(October 1943)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-08-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vince Fago ?
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S. (through about early 1944, narrower thereafter)
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Monthly (through July 1944, variable thereafter)

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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro
Reprints
Keywords
amphibious assault; amphibious assault boats; artillery; British Army; British flag; swastikas; United States Army; United States flag; Wehrmacht; World War II

Horror of the Masked Fiend (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle ?; Tom Tomasch ?; Allen Bellman ? (see notes)
Inks
Allen Bellman ?; Vince Alascia ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hermann Schmidt (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A legless Nazi agent builds a wheelchair with hidden flaming hands to strangle army generals and put the blame onto the Torch. He captures Torch and Toro in a tank filled with liquid asbestos but there is just enough room at the top for Torch to ignite his hands and burn through the lid. When Torch and Toro burst through the wall, a flung brick strikes the control stud on the chair and the Nazi agent perishes at the hands of his own diabolical device.

Indexer Notes

The names Tomasch, Bellman and Alascia appear in newspaper headlines and may have been involved in the art. Unknown inks per atlastales and Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Harry Sahle.

Decoy For Death (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Von Lontz (villain, introduction, death)

The Case of the Spy Master's Quiz (Table of Contents: 3)

Terry Vance / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Deadline Dawson (guest-star); Gaines (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Unknown art per atlasatales.com and Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Frank Bolle but Nick notes Bolle's earliest work is credited as backgrounds and by Bolle's own account he did not draw a strip until after the war.

Booby Prize (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Playing Card Castle (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Fred Bell ?
Inks
Fred Bell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jimmy Jupiter; Queen Clara (introduction, a card queen); her King (introduction); Cigam (introduction, a wizard)

Indexer Notes

Last Golden Age appearance. The character is reintroduced in Captain America (Marvel, 2011 series) #1

[The Mine Murderer] (Table of Contents: 6)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Vince Alascia ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lucky Wilson (villain, introduction, death); Nazi spy ring (villains, introductions)

Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils and possible Alascia inks per Nick Caputo July, 2018. Previous indexer credited Mike Sekowsky on pencils and Syd Shores on inks.

The Vision's next appearance is in KID KOMICS #3.

Ghastly Secret of Castle Mood (Table of Contents: 7)

Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gustav Schrotter ?
Inks
Gustav Schrotter ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Capt. Kraust (villain, introduction, death); Hugo (villain, introduction, death); Karl (villain, introduction); Lord Mood (introduction); Lucy Mood (his sister, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Horror of the Masked Fiend
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Decoy For Death
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. The Case of the Spy Master's Quiz
    Terry Vance
  5. 4. Booby Prize
  6. 5. The Playing Card Castle
    Jimmy Jupiter
  7. 6. [The Mine Murderer]
    Vision
  8. 7. Ghastly Secret of Castle Mood
    Angel
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Banks S. Robinson
  • Katie
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich