(Winter 1943-1944)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1943-12-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Vince Fago
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched

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)

Captain America; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Inks
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Nazis
Reprints

Sky Demons Over America! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Allen Bellman ?
Inks
Leonard Starr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Ann; General Ford Sanders (introduction); The Hawk (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Flaming Duo are ordered to discover what has been destroying U.S. defense plants, and they discover a monstrous Nazi boat plane called "Der-Tag", that can fly at an altitude of 60,000 feet!
Reprints
Keywords
Der-Tag

Indexer Notes

Inker credit revised from George Klein to Leonard Starr per Dr. Michael Vassallo, Jim Vadeboncouer and Hames Ware in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012) and added by Craig Delich 2012-6-24. These three also question who the penciller might be, so a ? has been added.
Writer credit suggested by textual analysis from Lou Mougin.

The Case of the Yellow Fire Monster (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Cummings
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Ching Toy (introduction, death); Mae Toy (introduction); Nogatmi (villain, introduction, death); Pete McGuire (villain)
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky must battle a gang of saboteurs that are using bowery derelicts and drugging them to set mysterious fires in New York, and blaming them on an ancient Chinese fire-god.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Pencil/inks credits reversed per info from the Masterworks reprint.

Terror In Tokyo (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jimmy Thompson
Inks
Jimmy Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Hideki Tojo (villain); Nutsu (villain, introduction); Nishki (villain, introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Tojo comes up with a brilliant plan to chloroform the water in order to render Namor harmless, then capture and send him to Tokyo, finally announcing in the media that he has been captured in order to impress the United Nations that the Japanese are indeed superior.
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Return Engagement (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dan Richards; Mr. Allen; Jack Marks; Doc Stanley; Butch (villain)
Synopsis
Most people thought that Daniel Richards was an old has-been, but he was hired to make a stagecoach run carrying an important passenger, and that passenger better get to his destination on time!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Added by Craig Delich 2009-3-28.

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership, listing Jean Goodman as Editor, and Martin Goodman as Managing Editor.

[The Real Hitler] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Hitler doubles (villains, introduction for all); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Arriving at Berchtesgaden, the Destroyer discovers that Hitler uses doubles in public while he wastes away of a guilty conscience!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits revised from Chad Grothkopf to Fred Bell. The Who's Who indicates that Grothkopf only drew this strip from 1941-42. Added by Craig Delich 2009-3-28.

The Mystery of the Ghost Killer (Table of Contents: 7)

Let's Play Detective / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Allen Bellman (signed)
Pencils
Allen Bellman (signed)
Inks
Allen Bellman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mike; Ryan; Franz (villain)
Synopsis
The celebrated author of an anti-Fascist nook, "Nazis in America," is murdered and all the clues lead investigators to the gardener.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2009-3-28.

[The Three Chances of Cadet Cox] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; Bill Cox (introduction); Corsair Cox (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Young Cadet Bill Cox learns that his father, who was paying for his military training, was one of the biggest bandits of all time, so he quits the academy and vows to become a crook like his father before him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credits from Binder records. Unknown pencils/inks per info from the Masterworks reprint. Previous indexer credited Don Rico on pencils and Bob Oksner on inks.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. Sky Demons Over America!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Case of the Yellow Fire Monster
    Captain America
  4. 3. Terror In Tokyo
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. Return Engagement
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. [The Real Hitler]
    The Destroyer
  8. 7. The Mystery of the Ghost Killer
    Let's Play Detective
  9. 8. [The Three Chances of Cadet Cox]
    The Whizzer
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich