(February 1943)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-12-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics Inc.
Editing
Vince Fago ? (editor)

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)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg (signed as Schomburg)
Inks
Alex Schomburg (signed as Schomburg)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch
Keywords
battleships; dirigibles; Iceland; Luftwaffe; parachutes; paratroops; swastikas; United States Navy; World War II

Flaming 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
A Japanese spy ring (villains, introductions)
Synopsis
The Japanese build an airfield beneath the sands of the Mojave desert in order to launch air strikes against San Francisco with planes that disperse a napalm-like substance. Torch and Toro track them down when the army fails to locate them.

The Morale Murder Menace (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Betty Dean (guest-star); Herr Brunder (villain, introduction, death); Hans (villain, introduction); Hermann (villain, introduction)

The Case of the Eager Diplomat (Table of Contents: 3)

Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Deadline Dawson (guest-star); Oleg (villain, introduction); The Princess of Borsnia (introduction)

Mastermind (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Cifo Uthbert
Letters
typeset

The Monster of Negley Hall (Table of Contents: 5)

The Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Morgan (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores. Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March, 2006)

The Shining Castle of Ra (Table of Contents: 6)

Jimmy Jupiter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Pencils
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Inks
Eddie Robbins ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Jimmy Jupiter; Knobby the Marionette; Ra

Indexer Notes

The story continues next issue.

Tapping the Code (Table of Contents: 7)

The Patriot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Al Fagaly ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Drums Toggins (villain; introduction); Eric (villain; introduction); and a Nazi spy ring (villain; introduction)

Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores.

The Mystery of the Missing Stars (Table of Contents: 8)

The Angel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Garn ?
Pencils
Gus Schrotter (signed as Schrotter)
Inks
Gus Schrotter ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel; Hash-Head [Steve Strong] (villain; introduction); Dream-Girl (villain; introduction); Jelly-Face (villain; introduction)
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Flaming Terror
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Morale Murder Menace
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. The Case of the Eager Diplomat
    Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth
  5. 4. Mastermind
  6. 5. The Monster of Negley Hall
    The Vision
  7. 6. The Shining Castle of Ra
    Jimmy Jupiter
  8. 7. Tapping the Code
    The Patriot
  9. 8. The Mystery of the Missing Stars
    The Angel
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Henry Andrews
  • Bill Borre
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • Keith Chandler
  • Del Gruber
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Richard Thomson