(July 1942)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-05-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Brand
Timely Comics [small shield]
Editing
Funnies, Inc. [Lloyd Jacquett]
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S. (through about early 1944, narrower thereafter)
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Monthly (through July 1944, variable thereafter)

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. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Inks
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Human Torch and Sub-Mariner hold off the Jap hordes in the New York terror air-raid!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner
Reprints
Keywords
anti-aircraft guns; Japanese Imperial Navy Air Force; parachutes; paratroops; World War II

The Dynamite Saboteurs (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro; Romo (villain, introduction); Von Brukk (villain, introduction, death); Professor Mikk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Von Brukk, Nazi agent no.1, is using a gangster named Romo to steal dynamite in order to bomb munitions plants. Fleeing from Torch and Toro, Von Brukk attempts to hide in a wind tunnel when the contraption starts up and he is ground to hamburger by the fan blades.

The Sub-Mariner Slugs the Sahara Scavengers (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer [from Funnies, Inc. [the Jacquet Shop]]
Inks
Carl Pfeufer ? [from Funnies, Inc. [the Jacquet Shop]]
Colors
Funnies, Inc. [the Jacquet Shop]
Letters
Funnies, Inc. [the Jacquet Shop]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Von Ratter (Villain, Introduction); Von Rommel (Introduction)

Indexer Notes

This story was produced by Funnies, Inc. [the Jacquet Shop] during the time of Bill Everett's transition of leaving the Sub-Mariner strip. As a result, artists like Carl Pfeufer emulated much of Everett's style (as per Jerry Bails, September 10, 2004).

Jap Trap (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane
Letters
typeset

Reprints
  • in Primal Spillane: Early Stories 1941-1942 (Gryphon Books, 2004 series)

Indexer Notes

Reprint note from Arthur Lortie, August 2008.

[The Giant Octopus Menace] (Table of Contents: 4)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino ?; Syd Shores ? (see notes)
Inks
Al Plastino ?; Al Gabrielle ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vision; A mad scientist (villain, introduction, death); his giant octopi (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Story originally credited to Stan Lee. Al Plastino art per Bob Hughes (13 December 2013). Credit from Jerry Bails' Who's Who and comparison of the art with other credited work. Syd Shores and Al Gabrielle art by original indexer, Veracity (1 June 2015), based on examination of the artwork within the issue, and atlastales.com. Veracity contends it is probably Plastino's work in the next issue's story, but not this one.

Treachery Deals a Double-Cross (Table of Contents: 5)

Patriot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino ?
Inks
Al Plastino ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Patriot [Jeff Mace]; The Japanese (villains, deaths)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Fagaly, but all his Patriot stories were signed. New credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who and comparison of the art with other credited work.

The Case of the Bogus Stamp Salesman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Terry Vance / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Terry Vance; Deadline Dawson (guest-star); Torpey (owner of Torpey Stamp Co., villain, introduction)

The Tunnel To China (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimmy Jupiter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Robbins ?
Pencils
Ed Robbins ?
Inks
Ed Robbins ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The White Rabbit (from ALICE IN WONDERLAND, introduction); the Kings and Queens of the White and Black Kingdoms (introductions)

The House of the Living Dead (Table of Contents: 8)

Angel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel; Dr. Merkel (villain, introduction, death); his legion of zombies (villains, introductions, deaths)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Fagaly. New credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who and comparison of the art with other credited work.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Human Torch and Sub-Mariner hold off the Jap hordes in the New York terror air-raid!"]
    The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Dynamite Saboteurs
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Sub-Mariner Slugs the Sahara Scavengers
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Jap Trap
  5. 4. [The Giant Octopus Menace]
    Vision
  6. 5. Treachery Deals a Double-Cross
    Patriot
  7. 6. The Case of the Bogus Stamp Salesman!
    Terry Vance
  8. 7. The Tunnel To China
    Jimmy Jupiter
  9. 8. The House of the Living Dead
    Angel
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Nick Caputo
  • Del Gruber
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich