(September 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)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
Chris Rule
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sun Girl [Mary Mitchell]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unknown pencils and Rule inks per Nick Caputo, December 2018. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores on pencils and inks.

Double Cross In Death (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Job Number
3036
Genre
superhero
Characters
Huiman Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sun Girl [Mary Mitchell]
Synopsis
A man sent to jail for murder on the testimony of a gangster escapes and hunts the gangster down. The gangster's boss decides that both of them ought to be eliminated, and shoots the hood, but Torch and Sun Girl save the fall guy. The hood lives long enough to confess the frameup to Torch and the man is cleared of the murder rap.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Woolfolk's paybook and Martin O'Hearn. Possible Sekowsky pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores.

Sun Girl appears without explanation as the Torch's partner. No explanation of the missing Toro, who does not appear again until the title is revived with issue # 36.

The Burning of Rome (Table of Contents: 2)

Facts on Fire! A Human Torch Special Feature / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sy Grudko
Inks
Sy Grudko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
3379
Genre
history; superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Nero
Synopsis
The Human Torch narrates the story about Nero's burning of Rome.

Indexer Notes

Fully listed as: Facts on Fire! A Human Torch Special Feature! "The Burning of Rome!"

Pencil and ink credits from ‎Michael J. Vassallo‎ at the Timely-Atlas-Comics Facebook page, via copies of the original tear sheet saved by the artist, Sy Grudko and kept by his daughter, Diane (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157742153054778&set=pcb.217815..., retrieved 6 August 2018).

Per Sy Grudko, in an interview conducted with Michael J. Vassallo‎ 1988, this story was presented to him as a try-out for his art. The try-out was successful and the art was used for the story

The Roulette of Destiny (Table of Contents: 3)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks
Ken Bald ?; Bill Everett ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
2974
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Namora; Spade Brown (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo detects Everett's hand on some pages, perhaps inking.

The Bigger They Are (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
SL-2999

Bodyguard for Murder (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Job Number
2340
Genre
detective-mystery

Jazz Murders (Table of Contents: 6)

Human Torch / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
3020
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sun Girl [Mary Mitchell]

Indexer Notes

Possible Alascia inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Double Cross In Death
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Burning of Rome
    Facts on Fire! A Human Torch Special Feature
  4. 3. The Roulette of Destiny
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Bigger They Are
  6. 5. Bodyguard for Murder
    Let's Play Detective
  7. 6. Jazz Murders
    Human Torch
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Banks S. Robinson
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bill Borre
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose