(June 1948)

Marvel, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1948-02-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S. (through about early 1944, narrower thereafter)
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Monthly (through July 1944, variable thereafter)

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.


The Carnival of Crime! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Bald ?
Inks
Ken Bald ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've got to work fast, Toro---one of these masked people is a killer!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro
Keywords
masquerades

Carnival of Crime (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Job Number
2585
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Garko (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A rich man named Garko drives away his stepson with his cruelty, and when Garko holds a festival on his birthday, the stepson returns wearing a mask to kill him and steal his jewels. Torch and Toro are too late to stop the murder but they prevent the theft.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, 2006-3-30)
Woolfolk credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Case of the Disappearing Watchman (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
SL-2680
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Namora

Not-So-Perfect Alibi! (Table of Contents: 3)

Let's Play Detective / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Allen Bellman
Pencils
Allen Bellman
Inks
Allen Bellman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
2781
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
McCoy; Lydia (death); Lydia's un-named husband (villain)
Synopsis
A man who has murdered his wife makes one fatal error that lands him in jail.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-12-25 per Bellman interview in Alter Ego #114 (December 2012). Art credits verified in same interview.

The Lightning Cult (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]

Indexer Notes

The is the last Marvel Mystery appearance of Bucky.

Too Late (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
SL-2558

Staged For Murder (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Job Number
2045
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Unknown inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Carnival of Crime!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Carnival of Crime
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Case of the Disappearing Watchman
    Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Not-So-Perfect Alibi!
    Let's Play Detective
  5. 4. The Lightning Cult
    Captain America
  6. 5. Too Late
  7. 6. Staged For Murder
    Blonde Phantom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
  • Banks S. Robinson
  • Del Gruber
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich