(July 1948)

Marvel, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Cornell Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US (#2-35); then standard Silver Age US (#36-38)
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]

Indexer Notes

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

He Gambled On Death (Table of Contents: 1)

The Human Torch / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
2120
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; The Gambler (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Gambler bets a mob that he can spring their boss from jail. He poses as a doctor and gets the man released. When Torch and Toro foil one of his crimes, he bets his life that Torch and Toro will die. When he fails in his bid to kill them, he spins a roulette wheel attached to dynamite in his riverboat which kills him.

Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores. Inker credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006).

Writer's credit from Woolfolk's record book, via Martin O'Hearn. Story written in October 1947.

Troubador of Terror (Table of Contents: 2)

The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
2898
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Namora; The Phantom Troubador (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer's credits from Woolfolk's paybook, via Martin O'Hearn. Story written in January 1948.

Hands of Fate (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
SL-2349

The Man Who Could Foresee Doom! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Human Torch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Al Avison ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
2844
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Vincent Roberts (explorer); Alice

Indexer Notes

According to information in The invincible Gene Colan, per Michael J. Vassallo this story was penciled by Gene. Michael elaborates further on his blog: http://timely-atlas-comics.blogspot.com/2011/08/gene-colan-1926-2011-tim...

Writer's credit from Woolfolk's record book, via Martin O'Hearn. Story written January 1948.

Toro does not appear again until the title is revived with issue # 36, April 1954.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. He Gambled On Death
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. Troubador of Terror
    The Sub-Mariner
  4. 3. Hands of Fate
  5. 4. The Man Who Could Foresee Doom!
    The Human Torch
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
  • Banks S. Robinson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Stephane PETIT
  • Bill Borre
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose