(August 1943)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-06-20
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. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Adolf Hitler
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; stereotyping of Germans; stereotyping of Japanese; swastikas; torture; Wehrmacht; World War II

The Glass Tube of Death (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Moonface (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A Nazi agent named Moonface captures Torch and Toro by placing them into a glass tube which he plans to connect with a timer on bombs underneath the capitol building. Torch finds that he can flame with his finger so the capsule must have a small leak. He superheats the glass so that it shatters and Moonface, realizing that his plans have been ruined, grabs live wires electrocuting himself.

Indexer Notes

The names of many Timely artists are used as in-jokes on signs.

Dead Men Don't Talk (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
Prof. Jurg (villain, introduction)

[Case of the War Plant Fires] (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); Thomas Miller (villain, introduction); Von Boering (villain, introduction)

The Last Train Out (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[Incident In Poland] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Felix Pavlek (villain, introduction, death); Baron Pavlek (Felix's brother, introduction); Baroness Pavlek (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story takes place during the Nazi invasion of Poland, predating the first Vision story in #13.

Unknown pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores. Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006)

[Barnyard Valley] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Gus Hetman
Pencils
Gus Hetman (signed as Hett)
Inks
Gus Hetman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Pete Porker (introduction); Queen of Barnyard Valley (introduction); King of Barnyard Valley (introduction); The Jeeper (living tractor, villain, introduction)

Blackout Kidnapping (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Roy Garn ?
Pencils
Gus Schrotter
Inks
Gus Schrotter ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fiske (villain, introduction, death); Greeves (villain, introduction, death); Carteret (villain, introduction, death); Lord Carteret (introduction); Penny Carteret (his daughter, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. The Glass Tube of Death
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Dead Men Don't Talk
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. [Case of the War Plant Fires]
    Terry Vance, the School Boy Sleuth
  5. 4. The Last Train Out
  6. 5. [Incident In Poland]
    The Vision
  7. 6. [Barnyard Valley]
    Jimmy Jupiter
  8. 7. Blackout Kidnapping
    The Angel
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Henry Andrews
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
  • Keith Chandler
  • Del Gruber
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Richard Thomson