(August 1942)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-06-19
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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can the Human Torch's death-defying leap save Toro from the steel-edged doom?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro
Keywords
bondage; torture

[Carl Burgos Meets the Human Torch] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro; Carl Burgos (introduction); Bill Everett (introduction); Martin Goodman (introduction); the Timely Comics staff (introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Goering (villain); Josef Goebbels (villain); assorted Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Carl Burgos is stuck for a story when suddenly Torch and Toro spring to life from his drawing board. They give him an idea for mocking Hitler and Martin Goodman approves it. Torch and Toro guard the comic books from Nazi attempts to destroy them as they are distributed from planes to German citizens. Hitler orders anyone who laughs at the comics to be shot and demands Carl Burgos be assassinated. Carl meets with Torch, Toro and Sub-Mariner at a diner where a Nazi agent has replaced the soda jerk. Carl collapses after drinking the soda. Torch and Toro apprehend the spy and Carl recovers.

[The Shark Subterfuge] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner; Grizzly Pete (villain, introduction, death); Mr. Klutz (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains)

The Beast of Cactus Canyon (Table of Contents: 3)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vision; The Beast of Cactus Canyon (villain, introduction, death); Myron (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Formerly credited to Stan Lee story and Syd Shores art. Story is not signed. New credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who and comparison of the art with other credited work.

The Curse of Tutkenamen (Table of Contents: 4)

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.

Exposed! The Jap Invaders (Table of Contents: 5)

Patriot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Patriot [Jeff Mace]; A Japanese scientist (turned into a lizard, villain); his Ape-Men (villains, introductions, deaths); Mary Morgan; Jack Casey

Indexer Notes

Art originally credited to Al Fagaly, but Fagaly signed his stories. Al Plastino is listed in Jerry Bails' Who's Who as working on this feature at this time.

Dr. Watson Makes Monkeys Out of the Japs (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Capt. Nokuru (villain, introduction, death); a Japanese admiral (villain, introduction, death)

In His Tunnel To China (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Ed Robbins [as Robin] (signed)
Pencils
Ed Robbins [as Robin] (signed)
Inks
Ed Robbins [as Robin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jimmy Jupiter; Satan (villain); Werjil (villain, introduction); Matilda (villain, introduction); Temptation (villain, introduction); Will Power (a hero, introduction); Jimmy (introduction)

The Curse of Professor Torture (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; Prof. Torture (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Art originally credited to Al Fagaly. Fagaly is not credited with this strip in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, nor does this look like his signed work on recent Patriot stories. Alex Blum is in Bails and this work compares to his other work at this time.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Can the Human Torch's death-defying leap save Toro from the steel-edged doom?"]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. [Carl Burgos Meets the Human Torch]
    Human Torch
  3. 2. [The Shark Subterfuge]
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. The Beast of Cactus Canyon
    Vision
  5. 4. The Curse of Tutkenamen
  6. 5. Exposed! The Jap Invaders
    Patriot
  7. 6. Dr. Watson Makes Monkeys Out of the Japs
    Terry Vance
  8. 7. In His Tunnel To China
    Jimmy Jupiter
  9. 8. The Curse of Professor Torture
    Angel
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