1942 - 1942
Number of Issues:
23

Used brand emblems:

Brand Emblem Name Issues Year Began Year Ended Notes
A Timely Comics Riot of Fun 1 1942 1942 The red, white and blue Timely shield with "Riot of Fun" scrawled on the lower portion as if by a child.
Timely Comics Inc. [large shield] 1 1942 1942 A large shield with a solid top third (usually blue) with the words "Timely Comics" and vertical stripes on the bottom two-thirds with "Inc." in a solid rectangle superimposed on the vertical stripe area. This exact logo appears only once on the exterior of an actual Timely-era comic, although it appeared on interior pages such as house ads more frequently. Some similar single-use exterior logos exist as well. This is the logo (with red vertical stripes instead of blue) that is used most often in modern reprintings and references to the Timely brand.
Timely Comics Inc.; Marvel Comics / Timely; Marvel 12 2009 2009 Dual logos used on special 70th Anniversary one-shots reviving Timely's original superhero titles. The regular and variant editions used different trade dress, with the regular comics featuring the classic "Timely Comics Inc." shield prominently and the "Marvel Comics" logo in the bottom corner, while the variants featured the plain words "Timely" and "Marvel" next to a number 70.
Timely Comics [buy bonds and stamps shield] 1 1942 1942 This variation on the more well-known large Timely Comics Inc. shield has a white background for the top third, and three solid panels (red, white and blue left to right) in the bottom third. Instead of a rectangle with "Inc.", the wider white panel in the middle contains text exhorting readers to buy U.S. defense bonds and stamps. Like the other large shield Timely logos, this one appeared exactly once on an outside cover during the 40's. No other interior usages are known, but they may exist.
Timely Comics [no shield] 1 1942 1942 One known issue features the words Timely Comics worked into the design of the cover, which was made to look like the front and spine of a thicker book, with "Timely Comics" written on the spine. Used at the same time as two of the large shield Timely brands.
Timely Comics [small shield] 7 1942 1942 The most commonly used (on outside covers) of the various "Timely Comics" brand, this is a small shield with three stars across the top edge, and "Timely Comics" (no "Inc.") on the main body of the shield. The top edge and the main body were each otherwise a solid color (sometimes the same color, sometimes different). This logo was also used on interior pages. It appeared on some comics cover-dated June-September or Summer of 1942, although no one monthly title used the logo for all four months. The more well-known large shield (or variations of it) was mostly seen in Spring months, except for the comedy "A Timely Comics Riot of Fun" variation which was concurrent with this small shield form.
Issue Publication Date Indicia Publisher
All Select Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 September 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
All Winners Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 October 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
All Winners Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 October 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
All-Winners Comics (1941 series) #5 Summer 1942 U.S.A. Comic Corp.
Captain America Comics (1941 series) #14 May 1942 Timely Comics, Inc.
Captain America Comics (1941 series) #15 June 1942 Timely Comics, Inc.
Captain America Comics (1941 series) #16 July 1942 Timely Comics, Inc.
Captain America Comics (1941 series) #17 August 1942 Timely Comics, Inc.
Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 [Regular Cover] June 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 [Sketch Variant Cover] June 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Comedy Comics (1942 series) #10 June 1942 Timely Comics, Inc.
Daring Mystery Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 November 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Daring Mystery Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 [Variant Cover] November 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Human Torch Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 July 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Human Torch Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 [Variant Edition] July 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #33 July 1942 Timely Comics, Inc.
Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #34 August 1942 Timely Comics, Inc.
Marvel Mystery Comics (1939 series) #35 September 1942 Timely Comics, Inc.
Marvel Mystery Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 July 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Miss America Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 August 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Miss America Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 [Limited Edition Variant Cover] August 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Mystic Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 October 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Sub-Mariner Comics (1941 series) #5 Spring 1942 Timely Comics, Inc.
Sub-Mariner Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 June 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Timely 70th Anniversary Collection (2009 series) 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
USA Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 September 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
USA Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 [Variant Edition] September 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Young Allies (1941 series) #3 Spring 1942 U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp.
Young Allies 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 August 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Young Allies 70th Anniversary Special (2009 series) #1 [Martin] August 2009 Marvel Publishing, Inc.