(December 1943)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-10-28
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 [as Schomburg] (signed)
Inks
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; burned at the stake; heavy machine guns; Japanese Imperial Army; skeletons; snakes; stereotyping of Japanese; swords; torture

Battling the Nazi Vultures (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Bellman ?
Inks
Harry Sahle ?; George Klein ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Gen. Von Bock (villain, introduction); Stephanie (villain, introduction); Capt. Klutz (villain, introduction); Weaselface (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Torch and Toro are in Russia battling Nazi agents when they are overpowered by men wearing asbestos suits and injected with a drug that makes them pass out. Since the Germans didn’t bother to secure them, once they regain consciousness, they slide out from under the descending doom and capture Stephanie. Torch and Toro catch up with Klutz and Weasel in a bomber planning to attack Allied forces. They sabotage the controls so that it bombs a Nazi munitions factory and then crashes into it, killing the two agents.

Indexer Notes

story takes place in Russia

Eerie Howl of the Wolf Pack (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer
Inks
Carl Pfeufer ?; Allen Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Baron Togi (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Pfeufer pencils and possible inks per Nick Caputo, July 2018. Previous indexer credited Allen Simon on pencils.

Deadline Dawson's Pay-Off (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner ?
Inks
Bob Oksner ?; Vince Alascia ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Deadline Dawson (guest-star); the Nazis (villains)

The First Time (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[Scourge of the Nazis: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

Miss America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Charles Nicholas ?
Inks
Charles Nicholas ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nazi saboteurs (villains)

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue

Introducing Miss Patriot (Table of Contents: 6)

Patriot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Miss Patriot [Mary Morgan] (only appears as such on splash page, not in story, gains super-vision and super-hearing, introduction); Dr. Groitzig (villain, introduction); Scharrolla (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Unknown art per atlastales.com and Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores.

[The Glowing Death] (Table of Contents: 7)

Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Slate (villain, introduction); Capt. Cord (introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Battling the Nazi Vultures
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Eerie Howl of the Wolf Pack
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Deadline Dawson's Pay-Off
    Terry Vance
  5. 4. The First Time
  6. 5. [Scourge of the Nazis: Part 2]
    Miss America
  7. 6. Introducing Miss Patriot
    Patriot
  8. 7. [The Glowing Death]
    Angel
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Nick Caputo
  • Katie
  • Del Gruber
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich