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Issue Details

Issue #11
Published Spring 1943
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Editing Vince Fago

Cover Details

Characters The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (inset); the Nazis
Genre superhero
Pencils Alex Schomburg
Inks Alex Schomburg
Reprinted in Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (Marvel, 2005 series) #3 (2010)

20 page Human Torch story "Blackout for Doom"

Characters Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; General Scott; Mr. Conrad (villain, death); Gooch (villain); Herman (villain); Karl (villain)
Synopsis Undercover Nazi agents are handed a golden opportunity when the US military comes up with a plan to demonstrate the possibility of a Nazi air raid on New York city. The brass wants the planes to only use dummy shells, but the Nazi agents substitute live ammo for them. They capture Torch and Toro long enough for them to prevent the heroes from interrupting their plans. Torch tries to phone in a warning to call off the air raid, but the simulated attackers have cut off communications. Torch gets a last ditch idea to put off a disaster and he and Toro skywrite in huge letters in the black-out sky "Don't Attack! You Have Real Explosives!" Torch prays that they believe him and an aircraft commander tells his Gunnery Sgt. to target a buoy. When it is destroyed, he calls off the raid. The mayor of New York thanks Torch and Toro.
Genre superhero
Pencils Harry Sahle
Inks Sid Greene ?
Notes The Masterworks edition lists Al Fagaly as penciler and Ed Hamilton as inker.
Reprinted in Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (Marvel, 2005 series) #3 (2010)

1 page The Sub-Mariner promo (ad from the publisher) "Crashing Thru!"

Characters The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
Synopsis Illustrtaed promotional ad for the Spring, 1943 issue of Sub-Mariner Comics.
Genre superhero
Notes Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-27.
Reprinted in Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (Marvel, 2005 series) #3 (2010)

20 page Human Torch story "Mystery of the Blue Diamond"

Characters The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Philo Baker (inventor); Mrs. Philo Baker; The Blue Diamond (villain, introduction, not the hero from Daring Mystery Comics); Fritz (villain, mechanic); Hans (villain, death)
Synopsis A Nazi mastermind manages to steal the Puff Gun, an invention of Philo Baker, which causes objects it's beam touches to vanish in a puff of smoke.
Genre superhero
Pencils Harry Sahle
Inks Don Rico ?
Notes The Masterworks edition lists Al Fagaly w/Ken Battefield as pencilers and Ed Hamilton as inker.
Reprinted in Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (Marvel, 2005 series) #3 (2010)

1 page Marvel Mystery Comics promo (ad from the publisher) Calling all kids!"

Characters The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
Synopsis Illustrated promotional house ad for the latest issue of Marvel Mystery Comics.
Notes Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-27.
Reprinted in Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (Marvel, 2005 series) #3 (2010)

2 page text story "Fighting Man"

Characters Curt; Curt's un-named father; Curt's un-named mother
Synopsis Curt has a dis-agreement with his parents over whether he should get a job or remain in school.
Genre adventure
Letters typeset
Reprinted in Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (Marvel, 2005 series) #3 (2010)

1 page Terry Toon Comics promo (ad from the publisher) "Don't Take Chances!"

Characters Dinky the Duck; Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; others
Synopsis Illustrated promotional ad for Terry-Toons Comics with various characters pictured.
Genre humor; funny animal
Notes Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-27.
Reprinted in Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (Marvel, 2005 series) #3 (2010)

20 page Sub-Mariner story "Hitler's Hoax!"

Characters The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Herr Bull Neck (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis Namor learns of a radio broadcast by Hitler, in which the F├╝hrer claims Nazi agents, under the leadership of Herr Bull Neck, will bomb New York Harbor off the face of the Earth!
Genre superhero
Pencils Carl Pfeufer
Inks Carl Pfeufer
Notes The Masterworks edition lists Pfeufer as penciler only and John Jordan as inker.
Reprinted in Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch (Marvel, 2005 series) #3 (2010)