(February 1948)

Marvel, 1939 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1947-10-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Vol. 2, Part 2, No. 1, Periodicals, 1948.

Murders from the Past! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Vince Alascia ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've got the goods on you now, Cleopatra!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro; Cleopatra
Reprints
Keywords
asbestos; bondage

Indexer Notes

Shores pencils per Michael J. Vassallo and Nick Caputo. Atlas Tales credited Vince Alascia.

Murders from the Past (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Turtle (introduction, villain); the Human Torch; Toro; Cleopatra Vance
Synopsis
Cleopatra Vance, member of the Famous Names Club, asks the Torch for help, believing that Nathan Hale is going to be hanged. The Torches go to the address Vance provides and they find a body. Leaving the scene is the hired criminal, the Turtle. Next, Lincoln is shot by the Turtle; Cleopatra tells Torch that Julius Caesar must be the killer since she and he are the only two members left; the last surviving member is beneficiary of club investments. Torch suspects Hale of attempting to throw off suspicion and apprehends him and the Turtle when the latter tries to assassinate Caesar.

Indexer Notes

Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006)

Blackbeard... Scourge of the Seas! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
R-329
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Namora; Betty Dean; Blackbeard (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When the S.S. Hardy strikes some rocks in a tropical storm and sinks, Namor and Namora learn it was no accident, but the work of a salvage ship captain called Blackbeard, who drums up business by luring ships into dangerous waters. With the help of Betty Dean, who happened to be a passenger on the Hardy, the aquatic duo instigate a mutiny against Blackbeard, buying time for the authorities to arrive.
Reprints
Keywords
Florida; shipwrecks

Indexer Notes

The Blackbeard in this story should not be confused with the 18th-century pirate of the same name.

Final Reckoning [Chapter. 10] (Table of Contents: 3)

Miss America [Marvel] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Christopher Rule ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-427
Genre
superhero
Characters
Miss America [Madeline Joyce]; Rex Harr (villain)

Indexer Notes

Chapter 10 of serial. Miss America next appears in Sun Girl (Marvel, 1948 series) #1 (August 1948).

Possible Rule inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Ken Bald.

Once a Soldier (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Dummy Is No Dummy (Table of Contents: 5)

Blonde Phantom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Ken Bald ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Murders from the Past!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Murders from the Past
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Blackbeard... Scourge of the Seas!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Final Reckoning [Chapter. 10]
    Miss America [Marvel]
  5. 4. Once a Soldier
  6. 5. The Dummy Is No Dummy
    Blonde Phantom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Banks S. Robinson
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jack Alalme
  • John Censullo
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer