(June 1942)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-04-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing
Funnies, Inc. [Lloyd Jacquett]

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
Al Gabriele (signed as Gabriele)
Inks
Al Gabriele (signed as Gabriele)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Human Torch blazes thru to halt the Jap attack!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch
Reprints
Keywords
heavy machine guns; Japanese Imperial Army; parachutes; paratroops; stereotyping of Japanese; World War II

Indexer Notes

'REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR' logo beneath banner.

Splashing With Thrills! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Namor the Sub-Mariner / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Statues of Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro; Frank Portl (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Frank Portl, a sculptor, murders his secretary when she discovers that he has been smuggling military secrets to spies inside of his statutes. Torch and Toro deduce what had occurred at the scene of the crime and turn him over to police.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is a murder mystery rather than a typical superhero tale.

Fingers of Death (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Lloyd Jacquet (signed as Elvey Jay)
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer ?
Inks
Carl Pfeufer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Namor the Sub-Mariner; Captain Malcolm; Peter Malcolm; Von Grubb (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A super-submarine is attacking US ships at one of their naval bases somewhere in the Caribbean. Namor, brought in on another mission, decides to find out who or what is behind the gigantic sub.

The Secret of the Sharks (Table of Contents: 4)

The Vision [Golden Age] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Roland Patenaude ?
Inks
Roland Patenaude ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vision [Aarkus]; Leila (introduction); The Japanese (villains, deaths)
Synopsis
The Vision materializes when the port of Santa Cruz is attacked by sharks. But are they actually sharks?
Keywords
Santa Cruz; submarine

Indexer Notes

Script originally credited to Stan Lee. Story is not signed. Art originally credited to Vince Alascia. Alascia is not credited in Jerry Bails' Who's Who with ever working on this feature.

Last Ride (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane (signed as Mickey Spillane)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Mike Greer (villain); Vic Renolds; Jake Morse
Reprints
  • in Primal Spillane: Early Stories 1941-1942 (Gryphon Books, 2004 series)

Indexer Notes

Reprint note from Arthur Lortie, August 2008.

In the Land of the Fun People (Part 2) (Table of Contents: 6)

Jimmy Jupiter / comic story / 7 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; Captain Cookie (introduction); the China People of Tea Land (introduction); The Bull in the China Shoppe (villain, introduction); the Licorice Men (villains, introduction)

Marvel Mystery Comics Election Contest Winners (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Mystery of the Phantom Robberies (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Bob Oksner (signed as Bob Oskner)
Inks
Bob Oksner (signed as Bob Oskner)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Terry Vance; Deadline Dawson (guest-star); The Phantom Burglar [Dr. Mefis] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Terry and Deadline's planned interview with a woman who has been robbed ends up as an investigation of her psychiatrist.

The Iron-Clawed Monster (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Patriot [Jeff Mace]; Mary Morgan; Jack Casey; The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
The Patriot gets involved when a huge crab like machine starts attacking and killing divers near the construction of a new battleship.

The Ogre and His Man-Eating Boboes! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Angel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum ?
Inks
Alex Blum ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel; The Ogre (villain, introduction, death); his Boboes (villains, introductions, deaths)
Synopsis
The Angel heads into Mill Forest to solve its mystery and ends up being taken captive by The Ogre and his
Boboes.
Keywords
Ogre

Indexer Notes

credit originally given to Al Fagaly who drew the Patriot story in this issue.

Foot Itch (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Gore Products, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Daisy Announces the Defender (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Human Torch blazes thru to halt the Jap attack!"]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Splashing With Thrills!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. The Statues of Doom
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Fingers of Death
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Secret of the Sharks
    The Vision [Golden Age]
  6. 5. Last Ride
  7. 6. In the Land of the Fun People (Part 2)
    Jimmy Jupiter
  8. 7. Marvel Mystery Comics Election Contest Winners
  9. 8. The Mystery of the Phantom Robberies
    Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth
  10. 9. The Iron-Clawed Monster
    The Patriot
  11. 10. The Ogre and His Man-Eating Boboes!
    The Angel
  12. 11. Foot Itch
    Gore Products, Inc.
  13. 12. Daisy Announces the Defender
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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