(October 1944)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-08-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vince Fago ?

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. 4, p421.

[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
Keywords
bondage; gas masks; machine guns; stereotyping of Japanese; torture; United States Army; World War II

Madman of Terror Mountain (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Prof. Svengalie (villain, introduction, death); Tao (villain, introduction); hunchback (villain, introduction); army of robots (villains, introductions)
Synopsis
Professor Svengalie creates an army of giant robots and sends them to destroy bridges. He captures Torch and Toro and places them in a large glass bowl. The author of this story seems to think that an atom smasher literally destroys any atoms it comes into contact with, as Torch and Toro rock the glass bowl into the atom smasher and it is destroyed. When Professor Svengalie tries to ax murder Toro, he stumbles into the atom smasher and is killed.

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits originally credited to Jimmy Thompson, per error report from Frank Young (8 February 2015), it is not his work, it is of an unknown creator.

Case of the Electric Killers (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Simon
Inks
Allen Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Master of Death (villain, introduction, death)

The Horror of the Secret Weapon (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Two Nazi spies (villains, introductions)

Escape To Freedom (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Case of the Vanishing Head (Table of Contents: 5)

Patriot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bellman
Inks
Al Bellman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The "Mad Uncle" (villain, introduction, death)

The Talking Corpse (Table of Contents: 6)

Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rene Claire (villain, introduction)
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Madman of Terror Mountain
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Case of the Electric Killers
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. The Horror of the Secret Weapon
    Miss America
  5. 4. Escape To Freedom
  6. 5. The Case of the Vanishing Head
    Patriot
  7. 6. The Talking Corpse
    Angel
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