(Winter 1946-1947)

Marvel, 1944 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1946-10-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp.
Brand:
A Marvel Magazine [corner peeled back]
Editing:
Stan Lee (managing editor; director of art)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1977, page 455, registration number B45783. Copyright renewal by Marvel Comics Group, September 26, 1974, renewal number R684933.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Willie Watson; Millie Collins; Tessie
Synopsis:
Willie judges a beauty contest and flips a coin.
Keywords:
swimsuit; trophy

[Here's the Greatest Offer Ever Made] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

National Novelties / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Windproof Lighter and Plastic Cigarette Case (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Imperial Industries / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Tessie; Flap Flipflop; Eustace Hayseed; Millie Collins; Sarge; Rook; Willie Watson

Indexer Notes

Story titles with character illustrations. Listed as staff for Mr. Lee are Gary Keller; Jim Miele and Al Sulman.

The Jewel Thief! (Table of Contents: 4)

Tessie the Typist / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Weiss
Inks:
Morris Weiss
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
SL-703

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tessie; Skidsy; Hugh Chasum; Hi Catchum; insurance agent; police officer; the Lone Jewel Thief
Synopsis:
Tessie and two detectives try to set a trap for the Lone Jewel Thief.
Keywords:
bound and gagged; costume shop; detective agency; jewelry; Mogul Jewel Corp.; nylons sale; police car

The Flying Flash (Table of Contents: 5)

Flap Flipflop / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Basil Wolverton
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton [as Basil Bleakbeak Wolverton] (signed)
Inks:
Basil Wolverton [as Basil Bleakbeak Wolverton] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Basil Wolverton
Job Number:
SL1016

Genre:
humor; aviation; satire-parody
Characters:
Flap Flipflop; King Ping; Baron Scarin; Princess Zing Ping; Wright Brothers (mentioned)
Synopsis:
Flap flies into the past and helps a king defeat a bullying baron.
Keywords:
13th century; castle; Kingdom of Goofeenia; time travel

School Daze! (Table of Contents: 6)

Eustace Hayseed / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
SL-929

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Eustace Hayseed; Choo-Choo; Professor Ab Noxious; college dean; Chauncey; history professor; sheriff
Synopsis:
When Choo-Choo becomes enthralled by a visiting professor, Eustace then enrolls at a nearby college.
Keywords:
college; hillbillies; Mudville

Indexer Notes

A parody of Li'l Abner drawn in the style of Al Capp.

Willie Does It Again! (Table of Contents: 7)

Willie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
SL-1060

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Willie Dugan; Jean Dugan; Mrs. Dugan; John Dugan; Bob; Mr. Higgins
Synopsis:
Jean wants to impress her friends from the yacht club and wants her brother Willie to stay out of the way.
Keywords:
South Shore Club; speedboat; yacht club

Tennis Trouble! (Table of Contents: 8)

Millie the Model / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
SL-1101

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Millie Collins; Flicker Holbrook
Synopsis:
Flicker gives tennis lessons to Millie, who has never played the game.
Keywords:
tennis

The Great Bank Theft! (Table of Contents: 9)

Krazy Kops / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
SL-118

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sarge; Rook; "Dollar" Bill
Synopsis:
While out on a tour of inspection, Sarge and Rook run into bank robbers.
Keywords:
bank; flat tire; police car

Indexer Notes

Second page, first panel shows "Miller's Moving Van". Perhaps an artist clue?

Get Hep to Miss America Magazine (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Jalopy Jitters! (Table of Contents: 11)

Willie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
SL-941

Genre:
humor; car; teen
Characters:
Willie Watson; used car salesman; attractive woman; police officer
Synopsis:
Willie buys a used car and gets stuck with a lemon.
Keywords:
Acme Milk Co.; anti-noise campaign; jalopy

Ugly Blackheads Out In Seconds (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Vacutex; Ballco Products Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Boy It's Keen!] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Utility Stores / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wanted! Skinny Weaklings to Become He-Men (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Culture / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bombs Away! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Imperial Industries / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Oh Boy! More Fun Than a 3-Ring Circus! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Imperial Industries / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Here's the Greatest Offer Ever Made]
    National Novelties
  3. 2. Windproof Lighter and Plastic Cigarette Case
    Imperial Industries
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Jewel Thief!
    Tessie the Typist
  6. 5. The Flying Flash
    Flap Flipflop
  7. 6. School Daze!
    Eustace Hayseed
  8. 7. Willie Does It Again!
    Willie
  9. 8. Tennis Trouble!
    Millie the Model
  10. 9. The Great Bank Theft!
    Krazy Kops
  11. 10. Get Hep to Miss America Magazine
  12. 11. Jalopy Jitters!
    Willie
  13. 12. Ugly Blackheads Out In Seconds
    Vacutex; Ballco Products Company
  14. 13. [Boy It's Keen!]
    Utility Stores
  15. 14. Wanted! Skinny Weaklings to Become He-Men
    Jowett Institute of Physical Culture
  16. 15. Bombs Away!
    Imperial Industries
  17. 16. Oh Boy! More Fun Than a 3-Ring Circus!
    Imperial Industries
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  • Henry Andrews
  • Bill Devine
  • Lou Mougin
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