(August 1942 (September 1942))

Marvel, 1942 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint; Glossy Cover
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia publication date is August 1942. Cover date is September 1942.
Published at Meriden, Conn., © 1942.
Entry as second class matter at the Meriden, Conn. post office still pending as of this issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Percy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Detail from the interior story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Otto Bragg and Snippy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm getting tired pushing it so I thought this up out of my own head.
Genre
humor
Characters
Otto Bragg (first appearance); Snippy (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Four single-page features, each signed by Lou Paige.

Introducing Wheezy... and His Pal Private Breezy! (Table of Contents: 2)

Wheezy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reney (signed)
Inks
Reney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Three one-page features, each signed by Reney.

It is highly unlikely that this is Lily Renée as she began her career when first hired by Fiction House in 1943, per Renée in Alter Ego v3#85.
Who's Who lists "Reney" as a pen name for Renée and mentions this feature, and Michael J. Vassallo also references this, but it is not clear if that is based on viewing the art or the Who's Who credit. Renée made no mention of working for Timely in her interview, nor of signing any name other than "L. Renée".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Inky Dinky / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sol Brodsky [as SOL] (signed)
Inks
Sol Brodsky [as SOL] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! It's finished!
Genre
humor
Characters
Inky Dinky (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Three one-page features, each signed "SOL" in at least one panel somewhere.

In Hollywood (Table of Contents: 4)

Maisie Martin / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chuck A. Winter [as Chuck Winter] (signed)
Inks
Chuck A. Winter [as Chuck Winter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Maisie Martin (first appearance)

[Enter: The Creeper] (Table of Contents: 5)

Vagabond / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Vagabond; The Creeper (introduction, villain)

Indexer Notes

By this point, The Vagabond has a more humorous tone than his original USA Comics appearances.

last appeared in Young Allies (Marvel, 1941 series) #4
last golden age appearance
next appearance in All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes (Marvel, 2011 series) #3

The Creeper goes on to invade the "Homer" feature in Krazy Komics (Marvel, 1942 series), which becomes "The Creeper and Homer". Exact issues unknown.

[The Spider Strikes] (Table of Contents: 6)

Stuporman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Douglas [as Harry / Douglas] (signed)
Pencils
Harry Douglas [as Harry / Douglas] (signed)
Inks
Harry Douglas [as Harry / Douglas] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
The Spider (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

last known appearance, previously appeared in Daring Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1940 series) #6 and Joker Comics (Marvel, 1942 series) #1. Due to the sparse indexing of humor comics, additional appearances may have been overlooked.

Contrary to various other published theories, "Harry / Douglas" was an editor/artist named Harry Douglas, as confirmed by Michael J. Vassallo upon interviewing Harry Douglas, Jr. after the younger Douglas contacted the author of this blog post: http://monomythic.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/marvel-mystery-monday-stuporm...

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Percy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Percy (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Spy-Catcher / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Spy-Catcher (first appearance; only appearance?)

Indexer Notes

two one-pagers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Casey McKann / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Ferstadt
Inks
Louis Ferstadt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Casey McCann (first appearance)

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

Trinket / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clive Yeadon
Inks
Clive Yeadon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[The Cult of the Black Widow Spiders] (Table of Contents: 11)

Snigger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Red Holmdale
Inks
Red Holmdale
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Snigdon Sanford [Snigger] (first appearance); Snigs (first appearance; a dog); The Cult of the Black Widow Spiders (first appearance; villains)

[Introducting Maymee] (Table of Contents: 12)

Maymee Hazzit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chic Stone?
Inks
Al Gabriele?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Maymee Hazzit (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Credits by Michael J. Vassallo at http://www.comicartville.com/vincefago.htm, specifically noting that this "looks to be a very early George Tuska freelance piece."
Also: "Tuska took a look at this feature at the wonderful White Plains, NY convention in 2000 and vaguely recalled drawing it. . He suggested that it 'may' have been inventory from a shop, though"

Previously credited to Chic Stone ? (pencils) / Al Gabriele ? (inks)

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

Ye Good Old Daze / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Mandel? (Emby)
Inks
Dan Barry? (Emby)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Percy
  2. 1. ["I'm getting tired pushing it so I thought this up out of my own head."]
    Otto Bragg and Snippy
  3. 2. Introducing Wheezy... and His Pal Private Breezy!
    Wheezy
  4. 3. ["Ah! It's finished!"]
    Inky Dinky
  5. 4. In Hollywood
    Maisie Martin
  6. 5. [Enter: The Creeper]
    Vagabond
  7. 6. [The Spider Strikes]
    Stuporman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Percy
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Spy-Catcher
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Casey McKann
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Trinket
  12. 11. [The Cult of the Black Widow Spiders]
    Snigger
  13. 12. [Introducting Maymee]
    Maymee Hazzit
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Ye Good Old Daze
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin