(Fall 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1942-09-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched

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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Hideki Tojo
Reprints

All Winners (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Vision [Aarkus]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis
Table of contents with illustrations of the heroes whose stories appear inside the issue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Found on inside front cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 2008-7-24.

Hot Stamp Mob! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Mickey Spillane
Pencils
Harry Fisk ?
Inks
Edd Ashe ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Uncle Sam (cameo); Minute Man (cameo); Big Eyes (villain); Joe Thomas (villain)
Synopsis
A lucky break on getting the address of one Joseph Thomas off a utility bill leads the Torch and Toro directly into a den of counterfeiters of U.S. Savings Stamps!
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Indexer Notes

Splash page gives feature as "The Minute Man and the Human Torch". Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

Art credits per atlas tales: https://www.atlastales.com/issue/184

Like a Comet! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Stone-Man Slayer! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Destroyer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Villains: Professor Schultz (villain, introduction, death) Lubitch (villain, introduction, death); un-named Nazi Commandant (villain); Stone Man (villain)
Synopsis
A Nazi sculptor and scientist create a new weapon against the Allies for Hitler: a giant man made of stone!
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Indexer Notes

Sekowsky pencils per atlas tales: https://www.atlastales.com/issue/184

Marvel at the World's Greatest Heroes in the Most Exciting Adventures You've Ever Read! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Woim Toins (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane (signed)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Oswald Perkins; Mr. Styles; "The Boss" [Christopher Fitzgerald Wampus] (villain); Willy Wickerschnikle (villain)
Synopsis
When "The Boss" sells Willy a bunch of worthless gold stock in the Gleeful Gopher Mine, both are estatic.....that is until "The Boss" believes the stock is really worth something and attempts to buy it back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence information by Greg Theakston (April 1, 2006). Reprint note for Primal Spillane from Arthur Lortie, August, 2008.

The Mock Mikado Strikes! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Bell ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Baron Jujitso (villain, introduction, death); Mock Mikado (villain)
Synopsis
In the 19th Century, the Japanese Emperor's wife has two sons.....something that could lead to a civil war between the two later down the road. However, one, the Mock Mikado, decides to conquer the U.S. before his brother (who is the leader of Japan) does, then conquer his brother's throne as well!
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Indexer Notes

Bell pencils per Michael J. Vassallo. Previosu indexer credited Al Avison.

Tops! in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

The Black Avenger / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes a new nemisis [sic] of evil...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Avenger [Jerry Carstairs] (introduction); Kurt Weidner (villain, death)
Synopsis
Jerry is asked by the FBI to take the place of a member of a Nazi spy ring who looks just like him!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer, pencil, and ink credit update by Greg Theakston (2006-4-1). Writer/artist revision by Craig Delich on 2008-7-24 from Robin King? to Ed Robbins (the Who's Who shows Robbins working on this feature).

Presenting -- Horror in Hollywood! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Spies Use Their Heads! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; J.J. Harris; John Feather-in-Hat; Gojo (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Namor, after finding a man scalped, tracks down a nefarious Japanese gang whose leader is tracking down and killing American spies in Japan, who are returning to the States with vital Japanese info hidden on parts of their bodies!
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit determined from textual analysis by Lou Mougin. Previously credited to "Bill Everett ?".

Pfeufer pencils per atlas tales: https://www.atlastales.com/issue/184 previous indexer credited Bill Everett.

From the Screen to You! (Table of Contents: 12) (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
  3. 2. Hot Stamp Mob!
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Like a Comet!
    Krazy Komics
  5. 4. The Stone-Man Slayer!
    The Destroyer
  6. 5. Marvel at the World's Greatest Heroes in the Most Exciting Adventures You've Ever Read!
    Marvel Comics
  7. 6. The Woim Toins
  8. 7. The Mock Mikado Strikes!
    Captain America
  9. 8. Tops! in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism!
    Captain America
  10. 9. ["Here comes a new nemisis [sic] of evil..."]
    The Black Avenger
  11. 10. Presenting -- Horror in Hollywood!
    Young Allies
  12. 11. Spies Use Their Heads!
    Sub-Mariner
  13. 12. From the Screen to You!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Steve Dasinger
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich