(September 1942)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-07-15
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)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner
Reprints
Keywords
amphibious assault boats; amphibious assaults; artillery; beaches; swastikas; United States Army; Wehrmacht; World War II

Air Raid Terror (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle ?
Inks
Harry Sahle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro; Von Belch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Torch and Toro are aboard a Canadian train when it is attacked by Von Belch's planes. Torch discovers that the Nazis had stockpiled gas and aluminum in Canada even before war broke out for use in constructing munitions. Von Belch is defeated and turned over to authorities.

The Mystery of the Missing Cargo Ships (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; Von Gotch (villain, introduction)

Tunnel To China (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Wump Jump (guest-star); Wump Jump's parents (introductions); The Black Dragons (villains, introductions)

Satan Himself! (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.

[The Great Astro] (Table of Contents: 5)

Patriot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Patriot [Jeff Mace]; Astro (villain, introduction); Jack Casey; Mary Morgan

Indexer Notes

formerly credited to Al Fagaly

Garden of Death (Table of Contents: 6)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vision; Kamentin (villain, introduction, death); Kixor (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

formerly credited to Syd Shores

Monkey Business (Table of Contents: 7)

Terry Vance and Dr. Watson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Terry Vance; Deadline Watson; Felix Von Shlecht (villain, introduction); an organ grinder (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Mention made of the Spillane Hotel.

The Banquet of Blood (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; Count Vicaro (vampire, villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Art formerly credited to Al Fagaly.

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

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. Air Raid Terror
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Missing Cargo Ships
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Tunnel To China
    Jimmy Jupiter
  5. 4. Satan Himself!
  6. 5. [The Great Astro]
    Patriot
  7. 6. Garden of Death
    Vision
  8. 7. Monkey Business
    Terry Vance and Dr. Watson
  9. 8. The Banquet of Blood
    Angel
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
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
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