea peoples must brace themselves for invasion!
Reprints:

["Ahoy Mates----"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Angel [Thomas Halloway]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for Sub-Mariner Comics #1, on sale March 1, 1942.

Young Ka-Zar (Table of Contents)

Ka-Zar / text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils:
Ben Thompson
Inks:
Ben Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Zar; Sha; Paul De Kraft
Synopsis:
Paul De Kraft, who murdered Ka-Zar's father, returns and captures N'Jaga, whom he paints with luminous paint to scare off those who befriend him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This sequence takes place within story in issue #1.

A Challenge to You (Table of Contents)

Challenger / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Challenger [Bill Waring]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad, featuring the Challenger, asking readers to pick up the new and better Daring Comics.

[Beasts of the Black River] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Bogat
Synopsis:
Ka-Zar hears of a strange land known as the "Black River" and decides to investigate, and has his life saved from a terrible monster by a giant.
Reprints:

[The Stolen Bicycles] (Table of Contents)

Terry Vance, Schoolboy Sleuth / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Oksner (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson; Deadline Dawson; Jane; Principal Dikes; Ike
Synopsis:
Terry must investigate the theft of bicycles, which are then repainted and sold to unsuspecting kids.
Reprints:

[Menace from the Planet Torsa] (Table of Contents)

Electro, the Marvel of the Age / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Dahlman ?
Pencils:
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Inks:
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; Dr. Horace Forde
Synopsis:
Professor Zog offers the services of Electro to combat the evil winged inhabitants of the planet Torsa, the Antons.
Reprints:

[The Boss of Newton City] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision [Aarkus]; Tom Douglas; Tim Skelly; Heinie Myers
Synopsis:
Political boss Skelly frames the current district attorney for the murder of Daniel Reardon, a political rival.
Reprints:

The Cat's Paw, Chapter 1: Claws of Death (Table of Contents)

The Angel / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel [Thomas Halloway]; Dr. Lin; Cat's Paw; Cartier; Hanson; Frank
Synopsis:
Seeing his friend and teacher killed before his eyes, The Angel attempts to track down the killer and discovers a new and sinister villain behind the killing: The Cat's Paw.
Reprints:

[Marvel Mystery Comics #19] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; comic books; mechanical moles; torture; tunneling machines

Now! The Most Sensational Comic Book Ever Published! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Hunchback [Goris Barloff]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional house ad for Captain America Comics #3.

[The Hag] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch and Toro the Flaming Kid / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Ryan; Hag
Synopsis:
The Hag's gang uses a blackout to enter the stock exchange to fake a second market crash so that she can buy up stock cheap. They use clothes treated with chemicals to deal with the Torch and gas that makes Torch's and Toro's flames go out. Toro breaks his arm in the fall so Torch takes him to the hospital and the doctor tells him that Toro needs a 'flame transfusion'. After Toro's flame has been strengthened, the doctor tells Torch that Toro's flame will never be as strong as his. Torch and Toro corner the Hag, and when she tries to escape them with detonating gas, the explosion kills her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Toro's flame power reduced somewhat by an injury.

["Gangway Mates!!!"] (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Angel [Thomas Halloway]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad, featuring the cover, for Sub-Mariner Comics #1, on sale in March, 1942.

[The Trojan Albatrosses] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Luther Robinson; Lynne Harris; Betty Dean; Tha-Korr; Bob James; Josef
Synopsis:
At the urging of Betty, Namor decides for all concerned -- Betty, Bob, Lynne, and Luther -- to join together as a group and fight side-by-side against the Nazis.
Reprints:

Watch for the big new 2nd issue of Captain America Comics. (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional house ad, complete with cover, for Captain America Comics #2.

Toro Tells All (Table of Contents)

Toro / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Pops
Synopsis:
Toro relates a time soon after he met the Torch that two men came to Pop's Circus loking for a fire-eater, but soon discovered the men intended on using him to knock over a bank.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story takes place just after Human Torch #1

[War Against the Limbos] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Bogat
Synopsis:
Ka-Zar and Bogat help fight off the Limbos while also saving a man and woman who have landed their aircraft due to an over-heated engine.
Reprints:

[Mr. Grabbit and the Ghosts] (Table of Contents)

Terry Vance, the Schoolboy Sleuth / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Oksner (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson; Phil; Bob; Mr. Grabbit; Slug
Synopsis:
Mr. Grabbit, mixed up with a gang of racketeers, is convinced by a "gang of ghosts" to break off his relationship with the gang and see to it that a lot next to Terry's school is sold to the city for use as a park.
Reprints:

[The Hands of Doom] (Table of Contents)

Electro, the Marvel of the Age / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Inks:
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; Sir John Chadwick; Ellen Chadwick; Basil Drake; Chandi
Synopsis:
Professor Zog responds to the request of an old Oxford school mate to use Electro to help save his life and the life of his daughter from a man who was once forbidden to marry his daughter.
Reprints:

[The Rescue of Professor Bauer] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision [Aarkus]; Professor Bauer; Shultz
Synopsis:
The Vision rescues a professor from a Nazi executioner's blade.
Reprints:

The Cat's Paw, Chapter 2 (Table of Contents)

Angel / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel [Thomas Halloway]; J. P. Thomas; The Cat's Paw; Pug Malone
Synopsis:
The Angel is trapped in the lair of the Cat's Paw, but one of the gang, whom the Angel once saved, helps him escape so that he can discover why the Cat's Paw is attempting to kill off our nation's leading industrialists.
Reprints:

Special offer to readers of Marvel Comics (Table of Contents)

Captain America; the Human Torch / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated house ad encouraging readers, including those of the Human Torch, to join Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty.

Rushed hot off the press! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Toro

Indexer Notes

House ad for The Human Torch #4 (3). Probably from the back cover of Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 Series) #19.

[Marvel Mystery Comics #20] (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints:
Keywords:
British Royal Navy; comic books; fighter planes; Kreigsmarine; torpedoes; World War II

They know what they want! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Toro; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Thunderer [Jerry Carstairs]; Black Marvel [Dan Lyons]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for the eight comics titled published by Timely.

[The Hunt for Hawk Rivers] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Willie; Hawk Rivers
Synopsis:
The Torch and Toro must deal with a group of arsonists, led by escaped con Hawk Rivers, who demand $10 million in cash or they will burn down New York City with arson bombs.
Reprints:

I lead! While others try to imitate me! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A rather pointed illustrated promotional ad for the Human Torch feature appearing in Marvel Comics.

[To Crush Killer Casey] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Betty Dean; Danny Dougherty; Mrs. Dougherty; Slim; Little Joe; Killer Casey
Synopsis:
Prince Namor is enlisted by Betty to investigate dirty work in the fight game after a young fighter is paralyzed after a bout with Killer Casey.
Reprints:

Free to the thousands of readers of Marvel Comics. (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated house ad announcing to readers that a framed color autographed picture of the Sub-Mariner would appear on the back cover of Marvel Comics #21, similar to the one of the Torch that appeared in issue #17, and that readers should expect to see one of the Angel in a forthcoming issue.

[The Vampire Killer of Star City] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision [Aarkus]; Dave Steel; Plant Man
Synopsis:
Reports of a 10th murder by a vampire killer sparks the interest of the Vision, who discovers this mad creation in time to save the life of a reporter.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the feature by Jack Kirby with inks by Joe Simon.

High Tension: The Origin of the "Angel" (Table of Contents)

The Angel / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel [Thomas Halloway] (origin); Bob Soler
Synopsis:
The origin of the Angel is told in the words of the Angel's boyhood friend, Bob Soler.
Reprints:

The Mystery of the Radio Robberies (Table of Contents)

Terry Vance, the Schoolboy Sleuth / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Oksner (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson; Deadline Dawson; Inspector Crane; Mary
Synopsis:
Terry discovers how the death of Inspector Crane occured and how it tied in with a series of bank robberies.
Reprints:

The Cat's Paw, Chapter 3: Tombs of Torture! (Table of Contents)

The Angel / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel [Thomas Halloway]; Cat's Paw
Synopsis:
Following the murder of J. P. Thomas, the Angel follows the fleeing Cat's Paw to her hideout castle, where he has a showdown with her and her higher-up Nazi boss.
Reprints:

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas (Rockman splash); Basil Wolverton (Rockman); various (Defender)
Inks:
Charles Nicolas (Rockman splash); Basil Wolverton (Rockman); various (Defender)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defender [Don Stevens]; Rockman [Daniel Rose]
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Indexer Notes

Illsutrated promotional ad for USA Comics #1, on sale April 20, 1942.

[Action in Ethiopia] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar [David Rand]
Synopsis:
When Ka-Zar learns of a Nazi plan to bomb the Suez Canal, he and his animal friends set out to destroy the enemy's capability of accomplishing the deed.
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Captain America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Betty Ross; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]
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Indexer Notes

Illustrated [with the cover] promotional ad for Captain America Comics #3, as well as a plea for readers to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.

Marvel Mystery Comics #20 House Ad from Human Torch #4 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]

Marvel Mystery Comics #19 House Ad from Captain America Comics #3 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Credits / Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. [Marvel Mystery Comics #17]
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  7. 6. Fighting Side-By-Side!
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  8. 7. [What's Your Story?]
    contest
  9. 8. [Mor the Mighty]
    Electro, the Marvel of the Age
  10. 9. Thin Ice
    Terry Vance
  11. 10. [War Against a Werewolf]
    The Angel
  12. 11. [Burk and the Bomber]
    Terry Vance, The School Boy Sleuth
  13. 12. [Hoodlums, Inc.]
    The Vision
  14. 13. [The Legacy of John Rand]
    Ka-Zar the Great
  15. 14. Human Torch pin-up
    Human Torch
  16. 15. [Marvel Mystery Comics #18]
    The Human Torch
  17. 16. [The Man Who Framed the Torch]
    The Human Torch
  18. 17. ["Special offer for readers of Marvel Comics"]
    Captain America
  19. 18. [The Legion of Loyalists]
    The Sub-Mariner
  20. 19. ["Ahoy Mates----"]
    Sub-Mariner
  21. 20. Young Ka-Zar
    Ka-Zar
  22. 21. A Challenge to You
    Challenger
  23. 22. [Beasts of the Black River]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  24. 23. [The Stolen Bicycles]
    Terry Vance, Schoolboy Sleuth
  25. 24. [Menace from the Planet Torsa]
    Electro, the Marvel of the Age
  26. 25. [The Boss of Newton City]
    The Vision
  27. 26. The Cat's Paw, Chapter 1: Claws of Death
    The Angel
  28. 27. [Marvel Mystery Comics #19]
    The Human Torch
  29. 28. Now! The Most Sensational Comic Book Ever Published!
    Captain America
  30. 29. [The Hag]
    The Human Torch and Toro the Flaming Kid
  31. 30. ["Gangway Mates!!!"]
    The Sub-Mariner
  32. 31. [The Trojan Albatrosses]
    The Sub-Mariner
  33. 32. Watch for the big new 2nd issue of Captain America Comics.
    Captain America
  34. 33. Toro Tells All
    Toro
  35. 34. [War Against the Limbos]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  36. 35. [Mr. Grabbit and the Ghosts]
    Terry Vance, the Schoolboy Sleuth
  37. 36. [The Hands of Doom]
    Electro, the Marvel of the Age
  38. 37. [The Rescue of Professor Bauer]
    The Vision
  39. 38. The Cat's Paw, Chapter 2
    Angel
  40. 39. Special offer to readers of Marvel Comics
    Captain America; the Human Torch
  41. 40. Rushed hot off the press!
    Human Torch
  42. 41. [Marvel Mystery Comics #20]
    The Sub-Mariner
  43. 42. They know what they want!
  44. 43. [The Hunt for Hawk Rivers]
    The Human Torch
  45. 44. I lead! While others try to imitate me!
    The Human Torch
  46. 45. [To Crush Killer Casey]
    The Sub-Mariner
  47. 46. Free to the thousands of readers of Marvel Comics.
    The Sub-Mariner
  48. 47. [The Vampire Killer of Star City]
    The Vision
  49. 48. High Tension: The Origin of the "Angel"
    The Angel
  50. 49. The Mystery of the Radio Robberies
    Terry Vance, the Schoolboy Sleuth
  51. 50. The Cat's Paw, Chapter 3: Tombs of Torture!
    The Angel
  52. 51. Now! America's Greatest Heroes
    USA Comics
  53. 52. [Action in Ethiopia]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  54. 53. Get the current issue of Captain America
    Captain America
  55. 54. Marvel Mystery Comics #20 House Ad from Human Torch #4
    Sub-Mariner
  56. 55. Marvel Mystery Comics #19 House Ad from Captain America Comics #3
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