(June 1941)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-04-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
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)

Issue Notes

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sub-Mariner comes to grips with the Nazi torpedo boat!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (inset); Toro (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
British Royal Navy; comic books; fighter planes; Kreigsmarine; torpedoes; World War II

Indexer Notes

The cover also features a small reproduction of The Human Torch Comics #3.

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

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

[The Hunt For Hawk Rivers] (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Toro; un-named New York City mayor; Willie (child in hospital children's ward); Hawk Rivers (villain)
Synopsis
The Torch and Toro must deal with a group of arsonists, led by escaped con Hawk Rivers, who demand $10 million in cash or they will burn down New York City with arson bombs.
Reprints

[I lead! While others try to imitate me!] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[To Crush Killer Casey] (Table of Contents: 4)

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]; Betty Dean; Danny Dougherty; Mrs. Dougherty (Danny's mother); Slim; Little Joe; Killer Casey (villain)
Synopsis
Prince Namor is enlisted by Betty to investigate dirty work in the fight game after a young fighter is paralyzed after a bout with Killer Casey.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Sub-Mariner Comics #1.

[Free to the thousands of readers of Marvel Comics.] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[The Vampire Killer of Star City] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Vision / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vision [Aarkus]; Dave Steel (Star City Eagle reporter); Dr. Rhonik (creator of the Plant Man, never seen in story); The Plant Man (villain)
Synopsis
Reports of a 10th murder by a vampire killer sparks the interest of the Vision, who discovers this mad creation in time to save the life of a reporter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the feature by Jack Kirby with inks by Joe Simon.

High Tension: The Origin of the "Angel" (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Thomas Halloway] (origin); Bob Soler (friend of Thomas Halloway)
Synopsis
The origin of the Angel is told in the words of the Angel's boyhood friend, Bob Soler. The Masterworks edition lists Andrew McWhiney as the writer of this story.
Reprints

The Mystery of the Radio Robberies (Table of Contents: 8)

Terry Vance, the 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 reporter); Inspector Crane (death); un-named maid of Inspector Crane's
Synopsis
Terry discovers how the death of Inspector Crane occured and how it tied in with a series of bank robberies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the inker as unknown.

The Cat's Paw, Chapter 3: Tombs of Torture! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Thomas Halloway]; The Cat's Paw (villain); un-named Nazi boss (introduction, death)
Synopsis
Following the murder of J. P. Thomas, the Angel follows the fleeing Cat's Paw to her hideout castle, where he has a showdown with her and her higher-up Nazi boss.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[Action In Ethiopia] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Trajah (an elephant); Chaka (a gorilla); the Nazis (villains); Italian fascists (villains)
Synopsis
When Ka-Zar learns of a Nazi plan to bomb the Suez Canal, he and his animal friends set out to destroy the enemy's capability of accomplishing the deed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A ? was placed behind the writer's name. Jerry Bails and the Who's Who do not list Thompson as the writer on this feature.

[Get the current issue of Captain America] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Sub-Mariner comes to grips with the Nazi torpedo boat!"]
    The Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. ["They know what they want!"]
  3. 2. [The Hunt For Hawk Rivers]
    The Human Torch
  4. 3. [I lead! While others try to imitate me!]
    The Human Torch
  5. 4. [To Crush Killer Casey]
    The Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. [Free to the thousands of readers of Marvel Comics.]
    The Sub-Mariner
  7. 6. [The Vampire Killer of Star City]
    The Vision
  8. 7. High Tension: The Origin of the "Angel"
    The Angel
  9. 8. The Mystery of the Radio Robberies
    Terry Vance, the Schoolboy Sleuth
  10. 9. The Cat's Paw, Chapter 3: Tombs of Torture!
    The Angel
  11. 10. ["Now! America's Greatest Heroes"]
    USA Comics
  12. 11. [Action In Ethiopia]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  13. 12. [Get the current issue of Captain America]
    Captain America
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