(Summer 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1942-06-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
U.S.A. Comic Corp.
Brand
Timely Comics [small shield]
Editing
Stan Lee (credited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

All-Winners Comics is published quarterly by U.S.A. Comic Corp. at Meriden, Conn. Entered as second class matter, April 24, 1941, at the post office at Meriden, Conn. under Act of March 3, 1879. Single copies 10c; yearly subscription $.40. 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)

Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Bucky; Human Torch; Toro; Sub-Mariner
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unknown inks per atlas tales. Previous indexer credited Bob Powell.

All Winners (Table of Contents: 1)

Human Torch; Captain America; Whizzer; Sub-Mariner / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain America; Bucky; Human Torch; Toro; Whizzer; Destroyer; Sub-Mariner
Synopsis
Table of Contents page, illustrated with head-views of features and brief story synopses.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Oddity: on this page, the Destroyer is shown but the TOC doesn't list his story, and instead asks "Have you read 'Krazy Komics'"? Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Carl Burgos ?
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The murdering Nazi gangsters hid a secret headquarters from everyone!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Captain Von Spitz (villain; introduction)
Synopsis
Torch and Toro discover that the Nazis are operating out of a steamship anchored at a Coney Island pier. The Nazis intend to deliver a bomb (along with needed tanks of oxygen) to a hospital in order to kill thousands.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and some info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

Ashe inks per atlas tales: https://www.atlastales.com/issue/183 Previous indexer credited Carl Burgos.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

A Bit of Hocus Pocus / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Keith Clark
Synopsis
Famous international magician, Keith Clark, explains (in text and illos) how to do tricks used by magicians, such as the vanishing coin box, Indian basket mystery, the magnetic coin and others.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

The Vampire Strikes! (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison ?
Inks
Don Rico ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Duffy; The Vampire [Doctor Togu] (villain; introduction; Death)
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky must face the threat created by the world's greatest master of occult medicine, Dr. Togu, who has forsaken the dropping of disease bombs on the Chinese people to inflict yet a new terror upon America: a vampire!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and some info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08. Information for Comix: A History of Comic Books in America reprints submitted by Cesar Esteban Diaz via the GCD Error Tracker.

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

Patent Pending / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lou Paige (signed)
Pencils
Lou Paige (signed)
Inks
Lou Paige (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dish saver
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Illustrated one-panel gags portraying proposed inventions that people need to have.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

[Speed on the Rampage] (Table of Contents: 7)

Whizzer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Whizzer; Warden Balew (villain)
Synopsis
Whizzer must tackle a crooked prison warden who has formed "A League of Petty Crimes" which allows prisoners to "escape" from prison, commit crimes, then return with the loot, having an alibi no one can prove untrue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and some info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

Smash Return! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Man in the Moon (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane [as Spillane] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bruce Henderson
Synopsis
On December 31, 1941.....New Year's Eve, Bruce Henderson was in the jungles of Brazil and comes upon a rocket ship, and decides to use it to fly to the Moon. When he returns, no one believes him, until........they discovered, as Henderson told them they would, the large, mile-long letters "U S A" on the Moon's surface that he had made while he was there, and which they could now see using a new improved telescope!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-3-08. Reprint note for Primal Spillane from Arthur Lortie, August 2008.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Morgenthal, Jr. (credited)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury
Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
The editors of this magazine print a letter from the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, encouraging the boys and girls of America to buy their Savings Stamps to help the U.S. win the war effort.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Promotes buying savings stamps.

The Hermit's Island of Glittering Gold! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Carl Pfeufer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; un-named hermit; Marshal Doering (villain; introduction); the Nazis (villain)
Synopsis
After up-ending a boatload of Nazis into the drink, Namor lands on an isle, only to discover it is covered with gold. However, he must not only battle the Nazis, who become shipwrecked there, but the strange hermit who resides there, believing all these visitors are there to steal the gold.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Patent Pending / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lou Paige (signed)
Pencils
Lou Paige (signed)
Inks
Lou Paige (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Lou Paige

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We get 50 miles on a pair of rubber heels
Genre
humor
Synopsis
In a series of one pages panels, the writer/artist illustrates inventions that should be patented to make people's life a bit easier.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

The Demon's Deadly Secret! (Table of Contents: 13)

Destroyer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte [as Forte] (signed)
Inks
John Forte [as Forte] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Paul Voltz [Death]; Captain Achhimmell (villain; introduction); Inga Von Leche (villain; introduction)
Synopsis
In order to save the lives of several Americans the Nazis are planning to execute, the Destroyer assumes the alias of writer Louis Kramer to infiltrate the enemy camp and achieve his aims.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and some info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

A Bit of Hocus Pocus / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dead or alive???
Characters
Keith Clark
Synopsis
The famous international magician, Keith Clark, through text and illustration, explains how magic tricks, such as the spook rapping trick, the reading of burnt messages and others are actually done.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and other info added by Craig Delich 7-3-08.

[Krazy Komics] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. All Winners
    Human Torch; Captain America; Whizzer; Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. ["The murdering Nazi gangsters hid a secret headquarters from everyone!"]
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Don't Delay Another Second!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    A Bit of Hocus Pocus
  6. 5. The Vampire Strikes!
    Captain America
  7. 6. ["Dish saver"]
    Patent Pending
  8. 7. [Speed on the Rampage]
    Whizzer
  9. 8. Smash Return!
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  10. 9. The Man in the Moon
  11. 10. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury"]
  12. 11. The Hermit's Island of Glittering Gold!
    Sub-Mariner
  13. 12. ["We get 50 miles on a pair of rubber heels"]
    Patent Pending
  14. 13. The Demon's Deadly Secret!
    Destroyer
  15. 14. ["Dead or alive???"]
    A Bit of Hocus Pocus
  16. 15. [Krazy Komics]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lionel English
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Steve Dasinger
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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