([March] 2006)

Marvel, 2004 Series
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Volume
2
Price
49.99 USD; 80.00 CAD
Pages
280
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
0-7851-2112-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785121121 54999
Editing
Martin Goodman (original editor); Mark D. Beazley (Collection Editor); Michael Short (Assistant Editor); Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (Associate Editor); Jeff Youngquist (Senior Editor, Special Projects); Cory Sedlmeier (Masterworks Editor)

Issue Notes

Reprints Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 Series) #5-8.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Angel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?; typeset

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

Indexer Notes

The surname of Stockbridge Winslow is listed as Wilson, in error (creator credits, at the bottom of the cover).

[Title page and indicia] (Table of Contents: 1)

filler / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
typeset

Characters
Human Torch

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 series) #7 (May 1940).

Marvel Masterworks Credits/Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
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Timely Comics Inc. [logo] (Table of Contents: 4)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

[Marvel Mystery Comics #5] (Table of Contents: 5)

Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch
Reprints

[The Orton Medical Mission] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A scientific creation of the late Prof. Horton, and master of all flame...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Johnson; Blake; Hank
Reprints

[Adventure of the Overturned Cars] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson ?; Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An' watcha think you're doin', me bye?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; Slugger (villain); Nick (villain); Slugger and Nick's gang (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gustavson credits courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[On the Side of the Surface Men] (Table of Contents: 8)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Bill Everett

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Namor's navy of Sub-Mariners has cleared a path...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Betty Dean; Tha-Korr; Mills Gilligan
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[Mystery of the Poisoned Arrows] (Table of Contents: 9)

Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Anders (signed)
Pencils
Al Anders (signed)
Inks
Al Anders (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ben Wallis - two fisted sheriff of "Fade-Out" - and his deputy...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Masked Raider; Grimsey; Manuel
Reprints

It's in the Cards! (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils
Harry Ramsey (signed) (illo)
Inks
Harry Ramsey (signed) (illo)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ace Carver; "Slit" Kincaid
Reprints

[The Tyrant of Torpis] (Table of Contents: 11)

Electro / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl]
Pencils
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl]
Inks
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl]
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor Philo Zog, millionaire philantrophist...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro; Dr. Philo Zog; Kalph Belgri
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[King of the Counterfeiters] (Table of Contents: 12)

Ferret, Mystery Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Davis (signed as Stockbridge Winslow)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon Nosey - something's up!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ferret; Rickey
Reprints

Fifth Episode (Table of Contents: 13)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Thompson (signed)
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Paul DeKraft; Ed Kivlin
Reprints

Timely Comics Inc. [logo] (Table of Contents: 14)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

[Marvel Mystery Comics #6] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Angel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]
Reprints

[The Forest Fire Felons] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Carl Burgos?
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Carl Burgos ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An incendiary bomb, a bank robbery and a forest fire...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Patch; Turgo
Reprints

[The Woman Who Knew Tom Hallaway] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson ?; Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A stately, clean-cut figure walks leisurely through a...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; Gabby Harris; Nichol
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits confirmed and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[The Execution of the Sub-Mariner] (Table of Contents: 18)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Bill Everett

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After he is jailed upon his return to New York,...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Betty Dean
Reprints

[The Border Dictator] (Table of Contents: 19)

Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Anders ?
Pencils
Al Anders
Inks
Al Anders
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Masked Raider, ever the friend of the weak and...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Masked Raider; Sam Marvin
Reprints

The Shrinking Spy (Table of Contents: 20)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Andrew McWhiney [Ray Gill?]
Pencils
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; spy
Reprints

[The Voice's Dope Racket] (Table of Contents: 21)

Electro / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl]
Pencils
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl]
Inks
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl]
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor Zog, millionaire philanthropist has invented...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; The Voice
Reprints

[Murder of a Cosmetics Queen] (Table of Contents: 22)

Ferret, Mystery Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Davis (signed as Stockbridge Winslow)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ferret arrives in Fairdale in answer to an...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ferret; Rene Waterbury
Reprints

[Revenge for a Blind Man] (Table of Contents: 23)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Thompson (signed)
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another of those thrilling Ka-Zar Adventures. ...More...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Fenton
Reprints

Timely Comics Inc. [logo] (Table of Contents: 24)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

[Marvel Mystery Comics #7] (Table of Contents: 25)

Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Ka-Zar (inset); Angel (inset); Sub-Mariner [Namor] (inset); Electro (inset); Ferret (inset)
Reprints

[The Human Torch -- Policeman] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Carl Burgos ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Busy crowds stop, stare, and scream as the Human...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Johnson; Roglo
Reprints

[Marked for Murder] (Table of Contents: 27)

The Angel, Master of Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson ?; Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson ?; Joe Simon ?
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Certain death looms ahead as two cars race side...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; Emma Martin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gustavson credits courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[Rampage in New York] (Table of Contents: 28)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Bill Everett

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Namor, you have been cheated and mistreated...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner; Tha-Korr; Fiorello LaGuardia; Betty Dean
Reprints

[The Framing of the Masked Raider] (Table of Contents: 29)

Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Anders?
Pencils
Al Anders? William Allison?
Inks
Al Anders? William Allison?
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once again, the blazing guns of the mysterious...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Masked Raider
Reprints

Blasting Bombers! (Table of Contents: 30)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David C. Cooke (signed)
Pencils
? (illos)
Inks
? (illos)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Reprints

[The Felons and the Flood] (Table of Contents: 31)

Electro / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Dahlman ?
Pencils
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Inks
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Excessive rains have caused the mighty Ohio River...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; Boss Sarpo
Reprints

[Kidnapped by the Duke] (Table of Contents: 32)

Ferret, Mystery Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Davis (signed as Stockbridge Winslow)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A subway train roars into a station...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ferret; The Duke; Broderick
Reprints

[The Deadly Scheme of "Red" Skelton] (Table of Contents: 33)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Thompson (signed)
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ka-Zar, a white man raised in the wild Belgian Congo...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; "Red" Skelton (death); Professor Rice (death); Mara Rice (his daughter)
Reprints

[Marvel Mystery Comics #8] (Table of Contents: 34)

Angel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel; Human Torch (inset); Sub-Mariner [Nampor] (inset)
Reprints

The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner Meet!!! (Table of Contents: 35)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Human Torch
Reprints

[The Search for Sub-Mariner] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Carl Burgos ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Human Torch, now a member of the police...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Betty Dean; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints

[The Captive in the Cabin] (Table of Contents: 37)

The Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson ?; Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A cold, death-like wind blows through a hidden...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gustavson credits courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[The Boomeranged Hold-Up] (Table of Contents: 38)

Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Anders ?
Pencils
Al Anders (signed)
Inks
Al Anders (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The 'Masked Raider' takes on an ally...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Masked Raider; Mexican Pete
Reprints

Dynamite's Doom (Table of Contents: 39)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack D'Arcy (signed)
Pencils
Sam Gilman [as S. G.]
Inks
Sam Gilman [as S. G.]
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last part of page two features the "Marvel Comics Contest Winners, February 1940 issue No. 4". The 1st prize of $5 went to Kris Dalman and the 2nd prize of $2 went to Frank Salvaldare Quarttrocchi. An additional 18 winners of $1 each were also listed.

[The Crook Who Controlled Electro] (Table of Contents: 40)

Electro / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Dahlman ?
Pencils
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Inks
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Boss" Sarpo, notorious gangleader, has been...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro; Professor Philo Zog; "Boss" Sarpo; Scar-Face Joe; Jago; dragon-men
Reprints

[Battle with Blackie Giles] (Table of Contents: 41)

Ferret, Mystery Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Davis (signed as Stockbridge Winslow)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ferret drives to the Utopia Savings Bank to make...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ferret; Blackie Giles
Reprints

[Gold and Greed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Thompson (signed)
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Barrie Richards, an Englishman, has inherited...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Lester Drake; Aswama
Reprints

Good News! (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

Human Torch, Angel / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Angel
  2. 1. [Title page and indicia]
  3. 2. Marvel Masterworks Credits/Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. Timely Comics Inc. [logo]
  6. 5. [Marvel Mystery Comics #5]
    Human Torch
  7. 6. [The Orton Medical Mission]
    Human Torch
  8. 7. [Adventure of the Overturned Cars]
    The Angel
  9. 8. [On the Side of the Surface Men]
    Sub-Mariner
  10. 9. [Mystery of the Poisoned Arrows]
    Masked Raider
  11. 10. It's in the Cards!
  12. 11. [The Tyrant of Torpis]
    Electro
  13. 12. [King of the Counterfeiters]
    Ferret, Mystery Detective
  14. 13. Fifth Episode
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  15. 14. Timely Comics Inc. [logo]
  16. 15. [Marvel Mystery Comics #6]
    The Angel
  17. 16. [The Forest Fire Felons]
    Human Torch
  18. 17. [The Woman Who Knew Tom Hallaway]
    The Angel
  19. 18. [The Execution of the Sub-Mariner]
    Sub-Mariner
  20. 19. [The Border Dictator]
    Masked Raider
  21. 20. The Shrinking Spy
  22. 21. [The Voice's Dope Racket]
    Electro
  23. 22. [Murder of a Cosmetics Queen]
    Ferret, Mystery Detective
  24. 23. [Revenge for a Blind Man]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  25. 24. Timely Comics Inc. [logo]
  26. 25. [Marvel Mystery Comics #7]
    Human Torch
  27. 26. [The Human Torch -- Policeman]
    Human Torch
  28. 27. [Marked for Murder]
    The Angel, Master of Men
  29. 28. [Rampage in New York]
    Sub-Mariner
  30. 29. [The Framing of the Masked Raider]
    Masked Raider
  31. 30. Blasting Bombers!
  32. 31. [The Felons and the Flood]
    Electro
  33. 32. [Kidnapped by the Duke]
    Ferret, Mystery Detective
  34. 33. [The Deadly Scheme of "Red" Skelton]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  35. 34. [Marvel Mystery Comics #8]
    Angel
  36. 35. The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner Meet!!!
    Sub-Mariner
  37. 36. [The Search for Sub-Mariner]
    Human Torch
  38. 37. [The Captive in the Cabin]
    The Angel
  39. 38. [The Boomeranged Hold-Up]
    Masked Raider
  40. 39. Dynamite's Doom
  41. 40. [The Crook Who Controlled Electro]
    Electro
  42. 41. [Battle with Blackie Giles]
    Ferret, Mystery Detective
  43. 42. [Gold and Greed]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  44. 43. Good News!
  45. 44. ["Experience the seminal stories of the world's..."]
    Human Torch, Angel
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