(Summer 1941)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing
Joe Simon
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US (#2-35); then standard Silver Age US (#36-38)
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

HUMAN TORCH published quarterly by Timely Comics, Inc. at Meriden, Conn. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Meriden, Conn. under Act of March 3, 1879. Copyright 1941 by Timely Comics, Inc. 330 W. 42nd St. N. Y., N. Y. Volume 1, No. 5. Summer 1941 issue. Single copies 10c; Yearly subscription 40c Printed in U.S.A.

Note that the "5" in "Volume 1, No. 5" is oddly vertically stretched.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro; Sub-Mariner
Reprints

[Next Issue of Captain America Comics] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The March of Death [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Human Torch / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos
Pencils
Carl Burgos (layouts) (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle; ? [Funnies, Inc. shop artists]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Jake; Doctor Smart (introduction)
Synopsis
Doctor Smart plans a million dollar robbery and is so confident of success, he sends the police a note informing them. The Torch, Toro and the Police are waiting for him but he is ready for everything they try and races away with the money in a hearse. He is eventually forced off a bridge and into the river where he escapes. Not giving up on getting the money, he sends a diver down to recover it. The Torch and Toro start to chase the boat but run into a trap and get caught in the blast from a floating mine.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artistic revisions by Craig Delich (Dec. 2005). Inker credit formerly given to Carl Burgos.

[Big New Sub-Mariner No.2] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[The March of Death, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 4)

Human Torch / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (layouts) (signed)
Inks
Harry Sahle; ? [Funnies, Inc. shop artists]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Doctor Smart; Rocky
Synopsis
Recovering from the mine blast, the Torch and Toro continue the pursuit of Doctor Smart and the stolen million dollars. Smart continues to elude using various gimmicks.
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Indexer Notes

Inker revision by Craig Delich (Jan. 2006). Inker credit formerly given to Carl Burgos.

Marvel's Pinwheel of Stars! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Human Torch and Sub Mariner [sic] Battle the Nazi Super Shell of Death! (Table of Contents: 6)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis
Torch, Toro and Sub-Mariner find the Nazi have built a huge gun, as high as a 50-story building. They proceed to destroy it and Nazi barges intent on invading Dover.
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Indexer Notes

Spot illo credits by Craig Delich (Dec. 2005).

Blitzkrieg of the Living Dead! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Angel [Thomas Halloway]; Carlos
Synopsis
A group of Nazombies attack the Caribbean Islands and the Sub-Mariner and Angel fight them off.
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Indexer Notes

There is a very good chance that this story was NOT written and illustrated by Everett. Other sources say Harry Sahle or Sam Burlockoff or another Funnies Inc. Shop person. Info by Craig Delich (Dec. 2005).
Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin. Formerly credited to Bill Everett.

[Death Dirge of the Veiled Violinist] (Table of Contents: 8)

Patriot / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Sid Greene (signed)
Inks
Sid Greene (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Patriot [Jeff Mace]; Mary; Casey; Veiled Violinist
Synopsis
A man discovers a note that causes bones to disintegrate and he is sent to America by the Nazi to sabotage everything.
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[The Young Allies Comics] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. [Next Issue of Captain America Comics]
    Captain America
  3. 2. The March of Death [Part 1]
    Human Torch
  4. 3. [Big New Sub-Mariner No.2]
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. [The March of Death, Part 2]
    Human Torch
  6. 5. Marvel's Pinwheel of Stars!
  7. 6. The Human Torch and Sub Mariner [sic] Battle the Nazi Super Shell of Death!
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  8. 7. Blitzkrieg of the Living Dead!
    Sub-Mariner
  9. 8. [Death Dirge of the Veiled Violinist]
    Patriot
  10. 9. [The Young Allies Comics]
    The Young Allies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose