(2009)

Marvel, 2009 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
125.00 USD
Pages
856
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Omnibus
ISBN
978-0-7851-4159-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785141594 59999
Editing
Cory Sedlmeier (Collections)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy paper
Binding
Cloth bound hardcover with dust jacket
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[This Month...] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / insert or dust jacket / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Inks
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?; most typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Human Torch; Sub-Mariner

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Will Murray
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

A New Phenomenon (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (signed)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[This Month...] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Inks
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?; most typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch
Reprints

Now I'll Tell One (Table of Contents: 6)

Now I'll Tell One / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Letters
Fred Schwab

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Five single-panel gag cartoons. Also includes the indicia.

[Origin of the Human Torch] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Human Torch / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch (introduction and origin, an android); Prof. Phineas T. Horton (introduction); Mr. Harris (businessman); Tony Sardo (villain, introduction, death), Red (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
After the Scientist's Guild convinces inventor Horton to dispose of his new creation, a "human torch", a clever criminal figures out a way to use this creation for his own evil purposes.
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Indexer Notes

First Human Torch story. The Human Torch wears a blue uniform in this story. He doesn't adopt the Jim Hammond identity until issue #4.

[The Six Big Men] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway] (introduction); The Six Big Men [Gus Ronson; Mike Malone; John Dillon; Trigger Bolo; Steve Enkel; Dutch Hanson] (villains,introduction for all, all die); the Big Boss (Dr. Lang, introduction); Lil (introduction)
Synopsis
The Angel is called in to handle a group known as the "Six Big Men" and their mysterious leader, who have taken over an entire city.
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Indexer Notes

First Angel story. Writer credit revised from Paul Gustavson to Ray Gill ?. Gustavson was an artist ONLY. Although the Who's Who lists no writer for 1939, Ray Gill wrote the series in 1940 and this story may have been by him.

[Origin of the Sub-Mariner ["Here is the Sub-Mariner!"]] (Table of Contents: 9)

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] (introduction and origin); Anderson; Nelson (death); Carley (death); Princess Fen (flashback, introduction); Emperor Tha-Korr (introduction, un-named in story); Dorma (introduction)
Synopsis
Prince Namor, having learned of what the race of white men once did to his undersea kingdom, vows, and is encouraged, to make war on the surface dwellers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Namor story, reprinted from the eight pages of Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 and expanded with four additional pages.

[Origin of the Masked Raider] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley] (introduction and origin); Lightning (Raider's horse); Steve (sheriff); Lordin (rancher); Mr. Bleck (rancher, death); Mrs. Bleck (death); Cal Brunder (villain, introduction); Slick (villain); Rowdy (villain)
Synopsis
When Cal Brunder, who has been forcing small ranchers in Cactusville to sell out to him at his own price, sends his men to the ranch of Jim Gardley, and he won't sell, he has a phony charge of rustling leveled against him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Masked Raider story. Writer revision from Al Anders to ? Anders was an artist only, and the Who's Who lists no writer for this strip.

Jungle Terror: A Complete Adventure Story (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Pinajian [as Tomm Dixon] (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian [as Tomm Dixon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ken Masters; Professor John Roberts; Tim Roberts; Crafton (villain, death); Mike (villain, death); Slug (villain, death)
Synopsis
Ken and Tim are worried about Professor Roberts, who went into the Amazon jungle three months earlier, trying to locate a certain Indian tribe that had in its possession a diamond with hypnotic powers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo of the Timely-Atlas list. Note that the 3rd letter in the signature's first name is a dense smudge. The Masterwork edition and Craig Delich interprets it as an "h" (Tohm), while Dr. Vassallo believes it is an "m" (Tomm).

Burning Rubber (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill [as Raymond Gill] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed) (illustration)
Inks
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed) (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Characters
Bill Williams; Fred Turner; C. G. Clark; Ruth Clerk; Ann
Synopsis
Bill has invented a new gas feeder for his race car and is testing it out....at the risk of his own life!
Reprints

[Origin of Ka-Zar] (Table of Contents: 13)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Byrd (original story); Ben Thompson ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand] (origin); John Rand (Ka-Zar's father, death); Constance Rand (death, Ka-Zar's mother); Zar (a lion); Chaka (a gorilla); Trajah (an elephant); N'Jaga (a leopard); Paul De Kraft (villain)
Synopsis
A plane crashes into the jungle in the Belgian Congo, and a young boy named David, watches his mother die, and later his father at the hands of Paul De Kraft. The youngster trained in survival tactics by his father, is later re-named Ka-Zar, brother of the mighty Zar, a lion whose life he once saved.
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Indexer Notes

First Ka-Zar comics story. Adapted from Bob Byrd's "King of Fang and Claw" (KA-ZAR pulp magazine #1).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Charles J. Mazoujian
Inks
Charles J. Mazoujian
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With a tremendous leap, the Angel catches the bomber's landing gear...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]
Reprints
Keywords
bomber planes; bombs

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Hames Ware and Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Timely-Atlas list.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Silver Streak Comics #1 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Murder At the Racetrack] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Human Torch / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch (origin retold in flashback); Professor Horton; un-named girlfriend of Blackie Ross (introduction); Johnson (introduction, prison con and former racecar driver); Blackie Ross (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Torch must battle a racketeer who wants his racing car to win so badly that he uses an airplane that fires incendiary bullets into the other cars.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Human Torch still wears his blue uniform. He doeswn't adopt the Jim Hammond identity until issue #4.

[The Treasure of Alano] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; Jane Framan (introduction); Lelong [as Sumner] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Angel saves a woman's life, all over a map with a curse on it, as it reveals the location of a treasure connected to the lost temple of Alano.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Paul Gustavson to Ray Gill ? by Craig Delich 11-4-08. Gustavson was ONLY an artist. While the Who's Who doesn't list a writer for the strip in 1939, Ray Gill did write the strip in 1940 and MAY be this story's writer.

[Attack On New York City] (Table of Contents: 18)

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]; Pinkerton; un-named girl; Foley (Policeman, death)
Synopsis
Namor heads for New York City, and while securing a disguise, a young woman accidently sets her dress ablaze with a cigarette. Deciding that she can be of value to him in his avowed war against the Americans, he kidnaps her from the hospital and takes her to his undersea kingdom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued in the next issue.

[The Town of Wanted Men] (Table of Contents: 19)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; un-named Sheriff; "Hook" Tebbs (villain, introduction) and his men [Tex, Miguel] (villains)
Synopsis
The Raiders disguises himself as a fugitive in order to infiltrate a gang that has been harrassing and robbing ranches in several towns.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. Anders was an artist only. The Who's Who does not list a writer for the strip.

[Origin of the American Ace] (Table of Contents: 20)

American Ace / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul J. Lauretta (signed)
Inks
Paul J. Lauretta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
American Ace [Perry Wade] (introduction); Minisater of Attainia (death); Queen Ursula (villain, introduction), Josef (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Queen Ursula of Castle D'or, whose empire was shattered when she lost her colonies during WWI, plans revenge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue. Writer revision from Paul Lauretta to ?. Lauretta was an artist only and the Who's Who lists no writer for the strip.

Death-Bird Squadron (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
David C. Cooke (signed)
Pencils
Charles J. Mazoujian [as C. J. M.] (signed)
Inks
Charles J. Mazoujian [as C. J. M.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The Angel takes matters into his own hands against the Nazis, who without warning attack the Polish town of Grybow.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Hames Ware and Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Timely-Atlas list.

[The Battle With Bardak] (Table of Contents: 22)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Zar (a lion); Sha (lion mate of Zar); Trajah (an elephant); Zoro (a lion cub); Chaka (an ape); Kru (a vulture); Bardak (villain, introduction, an ape, death)
Synopsis
After the death of his parents, Ka-Zar goes to live in the cave of his friend, Zar, but soon faces Bardak, who has found a mirror in the abandoned tent of De Kraft, and refuses to relinquish it. Ka-Zar takes it from him and Bardak swears revenge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Ben Thompson. Thompson was an artist only and the Who's Who lists no writer for this strip.

All in Fun (Table of Contents: 23)

All in Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab [as Ed Wood] (signed)
Pencils
Fred Schwab [as Ed Wood] (signed)
Inks
Fred Schwab [as Ed Wood] (signed)
Letters
Fred Schwab [as Ed Wood]

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Five single panel gag cartoons.

Loony Laffs! (Table of Contents: 24)

Loony Laffs! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Five single panel gag cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Page blank other than Timely Comics logo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unaware of death behind him, the Angel went into action
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; hatchets; skeletons

[The Menace From Mars] (Table of Contents: 27)

The Human Torch / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch; Mr. Carson (introduction, owner of the Carson Explosive Company, death); Diane Carson (daughter of Mr. Carson); the Martians (villains, introduction); Captain Ott (villain, introduction, a Martian); Mr. Ritton (villain, introduction, agent of the planet Mars on Earth, death)
Synopsis
After an attack on New York by Martians, the Torch decides that a new explosive called Trinitrotoluol is probably better off in the hands of the Martians to take back to Mars rather than allowing it to remain on Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Torch wears a blue costume. He doesn't adopt the Jim Hammond identity until issue #4.

[The Voodoo Sacrifice] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; The Sacred One (villain, introduction, death); a voodoo cult (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
The Angel must battle a voodoo cult that has kidnapped young women to sacrifice to their fire god.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Paul Gustavson to ?. Gustavson was the artist for this story, but not the writer. The Who's Who identifies Ray Gill as writer of the strip in 1940 and MAY be the writer here. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-7.

[Enter: Betty Dean] (Table of Contents: 29)

Prince Namor, 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]; Inspector Peterson; Betty Dean (introduction); Esther; a Nazi U-boat crew (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
The police concoct a plan to use police officer Betty Dean to lay a trap to capture the Sub-Mariner, but instead she convinces Namor to fight for the Allies in the war.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue.

[The Land Grabbers] (Table of Contents: 30)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Barney (the sheriff); Jeb Barnes; Dan Barnes; Jed Sirrah (villain, introduction, death?); Brace (villain); Dan (villain)
Synopsis
The Raider has to deal with a group of outlaws, who in trying to run a man off his run-down ranch in order to get to gold buried in the hills and oil deposits as well, decide to frame the owner and have the sheriff run him off.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. Anders was an artist only and the Who's Who lists no writer for the strip. Note added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

[Origin of the American Ace, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 31)

American Ace / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Lauretta (signed)
Inks
Paul Lauretta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
American Ace [Perry Wade] (Origin, Part 2); Jeanie; Queen Ursula (villain)
Synopsis
Perry takes the girl he saved last month back to her father and sister, then heads back to his fight against Queen Ursula. However, he is seriously wounded, but returns and is tended to by Jeanie.
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Indexer Notes

Last golden age American Ace story. A similar or reworked feature titled Lieutenant Lank appears at Centaur in Amazing Mystery Funnies #24 http://www.comics.org/issue/1026/#1153116 and The Arrow #2 http://www.comics.org/issue/1083/#16332.
Next appearance in All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes (Marvel, 2011 series) #4.
Writer revision from Paul Lauretta to ? by Craig Delich 2008-11-8. Lauretta was an artist and the Who's Who lists no writer for the strip.

Siegfried Suicide (Table of Contents: 32)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David C. Cooke (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Sgt. Bill Stern; the Germans (villains)
Synopsis
Sgt. Stern and his company of men attempt to smash a hole through the German fortifications along the Siegfried Line.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story set in World War I.

Third Episode (Table of Contents: 33)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Steve Hardy (introduction); Inkosi; Tuta (an elephant); Trajah (an elephant); Quog (a wild hog); N'Jaga (a leopard); Paul DeKraft (villain)
Synopsis
A hunter searching for wild game, who has enlisted the aid of local natives, has a hard time convincing those natives that it was a man [Ka-Zar] who was interferring with their hunt, and not a jungle god as they thought.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue. Writer revision from Ben Thompson to ?. Thompson was an artist and the Who's Who lists no writer for this strip. Notes added by Craivg Delich 2008-11-8.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like lightning, the Sub-Mariner attacked
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Nazis
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; Kriegsmarine; submarines; World War II

Marvel Comics' Free $25.00 Prize Contest (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

[New York Hit by Green Flame] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Inspector Reiss; Clancy (Policeman); Johnson; Maizie (introduction, underecover Policewoman); Dr. Manyac (villain, introduction); the Green Flames (villains, introduction for all, some deaths)
Synopsis
Torch has to deal with the ransom threats by a Dr. Manyac, who plans to use the Green Flames as a tool to exact revenge if his demands are not met.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Torch assumes Jim Hammond identity, and still wears blue uniform. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

[Butch the Giant] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; Butch (villain, introduction, death, a giant); Rickie (villain, death); Brink (villain, introduction); Weasel (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Angel ventures into The Devil's Playground, which harbors killers, murderers, and every other imaginable menace to civilization in order to battle a giant who carries out the gruesome activities.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Paul Gustavson to ?. The Who's Who only lists Gustavson only for art on this strip, and also lists Ray Gill as the only writer in 1940, and this story may be by him. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

[The Sub-Mariner Goes To War] (Table of Contents: 38)

Prince 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]; Betty Dean; Tha-Korr; Council of Three (introduction, Atlantean rulers); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Betty, concerned on what effect the Nazi submarine warfare has had on ocean-going travel and commerce, enlists the aid of the Sub-Mariner and his aerial subs to deal with the problem.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue.

[The Claim Jumpers] (Table of Contents: 39)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Zeb; Luke; Manuel; Ben; Buck and his gang (villains, some die)
Synopsis
A couple of prospectors discover a large gold deposit on their property, but are threatened by local crooks to give them the location of that claim.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. The Who's Who lists no writers for this strip and Anders was an artist only. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

Warning Enough (Table of Contents: 40)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
David G. Cooke
Pencils
Harry Ramsey [as H. Ramsey]
Inks
Harry Ramsey [as H. Ramsey]
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve; Naylor; Jim Stinson; "Slip" Rodney (villain)
Synopsis
Steve picks up a hitchhiker along side a road, not knowing that he is a wanted killer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The statement of ownership is printed in the last column of the story. Artist's first name and note added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

Statement of ownership, management, circulation, etc. (Table of Contents: 41)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Abraham Goodman; Maurice Coyne (notary)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Timely Publications (owner); Abraham Goodman (owner, publisher); Martin Goodman (editor, managing editor, business manager)

Synopsis
Statement of ownership of "Marvel Mystery Comics, published monthly, at Buffalo, New York, for October 1, 1939."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All addresses for Martin and Abraham Goodman as well as for Timely Publications given as 330 W. 42nd St., N. Y. C.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl] (signed)
Inks
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prof. Philo Zog, Mechanical Wizard...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro (introduction, origin, a robot); Prof. Philo Zog (Electro's creator); the twelve Secret Operatives (introduction); Dick Gardner (secret operative #3); Little Joyce Lovely; Hymie "The Weasel" Pazetto (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Professor Zog creates a marvelous robot, all powerful and intelligent, as a means of helping humainity by banishing all crime and evil. Electro's first case is to rescue a kidnapped child actress.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Steve Dahlman to ?. The Who's Who lists no writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

[Quest For a Crime Boss] (Table of Contents: 43)

Ferret, Mystery Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stockbridge Winslow (signed)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ferret (introduction); Lynn Froehm; Doc Wagner (villain, introduction); Knuckles Johnson (villain, death)
Synopsis
Our hero faces a challenge from the underworld, who doesn't take a liking to his "crime doesn't pay" articles and is out robbing and killing people for jewelry.
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Fourth Episode [Return of the Oman] (Table of Contents: 44)

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]; Zar (a lion); Chaka (ape leader); N'Jaga (a leopard); Sinessa (a snake); Kru (a vulture); Trajah (an elephant); Paul De Kraft [aka Fat Face] (villain); Ed Kivlin (villain, introduction); Inkosi (villain)
Synopsis
De Kraft returns to the Belgian Congo, where, years earlier, he had killed Ka-Zar's parents, and when Ka-Zar spots him, he swears revenge. Now De Kraft uses deadly tactics to deal with the natives, who want to desert him because they fear retribution from the "Jungle God".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued in the next issue. Bracketed story title found in the last panel of story in Marvel Mystery #3. Writer revision from Ben Thompson to ?. The Who's Who does not list a writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

The Coming Battle (Table of Contents: 45)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

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

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like a flaming comet, the Human Torch streaked to the rescue!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Reprints

[The Orton Medical Mission] (Table of Contents: 47)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Johnson; Tom; Blake (villain introduction, death); Hank (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A medical emergency and crisis in the city of Orton during a blizzard forces the Torch to make a trip to that town with a plane full of medical supplies. Unfortunately, the plane crash lands and the supplies stolen by a couple of escaped convicts.
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Indexer Notes

Torch finally in red uniform. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

[Adventure of the Overturned Cars] (Table of Contents: 48)

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

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Hallaway]; Miss Mary; Mulligan (Policeman); Slugger (villain, introduction); Nick (villain, introduction); their gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Angel rescues a girl and prevents a gang of bank robbers from successfully making a getaway with their loot.
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Indexer Notes

Oddity: the Angel appears bare-legged in this story. Writer revision from Paul Gustavson to Ray Gill ? by Craig Delich 2008-11-8. The Who's Who only lists Ray Gill as writer in 1940, and this story may be by him. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

[On the Side of the Surface Men] (Table of Contents: 49)

Prince 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]; Betty Dean; Tha-Korr; Lt. Mogar; Mills Gilligan (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Namor, after successfully ending the mine and sub menace in the Atlantic, briefly visits home, then heads back to America to help out with ending non-war related crime. But upon his arrival, he is immediately taken prisoner until Betty Dean convinces the authorities to release him to deal with criminals that have flooded the city's subway system.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue.

[Mystery of the Poisoned Arrows] (Table of Contents: 50)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Ben Wallis; Sam (deputy, death); Grimsey (villain, introduction); Manuel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Raider must deduce the reason behind a series of murders by poisoned arrow that occur close to election day.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from last panel in strip found in Marvel Mystery #4. Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. Who's Who lists no writers for the strip and Anders was an artist only. Notes added by Craig Delich.

It's In the Cards (Table of Contents: 51)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Harry Ramsey [as H. Ramsey]
Inks
Harry Ramsey [as H. Ramsey]
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ace Carver; Alice Carver; Billy Creele; "Slit" Kincaid (villain)
Synopsis
Ace Carver, a member of the "Clever Carvers," a performing troupe involved in card tricks and memory stunts, trys to woo a young kid away from the clutches of the evil "Slit" Kincaid by agreeing to teach him their tricks of the trade.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustration at top of text piece.

[The Tyrant of Torpis] (Table of Contents: 52)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl] (signed)
Inks
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro; Dr. Phil Zog; King Sangor; Bill (Operative #4); Kalph Belgri (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Professor Zog informs Operatives #1 and #4 that he is going to displatch Electro and them to the Republic of Molivia, which has been attacked and invaded by the dictator armies of Kalph Belgri, who seeks to control that nation.
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Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Steve Dahlman to ? by Craig Delich 2008-11-8. The Who's Who does NOT list a writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich.

[King of the Counterfeiters] (Table of Contents: 53)

Ferret, Mystery Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stockbridge Winslow (signed)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ferret; Nosey (a ferret); Little Frankie (death); Rickey (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The death of an underground stoolie and a piece of blank paper leads Ferret to uncover a major counterfeiting ring.
Reprints

Fifth Episode [Return of the Oman] (Table of Contents: 54)

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]; John Rand (cameo); Zar (a lion); N'Jaga (a leopard); Nono (a monkey); Paul De Kraft [aka Fat Face] (villain, death); Ed Kivlin (villain, death); Aroangi (villain); Bawala (villain)
Synopsis
When De Kraft learns that David Rand [aka Ka-Zar] still lives, he tracks down the "Jungle God" and takes him captive, arranging a rather protracted and cruel death for him.
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Indexer Notes

Character created by Bob Byrd. Writer revision from Ben Thompson to ?. Thompson was an artist and the Who's Who lists no writer for the strip. The bracketed story title was given in the last panel of the Ka-Zar story in Marvel Mystery #3. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 55)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Page blank other than Timely Comics logo.

"Swinging across the shark pool, the Angel grasped the girl!" (Table of Contents: 56)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Hallaway]
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; sharks

[The Forest Fire Felons] (Table of Contents: 57)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Tomson (fire fighter); Mr. Barton (bank President); Patch (villain, introduction, death); Turgo (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Torch must combat a forest fire in order to prevent the Midtown's Bank from being the scene of the theft of indendiary bomb plans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-11-9.

[The Woman Who Knew Tom Hallaway] (Table of Contents: 58)

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

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Hallaway]; Mary Edwards; Gabby Harris (villain, introduction, death); Nichol (villain, introduction, jeweler and fence, death); Rocco (villain)
Synopsis
The Angel must save a young woman, who has been kidnapped for the $500,000 necklace that she is supposed to be wearing.
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Indexer Notes

The Angel's true name revealed in this story. Writer revision from Paul Gustavson to Ray Gill ?. The Who's Who only lists Ray Gill as writer of this strip in 1940 and this story may be by him. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-9.

[The Execution of the Sub-Mariner] (Table of Contents: 59)

Prince 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]; Betty Dean; Marty (Policeman); Mike (Policeman); un-named Police Commissioner
Synopsis
After helping to clear up up the subway disaster, Namor is put on trial for his life and sentenced to death, but is saved by the actions of Betty Dean. However, Namor vows revenge for what has happened to him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued in next issue.

[The Border Dictator] (Table of Contents: 60)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders
Inks
Al Anders
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Lightning (the Rider's horse); un-named Sheriff; Pete Williams (ranch owner); Sam Marvin (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Raider takes a hand is trying to discover why Sam Marvin wants to cheat Pete Williams out of his spread, and discovers the land is being used to send rustled beef through.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-9.

The Shrinking Spy (Table of Contents: 61)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill ? [as Andrew McWhiney]
Pencils
Frank Thomas [as Thomas] (signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas [as Thomas] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Randy Hayes; Professor Barzak (villain); Rudolf (villain)
Synopsis
A reporter is taken prisoner by an evil professor, who has invented a potion allowing a man to shrink in size so that he could fit under a door.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Three illustrations.

[The Voice's Dope Racket] (Table of Contents: 62)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl] (signed)
Inks
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro; Professor Zog; Wilkens [secretary to Zog]; Dunn [Operator #7]; Detective Riley; The Voice (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Professor Zog orders his complete staff of Operators to locate cities all across the nation that are having problem with dope-running aso that Electro can be sent to them to clean them up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Steve Dahlman to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-9.

[Murder of a Cosmetics Queen] (Table of Contents: 63)

Ferret, Mystery Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stockbridge Winslow (signed)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Ferret; Lily Saunders; Cora Waterbury (death); Dr. Jelenko; Rene Waterbury; Venario; Ryan (villain)
Synopsis
The Ferret investigates the death of the owner of large cosmetic factory, and discovers that the brother of the deceased has been falsely accused.
Reprints

[Revenge For a Blind Man] (Table of Contents: 64)

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]; N'Jaga (a leopard); Zar (a lion); Trajah (an elephant); Nono (a monkey); Fenton (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Coming across a dying man, Ka-Zar learns of a new threat in the jungle, a man named Fenton who lusts to kill!
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Indexer Notes

Character created by Bob Byrd. Wtriter revision from Ben Thompson to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-9.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 65)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Page blank other than Timely Comics logo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 66)

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

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?; some typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (inset); Ka-Zar [David Rand] (inset); The Angel [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (inset); Electro (inset); Ferret (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; deep sea diving suits; hypodermic syringes

[The Human Torch--Policeman] (Table of Contents: 67)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hamond]; GS: Johnson; un-named Police Captain; Roglo (villain); Red (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Torch joins the Police Department and is given a free hand to wage his campaign against the criminal Roglo and others like him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue (1st hint of Torch / Sub-Mariner clash). Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-11-11.

[Marked For Murder] (Table of Contents: 68)

The Angel, Master of Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Hallaway]; Betty Martin; Henry Martin; Emma Martin (villain, introduction, death); Hank (villain)
Synopsis
The Angel and Betty are nearly killed by being run off a cliff, but soon discover why: Betty's aunt is planning to kill her and her father for his money.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The art of this issue is different than previous appearances, and Gustavson may not have inked this story [however, the Who's Who lists no other inker for the strip in 1940]. Writer revision from Paul Gustavson to Ray Gill ?. The Who's Who only lists Ray Gill as a writer in 1940 and this story may be by him. Last notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-11.

[Rampage In New York] (Table of Contents: 69)

Prince 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]; Tha-Korr; Fiorello LaGuardia; Betty Dean
Synopsis
Because Namor has been cheated and mis-treated by the Americans, he decides to use New York as his base while destrying the entire continent.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue (2nd hint of Torch / Sub-Mariner clash).

[The Framing of the Masked Raider] (Table of Contents: 70)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William Allison
Inks
William Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Lightning (Raider's horse); Nat Parker; un-named federal marshal (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
After saving the life of Nat Parker and his son from outlaws, the Marshal accuses the Raider for the attack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders ? to ? The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip. Art credits for William Allison confirmed by Craig Delich. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-11.

Blasting Bombers (Table of Contents: 71)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David C. Cooke
Pencils
Frank Thomas [as F. T.] (signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas [as F. T.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Lou Herbert; the Nussian airforce (villains, many die)
Synopsis
American flier Lou Herbert takes matters into his own hands when an enemy air force attacks Sinki.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist credits added by Craig Delich 2008-11-11.

[The Felons and the Flood] (Table of Contents: 72)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro; Professor Zog; Jim [one of the Operatives]; "Boss" Sarpo (villain, introduction); Sarpo's gang [Joe; Red] (villains, introduction for both)
Synopsis
Severe flooding by the Ohio River endangers the life and property of many, so Professor Zog instructs two of his Operatives to take Electro to the scene to help out.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Steve Dahlman to ?. The Who's Who lists no writer for this strip.

[Kidnapped By the Duke] (Table of Contents: 73)

Ferret, Mystery Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stockbridge Winslow (signed)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ferret; Nosey [a ferret]; Cynthia Bryant; The Duke (villain, introduction); Broderick (villain, introduction); Batty (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Ferret is taken prison, as candy heiress Cynthia Bryant had been, and is told to authorize payment of $50,000 ransom for his release.
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[The Deadly Scheme of "Red" Skelton] (Table of Contents: 74)

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]; Professor Rice (introduction, death); Mara Rice (Professor's daughter); Zar (a lion); Trajah (an elephant); "Red" Skelton (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Ka-Zar notes the arrival of a Professor Rice, a botanist who has come to the Belgian Congo to search for certain rare species of plant life. Unfortunately for the good Professor, his pilot is a thief and murderer, who not only intends to blackmail the Professor for $100,000, but also to marry his daughter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Character created by Bob Byrd. Writer revision from Ben Thompson to ?. The Who's Who lists no writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 75)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Page blank other than Timely Comics logo.

[Human Torch Battles the Sub-Mariner] (Table of Contents: 76)

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

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?; some typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Hallaway]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (inset); Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
automatic pistols; bondage

The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner Meet (Table of Contents: 77)

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

Script
Bill Everett
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; GS: Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Synopsis
Namor looks for new ways to avenge himself on the mankind that attempted to electrocute him, but the Torch shows up and drives him away for the time-being.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of the Torch/Namor battle, continued in Human Torch story in this issue.

[The Search For Sub-Mariner] (Table of Contents: 78)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; GS: Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; un-named Police Chief; Jeff (Policeman); Frank (Policeman)
Synopsis
Embittered because the Police Chief believes Torch to be yellow because he failed to bring in the Sub-Mariner, the Torch races off to repair some of the damage Namor caused. He meets up with Betty and together they head for the Empire State Building where the Prince has been spotted, and once again drives Namor away.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of the Namor/Torch battle, which is continued next issue, as the last 1/3 of the page announces in illustrated form. Lettering credit added by Craig Delich 2008-11-15.

[The Captive in the Cabin] (Table of Contents: 79)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Hallaway]; un-named girl [daughter of Rogers]; un-named boss (villain); Frank (vllain)
Synopsis
The Angel rescues a kidnapped girl in a cabin, supposedly held for ransom, and whose father owns the controlling stock in the Meltmore Steel Company.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Paul Gustavson to Ray Gill ? The Who's Who only lists Ray Gill as a writer in 1940 and this story may be by him. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-15.

[The Boomeranged Hold-Up] (Table of Contents: 80)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Mexican Pete (introduction); un-named Sheriff; un-named bank president (villain); Brady and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Raider runs into Mexican Pete, who has attempted to trail the thieves who just robbed a local bank and made off with the savings of the small ranchers. But the Raider smells a rat and that rat is the President of the robbed bank!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-15.

Dynamite's Doom (Table of Contents: 81)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack D'Arcy
Pencils
Sam Gilman [as S. G.] (signed)
Inks
Sam Gilman [as S. G.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Burnett; Jim (villain); Sandy (villain)
Synopsis
Steve runs across a cabin inhabited by two train robbers, but is rendered unconscious. When he awakes, he must discover why they have come to this shack in Silver Mountain and tied him to a cot when there is no silver left in that area.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last part of page two features the "Marvel Comics Contest Winners, February 1940 issue No. 4". The 1st prize of $5 went to Kris Dalman and the 2nd prize of $2 went to Frank Salvaldare Quarttrocchi. An additional 18 winners of $1 each were also listed (information listed added by Craig Delich 2008-11-15]; credit for Sam Gilman by Dr. Michael Vassallo through the GCD newsgroup, November 2007. Original credit said "? [as J.G.]"(R. Schenk).

[The Crook Who Controlled Electro] (Table of Contents: 82)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro; Professor Zog; District Attorney Rupert Haden; Villains: "Boss" Sarpo (villain); Scar-Face Joe (villain, introduction), Jago and his Dragon-Men of Ligra (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Keeping true to his word, "Boss" Sarpo escapes from prison, and with the help of "Scar-Face" Joe and his gang, kidnaps Professor Zog, killing his guards, kidnaps the DA, and uses Electro to begin a series of thefts. Unfortunately for Sarpo and Joe, Jago and his Dragon-Men also see the value of Electro, and come to Earth to kidnap the Professor and seize the robot for their own evil intentions on their own world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue. Writer revision from Steve Dahlman to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip.

[Battle With Blackie Giles] (Table of Contents: 83)

Ferret, Mystery Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stockbridge Winslow (signed)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (signed); [also as I. Hasen] (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen (signed); [also as I. Hasen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ferret; un-named Commissioner; Blackie Giles (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Ferret arrives at his bank to make a deposit just as it is being robbed, but he uses an unusual strategy, with himself as bait, to round up the crooks.
Reprints

[Gold and Greed] (Table of Contents: 84)

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]; Barrie Richards (introduction, death); Zar (a lion); Lester Drake (villain, introduction, death); Aswama (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Drake kills the man who has inherited a gold mine worth far more than he thought because he refuses to use the local natives as slave laborers. The local tribal chief enlists the aid of Ka-Zar to deal with the problem.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Character created by Bob Byrd. Writer revision from Ben Thompson to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this feature.

Good News! (Table of Contents: 85) (Expand) /

Mystic and Daring Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Main Event (Table of Contents: 86)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents: 87)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?; most typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; commuter trains; elevated trains; motorcycles; policemen

Good News! (Table of Contents: 88) (Expand) /

Mystic Comics #3 & Daring Mystery Comics #5 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Human Torch Versus the Sub-Mariner: The Battle of the Comic Century! (Table of Contents: 89)

Human Torch and Sub-Mariner / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; un-named Police Chief; Police Chemist Frasier
Synopsis
Embittered when the Police Commissioner calls Torch afraid for not bringing in the Sub-Mariner as he promised, the Torch and Betty track down Namor and a battle royal begins that ends with the Fiery Fury being captured by Namor in an airless glass tube.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of Human Torch/Sub-Mariner battle which is concluded next issue. The last page asks readers to submit their ideas about a solution to the problem of Torch being in a translite tube while the Sub-Mariner can't leave the premises allowing someone to release him.

[The Mad Doctor of Carlburg] (Table of Contents: 90)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel [Tom Halloway]; un-named girl; Hans; un-named inn keeper; an un-named scientist (villain); a beast man (villain, death); a gorilla (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Angel becomes involved in a situation in which towns people believe that a vampire is at work, when all along it is a mad scientist, who desires to transplant the brain of a young woman into a gorilla.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Paul Gustavson to Ray Gill ?. The Who's Who states that only Gill was a writer on the feature in 1940 and this story may be by him. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-16.

[The Stagecoach Bandits] (Table of Contents: 91)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders
Inks
Al Anders
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Lightning (the Raider's horse); Mexican Pete; Pecos Bill; un-named Sheriff; Shep Mason and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Raider involves himself in a case wherein gold shipments from a mining camp have been waylaid, then end up being turned into the local assay office for cash payment.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-16.

High Steel (Table of Contents: 92)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John H. Compton (signed)
Pencils
Robert Hughes [as R. Hughes] (signed)
Inks
Robert Hughes [as R. Hughes] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Juan Matilla; Jim Holland; Nat McCord; O'Reilly
Synopsis
Nat McCord finds himself victim from an unlikely source during an unexpected payroll robbery.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist credits added by Craig Delich 2008-11-16.

[On the Planet Ligra] (Table of Contents: 93)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; Jago and his Dragon-Men (villains, all die); Queen Nara of Ligra [Nara Gale] (introduction); Gor; Lion People of Ligra; Jago and his Dragon Men (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Electro and the Professor are taken to the planel Ligra, where they are forced to engage in battle against Queen Nara.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Steve Dahlman to ?. The Who's Who lists no writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-16.

[The Trouble At Stacey Cleaners] (Table of Contents: 94)

Ferret, Mystery Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stockbridge Winslow [as Winslow] (signed)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen [as Hasen] (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen [as Hasen)] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ferret; Stacey; Hook (villain, introduction); Frankie (villain, introduction); Martin (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Ferret must act quickly against a gang of crooks who are waging a vicious campaign against Stacey Cleaners.
Reprints

[The Rescue of Rita Grey] (Table of Contents: 95)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Zar [a lion]; N'Jaga [a leopard]; Trajah [an elephant]; Chadak [a baboon]; Rita Grey (introduction); Mr. Grey (introduction, Rita's father)
Synopsis
Ka-Zar helps a young girl make her way back to her father, having to evade attacks by a tribe of wild Wabis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page count changed from 10, per Barry Sandoval, June, 2008. Writer revision from Ben Thompson to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip. Some notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-16.

The Underworld (Table of Contents: 96)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Inks
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
This fact featurette features creatures that provide as much drama and adventures as do crooks in the real world, creatures such as the shrimp, long-legged crabs and the octopus.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some information on this sequence from Barry Sandoval, June 2008; more info added by Craig Delich 2008-11-16.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 97)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Page blank other than Timely Comics logo.

"It was a terrible battle -- the Sub-Mariner against the vicious Nazi raider!" (Table of Contents: 98)

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

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Ka-Zar (inset); The Angel [Tom Halloway] (inset); Electro (inset); Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (inset); Terry Vance and Dr. Watson (in same inset); the Nazis
Reprints
Keywords
dive bombers; Kriegsmarine; submarines; u-boats; World War II

The Result of the Most Famous Battle In Comic Magazines (Table of Contents: 99)

The Human Torch; the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Everett; Carl Burgos; John Compton
Pencils
Bill Everett; Carl Burgos
Inks
Bill Everett; Carl Burgos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean
Synopsis
Trapped in a translite tube, only the intervention of Betty Dean saves the Torch and ends the battle between him and Namor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of the Human Torch/Sub-Mariner battle.

[The Gasoline Profiteering Racket] (Table of Contents: 100)

The Human Torch / comic story / 11 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]; Tom; Mr. Atwell (gas station owner); un-named Police Captain; Palmer (villain, introduction); Limpy (villain, introduction); Riley (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Torch must battle a gas syndicate who tries to raise the price of gasoline, and bombs any gas station refusing to go along.
Reprints

[Hostilities Renewed] (Table of Contents: 101)

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]; Cap'n Bob (skipper of "The Colleen"); Luther Robinson (introduction); Lynne Harris (introduction); Tha-Korr; Dorma; Stevens (USN sailor)
Synopsis
Because of Namor's seemingly inability to handle the Torch, he is suspended from all active service. Meanwhile, a group of hardened ice field seamen, led by Luther Robinson, seek out the Sub-Mariner to destroy him.
Reprints

[The Ghouls of the Blue Ridge Mountains] (Table of Contents: 102)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel [Tom Halloway]; un-named girl; a band of ghouls (villains, introduction for all, all die); The Devils of the Mist (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Angel must cope with weird "devils of the mist", who have been released from the bowels of the earth by a volcano, and who are kidnapping young women top side to sacrifice to that volcano.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Paul Gustavson to Ray Gill ?. The Who's Who only lists Ray Gill as writer in 1940 and this story may be by him.

[Master of the Living Dead] (Table of Contents: 103)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; Dr. Bruno Varoz (villain, introduction, death); Varoz's army of living corpses (villains, introduction for all, all die); a two-headed monster (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Electro is called into service to battle an evil, now insane, ex-genius of brain surgery, stationed in an old castle somewhere off the coast of Cuba, who has successfully created artifical blood.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Steve Dahlman to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip.

Tiger Trail (Table of Contents: 104)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Hedwig C. Langer [as Beach Allen]
Pencils
Ed Robins [as E. R.] (signed)
Inks
Ed Robins [as E. R.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tiger Travis; Jimmy Travis (death); Miles Gudgeon (villain)
Synopsis
Miles Gudgeon is on the run after murdering a young boy over a handful of petals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

As noted in the blog SangorShop, "Beach Allen" is probably a misprint for "Beech Allen", who had written various credits for Robert Erisman at Goodman' pulp division during the late 1930s. "Beech Allen" was the pen name of Hedwig C. Langer.

[Treachery In Two Forks] (Table of Contents: 105)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders
Inks
Al Anders
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Lightning (the Raider's horse); Jonathan Gregg (tax collector, death); Sally; un-named Sheriff; un-named crook (villain)
Synopsis
A criminal who has fatally wounded a tax collector sees the Raider, and works out a scheme to convince the Sheriff that the Raider is the murderer...all as a blind to steal the tax money himself.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip.

The Murder of a Man Without a Will (Table of Contents: 106)

Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Terry Vance (introduction); Dr. Watson (introduction, a monkey); Dr. Caldwell (death); un-named assistant of Dr. Caldwell; un-named fiancee of Caldwell's assistant; Gregory (villain, introduction, Caldwell's stepson)
Synopsis
While Terry Vance, the Boy of a Hundred Hobbies" works on an experiment, he hears a police call of someone murdered in a penthouse. Investigating, he discovers the man has been murdered by "remote control"!
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[A Visit From Scotland Yard] (Table of Contents: 107)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Zar (a lion); Nono (a monkey); un-named airplane pilot; un-named detectives; "London" Jack (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A wanted criminal captures two Scotland Yard detectives and leaves them for dead, while he attempts to fly out of the jungle to freedom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Ben Thompson to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 108)

Our Hall of Shame / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Marrin ?
Pencils
Gene Marrin (signed)
Inks
Gene Marrin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gene Marrin ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Dan Druff; "Jolly Joe" Josh; Clem Chowder; Professor O. U. Chiseler; Oscar Tittle
Synopsis
Features a series of humorous inventors and the problems their inventions have caused.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 109)

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

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (inset); The Angel [Tom Halloway] (inset); Ka-Zar [David Rand] (inset); the Nazis
Reprints
Keywords
fighter planes; swastikas; tanks; Wehrmacht; World War II

4 Big Favorite Magazines - Action Packed! (Table of Contents: 110) (Expand) /

Mystic, Daring Mystery, Red Raven Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Plague In the Slums] (Table of Contents: 111)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hamond]; Dr. Stone (introduction); Reed (Stone's assistant); Casey (Policeman); un-named Police Chief; Tom (Policeman); Frank Simmons (villain, introduction, death); Roddy (villain, introduction, death); Skeets (villain, introduction); J.B. ([Jane Bradley] (villain, introduction, no appearance as she's behind the scenes)
Synopsis
The Torch takes the law into his own hands, when, against orders, he helps a doctor burn down plague-infected slum housing.
Reprints

[The Capture of Luther Robinson] (Table of Contents: 112)

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]; Mr. Martin (sailor); Tha-Korr; Dorma; Princess Fen; Luther Robinson (villain); Mickey (villain); Lynne Harris (villain)
Synopsis
Luther Robinson follows Namor back to his Antarctic home and attempts to capture him: dead or alive, but is eventually taken prisoner. He is informed that his girlfriend is also being held to insure he will not try to escape justice.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[A Nestfull of Loot] (Table of Contents: 113)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders
Inks
Al Anders
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Lightning (Raider's horse); un-named sheriff; Billy; un-named deputy (villain, posing as an egg woman)
Synopsis
A series of robberies confounds the Raider until a dog un-intentionally helps solve the case.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. The Who's Who lists no writer for this strip.

[Rajah Sarput's Hunt] (Table of Contents: 114)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Zar (a lion); Trajah (an elephant); Jim VanGelder; Rajah Sarput (villain, introduction); Bradley (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When an evil man named Sarput takes possession of a large tract of land in the Belgian Congo jungle, Ka-Zar and Zar do battle with him to prevent the slaughter/capture of many animals, only to be taken prisoner themselves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is continued next issue. Writer revision from Ben Thompson to ?. The Who's Who lists no writer for this strip.

[Mayhem at the Midget Race Track] (Table of Contents: 115)

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 (a monkey); "Deadline" Dawson (newspaper boy); un-named gamblers (villains)
Synopsis
A group of gamblers injects mercury into the tires of race cars in order to cause accidents and fix races for profit.
Reprints

Murder Is an Accident (Table of Contents: 116)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill [as W. Peters]
Pencils
Frank Thomas [as F. T.] (signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas [as F. T.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. James; Nurse Cassidy; Francis (villain)
Synopsis
The fact that five of the leading physicians in the area had died in fatal accidents the last two weeks didn't bother Dr. James....that is, until he suddenly is visited by a rather strange patient.
Reprints

[The Devils of the Mist] (Table of Contents: 117)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel [Tom Halloway]; un-named woman (introduction, death); the ghouls (villains, introduction, all die)
Synopsis
The Angel is captured by a group of in-human monsters, who take him to their abode, where he meets a beautiful girl dressed in ancient Greek garb, and learns the creatures destroyed her civilization 4000 years ago, and now threaten to do the same in modern times.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Angel gains glider wings that once belonged to "Mercury". Writer credit revised from Paul Gustavson to Ray Gill ?. The Who's Who lists Gill as the only writer in 1940.

[The Forest Fire Fiends] (Table of Contents: 118)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; Jim Brent; John Borden; Andrews; Baldwin Drake (villain, introduction); Mike (villain); Joe (villain)
Synopsis
The president of the Drake Lumber Mills, angry because his rival has successfully purchased the rich Burton County forest lands, hires some thugs to set fire to those forests.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Steve Dahlman to ?. The Who's Who lists no writer for this strip.

Hello, Gang! (Table of Contents: 119) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 120)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Page blank other than Timely Comics logo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 121)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel [Tom Halloway]
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; idols; torture

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Greg Theakston, via the GCD Error List (2008-4-5); the original indexer credited Jack Kirby.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 122) (Expand) /

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

[The Search For J. B.] (Table of Contents: 123)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; un-named Police Captain; Ryan (Policeman); J. B. [Jane Bradley](villain, first actual appearance), Cinalli (villain, introduction, a lawyer); Slim (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Hunted by the police forces he was once a member of, due to his burning down tenements infected with the black plague, the Torch is offered re-instatement by the police commissioner IF he can bring in the mysterious "J.B.".
Reprints

[Three-Sided War] (Table of Contents: 124)

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; Princess Fen; Folma; Lynne Harris; Luther Robinson; Micky (death); Carter (wireless operator); The Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
When Namor discovers that the airplane, carrying Luther Robinson, Micky and Lynne Harris, has been forced down by the Nazis, he goes to search for them, and saves Harris only, intending to make her his mate!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[The Enchanted Marsh] (Table of Contents: 125)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel [Tom Halloway]; Shirley Smith (introduction); a hag (villain, introduction, death); Antone (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Following Shirley Smith into an enchanted marsh, the Angel is suddenly down, falling into quicksand. He is saved, however, by a hulking creature that works for a mysterious woman who has murdered the owners of Piedmont mansion and now threatens the Angel and Smith.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Paul Gustavson to Ray Gill ?. The Who's Who only lists Ray Gill as writer in 1940 and this story may be by him.

A Good Impression (Table of Contents: 126)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack D'Arcy
Pencils
Harry Ramsey [as H. R.] (signed)
Inks
Harry Ramsey [as H. R.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Amos Liggett (death); un-named detective; Sam Hale (villain)
Synopsis
Taxi driver Sam Hale was confident that this cold rainy night was ideal to rob Amos Liggett. He made one mistake, however....he kept the murder weapon!
Reprints

[The Mystery House] (Table of Contents: 127)

Terry Vance / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Terry Vance; Dr. Watson (a monkey); Deadline Dawson (newspaper reporter); un-named gardener (death); Gregory (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
When Terry and his friends arrive at a mysterious house during a rain storm and spot a prowler, little does he know that it will turn into a murder mystery.
Reprints

[The Shark] (Table of Contents: 128)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; The Shark (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
When President Roosevelt hears a radio broadcast from the Shark, threatening to blast every ship off the ocean, he contacts Professor Zog for help.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Steve Dahlman to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip.

[The Plot Against Texas] (Table of Contents: 129)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Gidden (villain); Breed (villain); Leek (villain); Snakey (villain); Abbot (villain); un-named outlaws (introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Raider investigates rumors of gun thefts from Army posts along the Rio Grande.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Writer credit revised from Al Anders to ? The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip. Art credits revised from Syd Shores? (based on Who's Who) to Ben Thompson? per Dr. Michael J. Vassallo and the Masterworks credits.

[Ka-Zar In America] (Table of Contents: 130)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Zar (a lion); Ruth Wilson; Bradley (villain)
Synopsis
When Ka-Zar's captors inform him that they are going to put him on display in New York City when they arrive, he and Zar jump overboard and make their way to the city zoo, where Ka-Zar plans to release some of Zar's brothers.
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Story continued next issue. Writer rervision from Ben Thompson to ?. The Who's Who lists NO writer for this strip.

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A feature on the early Goodman pulp magazines and other artifacts from around the introduction of Marvel Comics.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [This Month...]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. A New Phenomenon
  6. 5. [This Month...]
    The Human Torch
  7. 6. Now I'll Tell One
    Now I'll Tell One
  8. 7. [Origin of the Human Torch]
    The Human Torch
  9. 8. [The Six Big Men]
    The Angel
  10. 9. [Origin of the Sub-Mariner ["Here is the Sub-Mariner!"]]
    The Sub-Mariner
  11. 10. [Origin of the Masked Raider]
    The Masked Raider
  12. 11. Jungle Terror: A Complete Adventure Story
  13. 12. Burning Rubber
  14. 13. [Origin of Ka-Zar]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  15. 14. ["With a tremendous leap, the Angel catches the bomber's landing gear..."]
    The Angel
  16. 15. ["Look for the SILVER Cover!"]
    Silver Streak Comics #1
  17. 16. [Murder At the Racetrack]
    The Human Torch
  18. 17. [The Treasure of Alano]
    The Angel
  19. 18. [Attack On New York City]
    The Sub-Mariner
  20. 19. [The Town of Wanted Men]
    The Masked Raider
  21. 20. [Origin of the American Ace]
    American Ace
  22. 21. Death-Bird Squadron
    The Angel
  23. 22. [The Battle With Bardak]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  24. 23. All in Fun
    All in Fun
  25. 24. Loony Laffs!
    Loony Laffs!
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
  27. 26. ["Unaware of death behind him, the Angel went into action"]
    The Angel
  28. 27. [The Menace From Mars]
    The Human Torch
  29. 28. [The Voodoo Sacrifice]
    The Angel
  30. 29. [Enter: Betty Dean]
    Prince Namor, Sub-Mariner
  31. 30. [The Land Grabbers]
    The Masked Raider
  32. 31. [Origin of the American Ace, Part 2]
    American Ace
  33. 32. Siegfried Suicide
  34. 33. Third Episode
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  35. 34. ["Like lightning, the Sub-Mariner attacked"]
    The Sub-Mariner
  36. 35. Marvel Comics' Free $25.00 Prize Contest
  37. 36. [New York Hit by Green Flame]
    The Human Torch
  38. 37. [Butch the Giant]
    The Angel
  39. 38. [The Sub-Mariner Goes To War]
    Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  40. 39. [The Claim Jumpers]
    The Masked Raider
  41. 40. Warning Enough
  42. 41. Statement of ownership, management, circulation, etc.
  43. 42. ["Prof. Philo Zog, Mechanical Wizard..."]
    Electro, the Marvel of the Age
  44. 43. [Quest For a Crime Boss]
    Ferret, Mystery Detective
  45. 44. Fourth Episode [Return of the Oman]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  46. 45. The Coming Battle
  47. 46. ["Like a flaming comet, the Human Torch streaked to the rescue!"]
    The Human Torch
  48. 47. [The Orton Medical Mission]
    The Human Torch
  49. 48. [Adventure of the Overturned Cars]
    The Angel
  50. 49. [On the Side of the Surface Men]
    Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  51. 50. [Mystery of the Poisoned Arrows]
    The Masked Raider
  52. 51. It's In the Cards
  53. 52. [The Tyrant of Torpis]
    Electro The Marvel of the Age
  54. 53. [King of the Counterfeiters]
    Ferret, Mystery Detective
  55. 54. Fifth Episode [Return of the Oman]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar The Great
  56. 55. [no title indexed]
  57. 56. "Swinging across the shark pool, the Angel grasped the girl!"
    The Angel
  58. 57. [The Forest Fire Felons]
    The Human Torch
  59. 58. [The Woman Who Knew Tom Hallaway]
    The Angel
  60. 59. [The Execution of the Sub-Mariner]
    Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  61. 60. [The Border Dictator]
    The Masked Raider
  62. 61. The Shrinking Spy
  63. 62. [The Voice's Dope Racket]
    Electro the Marvel of the Age
  64. 63. [Murder of a Cosmetics Queen]
    Ferret, Mystery Detective
  65. 64. [Revenge For a Blind Man]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  66. 65. [no title indexed]
  67. 66. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  68. 67. [The Human Torch--Policeman]
    The Human Torch
  69. 68. [Marked For Murder]
    The Angel, Master of Men
  70. 69. [Rampage In New York]
    Prince Namor, The Sub-Mariner
  71. 70. [The Framing of the Masked Raider]
    The Masked Raider
  72. 71. Blasting Bombers
  73. 72. [The Felons and the Flood]
    Electro the Marvel of the Age
  74. 73. [Kidnapped By the Duke]
    Ferret, Mystery Detective
  75. 74. [The Deadly Scheme of "Red" Skelton]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  76. 75. [no title indexed]
  77. 76. [Human Torch Battles the Sub-Mariner]
    The Angel
  78. 77. The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner Meet
    Sub-Mariner
  79. 78. [The Search For Sub-Mariner]
    The Human Torch
  80. 79. [The Captive in the Cabin]
    The Angel
  81. 80. [The Boomeranged Hold-Up]
    The Masked Raider
  82. 81. Dynamite's Doom
  83. 82. [The Crook Who Controlled Electro]
    Electro the Marvel of the Age
  84. 83. [Battle With Blackie Giles]
    Ferret, Mystery Detective
  85. 84. [Gold and Greed]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  86. 85. Good News!
    Mystic and Daring Comics
  87. 86. The Main Event
  88. 87. Human Torch vs. Sub-Mariner
    The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner
  89. 88. Good News!
    Mystic Comics #3 & Daring Mystery Comics #5
  90. 89. The Human Torch Versus the Sub-Mariner: The Battle of the Comic Century!
    Human Torch and Sub-Mariner
  91. 90. [The Mad Doctor of Carlburg]
    The Angel
  92. 91. [The Stagecoach Bandits]
    The Masked Raider
  93. 92. High Steel
  94. 93. [On the Planet Ligra]
    Electro the Marvel of the Age
  95. 94. [The Trouble At Stacey Cleaners]
    Ferret, Mystery Detective
  96. 95. [The Rescue of Rita Grey]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  97. 96. The Underworld
  98. 97. [no title indexed]
  99. 98. "It was a terrible battle -- the Sub-Mariner against the vicious Nazi raider!"
    The Sub-Mariner
  100. 99. The Result of the Most Famous Battle In Comic Magazines
    The Human Torch; the Sub-Mariner
  101. 100. [The Gasoline Profiteering Racket]
    The Human Torch
  102. 101. [Hostilities Renewed]
    The Sub-Mariner
  103. 102. [The Ghouls of the Blue Ridge Mountains]
    The Angel
  104. 103. [Master of the Living Dead]
    Electro, the Marvel of the Age
  105. 104. Tiger Trail
  106. 105. [Treachery In Two Forks]
    The Masked Raider
  107. 106. The Murder of a Man Without a Will
    Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth
  108. 107. [A Visit From Scotland Yard]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  109. 108. [no title indexed]
    Our Hall of Shame
  110. 109. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  111. 110. 4 Big Favorite Magazines - Action Packed!
    Mystic, Daring Mystery, Red Raven Comics
  112. 111. [Plague In the Slums]
    The Human Torch
  113. 112. [The Capture of Luther Robinson]
    The Sub-Mariner
  114. 113. [A Nestfull of Loot]
    The Masked Raider
  115. 114. [Rajah Sarput's Hunt]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  116. 115. [Mayhem at the Midget Race Track]
    Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth
  117. 116. Murder Is an Accident
  118. 117. [The Devils of the Mist]
    The Angel
  119. 118. [The Forest Fire Fiends]
    Electro, the Marvel of the Age
  120. 119. Hello, Gang!
  121. 120. [no title indexed]
  122. 121. [no title indexed]
    The Angel
  123. 122. ["Here is Action! Thrills! - Adventure!"]
    Daring Comics
  124. 123. [The Search For J. B.]
    The Human Torch
  125. 124. [Three-Sided War]
    Sub-Mariner
  126. 125. [The Enchanted Marsh]
    The Angel
  127. 126. A Good Impression
  128. 127. [The Mystery House]
    Terry Vance
  129. 128. [The Shark]
    Electro, the Marvel of the Age
  130. 129. [The Plot Against Texas]
    The Masked Raider
  131. 130. [Ka-Zar In America]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  132. 131. [Martin Goodman's First Marvel]
  133. 132. The Golden Age Marvel Masterworks
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