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Issue Details

Issue #37
Published November 1942
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 68
Editing Vince Fago?

Cover Details

Genre superhero
Pencils Syd Shores
Inks Syd Shores

12 page Human Torch story "The Fingerprints of Doom"

Characters Stumpy (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis Ex-convicts with a grudge for the city officials whom they blame for their incarceration hatch a plot for revenge. They frame an ex-governor for kidnapping and they also frame a bank president of robbing his own vault by getting the intended victim to handle something which they make fake sets of fingerprints off and leave at crime scenes. They are planning to frame the mayor when Torch and Toro figure out the crooks behind the scheme and apprehend them.
Genre superhero
Pencils Harry Sahle
Inks Harry Sahle

12 page Sub-Mariner story "The Copper Plague"

Characters Princess Fen; Adolf Hitler (Villain); Captain Kornstalk (Villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis Namor gets a head wound in this story.
Genre superhero
Pencils Carl Pfeufer
Inks Carl Pfeufer

7 page Jimmy Jupiter story "His Halloween Adventure"

Characters Ghosts (Intro); Evil spirits (Villain; Intro)
Genre children; fantasy
Script Ed Robbins
Pencils Ed Robbins
Inks Ed Robbins

2 page text story "Scram, Bugs!"

Script Mickey Spillane
Letters typeset
Notes Reprint note from Arthur Lortie, August 2008.
Reprinted in Primal Spillane: Early Stories 1941-1942 (Gryphon Books, 2004 series)

6 page Patriot story "The Patriot Returns the Dough to the USO"

Genre superhero
Pencils Al Fagaly
Inks Al Fagaly

7 page Vision story "Dead-End Dynamite"

Characters Joe Marone (Villain; Intro); Toughie (Villain; Intro); other crooks
Genre superhero
Pencils Syd Shores

7 page Terry Vance story "The Case of the Invisible Clue"

Characters Deadline Dawson; Lana Love (Intro)
Genre detective
Script Ray Gill?
Pencils Bob Oksner
Inks Bob Oksner

10 page Angel story "The Case of Marvello the Mystic"

Characters Marvello (Villain; Intro)
Genre superhero
Script Roy Garn ?
Pencils Gustav Schrotter
Inks Gustav Schrotter