(February 1943)

Marvel, 1943 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1942-12-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Syd Shores (signed)
Inks
Syd Shores (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Regards from Captain Wonder!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Wonder; Whitewash; Knuckles; Trixie Trouble; Pinto Pete; Subbie
Reprints

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[The Origin of Captain Wonder] (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Wonder / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Syd Shores; ?
Inks
Sid Shores; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right you scurvy dogs, your reign of terror is past!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Wonder [Professor Jordan] (introduction, origin); Tim Mulrooney (introduction, origin); Mr. Death [Max Blucher] (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Martin; Bob; Jackie; Steve Brent
Synopsis
Professor Jordan has formulated a solution he calls "wonder fluid." While showing the formula to Tim, Jordan drops the solution and the fumes imbue Jordan with great strength. With his superhuman strength, Jordan decides to fight crime using the moniker of Captain Wonder. Tim, who has witnessed the accident that gave Jordan his powers, becomes Jordan's sidekick.
Keywords
Endless Caverns; Pentmore Prison; wonder fluid

Indexer Notes

Professor Jordan has also created an antidote to the "wonder fluid" that returns him to his normal stature. In addition to the antidote, Prof. Jordan creates at least two rings which, when pressed, inject the wearer with wonder fluid; he gives one of these rings to Tim so that Tim can gain superhuman strength in his fight against criminals.
Syd Shores' pencils and inks are evident on pages 1 to 5 and the top half of 6. Pencils and inks were previously credited to Frank Giacoia, but the style on pages 6 to 14 do not resemble that of his signed Captain Wonder story in issue 2.

Captain America comic magazine welcomes the Human Torch (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[The Haunted House] (Table of Contents: 4)

Knuckles and Whitewash / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Don Rico
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Whitewash!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jeff (of the Young Allies, guest-star); Mr. Sandervilt (his father, guest-star); Knuckles; Whitewash
Synopsis
Knuckles and Whitewash go searching for their missing friend Jeff.
Keywords
Midvale

The Big 3 (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Terry-Toons; Krazy Komics; Comedy Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Pennypincher Problem] (Table of Contents: 6)

Trixie Trouble / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, isn't he handsome!
Genre
humor
Characters
Trixie Trouble (introduction); Phineas Pennypincher; Butch; Cecil; McGillkudy
Synopsis
Trixie helps to capture two bank robbers.

Triple Threat (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilbur Witherback was a bugologist of some small local fame.
Genre
humor
Characters
Wilbur Whitherback; Hans; Adolph
Synopsis
Wilbur has an idea to help paratroopers by crossing a spider with a silkworm.
Keywords
Fairway Aircraft plant; spidermeedle

[Slick Shaw and the Webster Ranch] (Table of Contents: 8)

Pinto Pete / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer ?
Inks
Henry Kiefer ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story opens in the back room of a cafe in Arizona.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Pinto Pete (introduction); Slick Shaw; Stiletto; Greg; Mrs. Webster; Red; Swifty (horse)
Synopsis
Pinto Pete and Red disrupt Slick Shaw's scheme to buy Webster Ranch.
Keywords
Webster Ranch

Indexer Notes

Kiefer did some work for Timely during this year. Pencils are very much in his style and some of the faces look to be inked by him also, but there is another inking hand involved.

[Introducing Subbie] (Table of Contents: 9)

Subbie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer ?
Inks
Carl Pfeufer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
North and - East and - West and - South...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Subbie (introduction); Father Neptune (introduction); Netar (manta ray); Egbert Cortland; Beans; Ritter
Synopsis
Subbie and his new friends help a naval convoy avoid friendly fire.

[The Pickup Plane Spy Ring] (Table of Contents: 10)

Breezy and His Glider Patrol / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill (credited)
Pencils
Bob Oksner (credited)
Inks
Bob Oksner (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Breezy, it looks wonderful!
Genre
aviation
Characters
Breezy Collins (introduction); Wings West (introduction); William Collins (introduction); Nails Nelson (introduction); Janice Jones (introduction)

The Flying Flash (Table of Contents: 11)

Flap Flipflop / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at that fellow fly, folks!
Genre
humor
Characters
Flap Flipflop (introduction); Major Mush; Professor Ploop; Professor Plip
Synopsis
Flap fends off a Japanese air raid.
Reprints

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

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

New Daisy Play Guns (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Regards from Captain Wonder!"]
    Captain Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [The Origin of Captain Wonder]
    Captain Wonder
  4. 3. Captain America comic magazine welcomes the Human Torch
    Captain America Comics
  5. 4. [The Haunted House]
    Knuckles and Whitewash
  6. 5. The Big 3
    Terry-Toons; Krazy Komics; Comedy Comics
  7. 6. [The Pennypincher Problem]
    Trixie Trouble
  8. 7. Triple Threat
  9. 8. [Slick Shaw and the Webster Ranch]
    Pinto Pete
  10. 9. [Introducing Subbie]
    Subbie
  11. 10. [The Pickup Plane Spy Ring]
    Breezy and His Glider Patrol
  12. 11. The Flying Flash
    Flap Flipflop
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  14. 13. New Daisy Play Guns
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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