(Spring 1944)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1944-04-19
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, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Imperial Japanese soldiers
Reprints
Keywords
motorcycle; World War II

The Horror of the Ghost Fiend (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
George Klein ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hamond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Major Brant; Colonel Charlton; Franz (villain); Kane (villain, death); The Wisp (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Flaming Duo must deal with Nazi treachery that slightly alters a message of America's help to protect Mecca to an order for the U.S. to destroy the holy city.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker revision from Allen Bellman to George Klein ?. The Who's Who lists Bellman as artist (p/i) in 1943 only, but does list Klein as inker in 1944. Notes, some information and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-22-09.

Writer credit suggested by textual analysis from Lou Mougin.

The Four Trials of Justice (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
?
Inks
George Klein ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Red Skull (villain)
Synopsis
The four freedoms come under attack when the Red Skull, deciding that the war in Germany is lost, has post-war plans to Nazify America!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils and Possible Klein inks per Michael J. Vassallo. Previous indexer credited Al Fagaly on pencils and Al Avison on inks. The Who's Who lists Avison as Captain America artist (p/i) in 1944 and inker only in 1947-48. 2009 reprint credits the pencils to Unknown with Tom Tomasch with inks by Allen Bellman.

Writer ID from Binder records. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-22-09.

Ashes (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dave; Will; un-named villain
Synopsis
Dave and Will, in order to get out of the rain, make themselves at home in what they believe is an empty, abandoned house. In reality, it is a storehouse for illegal guns and ammunition.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Most info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-22-09.

Smash the Tunnel of Terror! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Captain Krashyu (villain, introduction, death); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
An earthquake rouses Namor to travel to Australia, where he is captured by the Japanese, who show him a tunnel under the ocean floor that stretches from Singapore to Australia, and which they intend to use for invasion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some information and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-22-09.

Writer identification from Binder records.

Urgent! Sentinels of Liberty! (Table of Contents: 5)

Paper Salvage with Captain America / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky encourage the Sentinels of Liberty members to join them in joining the waste paper drive.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence, synopsis and all info added by Craig Delich 4-22-09.

The Beachhead Blitz! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Fred Bell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Major Whalen; Hauptmann [Captain] Schnagel (introduction, villain); Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Göring (villain); Joseph Goebbels (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
A British commando unit places the plans for the Second Front into the hands of the Destroyer, and his job is to get it to the French underground. What the Nazis don't know is that the plans are false and designed to trap the Nazis themselves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mike Sekowsky credited with the art in the reprint. Most notes, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-22-09.

Writer credits from Binder records.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Horror of the Ghost Fiend
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Four Trials of Justice
    Captain America
  4. 3. Ashes
  5. 4. Smash the Tunnel of Terror!
    Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. Urgent! Sentinels of Liberty!
    Paper Salvage with Captain America
  7. 6. The Beachhead Blitz!
    The Destroyer
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich