(Summer 1945)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
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 microfiche of this issue, on which an earlier GCD index was apparently based, incorrectly contained a Captain America and Human Torch story from Captain America Comics #40. Dr. Michael J. Vassallo reported to the GCD that the stories were not in the actual issue, though the error continues to make it into print and onto websites online.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barne]
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The Fabulous Racket! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Ed Jordan (death); un-named Sheriff; Jed Norris; Ann Norris; Agatha Whitley (school teacher); Lucy McGee (student); Mr. Vincent (villain, introduction, head of the Chamber of Commerce)
Synopsis
Namor substitutes as a speedboat for one of Betty Dean's newspaper friends on a surfboard when suddenly the man's board explodes, killing him. Namor soon realizes that the board has been treated with a chemical which becomes explosive when left in the sun for long periods of time. Namor is on hand when the Sheriff arrests Jed Norris for the murder, but the pleadings of innocence from that man's daughter spurs the Prince to uncover the true crooks, who were running a numbers racket that had been discovered by the newspaperman and for which he was killed.
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Indexer Notes

Partially revised synopsis by Craig Delich 2011-12-26.
Writer ID from Binder records.

Dead Man's Shoes (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Bill (night watchman, death); The "Beak" (villain, notorious bank robber)
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky come across the scene of a gang striping a dead man of his clothes, and soon learn that the murdered man is a night watchman at the Woolsey Museum, and that the gang was intending to strip the musuem of its art and jewel collections.
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Indexer Notes

Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, 2006-3-30). Corrected story title by Craig Delich 2011-12-26.
Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

A Prince of a Guy (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Big Bill Raynes; Prince (the dog)
Synopsis
Stuck in the middle of nowhere, after his car breaks down, and with a dog he absolutely detests, Bill Raynes attempts to make it through to his destination, Port Chester, anyway, even though it amounts to a week's hike over the foothills.
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Meteor III (Table of Contents: 4)

The Whizzer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Ferstadt
Inks
Louis Ferstadt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; Dr. Throttle (villain, introduction); Flash (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Whizzer is invited to compete in a race with a radium-powered car known as "Meteor III", not knowing that the doctor who initiated the race actually wants to put the Speed King out of the way while he and his partner rob the Drumman Aircraft facility of more radium fuel to power the car.
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Timed For Teens (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Fabulous Racket!
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. Dead Man's Shoes
    Captain America
  4. 3. A Prince of a Guy
  5. 4. Meteor III
    The Whizzer
  6. 5. Timed For Teens
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich