(Winter 1942-1943)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1942-12-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Select Publications, 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 HUMAN TORCH is published quarterly at Meriden, Conn., by Select Publications, Inc. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Meriden, Conn., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Contents copyright 1942 by Select Publications, Inc., 330 W. 42nd St., New York, N. Y., Martin Goodman, Pres. Vol. 1, No. 10. Winter, 1942-43 issue. Yearly subscription $.40 in the U.S.A. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons and/or institutions appearing in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and that any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. Printed in the U.S.A.
[from indicia scan on bipcomics.com]

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
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; The Nazis
Reprints

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

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

The Death Dance of the Atlantic [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Human Torch and Sub-Mariner / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane ?
Pencils
Al Gabriele
Inks
Al Bellman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis
Torch and Toro are ordered to capture a U-boat crew alive as they seem to have too much information about Allied shipping convoys. Unknown to them, Sub-Mariner has knocked out a Nazi sailor and taken his place aboard U-boat 41. Subby jostles the torpedoman as he is aiming to take out a ship and the captain has him knocked out. At this moment, Torch and Toro attack and the captain sees a way to get back at Subby by telling Torch and Toro that Sub-Mariner is one of their best agents. Torch and Toro fall for this and take Subby captive along with the rest of the U-boat crew.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Fagaly & Carl Pfeufer as pencilers and Ed Hamilton, John Jordan, Edd Ashe & Harry Fisk as inkers.
Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

The Death Dance of the Atlantic, Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane ?
Pencils
Al Fagaly; Carl Pfeufer
Inks
John Jordan; Ed Hamilton ?; Edd Ashe ?; Harry Fisk ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Baron Kidersky; Baroness Kidersky
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

The Death Dance of the Atlantic, Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 4)

Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane ?
Pencils
Al Fagaly; Carl Pfeufer
Inks
John Jordan; Ed Hamilton ?; Edd Ashe ?; Harry Fisk ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Baron Kidersky; Baroness Kidersky
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Slave Driver (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Oliver; Bert Wilson; Spud Evans; Mike Lavel
Synopsis
Afraid of losing his job to another, Steve lays down the law to the bosses' son in order to get a construction project finished.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Trinket / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clyde Yeadon (signed)
Pencils
Clyde Yeadon (signed)
Inks
Clyde Yeadon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Clyde Yeadon ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get your ol' hands offa my lil' doggie!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Trinket; Stubby; Mitzy
Synopsis
Stubby ends an argument between the girls over the ownership of a dog.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-9-19.

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

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

Vacation (Table of Contents: 8)

Jimmy Jupiter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Robbins [as Rob] (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana [as Bo] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jimmy Jupiter; John Jupiter (father); Mary Jupiter (mother); Fred (Jimmy's Uncle); Princess Pam (introduction); King of the Enchanted Valley (introduction); the Wild Toad Men (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Jimmy's uncle tells him of an Enchanted Forest nearby, so Jimmy decides to investigate.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Tubby and Tack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Pencils
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Inks
Ray Houlihan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Houlihan

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tack, we gotta get this message to our men on the Eastern Front.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Tubby; Tack; Sparkie (a dog)
Synopsis
Playing their own version of war games, Tubby and Tack attempt to send a message through enemy lines to Captain Fuzzy by means of their dog.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Max the Magician / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Larry Antonette [as Larry] (signed)
Pencils
Larry Antonette [as Larry] (signed)
Inks
Larry Antonette [as Larry] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Larry Antonette

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If it's magic...leave it to Max!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Max
Synopsis
Seeing a man in tattered clothes, Max decides to magically give him a new set of clothes.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Funny Boners / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton [as Old Man Wolverton] (signed)
Pencils
Basil Wolverton [as Old Man Wolverton] (signed)
Inks
Basil Wolverton [as Old Man Wolverton] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll bet you a fin we don't make it!
Genre
humor
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Indexer Notes

Page consists of six unrelated gag cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Captain America / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Inks
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tops!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
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Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional house ad for Captain America Comics, providing a coupon for readers to mail in to become a member of the Sentinels of Liberty.

Lee and King signed this piece and are, most likely, two separate people. Bill King did such house ads from 1941-43 and Stan Lee wrote such ads during the same years. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-5.

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

Captain America / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Goodman (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up Americans!
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated PSA featuring Captain America, urging readers to buy War Stamps every day.
Found on the inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. ["Two Smashing Successes!"]
    All Winners Comics; Young Allies Comics
  3. 2. The Death Dance of the Atlantic [Chapter 1]
    Human Torch and Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. The Death Dance of the Atlantic, Chapter 2
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Death Dance of the Atlantic, Chapter 3
    Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. Slave Driver
  7. 6. ["Get your ol' hands offa my lil' doggie!!"]
    Trinket
  8. 7. ["It's a Knockout!"]
    Sub-Mariner Comics
  9. 8. Vacation
    Jimmy Jupiter
  10. 9. ["Tack, we gotta get this message to our men on the Eastern Front."]
    Tubby and Tack
  11. 10. ["If it's magic...leave it to Max!"]
    Max the Magician
  12. 11. ["I'll bet you a fin we don't make it!"]
    Funny Boners
  13. 12. ["Tops!"]
    Captain America
  14. 13. ["Wake up Americans!"]
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Dan Kocher
  • Del Gruber
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose