(May 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1942-02-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

U. S. A. COMICS is published quarterly by U. S. A. Comic Magazine Corp. at Meriden, Conn. Entered as second class matter, May 2, 1941, at the post office at Meriden, Conn., under Act of March 3, 1879. Single copies 10c; yearly subscription 60c. Entire contents copyrighted 1942 by U. S. A. Comic Magazine Corp., 330 W. 42nd St., New York, N. Y. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons and/or institutions appearing in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and that any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental.

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)

Major Liberty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
Al Gabriele
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Major Liberty [John Liberty]; the Japanese
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils and Gabriele inks per Michael J. Vassallo. Previous indexer credited Alex Schomburg on pencils and inks.

Remember Pearl Harbor! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
House ad encouraging all readers to buy U.S. War Bonds and Stamps to help support the war effort.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Found on inside front cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

[The Eerie Mansion On the Hill] (Table of Contents: 2)

Major Liberty / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Sturm
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death awaited anyone who dared enter the...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Major Liberty [John Liberty]; Hans Stiller; Herman Blake; Heinrich Tode (villain); Fritz (villain); Dr. Drew (villain, death)
Synopsis
Scientist Hans Stiller has invented a powerful explosive for the U.S. Army. However, when the Gestapo comes to the shores of America to "encourage" him to return to Germany and work for Hitler, Major Liberty risks his life to save his secret for America.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unknown ins per Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

The Adventure of the Frozen Corpses (Table of Contents: 3)

Jack Frost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice ?
Inks
Arthur Cazeneuve ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only the silent, ice-shrouded corpses pointed to the murderer...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jack Frost; Bob Davis; Betty; Harlow (death); Jimmy Crain (villain, death); Dennis (villain)
Synopsis
A deranged research chemist, jealous that he has lost "his" girl to his partner (because of an accident caused by him that has marred his features), tries to kill his partner with liquid ice and attempts to blame it on Jack Frost.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits originally given as Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006). Revised art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

Unknown script per atlas tales: https://www.atlastales.com/issue/4407 Previous ondexer credited Stan Lee.

We'll Win! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[The Fog] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A strange heavy fog lies over the city of Middleton...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defender [Don Stevens]; Rusty; The Fog [Dr. Rhinestone] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Defender must find a solution to the mystery of a strange, heavy fog that settles in over Middleton, resulting in factories and warehouses being looted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08. Unknown pencils per Michael J. Vassallo. previous indexer credited George Klein.

[The Mad Monk] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Pencils
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Malamoor, an ancient Scottish castle was transported, piece by piece to this country, and reassembled!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vagabond [Pat Murphy; Chauncey Throttlebottom III]; Penelope Parsons; The Mad Monk [Rudolf Parsons] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Vagabond must discover the correlation between a million dollar robbery case from twenty years earlier and the strange reccurence of the Mad Monk of Malamoor Castle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Klein inks per Michael J. Vassallo. Previous indexer credited Ed Winiarski. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

Diamond of Juba (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The dinner was over at the home of Banker George Andrews, and the kindly old...
Genre
adventure
Characters
George Andrews; Professor Coleman; Tom Andrews; Jane Coleman; Dapper Devito (villain, death)
Synopsis
At the urging of her father, Jane Coleman and friend Tom Andrews head off on an expedition into trackless jungles, hoping to find the elusive Idol of Juba, which has a large diamond in its forehead.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

[The Torpedoes of Dr. Leech] (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha, ha, let the English starve, ha, ha, ha!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Terror [Dan Kane]; Admiral Leeds; Dr. Gustave Leech (villain, introduction, death); Dolores Madrigo (villain)
Synopsis
Captain Terror must battle the evil Dr. Leech, sometimes known as the "Human Torpedo", who strives to destroy all food shipments to England, hoping that if they starve long enough, they will submit to the F├╝hrer's will.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Al Eadeh previously credited with art. Revised art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

[La Barbe the Killer] (Table of Contents: 9)

Rockman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Men knew him as La Barbe the Killer.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Rockman; Zeb Sanders; La Barbe (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Rockman must stop a demented killer, whose bloody hands had reached everywhere on the peninsula, from gaining possession of the richest gold mine in Alaska.
Reprints
Keywords
Alaska; gold mines; vibragraph

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit of "Al Fagaly?" from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Previous indexer credited Mike Sekowsky. Unknown script and inks per atlas tales: https://www.atlastales.com/issue/4407 Previous indexer credited Stan Lee on script and Al Avison on inks.

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

Last golden age appearance. Next appearance in The Twelve (Marvel, 2008 series) #1.

Marvel at the World's Greatest Heroes in the Most Exciting Adventures You've Read! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[Dix's Homecoming] (Table of Contents: 11)

Corporal Dix / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It sure will be swell to be home again.
Genre
military
Characters
Corporal Jeff Dix (introduction); Mrs. Dix (Jeff Dix's mother, introduction); Joe Dix (Jeff Dix's brother, introduction); Ed Delaney (villain)
Synopsis
Corporal Dix's brother is being swayed by the criminal element to steal the proceeds from the local U.S.O.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

[The Secret Carburetor] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Whizzer / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard James (signed)
Inks
Howard James (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As our story opens, Jere Kenny, boy inventor, discovers a...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Whizzer [Bob Frank]; Jere Kenny; Briscoe (villain); Briscoe's gang (villains)
Synopsis
The Whizzer helps his friend Jere regain a secret stolen carburetor.
Reprints
Keywords
Pennant Garage

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, 4/4/2007. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable Typewriter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pick Your Prize (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Major Liberty
  2. 1. Remember Pearl Harbor!
    U.S. War Bonds and Stamps
  3. 2. [The Eerie Mansion On the Hill]
    Major Liberty
  4. 3. The Adventure of the Frozen Corpses
    Jack Frost
  5. 4. We'll Win!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  6. 5. [The Fog]
    The Defender
  7. 6. [The Mad Monk]
    The Vagabond
  8. 7. Diamond of Juba
  9. 8. [The Torpedoes of Dr. Leech]
    Captain Terror
  10. 9. [La Barbe the Killer]
    Rockman
  11. 10. Marvel at the World's Greatest Heroes in the Most Exciting Adventures You've Read!
    Marvel Comics
  12. 11. [Dix's Homecoming]
    Corporal Dix
  13. 12. [The Secret Carburetor]
    The Whizzer
  14. 13. ["This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00"]
    Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable Typewriter
  15. 14. Pick Your Prize
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Andrews
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews