([September] 2011)

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Volume:
6
Price:
59.99 USD; 66.99 CAD
Pages:
288
On-sale date:
2011-09-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN:
978-0-7851-4204-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978078514204155999
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) #21-24.
Color reconstruction: Wesley Wong (interiors), Michael Kelleher (covers).
Art reconstruction: Pacific Rim Graphics (interiors), Michael Kelleher (covers).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints:
Keywords:
bombs; swastikas; tanks; World War II

[Sincerely, Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner] (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner

Indexer Notes

Illustration of Sub-Mariner from the back cover of Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 Series) #21.

Credits / Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset

[Marvel Mystery Comics #21] (Table of Contents)

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:
British Royal Navy; submersible vehicles; swastikas; World War II

[Big, All New Smashing Comic Book] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Black Marvel [Daniel Lyons]; Angel [Tom Halloway]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrtaed promotional ad for All Winners Quarterly #1, on sale May 20, 1941.

The Idol of Death (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Mr. Nelson; Mr. Morrison; Prince Itor; Nalda; Crowley; Jarvis
Synopsis:
Prince Itor wishes to acquire the Idol of Death as legend holds it will grant him the power to rule men as the Pharaohs did. A gangster named Crowley just wants to sell it for its value.
Reprints:

[A sneak preview of one of the many exciting stories from--Captain America Comics] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?; Jack Kirby (story page); Joe Simon (story page)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (cover illustration); Jack Kirby (story page); Joe Simon (story page)
Inks:
Syd Shores (cover illustration); Joe Simon (story page)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for Captain America Comics #5, with cover shown as well as a page of the story (plus additional Cap figure), on sale May 5, 1941.

[The Magnetic Lake Mystery] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Betty Dean; Captain Fritz Wiener
Synopsis:
When an airline company suffers five crashes, the Sub-Mariner uses Betty to get the low down from a mysterious Nazi, and he confesses to Betty that he and his boss are attempting to gain control of all of the major American airlines.
Reprints:

The Case of the Transport Crashes! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson; Deadline Dawson; Major Dahl; Miss Dahl
Synopsis:
After five mysterious airplane crashes, Terry decides to use his radio-controlled model plane to investigate what is happening in the air that may have caused them.
Reprints:

The Story Behind the Cover (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Carl Burgos [as C.B.] (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Mr. Dymopolis
Synopsis:
The Flaming Duo investigate the Nazi destruction of ships carrying vital war goods to Greece.
Reprints:

Danger Ahead (Table of Contents)

The Patriot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill
Pencils:
Alan Mandel
Inks:
Alan Mandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Patriot [Jeffrey Mace]; Mary; Casey; Lt. Heinrich Von Betz
Synopsis:
The Patriot takes on a Nazi agent who has been placed in charge of organizing a campaign of sabotage.
Reprints:

[Fight Against the Fascists] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Thompson
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar [David Rand]
Synopsis:
While aiding the British as they seek to drive the Italian fascists out of East Africa, Ka-Zar encounters a column of Italian tanks making their way through the jungle from Kenya.
Reprints:

[The Sabotaged Schoolhouse] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Al Avison ?
Inks:
Joe Simon ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision [Aarkus]; Senator Reeves; Colgan; Paget
Synopsis:
Senator Reeves and his committee head to a seacoast city to investigate the collapse of a school, but the Vision beats them to the punch, uncovering the men responsible for the shoddy construction.
Reprints:

The Weird Ghost of Amber Swamps (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 [Tom Halloway]; C. J. Miller
Synopsis:
The Angel saves a girl reporter in his quest to uncover the identity of the ghost of Amber Swamp.
Reprints:

[Sincerely, Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner] (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[Marvel Mystery Comics #22] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / 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]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints:
Keywords:
bombs; swastikas; tanks; World War II

[Now on sale. The two New smashing comic magazine sensations] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg (All Winners Comics); Jack Kirby (USA Comics)
Inks:
Alex Schomburg (All Winners Comics); Joe Simon (USA Comics)
Letters:
?; typeset (some)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defender [Don Stevens]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Angel [Tom Halloway]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Black Marvel [Daniel Lyons]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for All Winners Comics #1 and USA Comics #1, both with covers.

[The Invasion of Alslavia] (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:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Kapula; Sahlous; Eric
Synopsis:
The small European nation of Alslavia appeals to Torch and Toro for aid against the Nazis. On arrival, they encounter the Nazi invasion wall, a large armored wall mounted on tank treads. After destroying the wall the Torches head out to sea and they spot a Nazi sub, but when they investigate, they determine that there is no one aboard. Diving down below, they discover a terrifying Nazi undersea fortress lying in wait for the British and Alslavian cruisers sent out to sink the sub. Torch destroys the fortress and all aboard her perish.
Reprints:

[Namor's Flying Bantam Car] (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]; Tony; Herr Krauss; Wilhelm; Paul
Synopsis:
While passing through a small mid-western town, Namor muses over how to stop the subversive activities of the Nazis, and develops a special miniature field car, somewhat along the lines of one developed by the Army -- but with some novel twists -- that he uses to battle the Nazis.
Reprints:

[The Nazis' Death Gas] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Thompson
Inks:
Ben Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar [David Rand]
Synopsis:
Ka-Zar battles the Nazis who are using a chemical spray to kill off the vegetation in the jungle, and who hope, along with the Italians, to establish a post in, and eventually control, Central Africa.
Reprints:

The Strange Case of Captain America and the Hangman: Who Killed Doctor Vardoff (Table of Contents)

Captain America Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes; Monocle; Hangman [Dr. Nicolai Vardoff]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for Captain America Comics #6, with two splash pages from stories in the issue, the cover and other art.

The Mystery of the Phantom Killer (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson; Deadline Dawson; Clancy
Synopsis:
Terry tackles the case of jewel robberies by a person known as the Phantom Robber, and discovers that the thefts occur in towns being visited by the circus.
Reprints:

["Tank Production Menaced!"] (Table of Contents)

The Patriot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill
Pencils:
Alan Mandel
Inks:
Alan Mandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Patriot [Jeffrey Mace]; Casey; Smitty
Synopsis:
The Patriot battles a Nazi saboteur who has the intention of stalling production of a new, streamlined tank.
Reprints:

Dunkirk Incident (Table of Contents)

war / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Ramsey ? [as R.] (signed)
Inks:
Harry Ramsey ? [as R.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis:
Torch relates the story of how British soldiers at Dunkirk received help against the Nazis from "some unknown source!"
Reprints:

[Khor, the Black Sorceror] (Table of Contents)

The Vision / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision [Aarkus]; Black Sorcerer [Khor]
Synopsis:
The Vision embarks on the task of saving the lives of the crew of the U.S.S. Olympus which vanished in Antarctica.
Reprints:

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

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

An illustrated promotional ad for Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty.

[The Revenge of Sphinx Henchel] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Gabriele (signed)
Inks:
Al Avison (signed); Chu Hing ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel [Tom Halloway]; Judge Lind; Henry Van Horn; Sphinx Henchel; Nick; Trigger
Synopsis:
The Angel investigates a bizarre case in which a grotesque, wild-eyed man crashes into an operating room and prevents the surgeons from saving the life of a judge.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition identifies Chu Hing and an unknown as additional inkers.

[Marvel Mystery Comics #23] (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]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints:
Keywords:
amphibious assault; amphibious assault boats; anti-aircraft guns; bondage; comic books; Wehrmacht; World War II

Indexer Notes

The cover also features the cover to The Human Torch Comics #5[a], illustrtated by Alex Schomburg.

[Big New Sub-Mariner No. 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional house ad for Sub-Mariner Comics #2, with cover shown, and for the new issue of Mystic Comics.

Highway of Mystery (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]; Mr. Topper; Leader [N-4]; Sigmund; Rudolph
Synopsis:
N-4, a Nazi saboteur, has infiltrated the Topper Tank factory as an executive secretary. She has her men build a hideout above a superhighway so that she can drop a ramp to capture experimental models of a new tank during transit. She is finally unmasked by the Torch and Toro.
Reprints:

The Case of the Vanishing Convicts! (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]; Prof. Dorn; Ramon Valerez; Black John; Mona Lake
Synopsis:
Namor has to overcome a mad scientist who is trying to create a race of evil Sub-Mariners to war against America!
Reprints:

[Don't miss the next big issue of Captain America] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset (some)

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Joseph C. Yuhas (photo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The top half of this page has the Torch and Namor congratulating Joseph C. Yuhas of Duryea, Pennsylvania, the winner of a contest begun issues before. Includes his prize winning letter. The lower half of the page is an illustrtated promotional ad for the new issue of Captain America Comics featuring the "Red Skull and His Whistling Death" story, plus a plug for Cap's Sentinels of Liberty, asking readers to join.

[Swastika Over Europe] (Table of Contents)

The Patriot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill
Pencils:
Alan Mandel
Inks:
Alan Mandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Patriot [Jeffrey Mace]; Mary; Casey; Mr. Opperman; Howard
Synopsis:
The Patriot puts an end to the murderous activity of a self-confessed Bundsman, who wanted to end a play that was anti-Nazi.
Reprints:

The Vision Speaks (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
? [as WEB] (signed)
Inks:
? [as WEB] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision [Aarkus](origin); Law-Giver; Markham Ericsohn
Synopsis:
At the urging of a scientist, the Law-Giver assigns a volunteer policeman to come to the Earth to fight all evil.
Reprints:

[Cult of the Shark-god] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision [Aarkus]; Kai-Mak
Synopsis:
The Vision comes to Earth to investigate the sacrificing of humans to the mysterious Kai-Mak, the Shark-God.
Reprints:

[Neutralizing the Nazis] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Thompson
Inks:
Ben Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar [David Rand]
Synopsis:
Ka-Zar ends his battle with the Nazis, who are attempting to establish an air base in the African jungle.
Reprints:

The Mystery of the Green Diamond! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson; Deadline Dawson; Mayor Brown; Mrs. Brown
Synopsis:
Terry and Deadline are invited to a swanky party thrown by the Mayor, then must investigate the disappearance of the green diamond necklace worn by the Mayor's wife.
Reprints:

[Death on Inferno Isle] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alan Mandel
Inks:
Alan Mandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel [Tom Halloway]; Diane Mason; George Hill; Von Reiman
Synopsis:
The Angel is at Inferno Isle and discovers that the Temple of Fire located there is masking a secret Nazi base.
Reprints:

[Read the Human Torch] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Scomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset (some)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional house ad, with the cover, to Human Torch Clmics #5 [a], spotlighting the story "The March of Death!"

[Marvel Mystery Comics #24] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[Back comes the dreaded Red Skull] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for the new issue of Captain America Comics featuring the Red Skull, plus illustrated ad for Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.

Meet the Parrot (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and Toro / 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]; Warden Thomaz; Bob; Parrot; Culflam; Luther
Synopsis:
The Parrot escapes jail and sends a message to the Torch via, what else?, a parrot, that he's planning to attack the opera. Torch and Toro attend the opera that evening, when suddenly gas is pumped out from behind the curtain, knocking out the guests. Parrot's men move amongst them relieving the ladies of their jewelry. Torch enters the fray, but the Parrot knocks him out and places him in a guillotine. Toro saves him, and afterwards, Torch grabs the Parrot's feet while Toro binds his hands. Torch threatens him with the electric chair, but the Parrot says he isn't worried.
Reprints:

[The Young Allies Comics] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill King [as King] (signed); Jack Kirby (cover)
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed); Syd Shores (cover)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Whitewash Jones; Washington Vanderbilt Jefferson; "Knuckles" Percy Bartwell; Henry "Tubby" Tinkle; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Adolf Hitler
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad [with cover] to the 1st issue of Young Allies Comics.

Battles The Undersea Blitzkrieg! (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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dorma; Princess Fen; Simma; Daka; Lt. Geeresse; Lonu-Ne
Synopsis:
Namor decides to return to his kingdom to see how things are going, but discovers that he has been declared a traitor and ordered executed by Daka, who has overthrown Princess Fen and joined forces with the villainous Seal Men.
Reprints:

[Mystery in the Maine Woods] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson; Deadline Dawson; Bull Dawson; Jeff Cramer
Synopsis:
Terry and Deadline head north to investigate why Deadline's father isn't providing paper pulp to the newspaper on time, and discovers that a rival of Dawson is responsible.
Reprints:

Who Robbed the Carter Bank?, or, How Good a Detective Are You? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson; Deadline Dawson; Hi Smithers; Police Commissioner Henderson; Lieutenant Jackson; Charlie Biswell; Jake Walters; Lemuel Carter
Synopsis:
Terry Vance takes the reader step by step, clue by clue, on a case involving a bank robbery and allows the reader to become their own sleuth and figure out the guilty party.
Reprints:

[The German Peacemonger] (Table of Contents)

The Patriot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sid Greene (signed)
Inks:
Sid Greene (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Patriot [Jeffrey Mace]; Casey; Fritz; Herr Huss; John Garrett
Synopsis:
Hitler's Deputy flies unauthorized to New Jersey to arrange a treaty of peace between the British and Germany, and convinces the Patriot to take him to the estate of a millionaire friend of his.
Reprints:

[The Stronghold of Ali Hamud] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Thompson
Inks:
Ben Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Ali Hamud; Capt. Ollendorff
Synopsis:
Ka-Zar lands at a camouflaged Nazi field and is welcomed by Prince Hamud as a Nazi agent, and he learns that the Prince is attempting to refuel Nazi planes en route to strike at Britain's southern African colonies.
Reprints:

[Grosso of the War-Dust World] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision [Aarkus]; Grosso
Synopsis:
The Vision must battle the evil Grosso, who is attempting to destroy America's national defense industries.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition credits Al Avison and another unknown artist as doing the inks for the story.

[The Eye Thief] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alan Mandel
Inks:
Alan Mandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Angel [Tom Halloway]; Mr. Blakely; Mr. Keene; Dr. Hyde
Synopsis:
A great eye surgeon gets drunk one night, but has to perform delicate eye surgery. He bungles the job, and swears revenge by taking away people's eyesight, then ransoming the victims in order for sight to be restored.
Reprints:

[The great new comic magazine you demanded!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg (cover)
Inks:
Alex Schomburg (cover)
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Promotional house ad for Sub-Mariner Comics #2, including reproduction of the cover.

Marvel Mystery Comics #21 House Ad from Captain America Comics #5 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Marvel Mystery Comics #19 House Ads from All Winners Comics #1 and Young Allies #1 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Marvel Mystery Comics #23 House Ad from Captain America Comics #6 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. [Sincerely, Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner]
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. Credits / Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. [Marvel Mystery Comics #21]
    Human Torch
  6. 5. [Big, All New Smashing Comic Book]
    All Winners Quarterly
  7. 6. The Idol of Death
    The Human Torch and Toro the Flaming Kid
  8. 7. [A sneak preview of one of the many exciting stories from--Captain America Comics]
    Captain America Comics
  9. 8. [The Magnetic Lake Mystery]
    The Sub-Mariner
  10. 9. The Case of the Transport Crashes!
    Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth
  11. 10. The Story Behind the Cover
    Human Torch
  12. 11. Danger Ahead
    The Patriot
  13. 12. [Fight Against the Fascists]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  14. 13. [The Sabotaged Schoolhouse]
    The Vision
  15. 14. The Weird Ghost of Amber Swamps
    The Angel
  16. 15. [Sincerely, Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner]
    Sub-Mariner
  17. 16. [Marvel Mystery Comics #22]
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  18. 17. [Now on sale. The two New smashing comic magazine sensations]
    USA Comics and All Winners Comics
  19. 18. [The Invasion of Alslavia]
    The Human Torch and Toro the Flaming Kid
  20. 19. [Namor's Flying Bantam Car]
    The Sub-Mariner
  21. 20. [The Nazis' Death Gas]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  22. 21. The Strange Case of Captain America and the Hangman: Who Killed Doctor Vardoff
    Captain America Comics
  23. 22. The Mystery of the Phantom Killer
    Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth
  24. 23. ["Tank Production Menaced!"]
    The Patriot
  25. 24. Dunkirk Incident
    war
  26. 25. [Khor, the Black Sorceror]
    The Vision
  27. 26. [Special Offer for readers of Marvel Comics]
  28. 27. [The Revenge of Sphinx Henchel]
    The Angel
  29. 28. [Marvel Mystery Comics #23]
    The Human Torch
  30. 29. [Big New Sub-Mariner No. 2]
    Sub-Mariner Comics
  31. 30. Highway of Mystery
    The Human Torch and Toro the Flaming Kid
  32. 31. The Case of the Vanishing Convicts!
    The Sub-Mariner
  33. 32. [Don't miss the next big issue of Captain America]
  34. 33. [Swastika Over Europe]
    The Patriot
  35. 34. The Vision Speaks
    The Vision
  36. 35. [Cult of the Shark-god]
    The Vision
  37. 36. [Neutralizing the Nazis]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  38. 37. The Mystery of the Green Diamond!
    Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth
  39. 38. [Death on Inferno Isle]
    The Angel
  40. 39. [Read the Human Torch]
    Human Torch Comics
  41. 40. [Marvel Mystery Comics #24]
    The Human Torch
  42. 41. [Back comes the dreaded Red Skull]
    Captain America Comics
  43. 42. Meet the Parrot
    Human Torch and Toro
  44. 43. [The Young Allies Comics]
    Young Allies Comics
  45. 44. Battles The Undersea Blitzkrieg!
    The Sub-Mariner
  46. 45. [Mystery in the Maine Woods]
    Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth
  47. 46. Who Robbed the Carter Bank?, or, How Good a Detective Are You?
    Terry Vance
  48. 47. [The German Peacemonger]
    The Patriot
  49. 48. [The Stronghold of Ali Hamud]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  50. 49. [Grosso of the War-Dust World]
    The Vision
  51. 50. [The Eye Thief]
    The Angel
  52. 51. [The great new comic magazine you demanded!]
    Sub-Mariner Comics
  53. 52. Marvel Mystery Comics #21 House Ad from Captain America Comics #5
  54. 53. Marvel Mystery Comics #19 House Ads from All Winners Comics #1 and Young Allies #1
  55. 54. Marvel Mystery Comics #23 House Ad from Captain America Comics #6
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