(May 1943)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-02-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp.
Editing
Vince Fago

Issue Notes

U. S. A. COMICS is published monthly at Meriden, Conn., by U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp. Entered as second class matter May 2, 1941 at the post office at Meriden, Conn., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Contents copyright 1942 by U.S.A. Comic Magazine Corp. 330 W. 42nd St., New York, N. Y., Martin Goodman, Pres. Vol. 1, No. 8, May, 1943 issue. Yearly subscription $1.00 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.

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)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; the Japanese (villains)
Reprints
Keywords
dogfight; planes; World War II

Indexer Notes

Previous art credit Al Avison ?

The Invasion of the Killer Beasts! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?; Carmine Infantino
Inks
Ernie Hart; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; Oberst von Steibel (villain); the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis
A select group of Nazi soldiers are hand picked to be the vanguard of an invasion of America, using a secret weapon created by Nazi scientists: dogs developed with poison sacs, which help the curs inflict a horrible death on whomever they bite!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from the Masterworks edition.

Death Strikes Back! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Allen Bellman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Farrotte (French patriot); Lamonte (French patriot); M. Rouen (morgue attendant); Kapitan Brool (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Destroyer is sent on a mission with a vial of a substance that will simulate death, which, when used, will allow the Destroyer to free two French patriots from the dreaded Black Dungeon, where the two await death at the hands of the Gestapo.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Bob Oksner as penciler and Allen Bellman as inker. Previous indexer credited Bellman on pencils and Oksner asa inker.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Jeep Jones / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chic Stone [as Chic] (signed)
Inks
Chic Stone [as Chic] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's got Jeep so busy?
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Jeep Jones; Hotso (villain); Notsohotso (villain)
Synopsis
Jeep introduces his newest invention: the Jeeplane, a weapon designed to be a morale builder among the troops. But two Japanese spies discover the weapon and steal it, with unforeseen results!
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Jap Buster Johnson / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane ?
Pencils
Dennis Neville
Inks
Dennis Neville
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Treason, desertion and intrigue...
Genre
war
Characters
Jap-Buster Johnson; Lieutenant Gale; Lieutenant Perry; Lieutenant John Dillo (villain); Sagayo (villain, death)
Synopsis
A traitorous USN Officer, working with the Japanese, tries to use amnesia-affected Johnson to pilot a plane with a radio-controlled torpedo to sink a naval carrier.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit suggested by textual analysis from Lou Mougin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The U.S.A Puzzle Corner / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Iluustrated activity page featuring "The Climbing Ring" and other puzzles.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-4-23.

A Tornado of Thrills! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Captain America Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Two Hundred to One (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Private Alfred A. Schmid; Johnny Rivers (death); Corporal Leroy Diamond; the Japanese (villains, many die)
Synopsis
The true story of Private Schmid, a soldier on Guadalcanal who faced 200 veteran Japanese soldiers alone and killed them all.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Bob Oksner as penciler and inker as unknown. Previous indexer credited Allen Bellman on pencils and Oskner or Bellmen on inks.

Shot in the Back (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Jim Drum; Joe Young; Mike Jenkins; Lou (death); the Japanese (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Three U.S. Marines vow to get revenge on the six Japanese soldiers on Guadalcanal for the death of their buddy, Lou.
Reprints

[A Story of Brothers] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Ferstadt
Inks
Louis Ferstadt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; Arthur Rone (Policeman); Sally Rone (Arthur's wife, mentioned only); Slow Motion (Robinson's valet); Frank Rone (villain); Japanese soldier (villain, cameo); group of Nazi soldiers (villains, cameo)
Synopsis
An incorrigible thief enters Jack's room and steals a diary from his safe: a diary which contains the secret of the Whizzer's speed! And the thief uses it to get revenge on his brother, who is a Policeman.
Reprints

Diamonds for Victory! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Secret Stamp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?; Bob Oksner ?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Mr. Baum; Miss Conroy (A.W.V.S. Captain of the Day); Hans (villain, Nazi agent); Herr Chief (villain, Nazi agent)
Synopsis
Roddy and his pals at A.W.V.S. are out collecting scrap material for the war drive when they come across an old safe that is full of black diamonds.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Bob Oksner as penciler and the inker as unknown. According to the Who's Who, Oksner did both pencil and ink for this strip in 1943, so ? removed by Craig Delich 2013-2-11.

Script credits suggested by the Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Sergeant Dix / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edward Ryan (signed)
Inks
Edward Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With consummate cunning...
Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Jeff Dix; Sergeant Maloney (death); Ferdinand Jones (villain)
Synopsis
Dix is given the chore of drillin a squad of men who are less than the soldiers they are supposed to be, unaware that one of them is a Fifth Columnist, who has been sent undercover to undermine morale.
Reprints
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. The Invasion of the Killer Beasts!
    Captain America
  3. 2. Death Strikes Back!
    The Destroyer
  4. 3. ["What's got Jeep so busy?"]
    Jeep Jones
  5. 4. ["Treason, desertion and intrigue..."]
    Jap Buster Johnson
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The U.S.A Puzzle Corner
  7. 6. A Tornado of Thrills!
    Captain America Comics
  8. 7. Two Hundred to One
  9. 8. Shot in the Back
  10. 9. [A Story of Brothers]
    The Whizzer
  11. 10. Diamonds for Victory!
    The Secret Stamp
  12. 11. ["With consummate cunning..."]
    Sergeant Dix
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Keith Chandler
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Mark Q
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews