(April 1942)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-02-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics Inc.
Editing
Funnies, Inc. (editor); Lloyd Jacquet (editor)

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)

Pencils
Al Gabriele
Inks
Al Gabriele ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Japs started their treacherous attack --
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro
Reprints
Keywords
Japanese Imperial Navy; stereotyping of Japanese; submarines; World War II

March of the Metal Mobsters (Table of Contents: 1)

Human Torch; Toro / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed as CARL BURGOS)
Inks
Carl Burgos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro; [The Metal Mobsters [Stephen Cole; others]] (villains, introduction); Mary Orchid (introduction); Leslie Garden (introduction)
Synopsis
A woman is worried when her fiance disappears so she asks Torch and Toro for help. She tells him that he has developed a plastic metal that may have made him a target for abductors. Torch and Toro encounter men clad in suits made of the stuff and have difficulty subduing them. The woman's fiance turns out to be in one of the suits, but Torch suspects he has been coerced into his actions when he sees welts upon his back. The true villain reveals himself and takes the woman as a hostage to escape. Toro sneaks around behind him and captures him.
Reprints

Reprisal Revenge (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Princess Fen; Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Sub-Mariner almost liberates France.
Reprints

[The Crank] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? (see notes)
Pencils
Syd Shores (signed as Syd Shores)
Inks
George Klein ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vision; The Crank [Powers] (introduction, villain, death); Powers' secretary (introduction, death)
Synopsis
Vision gets involved when The Crank threatens to destroy Finance City.

Indexer Notes

Story previously credited to Stan Lee. Story is not signed. Possible Klein inks per Nick Caputo, July 2018. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores.

Lumps of Death (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane (signed as Spillane)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jack Billing’s; George
Synopsis
Jack Billing tries to foil a plot to place explosive coal into train engines.
Reprints
  • in Primal Spillane: Early Stories 1941-1942 (Gryphon Books, 2004 series)

Indexer Notes

Reprint note from Arthur Lortie, August 2008.

The Mystery of the Flying Corpses (Table of Contents: 5)

The Patriot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed as Al Fagaly)
Inks
Al Fagaly ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Patriot [Jeff Mace]; Dr. Strasser (villain, introduction, death); Mary; Casey
Synopsis
The Patriot tries to solve the riddle of people dying, expanding and floating away after getting blood transfusions.

The Mystery of the Pharaoh's Eye (Table of Contents: 6)

Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
? (see notes)
Inks
? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Terry Vance; Deadline Dawson; Finog (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Terry tries to work out how a heavily guarded ruby in a museum could be swapped with a fake.

Indexer Notes

Unknown art per atlastales.com. Previous indexer credited Bob Oksner.

[The Fairy Dance] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimmy Jupiter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Pencils
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Inks
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Jimmy Jupiter; The Wump-Jump; Ruffy Rabbit; the Little People (introduction); the Gnomes (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Jimmy rides a moonbeam back to Nowhere and witnesses a fairy dance. But things take a turn for the worse when Gnomes attack.
Keywords
Dragon; Fairy; Gnome

The House of Slaughter (Table of Contents: 8)

The Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (see notes)
Inks
? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel; Riesel (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Angel goes after a man who has kidnapped a woman from the street. He discovers a horror like no other.
Keywords
Vampire

Indexer Notes

Unknown art per atlastales.com. Previous indexers credited Gus Schrotter and Paul Gustavson.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Japs started their treacherous attack --"]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. March of the Metal Mobsters
    Human Torch; Toro
  3. 2. Reprisal Revenge
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. [The Crank]
    The Vision
  5. 4. Lumps of Death
  6. 5. The Mystery of the Flying Corpses
    The Patriot
  7. 6. The Mystery of the Pharaoh's Eye
    Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth
  8. 7. [The Fairy Dance]
    Jimmy Jupiter
  9. 8. The House of Slaughter
    The Angel
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Henry Andrews
  • Bill Borre
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • Keith Chandler
  • Del Gruber
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Richard Thomson
  • Tom Zsolt