(Spring 1942)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1942-04-13
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

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. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Schomburg (signed)
Inks
Alex Schomburg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Attaboy Torch!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch; Toro; the Sub-Mariner (inset)
Reprints

Marvel at the World's Greatest Heroes in the Most Exciting Adventures You've Ever Read! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Agent of Death (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Carl Burgos [as Burgos] (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos [as Burgos] (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos [as Burgos] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Jim; Agent X
Synopsis
Torch and Toro try to stop the plans of Agent X, who is out to destroy an American convoy headed toward the Far East carrying food and supplies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

Don't Delay Another Second! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Attempted Dreadnaught Disasters! (Table of Contents: 4)

Human Torch / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane
Pencils
Carl Burgos [as Burgos] (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos [as Burgos] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Hans Gretnoff
Synopsis
The Flaming Duo must act quickly to prevent the treacherous fingers of Japanese treachery, out to destroy strategic bridges that would bottle up our Navy yard.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.
Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Devil Cat (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mark Castel
Synopsis
Mark Castel was considered one of the greatest and famed animal trainers in the world--until that fateful day when things went wrong, and he lost his nerve...or had he?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08. Reprint note for Primal Spillane from Arthur Lortie, August 2008.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Swoopy the Fearless / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Gates (signed)
Pencils
Art Gates (signed)
Inks
Art Gates (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Art Gates ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story opens in the Kingdom of Moronia...
Genre
humor
Characters
Swoopy; Windy; King Moron XX
Synopsis
Quite by accident, Swoopy amd Tim make the King laugh...and whoever succeeds in doing that becomes the official Court Jester!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

Sub-Mariner Slaughters the Japs on Wake Island! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Betty Dean; Frank Dean; Lloyd Dean; Jim Dean; Folma; Sarna; Colonel Yuma
Synopsis
Namor responds to Betty's call to investigate the Japanese sudden withdrawal from Wake Island and the fact that her three missing brothers may still be alive there, possibly imprisoned by the Japanese.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

[Remember Pearl Harbor!] (Table of Contents: 8)

War Bonds and Stamps / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
The Minuteman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Patriotic appeal for readers to buy war bonds and stamps to help America achieve victory.
Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-25-08.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Attaboy Torch!"]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Marvel at the World's Greatest Heroes in the Most Exciting Adventures You've Ever Read!
    Marvel Comics
  3. 2. The Agent of Death
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Don't Delay Another Second!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  5. 4. The Case of the Attempted Dreadnaught Disasters!
    Human Torch
  6. 5. Devil Cat
  7. 6. ["Our story opens in the Kingdom of Moronia..."]
    Swoopy the Fearless
  8. 7. Sub-Mariner Slaughters the Japs on Wake Island!
    The Sub-Mariner
  9. 8. [Remember Pearl Harbor!]
    War Bonds and Stamps
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Del Gruber
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