(February 1941)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-12-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Publications
Editing
Joe Simon
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Nazi airdrome was in a panic as the Human Torch ran wild...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (inset); the Angel [Tom Halloway] (inset); the Vision [Aarkus] (inset); the Nazis
Reprints
Keywords
fuel depot; Luftwaffe; Luftwaffe airbase; swastikas; World War II

[Pinhead and His Underworld Army] (Table of Contents: 1)

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
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Mayor Hawkins; Pinhead (villain, introduction, death); Wickedkop (villain, introduction); Mike (villain)
Synopsis
The mayor informs the Torch that 5th columnists under a man named Pinhead have entrenched themselves in the city. He wants the Flaming Fury to head up a new branch to deal with undesirable elements: the Suicide Squad!
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Indexer Notes

Plot crossover w/the Sub-Mariner story; continued next issue. At the end of the story, the editors inform readers that Marvel Mystery #17 will feature a Torch-Namor team-up, as well as a color, autographed cover reproduction of the Torch on the backcover. Last note added by Craig Delich 2009-8-4.

[The Nazi Invasion Tunnel] (Table of Contents: 2)

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
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Luther Robinson; Lynne Harris; Herr Kopf (villain, introduction); Heinrich (villain); Wilhelm (villain); the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Namor, Luther and Lynne head for the coast of France, hoping to turn the tide of the war. They discover the Nazis are building a massive tunnel underneath the ocean through which they plan to invade Britain and destroy it. They learn that the Japanese also have such a tunnel and Namor decides to call the Torch into the fray.
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Indexer Notes

Plot cross-over with Human Torch story; continued in next issue.

[Slaves of Prince Omei] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; Casey (policeman); Clancy (policeman); Joe (fireman); Bill (workman); Prince Omei (villain, introduction, death); Bull (villain, death)
Synopsis
A vicious gang czar hypnotizes Professor Zog via a television broadcast and plans to use Electro to overcome the nation.
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Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Steve Dahlman to ? by Craig Delich 2009-8-4. The Who's Who lists NO specific writer for this strip.

Death Trap (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Andrew McWhiney (signed)
Pencils
Harry Ramsey [as R. V. H.] (signed)
Inks
Harry Ramsey [as R. V. H.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Larry; Nick; the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Although the British government has ordered two R.A.F. pilots to ground their strange new aircraft, they disobey and use it to attack and defeat the enemy.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits added by Craig Delich 2009-8-4.

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Lists Abraham Goodman as Publisher, and Martin Goodman as Editor, Managing Editor and Business Manager.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Barney Bailey, prominent showman, astounds his world-wide public with the most unique circus ever viewed by a moderen audience!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vision [Aarkus]; Barney Bailey (circus showman, death); Matt Carson (Bailey's press agent)
Synopsis
The Vision battles prehistoric creatures that are part of a traveling circus that have escaped, frightened by a storm.
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Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Greg Theakston, via the GCD Error List (2008-4-5); the original indexer credited Joe Simon.

[The Rochell Murder Mystery] (Table of Contents: 7)

Terry Vance, Schoolboy 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 (a monkey); Deadline Dawson (cub newspaper reporter); Scoop O'Brien (newspaper reporter); Pete (deep sea diver); Fred Rochelle (death); Janice Rochell (Fred's daughter); Boss Pinelli (villain, introduction); Butch (villain); Spud (villain)
Synopsis
After he is overdue paying off his gambling debts, Fred Rochell is discovered dead. Terry, Deadline and company decide to track down the culprits.
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[Karl Schwab's Lightning War] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Angel / comic story / 7 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]; Karl Schwab (villain, introduction, death); Hoffman (villain); Bromberg (villain)
Synopsis
The Angel battles Karl Schwab, who uses men garbed in rubber suits to invade New York City from the sewer system.
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Indexer Notes

Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[Showdown with Rajah Sarput] (Table of Contents: 9)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 8 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); Pindar (an eagle); Trajah (an elephant); Rajah Sarput (villain, death)
Synopsis
Arriving back in the Belgian Congo, Ka-Zar and Zar learn of an evil man killing the animals of the jungle, and the jungle king vows to stop him at all costs.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Nazi airdrome was in a panic as the Human Torch ran wild..."]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. [Pinhead and His Underworld Army]
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. [The Nazi Invasion Tunnel]
    The Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. [Slaves of Prince Omei]
    Electro, the Marvel of the Age
  5. 4. Death Trap
  6. 5. [Statement of Ownership]
  7. 6. ["Barney Bailey, prominent showman, astounds his world-wide public with the most unique circus ever viewed by a moderen audience!"]
    The Vision
  8. 7. [The Rochell Murder Mystery]
    Terry Vance, Schoolboy Sleuth
  9. 8. [Karl Schwab's Lightning War]
    The Angel
  10. 9. [Showdown with Rajah Sarput]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Mark Boyer
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich