(Spring 1943)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1943-04-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Snap Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Vince Fago
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, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nice work, fellows!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (inset); the Nazis
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Blackout for Doom (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Sid Greene ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; General Scott; Mr. Conrad (villain, death); Gooch (villain); Herman (villain); Karl (villain)
Synopsis
Nazi agents discover the US military has come up with a plan to demonstrate the possibility of a Nazi air raid on New York city. The brass plan the attack to use dummy shells, but the Nazi agents substitute live ammo at the Ajax factory before delivery. The Torch and Toro discover the plot but get captured when they try to stop it. Eventually, they escape from the ammunition truck where are held only to find out they are near Canada and all the phone lines to New York have been cut. It is a race against time as they try to get back in time to warn the military before New York gets destroyed.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Fagaly as penciler and Ed Hamilton as inker.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Mystery of the Blue Diamond (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Don Rico ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Philo Baker (inventor); Mrs. Philo Baker; The Blue Diamond (villain, introduction, not the hero from Daring Mystery Comics); Fritz (villain, mechanic); Hans (villain, death)
Synopsis
A Nazi mastermind manages to steal the Puff Gun, an invention of Philo Baker, which causes objects it's beam touches to vanish in a puff of smoke.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Fagaly w/Ken Battefield as pencilers and Ed Hamilton as inker.

[Calling all kids!"] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Fighting Man (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Curt; Curt's un-named father; Curt's un-named mother
Synopsis
Curt has a disagreement with his parents over whether he should get a job or remain in school.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Hitler's Hoax! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Herr Bull Neck (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Namor learns of a radio broadcast by Hitler, in which the F├╝hrer claims Nazi agents, under the leadership of Herr Bull Neck, will bomb New York Harbor off the face of the Earth!
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Pfeufer as penciler only and John Jordan as inker.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Nice work, fellows!"]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Blackout for Doom
    Human Torch
  3. 2. ["Crashing Thru!"]
    The Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Mystery of the Blue Diamond
    Human Torch
  5. 4. [Calling all kids!"]
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  6. 5. Fighting Man
  7. 6. ["Don't Take Chances!"]
    Terry Toon Comics
  8. 7. Hitler's Hoax!
    Sub-Mariner
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose