(Fall 1942)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1942-09-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee ?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US (#2-35); then standard Silver Age US (#36-38)
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

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)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only the fiery Torch stood between the Nazis and Suez!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

All-Winners Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Hooded Gang] (Table of Contents: 2)

Human Torch / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane ?
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Jack Alderman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Mr. Ross; The Hooded Gang (villains); Dodd (villain, real estate man)
Synopsis
The Torch and Toro prevent a man from being lynched by a slumlord. The man's plans for urban renewal would have prevented the slumlord's building and land from being condemned and sold to the railroad.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Fagaly as penciler and Edd Asch as inker.
Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

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

Sub-Mariner Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Ghost of Reuben Hartnett] (Table of Contents: 4)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Jaggs; Miss Amanda; John Howard (death); Mr. Smythe (villain)
Synopsis
Namor and Betty arrive at the home of the late Reuben Hartnett in time for the reading of the will, a will which states that there is a locked box hidden away with the man's fortune and whoever finds it owns the treasure.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Carl Pfeufer as penciler and John Jordan as inker.
Betty Dean is called Batty Deane in story.
Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

The Invalid (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pvt. Irving Werstein (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tom Grant; Jack Everett; Manfred Richter (villain, Nazi spy-ring leader, death)
Synopsis
A Nazi spy infiltrates the Everett Aircraft Plant, hoping to kill one of the young men trained to be a pilot and destroy the plant at the same time.
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Marvel Mystery Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Queer Case of Johnny Clostro (Table of Contents: 7)

Human Torch / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane ?
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Al Gabriele ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Inspector Neilan; Dr. Reese (death); Mr. Garrett (villain, bank Director); Mr. Webb (villain, bank President, death); Joey Clostro (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Torch and Toro must battle a nefarious, cold-blooded killer who has one major weakness: he suffers from claustrophobia!
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the penciler as Al Fagaly and the inker as unknown.
Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

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

Swoopy the Fearless / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Gates (signed)
Pencils
Art Gates (signed)
Inks
Art Gates (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Art Gates ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Swoopy and Windy have been appointed to carry Air Mail...
Genre
humor; aviation
Characters
Swoopy; Windy; Alexander E. Pavlovsky
Synopsis
Swoopy and Windy have been appointed to carry mail for the government of Moronia.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-9-18.

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Only the fiery Torch stood between the Nazis and Suez!"]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. ["The Best Yet!"]
    All-Winners Comics
  3. 2. [The Hooded Gang]
    Human Torch
  4. 3. ["It's Here!"]
    Sub-Mariner Comics
  5. 4. [The Ghost of Reuben Hartnett]
    Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. The Invalid
  7. 6. ["7 Big Reasons....."]
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  8. 7. Queer Case of Johnny Clostro
    Human Torch
  9. 8. ["Swoopy and Windy have been appointed to carry Air Mail..."]
    Swoopy the Fearless
  10. 9. ["Presenting -- Horror in Hollywood"]
    Young Allies Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Del Gruber
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose