(Winter 1941-42)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1941-12-27
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, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.


none (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Michael J. Vassallo challenges the original indexer's crediting of the art to Robin King ? (4 April 2006).

All Winners (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro; Captain America; the Whizzer; the Sub-Mariner; the Destroyer
Synopsis
Illustrated table of contents of the various features and stories included in the issue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

The Case of the Black Dragon Society (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Mickey Spillane
Pencils
Carl Burgos ?
Inks
Carl Burgos ?; Harry Sahle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Ray Thompson (death); Howard Smith; The Black Dragon Society [Micka (head)] (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
After the mysterious suicide of a agent of the Black Dragon Society, who has just killed the owner of many oil wells, the Torch and Toro head east to see the owner of one of those wells, discovering the Japanese plan to blow up its pipeline.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006). Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.
Writer credit determined by textual analysis from Lou Mougin.

The Canvas of Doom! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee [as S. T. Anley] (signed)
Pencils
Al Avison (signed)
Inks
Al Avison (signed); Syd Shores ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Artist (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky come face to face with a lunatic artist, who paints portraits of his victims in the act or throes of death, then invites them to view the canvas, which hypnotizes them into doing away with themselves.
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Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Michale J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006). The original indexer credited Bob Powell. Synopsus added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

Whee-eee Boom! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Terror Prison (Table of Contents: 5)

Whizzer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee [as Neel Nats] (signed)
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky [as Michael Sekowsky] (signed)
Inks
George Klein (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Whizzer [Bob Frank]; Pedro Castello; Big Sam; Vic Rommdo; The Black (villain, introduction, the prison warden)
Synopsis
The Whizzer goes undercover in a prison where riots, fighting and murder has occurred in order to gain inside information. But he is unaware that the appearance of a mysterious criminal called "The Black" is somehow tied to the prison's Warden!
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

Jungle Drums (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Greg Lamare; Carson Wolf (villain)
Synopsis
Greg faces a threat from Carson Wolf, a notorious trader who has been trying to pressure the friendly and peaceful Senu tribe to sell him ivory at very low prices.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Ship of Horrors (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Lance Johnson; Cecilia Johnson; Daglio (villain)
Synopsis
Namor must deal with a group of cut-throat mutineers, led by Daglio, who threatens the life of a ship's owner and his daughter if he refuses to turn over a secret chart, which indicates the location of where a fabulously wealthy treasure ship sank.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

The Surprise Success of the Century! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Secret Tunnel of Death! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf ?; John Forte ?
Inks
Chad Grothkopf ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Destroyer [Keen Marlowe]; Villains: Dr. Dragon (Introduction); Adolf Hitler; the Nazis
Synopsis
The Destroyer sets out to stop the Nazis, led by Doctor Dragon, from completing an undersea tunnel to England that will expedite the German invasion.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits from Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Error List (4 April 2006). The original indexer credited Al Gabriele ? with the inks. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-28-08.

Credit on the splash panel reads : 'From the Famous Character Created by STAN LEE'.

[As Powerful as it's Name!] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

USA 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; Captain America; Sub-Mariner; Destroyer; Whizzer
  2. 1. All Winners
  3. 2. The Case of the Black Dragon Society
    Human Torch
  4. 3. The Canvas of Doom!
    Captain America
  5. 4. Whee-eee Boom!
    Marvel Comics
  6. 5. Terror Prison
    Whizzer
  7. 6. Jungle Drums
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. The Ship of Horrors
    The Sub-Mariner
  10. 9. The Surprise Success of the Century!
    Young Allies
  11. 10. The Secret Tunnel of Death!
    The Destroyer
  12. 11. [As Powerful as it's Name!]
    USA Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Lou Mougin
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