(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:
?

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:
Syd Shores
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

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:
?

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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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 the first chapter (by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo) in the "The invincible Gene Colan" bibliographical book (Marvel), this story was pencilled by Gene Colan (see page 11).
Writer's credit from Woolfolk's record book, via Martin O'Hearn. Story written January 1948.

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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
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