(January 1941)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-11-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Publications
Editing
Joe Simon (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; the Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Nazis
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Keywords
bondage; motorcycles; swastikas; tanks; Wehrmacht; World War II

Once Again Marvel Comics (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[Search for the Fire-Monsters] (Table of Contents: 2)

Human Torch / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; un-named police chief; Mr. Bleigh (Catena Jewelry Store owner); un-named watchman for the Crafton Bank (death); Kalif (villain, death); Culflam (villain); two fire-monsters (villains, introduction for both); Red (villain)
Synopsis
A previous mistake by the Torch has allowed two of the fire monsters to be loosed on the city, and Torch must track down the true villain behind the fire monsters reign of terror.
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[Return to New York] (Table of Contents: 3)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Dorma; Folma; Luther Robinson; Lynne Harris
Synopsis
Before Luther Robinson can once again undertake a mission to track down Namor, his enemy arrives at his apartment and takes Lynne back to Aquaria to be his wife.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-3-21.

Story in Human Torch #1 probably takes place between pages 1 / 2; continued next issue

Atlantis called "Aquaria" in this issue.

[Murder by Candle] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils
Bob Oksner (credited as R. Oksner)
Inks
Bob Oksner (credited as R. Oksner)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson (a monkey); Deadline Dawson (newspaper cub reporter); un-named writer (death); un-named writer's son (villain)
Synopsis
Terry and Deadline find a budding writer dead in his apartment, a victim of a person purporting to be the man's son.
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Dreadnaught from Mars (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
David Cooke (signed)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Beef Turner; the Martians (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Having roamed through intergalatic space for three weeks, on the lookout for the ships of the dreaded Martian Imperialistic Army, Beef Turner suddenly spots one, and by unusual tactics, manages to defeat it.
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Winners! Marvel Comics Contest (Table of Contents: 6)

Marvel Comics / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; the Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
Synopsis
Illustrated page which lists all the winners of the Marvel Comics contest announced in the September, 1940 issue of Marvel Mystery. The 3 1st Prize winners were: Alfred English of Erie, Pennsylvania, Chuck Skinners of Davenport, Iowa and Irwin Markowitz of Newark, New Jersey. The five 2nd Prizes and ten 3rd Prizes winners were also listed. Also, a new contest will be annouced in Marvel Mystery #16. The art featuring the Human Torch is probably by Carl Burgos and on the Sub-Mariner is probably by Bill Everett.
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Keywords
contest

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2009-8-2.

[The Seance of Rhamu Rondi] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vision [Aarkus]; Hannah Stone (introduction, Harley's aunt); Linda Wayne (introduction, Hannah's ward); Rhamu Rondi (villain, introduction); Harley Stone (villain, introduction); Burns (villain); Krantz (villain)
Synopsis
Harley Stone makes an agreement with Rhamu Rondi, an occult mystic, to take advantage of a $10 million dollar clause in his Aunt's will and her weak heart condition.
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Indexer Notes

Ink credit from Greg Theakston.

Letters credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014).

Splash page reproduced in Complete Jack Kirby (Pure Imagination, 1997 series) #2.

[The Brain of Professor Donaire] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson ?; Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; Ed Grant (football All-American, death); Tom Conway (a swimmer, death); Allen Dunn (a miler, death); C. D. Ash (death); Professor Donaire (villain, introduction, a brain, death); Karlo (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
On finding the bodies of strong young men on the mysterious Fiery Mountain with their skulls crushed in, the Angel vows to get to the bottom of the mystery.
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Indexer Notes

Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[The Green Terror] (Table of Contents: 9)

Electro, the Marvel of the Age / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; un-named police captain; Dr. Lorrof (villain, introduction, death); Green Terror (villain, green slime, death); Green Crabs (villains, both die)
Synopsis
A mysterious metal ball appears and it is being used by an evil scientist to terrorize Titan City. Inside it lies the horrible Green Terror.
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[The Return to Africa] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Zar (a lion); The Nazis (villains, many die); the Italians (villains, many die)
Synopsis
Ka-Zar and Zar are picked up by a Nazi submarine after the ship they were on was sunk. But then a British warship sinks the sub and rescues the duo, who are then flown back to the coast of Africa.
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Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

Rushed Hot Off the Press (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. Once Again Marvel Comics
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  3. 2. [Search for the Fire-Monsters]
    Human Torch
  4. 3. [Return to New York]
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. [Murder by Candle]
    Terry Vance, the Schoolboy Sleuth
  6. 5. Dreadnaught from Mars
  7. 6. Winners! Marvel Comics Contest
    Marvel Comics
  8. 7. [The Seance of Rhamu Rondi]
    The Vision
  9. 8. [The Brain of Professor Donaire]
    The Angel
  10. 9. [The Green Terror]
    Electro, the Marvel of the Age
  11. 10. [The Return to Africa]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  12. 11. Rushed Hot Off the Press
    Human Torch
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