(Winter 1945-46)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1945-12-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee?
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, Third Series, Vol. 1, Part 2, Nos. 1&2, Periodicals, 1946-1947.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
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The Black Phantom (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Captain Halsey (introduction, Black Phantom's brother); The Black Phantom [Jack Halsey] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Black Phantom is terrorizing the Mississippi river with a crimewave conducted from a boat covered with mirrors so it can't be seen on the water. During a tussle, Namor pulls back his cowl and gets a look at his face, and believes him to be a guest at a party that Betty and he are attending. Later, after capturing Namor and Betty, the Black Phantom reveals himself to be the twin brother of the party guest. Namor breaks free and pursues the Black Phantom, but the evil doer tries to scare Namor away with TNT and only succeeds in blowing himself up.
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Christmas Creations by You (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

[The Curse of the Bayou Witch and Wizard] (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain America / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Phillip Carreaux (introduction, Dale's brother, death); Dale Carreaux (introduction); Marguerite (introduction, Phillip's bride-to-be); The Wizard [Frank Lavalle] (villain, introduction); The Witch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Invited to have dinner at an Army's pals home, Steve and Bucky hear about a curse that was supposedly placed on that plantation, and learn that Phillip is slated to die on his wedding night. Cap and Bucky tackle the two villains responsible for Phillip's death and learn that Frank Lavalle was jealous of Phillip's wanting to marry Marguerite.
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The Idol of Nokoa (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Professor Cassidy; Carol Cassidy; Frank Arnold (Carol's fiance); Chavez (villain, waiter, death)
Synopsis
Professor Cassidy, Caol and Frank make a trip into the Yucatan region of Mexico for the purposes of hidden treasure and scientific information, certain that the idol of Nokoa guarded the treasure. He is right, but he is also unaware that a waiter at dinner back in the states had overheard their conversations and had beaten them to that treasure.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Lists Western Fiction Publishing Company, Inc. as Publisher, Jean Goodman as Editor, Martin Goodman as Managing and Business Editors.

The Voodoo Doll Murders! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Gabriele
Inks
Al Gabriele
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
317
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Tom Wentworth (death); Rodney Young (professional polo player, death); Arlene Young (Rodney's wife); Ted Young (Rodney's brother); a voodoo priestess (villain, introduction, death); Big Barry (villain, introduction); Barnes (villain, introduction, Wentworth's houseman)
Synopsis
Torch becomes suspicious when several deaths occur, all supposedly related to voodoo dolls, but he soon discovers that6 the dolls are only cover-ups for deaths occurring by tinzene acid, a deadly swift poison when absorbed through the skin.
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Timed for Teens........ (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Bank Jobs! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Whizzer [Jack Robinson]; Jeff Blintz (villain, introduction); Jock Blintz (villain, introduction); Pat (villain)
Synopsis
A pair of identical twins decide to work together to rob two banks on the same night and take care of the Whizzer at the same time!
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America; Bucky; Human Torch; Toro; Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Black Phantom
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. Christmas Creations by You
  4. 3. [The Curse of the Bayou Witch and Wizard]
    Captain America
  5. 4. The Idol of Nokoa
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. The Voodoo Doll Murders!
    The Human Torch
  8. 7. Timed for Teens........
  9. 8. The Bank Jobs!
    The Whizzer
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Lou Mougin
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Bill Borre
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