(Fall 1941)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1941-08-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
U.S.A. Comic Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched

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. 3.


none (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner; Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro; Captain America; Bucky; Sub-Mariner; Destroyer; Whizzer
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Simon pencils and/or inks per Nick Caputo. Michael J. Vassallo disputed the original indexer's crediting of the pencils to Jack Binder and the inks to Robin King ?. (GCD Error List, 4 April 2006).

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

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

Carnival of Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Howe (introduction, villain); Jim Mack (introduction, villain, death); Price (villain)
Synopsis
Human Torch and Toro set out to solve the murder of Jimmy Mack, part owner of an old vaudeville theatre years back, who started a fire to collect insurance money because the show was doing poorly. Unfortunately, his partner named Price was horribly burned in the fire and swore revenge. It's up to the Torch and Toro to discover the identity of the true murderer!
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis: Added by Mike Nielsen, 2005-12-14 (Per Sandell ed.), revised by Craig Delich 6-28-08. Art credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006).

The Strange Case of the Malay Idol (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed); Al Avison ?
Inks
Joe Simon (signed); Al Gabriele ?; Mort Meskin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Col. Carter (introduction); Kuoli [Kurt Mueller] (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis
Captain America and Bucky crash on an island in the Pacific while escorting Colonel Carter, who is carrying some vital secret documents, to an important meeting in Singapore. Unfortunately, they are captured by a strange native tribe led by a Nazi wanting those plans!
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis: Added by Mike Nielsen, 2005-12-14 (Per Sandell ed.) with revision by Craig Delich 6-28-08. Art credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006).

Hold Your Breathe! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[Bombs of Doom] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Destroyer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Binder (signed)
Inks
Jack Binder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Rudolf Hess (introduction, villain); Florence Von Ward (introduction); Prof. Herman Berg (introduction)
Synopsis
The Nazis have captured Professor Berg and try to convince him to manufacture bombs for them that carry plague germs.
Reprints
Keywords
Nazis

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

Winners All (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Destroyer; Whizzer; Captain America; Human Torch; Bucky; Toro; Stan Lee; Slug (villain); Lew (villain)
Synopsis
Editor Stan Lee meets with current heroes featured in All-Winners and together they agreed that the Destroyer and the Whizzer should be added because of their great exploits against the Nazis.
Reprints
Keywords
Nazis

Indexer Notes

Illustration credit from Greg Theakston (April 19, 2005). Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

[Plague of the Poisoned Jewelry] (Table of Contents: 7)

Whizzer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Whizzer [Bob Frank, but calls himself Jim Brown in the story]; Lens (villain, introduction); Paul Smythe (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Nazis concoct a plan to first smuggle poisoned jewelry into the United States through a legitimate department store to reek havoc amongst the population, then poison a variety of other items once people catch on to the jewelry scam.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

Unsolved Mysteries (Table of Contents: 8)

Unsolved Mysteries / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Dr. Wescott
Synopsis
The mysteries discussed in this feature revolve around: 1) a 1932 Danish discovery of perfectly preserved bodies of a Viking man and his lady frozen in ice, then transferred to the Royal Museum in Denmark for display under refrigeration; 2) the strange sworn-to appearances of a Dr. Wescott in London on April 12, 1888 when, at the time, he was really at home suffering from a cold; and 3) short discussion on sea serpents.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

The Ghost Fleet (Table of Contents: 9)

The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Simon ?
Inks
Allen Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Count Von Buckner (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Sub-Mariner investigates the sinkings of Allied ships by a Nazi "ghost fleet", but discovers that fleet is nothing more than a movie projected in 3-D with Polaroid lenses!
Reprints
Keywords
Nazis

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006). Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. none
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner; Captain America
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  3. 2. Carnival of Death!
    Human Torch
  4. 3. The Strange Case of the Malay Idol
    Captain America
  5. 4. Hold Your Breathe!
    USA Comics
  6. 5. [Bombs of Doom]
    The Destroyer
  7. 6. Winners All
  8. 7. [Plague of the Poisoned Jewelry]
    Whizzer
  9. 8. Unsolved Mysteries
    Unsolved Mysteries
  10. 9. The Ghost Fleet
    The Sub-Mariner
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Mystic Comics
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Young Allies Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich