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  • Issue #2
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 2

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    Cover art by Charles J. Mazoujian. Ad for Silver Streak Comics 1; art by Jack Cole. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; The Torch must battle a racketeer who wants his racing car to win so badly that he uses an airplane that fires incendiary bullets into the other cars. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel saves a woman's life, all over a map with a curse on it, as it reveals the location of a treasure connected to the lost temple of Alano. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Namor heads for New York City, and while securing a disguise, a young woman accidently sets her dress ablaze with a cigarette; Deciding that she can be of value to him in his avowed war against the Americans, he kidnaps her from the hospital and takes her to his undersea kingdom. The Masked Raider untitled story, art by Al Anders; The Raiders disguises himself as a fugitive in order to infiltrate a gang that has been harrassing and robbing ranches in several towns. American Ace origin story, art by Paul J. Lauretta; Queen Ursula of Castle D'or, whose empire was shattered when she lost her colonies during WWI, plans revenge. Death-Bird Squadron text story starring The Angel, script by David C. Cooke, art by Mazoujian. Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; After the death of his parents, Ka-Zar goes to live in the cave of his friend, Zar, but soon faces Bardak, who has found a mirror in the abandoned tent of De Kraft, and refuses to relinquish it; Ka-Zar takes it from him and Bardak swears revenge. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 3

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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; After an attack on New York by Martians, the Torch decides that a new explosive called Trinitrotoluol is probably better off in the hands of the Martians to take back to Mars rather than allowing it to remain on Earth. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel must battle a voodoo cult that has kidnapped young women to sacrifice to their fire god. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; The police concoct a plan to use police officer Betty Dean to lay a trap to capture the Sub-Mariner, but instead she convinces Namor to fight for the Allies in the war. The Masked Raider untitled story, art by Al Anders. American Ace origin story, art by Paul J. Lauretta; The Raider has to deal with a group of outlaws, who in trying to run a man off his run-down ranch in order to get to gold buried in the hills and oil deposits as well, decide to frame the owner and have the sheriff run him off. Siegfried Suicide text story, script by David C. Cooke, art by Bill Everett. "Third Episode" Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great story, art by Ben Thompson; A hunter searching for wild game, who has enlisted the aid of local natives, has a hard time convincing those natives that it was a man [Ka-Zar] who was interferring with their hunt, and not a jungle god as they thought. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 4

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; Torch has to deal with the ransom threats by a Dr. Manyac, who plans to use the Green Flames as a tool to exact revenge if his demands are not met. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel ventures into The Devil's Playground, which harbors killers, murderers, and every other imaginable menace to civilization in order to battle a giant who carries out the gruesome activities. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Betty, concerned on what effect the Nazi submarine warfare has had on ocean-going travel and commerce, enlists the aid of the Sub-Mariner and his aerial subs to deal with the problem. The Masked Raider untitled story, art by Al Anders; A couple of prospectors discover a large gold deposit on their property, but are threatened by local crooks to give them the location of that claim. Warning Enough text story, script by David G. Cooke, art by Harry Ramsey. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; Professor Zog creates a marvelous robot, all powerful and intelligent, as a means of helping humainity by banishing all crime and evil. Electro's first case is to rescue a kidnapped child actress. Ferret Mystery Detective untitled story, script by Stockbridge Winslow, art by Irwin Hasen; Our hero faces a challenge from the underworld, who doesn't take a liking to his "crime doesn't pay" articles and is out robbing and killing people for jewelry. Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; e Kraft returns to the Belgian Congo, where, years earlier, he had killed Ka-Zar's parents, and when Ka-Zar spots him, he swears revenge. Now De Kraft uses deadly tactics to deal with the natives, who want to desert him because they fear retribution from the "Jungle God." 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 5

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; A medical emergency and crisis in the city of Orton during a blizzard forces the Torch to make a trip to that town with a plane full of medical supplies. Unfortunately, the plane crash lands and the supplies stolen by a couple of escaped convicts. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel rescues a girl and prevents a gang of bank robbers from successfully making a getaway with their loot. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Namor, after successfully ending the mine and sub menace in the Atlantic, briefly visits home, then heads back to America to help out with ending non-war related crime. The Masked Raider untitled story, art by Al Anders; The Raider must deduce the reason behind a series of murders by poisoned arrow that occur close to election day. It's In the Cards text story, script by Ray Gill, art by Harry Ramsey. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; Professor Zog informs Operatives #1 and #4 that he is going to displatch Electro and them to the Republic of Molivia, which has been attacked and invaded by the dictator armies of Kalph Belgri, who seeks to control that nation. Ferret Mystery Detective untitled story, script by Stockbridge Winslow, art by Irwin Hasen; The death of an underground stoolie and a piece of blank paper leads Ferret to uncover a major counterfeiting ring. Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; When De Kraft learns that David Rand [aka Ka-Zar] still lives, he tracks down the "Jungle God" and takes him captive, arranging a rather protracted and cruel death for him. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 6

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; The Torch must combat a forest fire in order to prevent the Midtown's Bank from being the scene of the theft of incendiary bomb plans. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel must save a young woman, who has been kidnapped for the $500,000 necklace that she is supposed to be wearing. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; After helping to clear up up the subway disaster, Namor is put on trial for his life and sentenced to death, but is saved by the actions of Betty Dean. The Masked Raider untitled story, art by Al Anders; The Raider takes a hand is trying to discover why Sam Marvin wants to cheat Pete Williams out of his spread, and discovers the land is being used to send rustled beef through. The Shrinking Spy text story, script by Andrew McWhiney, art by Frank Thomas. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; Professor Zog orders his complete staff of Operators to locate cities all across the nation that are having problem with dope-running aso that Electro can be sent to them to clean them up. Ferret Mystery Detective untitled story, script by Stockbridge Winslow, art by Irwin Hasen; The Ferret investigates the death of the owner of large cosmetic factory, and discovers that the brother of the deceased has been falsely accused. Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Coming across a dying man, Ka-Zar learns of a new threat in the jungle, a man named Fenton who lusts to kill. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 7

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; The Torch joins the Police Department and is given a free hand to wage his campaign against the criminal Roglo and others like him. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel and Betty are nearly killed by being run off a cliff, but soon discover why: Betty's aunt is planning to kill her and her father for his money. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Because Namor has been cheated and mis-treated by the Americans, he decides to use New York as his base while destrying the entire continent. The Masked Raider untitled story, art by William Allison; After saving the life of Nat Parker and his son from outlaws, the Marshal accuses the Raider for the attack. Blasting Bombers text story, script by David C. Cooke, art by Frank Thomas. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; Severe flooding by the Ohio River endangers the life and property of many, so Professor Zog instructs two of his Operatives to take Electro to the scene to help out. Ferret Mystery Detective untitled story, script by Stockbridge Winslow, art by Irwin Hasen; Ferret is taken prison, as candy heiress Cynthia Bryant had been, and is told to authorize payment of $50,000 ransom for his release. Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar notes the arrival of a Professor Rice, a botanist who has come to the Belgian Congo to search for certain rare species of plant life. Unfortunately for the good Professor, his pilot is a thief and murderer, who not only intends to blackmail the Professor for $100,000, but also to marry his daughter. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 8

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. "The Human Torch and the Submariner Meet," script and art by Bill Everett; Namor looks for new ways to avenge himself on the mankind that attempted to electrocute him, but the Torch shows up and drives him away for the time-being. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; Embittered because the Police Chief believes Torch to be yellow because he failed to bring in the Sub-Mariner, the Torch races off to repair some of the damage Namor caused; He meets up with Betty and together they head for the Empire State Building where the Prince has been spotted. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel rescues a kidnapped girl in a cabin, supposedly held for ransom, and whose father owns the controlling stock in the Meltmore Steel Company. The Masked Raider untitled story, art by Al Anders; The Raider runs into Mexican Pete, who has attempted to trail the thieves who just robbed a local bank and made off with the savings of the small ranchers. Dynamite's Doom text story, script by Jack D'Arcy, art by Sam Gilman. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; Keeping true to his word, "Boss" Sarpo escapes from prison, and with the help of "Scar-Face" Joe and his gang, kidnaps Professor Zog, killing his guards, kidnaps the DA, and uses Electro to begin a series of thefts. Ferret Mystery Detective untitled story, script by Stockbridge Winslow, art by Irwin Hasen; Ferret arrives at his bank to make a deposit just as it is being robbed, but he uses an unusual strategy, with himself as bait, to round up the crooks. Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Drake kills the man who has inherited a gold mine worth far more than he thought because he refuses to use the local natives as slave laborers. The local tribal chief enlists the aid of Ka-Zar to deal with the problem. Mystery and Daring Comics ad, art by Schomburg. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 9

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    Cover art by Bill Everett (pencils) and Alex Schomburg (inks). The Human Torch Versus the Sub-Mariner: The Battle of the Comic Century!, script by Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, and John Compton, pencils by Bill Everett and Carl Burgos (signed); Embittered when the Police Commissioner calls Torch afraid for not bringing in the Sub-Mariner as he promised, the Torch and Betty track down Namor and a battle royal begins that ends with the Fiery Fury being captured by Namor in an airless glass tube. Mystery Comics #3 and Daring Mystery Comics #5 ad, art by Alex Schomburg. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel becomes involved in a situation in which towns people believe that a vampire is at work, when all along it is a mad scientist, who desires to transplant the brain of a young woman into a gorilla. The Masked Raider untitled story, art by Al Anders; The Raider involves himself in a case wherein gold shipments from a mining camp have been waylaid, then end up being turned into the local assay office for cash payment. High Steel text story, script by Compton, art by Robert Hughes. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; Electro and the Professor are taken to the planel Ligra, where they are forced to engage in battle against Queen Nara. Ferret Mystery Detective untitled story, script by Stockbridge Winslow, art by Irwin Hasen; Ferret must act quickly against a gang of crooks who are waging a vicious campaign against Stacey Cleaners. Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar helps a young girl make her way back to her father, having to evade attacks by a tribe of wild Wabis. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 10

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. "The Result of the Most Famous Battle in Comic Magazines," script by Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, and John Compton, art by Everett and Burgos; Trapped in a translite tube, only the intervention of Betty Dean saves the Torch and ends the battle between him and Namor. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; Torch must battle a gas syndicate who tries to raise the price of gasoline, and bombs any gas station refusing to go along. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Because of Namor's seemingly inability to handle the Torch, he is suspended from all active service; Meanwhile, a group of hardened ice field seamen, led by Luther Robinson, seek out the Sub-Mariner to destroy him. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel must cope with weird "devils of the mist," who have been released from the bowels of the earth by a volcano, and who are kidnapping young women top side to sacrifice to that volcano. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; Electro is called into service to battle an evil, now insane, ex-genius of brain surgery, stationed in an old castle somewhere off the coast of Cuba, who has successfully created artifical blood. Tiger Trail text story, script by Beach Allen, art by Ed Robins. The Masked Raider untitled story, art by Al Anders; A criminal who has fatally wounded a tax collector sees the Raider, and works out a scheme to convince the Sheriff that the Raider is the murderer...all as a blind to steal the tax money himself. "The Murder of a Man Without a Will," script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; While Terry Vance, the Boy of a Hundred Hobbies" works on an experiment, he hears a police call of someone murdered in a penthouse. Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; A wanted criminal captures two Scotland Yard detectives and leaves them for dead, while he attempts to fly out of the jungle to freedom. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 11

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; The Torch takes the law into his own hands, when, against orders, he helps a doctor burn down plague-infected slum housing. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Luther Robinson follows Namor back to his Antarctic home and attempts to capture him: dead or alive, but is eventually taken prisoner. He is informed that his girlfriend is also being held to insure he will not try to escape justice. The Masked Raider untitled story, art by Al Anders; A series of robberies confounds the Raider until a dog un-intentionally helps solve the case. Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; When an evil man named Sarput takes possession of a large tract of land in the Belgian Congo jungle, Ka-Zar and Zar do battle with him to prevent the slaughter/capture of many animals, only to be taken prisoner themselves. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; A group of gamblers injects mercury into the tires of race cars in order to cause accidents and fix races for profit. Murder is an Accident text story, script by Ray Gill (as W. Peters), art by Frank Thomas. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel is captured by a group of in-human monsters, who take him to their abode, where he meets a beautiful girl dressed in ancient Greek garb, and learns the creatures destroyed her civilization 4000 years ago, and now threaten to do the same in modern times. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; The president of the Drake Lumber Mills, angry because his rival has successfully purchased the rich Burton County forest lands, hires some thugs to set fire to those forests. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 12

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. Daring Comics promo ad. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; Hunted by the police forces he was once a member of, due to his burning down tenements infected with the black plague, the Torch is offered re-instatement by the police commissioner IF he can bring in the mysterious "J.B." Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; When Namor discovers that the airplane, carrying Luther Robinson, Micky and Lynne Harris, has been forced down by the Nazis, he goes to search for them, and saves Harris only, intending to make her his mate! The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; Following Shirley Smith into an enchanted marsh, the Angel is suddenly down, falling into quicksand; He is saved, however, by a hulking creature that works for a mysterious woman who has murdered the owners of Piedmont mansion and now threatens the Angel and Smith. A Good Impression text story, script by Jack D'Arcy, art by Harry Ramsey. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; When Terry and his friends arrive at a mysterious house during a rain storm and spot a prowler, little does he know that it will turn into a murder mystery. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; When President Roosevelt hears a radio broadcast from the Shark, threatening to blast every ship off the ocean, he contacts Professor Zog for help. The Masked Raider untitled story; The Raider investigates rumors of gun thefts from Army posts along the Rio Grande. Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; When Ka-Zar's captors inform him that they are going to put him on display in New York City when they arrive, he and Zar jump overboard and make their way to the city zoo, where Ka-Zar plans to release some of Zar's brothers. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 13

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Cut-Throat Justice text story, art by Andrew McWhiney, art by Harry Ramsey. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; A subway builder loses both of his sons to cave-ins while constructing the tunnels, causing him to lose his mind and seek revenge, wanting to wreck trains so they wouldn't disturb his sons' graves within the tunnels' walls; But he is confined by those whom he hires to help him accomplish the task and the Torch must stop them or else! Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Namor and Dorma, outfitted in new suits designed to ward off poison gasses, and on their way to Europe to aide in the war efforts, stop off at an island for rest. But they find themselves not only under arrest, but under attack from the Nazis as well. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, art by Kirby; A professor, believing that ghosts and spirits actually inhabit worlds and universes that co-exist with our universe, is set upon by "Brains" Borelli's men during an experiment to prove his theory; The result is a being called Aarkus, Destoyer of Evil, drawn to the laboratory, which helps to save the professor and his daughter from harm. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Terry's discovery of fresh paint on a supposedly vintage oil painting sparks the interest of Terry and his investigation nearly costs him his life. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; The Professor and the Cranes leave Earth for the Moon, but when they send out Electro to investigate the environment, he is attacked and captured by moon robots; Zog and the Cranes land and initiate their own attack on the moon people and save the day. . The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The death of a former gang member of the Savoy mob who had chosen to go straight angers the Angel, and he swears to hunt down the men responsible for this death. Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Now in America, Ka-Zar is taken in by the police and escapes, but through the efforts of the Wilson's, is put into their custody. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 14
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • 1 small piece of tape on cover. From the personal collection of Frank Brunner.
    • Label #5214C7-029

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Ad for Human Torch #2, art by Schomburg. Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Carl Burgos; The Torch has a real dilemma: he has to track down members of the Fire Cult who have committed a murder, but the man murdered was intending to destroy the world. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; After Namor successfully routs invading Nazi paratroopers on an island Dorma and he arrived on for a rest, questioning of the Nazi Lieutenant reveals that the Axis Powers have built a secret submarine base on a little known island 20 miles from the coast of Florida; So Dorma and he head for that base to tackle the Nazi horde. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel investigates a mine operator that has a lot of equipment for handling radium on his hands, equipment that is being used to create synthetic diamonds. Redskins Bite Cinders text story, script by Andrew McWhiney, art by Harry Ramsey. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, art by Kirby; The Vision must battle two werewolves, one in reality Gordon Sanders, a member of the ill-fated Medwick Expedition that discovered a lost Tibetan city called the City of Demons, where he was bitten by such a creature. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Deadline takes Terry along when he is scheduled to interview actress Diana Dunn, but a staged "movie scene" turns out to be a real kidnapping of the actress. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; The destruction of the Fairbanks Iron Works leads Electro into the bowels of the earth to confront the Onees, who take control of the robot and force Professor Zog to come to his rescue. Advenures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar succeeds in getting Zar out of the zoo he is imprisoned in, and hides out on a British boat heading toward Africa. Unfortunately, the boat is torpedoed by an enemy submarine. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 15
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2045385003

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Ad for Marvel Mystery Comics 16. Human Torch untitled story, art by Carl Burgos; A mistake made by the Torch previously has allowed two of the fire monsters to be loosed on the city, and Torch must track down the true villain behind the fire monsters reign of terror. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Before Luther Robinson can once again undertake a mission to track down Namor, his enemy arrives at the man's apartment and takes Lynne back to Aquaria to be his wife. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Terry and Deadline find a budding writer dead in his apartment, a victim at the hands of a person purporting to be the man's son. Dreadnaught From Mars text story by David C. Cooke. Winners! Marvel Comics Contest. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, art by Kirby; Harley Stone makes an agreement with Rhamu Rondi, an occult mystic, to take advantage of a $10 million dollar clause in his Aunt's will and her weak heart condition. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; Upon finding the bodies of strong young men upon the mysterious Fiery Mountain with their skulls crushed in, the Angel vows to get to the bottom of the mystery or else. Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar and Zar are picked up by a Nazi submarine after the ship they had been on was sunk; But then a British warship sinks the sub and rescues the duo, who are then flown back to the coast of Africa. Human Torch ad. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 16

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Human Torch untitled story, art by Carl Burgos; The Mayor informs the Torch that 5th columnists under a man named Pinhead have entrenched themselves in the city, so he wants the Flaming Fury to head up a new branch to deal with undesirable elements: the Suicide Squad. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Namor, Luther and Lynne head for the coast of France, hoping to turn the tide of the war; In doing so, they discover the Nazis are building a massive tunnel underneath the ocean through which they plan to invade Britain, and destroy it; But then they learn that the Japanese also have such a tunnel and Namor decides to call the Torch into the fray. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; A vicious gang czar hypnotizes Professor Zog via a television broadcast and plans to use Electro to overcome the nation. Death Trap text story, script by Andrew McWhiney, art by Harry Ramsey. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, art by Kirby; The Vision battles prehistoric creatures that are part of a traveling circus that have escaped, frightened by a storm. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; After he is overdue paying off his gambling debts, Fred Rochell is discovered dead. Terry, Deadline and company decide to track down the culprits responsible. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; he Angel battles Karl Schwab, who uses men garbed in rubber suits to invade New York City from the sewer system. Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Arriving back in the Belgian Congo, Ka-Zar and Zar learn of an evil man killing the animals of the jungle, and the jungle king vows to stop him at all costs. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 17
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    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Centerfold married. 1 piece of tape on interior cover.
    • Label #2070404016

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Captain America Comics #1 promo ad. "Fighting Side-by-Side" story with The Human Torch and Sub-Mariner, script and art by Carlos Burgos and Bill Everett; Japanese and Nazi soldiers are building a tunnel from Siberia to Alaska, so Torch and Subby team-up to put them out of action. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; In order to make himself the Emperor of the Universe, the evil Mor increases the size of his pet cat and sparrows to gigantic proportions to inflict death and destruction upon the world. Thin Ice text story starring Terry Vance, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner. The Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel is mystified when a good friend of his, Dr. Roberts, seems overly secretive, and soon discovers why: the doctor's assistant has become a werewolf! Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Terry and Dr. Watson track down the true person responsible for the death of a policeman. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby, inks by Simon; So-called "legitimate" trucking company owner Vince Carone uses every dirty trick in the book to eliminate his competitors in the business. Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar has to battle the nefarious aims of the attorney of his father, Alec Wright, who forged his name as part owner of Rand's diamond mine. Human Torch pinup by Schomburg. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 18

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Human Torch untitled story, art by Carl Burgos; A criminal called the Brain uses a costume to impersonate the Torch when he robs the Army payroll; He captures the Torch in a water tank, but Toro forces the Brain to tell him how to release Torch after Toro realizes the Brain can't be the Torch because he can't fly. Captain America promo ad. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett. Sub-Mariner #1 promo ad. Young Ka-Zar text story, script by Ray Gill, pencils by Ben Thompson. Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar hears of a strange land known as the "Black River" and decides to investigate, and has his life saved from a terrible monster by a giant. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Terry must investigate the theft of bicycles, which are then repainted and sold to unsuspecting kids. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; Professor Zog offers the services of Electro to combat the evil winged inhabitants of the planet Torsa, the Antons. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby, inks by Simon; Political boss Skelly frames the current district attorney for the murder of Daniel Reardon, a political rival. The Cat's Paw: Chapter 1: Claws of Death starring The Angel, art by Paul Gustavson; Seeing his friend and teacher killed before his eyes, The Angel attempts to track down the killer and discovers a new and sinister villain behind the killing: The Cat's Paw. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 19
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1273053002

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Captain America #3 promo ad. Human Torch untitled story, art by Carl Burgos; The Hag's gang uses a blackout to enter the stock exchange to fake a second market crash so that she can buy up stock cheap; They use clothes treated with chemicals to deal with the Torch and gas that makes Torch's and Toro's flames go out; Toro breaks his arm in the fall so Torch takes him to the hospital and the doctor tells him that Toro needs a 'flame transfusion.' Sub-Mariner #1 promo ad. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; At the urging of Betty, Namor decides for all concerned--Betty, Bob, Lynne, and Luther--to join together as a group and fight side-by-side against the Nazis.. Captain America #2 promo ad. Toro Tells All story, script by Ray Gill. Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar and Bogat help fight off the Limbos while also saving a man and woman who have landed their aircraft due to an over-heated engine. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Mr. Grabbit, mixed up with a gang of racketeers, is convinced by a "gang of ghosts" to break off his relationship with the gang and see to it that a lot next to Terry's school is sold to the city for use as a park. Electro, the Marvel of the Age untitled story, art by Steve Dahlman; Professor Zog responds to the request of an old Oxford school mate to use Electro to help save his life and the life of his daughter from a man who was once forbidden to marry his daughter. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby, inks by Simon; The Vision rescues a professor from a Nazi executioner's blade. Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel is trapped in the lair of the Cat's Paw, but one of the gang, whom the Angel once saved, helps him escape so that he can discover why the Cat's Paw is attempting to kill off our nation's leading industrialists. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 20

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Human Torch untitled story, art by Carl Burgos; The Torch and Toro must deal with a group of arsonists, led by escaped con Hawk Rivers, who demand $10 million in cash or they will burn down New York City with arson bombs. Human Torch promo ad. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Prince Namor is enlisted by Betty to investigate dirty work in the fight game after a young fighter is paralyzed after a bout with Killer Casey. Sub-Mariner promo ad. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby, inks by Simon; Reports of a 10th murder by a vampire killer sparks the interest of the Vision, who discovers this mad creation in time to save the life of a reporter. High Tension: The Origin of the Angel text story by Ray Gill. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Terry discovers how the death of Inspector Crane occured and how it tied in with a series of bank robberies. Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; Following the murder of J. P. Thomas, the Angel follows the fleeing Cat's Paw to her hideout castle, where he has a showdown with her and her higher-up Nazi boss. USA Comics #1 promo ad with art by Basil Wolverton. Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; When Ka-Zar learns of a Nazi plan to bomb the Suez Canal, he and his animal friends set out to destroy the enemy's capability of accomplishing the deed. Captain America #3 promo ad. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 21
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1105000001

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. All Winners Quarterly ad. "The Idol of Death" starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos; Prince Itor wishes to acquire the Idol of Death as legend holds it will grant him the power to rule men as the Pharaohs did; A gangster named Crowley just wants to sell it for its value. Captain America Comics ad. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; When an airline company suffers five crashes, the Sub-Mariner uses Betty to get the low down from a mysterious Nazi, and he confesses to Betty that he and his boss are attempting to gain control of all of the major American airlines. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; After five mysterious airplane crashes, Terry decides to use his radio-controlled model plane to investigate what is happening in the air that may have caused them. "The Story Behind the Cover" text story, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Burgos. "Danger Ahead" starring Patriot, script by Ray Gill, art by Art Gates; The Patriot takes on a Nazi agent who has been placed in charge of organizing a campaign of sabotage. Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; While aiding the British as they seek to drive the Italian fascists out of East Africa, Ka-Zar encounters a column of Italian tanks making their way through the jungle from Kenya. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby, inks by Simon; Senator Reeves and his committee head to a seacoast city to investigate the collapse of a school, but the Vision beats them to the punch, uncovering the men responsible for the shoddy construction. "The Weird Ghost of Amber Swamps starring Angel," script and art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel saves a girl reporter in his quest to uncover the identity of the ghost of Amber Swamp. Sub-Mariner pinup by Alex Schomburg. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 22

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Ad for USA Comics and All Winners Comics. Human Torch untitled story, art by Carl Burgos; The small European nation of Alslavia appeals to Torch and Toro for aid against the Nazis; On arrival, they encounter the Nazi invasion wall, a large armored wall mounted on tank treads; After destroying the wall the Torches head out to sea and they spot a Nazi sub, but when they investigate, they determine that there is no one aboard. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; While passing through a small mid-western town, Namor muses over how to stop the subversive activities of the Nazis, and develops a special miniature field car, somewhat along the lines of one developed by the Army--but with some novel twists--that he uses to battle the Nazis. Ka-Zar untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar battles the Nazis who are using a chemical spray to kill off the vegetation in the jungle, and who hope, along with the Italians, to establish a post in, and eventually control, Central Africa. Captain America Comics ad. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Terry tackles the case of jewel robberies by a person known as the Phantom Robber, and discovers that the thefts occur in towns being visited by the circus. "Tank Production Menaced" starring Patriot, script by Ray Gill, art by Art Gates; The Patriot battles a Nazi saboteur who has the intention of stalling production of a new, streamlined tank. "Dunkirk Incident" text story, script by Stan Lee. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby, inks by Simon; The Vision embarks on the task of saving the lives of the crew of the U.S.S. Olympus which vanished in Antarctica. Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel investigates a bizarre case in which a grotesque, wild-eyed man crashes into an operating room and prevents the surgeons from saving the life of a judge. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 23
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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Sub-Mariner Comics 2 ad. "Highway of Mystery" starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos; N-4, a Nazi saboteur, has infiltrated the Topper Tank factory as an executive secretary; She has her men build a hideout above a superhighway so that she can drop a ramp to capture experimental models of a new tank during transit. She is finally unmasked by the Torch and Toro. "The Case of the Vanishing Convicts!", script and art by Bill Everett; Namor has to overcome a mad scientist who is trying to create a race of evil Sub-Mariners to war against America! Patriot untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Art Gates; The Patriot puts an end to the murderous activity of a self-confessed Bundsman, who wanted to end a play that was anti-Nazi. "The Vision Speaks" text story, script by Stan Lee. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby, inks by Simon; The Vision comes to Earth to investigate the sacrificing of humans to the mysterious Kai-Mak, the Shark-God. Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar ends his battle with the Nazis, who are attempting to establish an air base in the African jungle. "The Mystery of the Green Diamond" starring Terry Vance, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Terry and Deadline are invited to a swanky party thrown by the mayor, then must investigate the disappearance of the green diamond necklace worn by the mayor's wife. Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; The Angel is at Inferno Isle and discovers that the Temple of Fire located there is masking a secret Nazi base. Human Torch Comics ad. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 24

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Captain America Comics ad. "Meet the Parrot" starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos; The Parrot escapes jail and sends a message to the Torch via, what else?, a parrot, that he's planning to attack the opera; Torch and Toro attend the opera that evening, when suddenly gas is pumped out from behind the curtain, knocking out the guests; Parrot's men move amongst them relieving the ladies of their jewelry. Young Allies Comics ad. "The Undersea Blitzkrieg" starring Sub-Mariner, script and art by Bill Everett; Namor decides to return to his kingdom to see how things are going, but discovers that he has been declared a traitor and ordered executed by Daka, who has overthrown Princess Fen and joined forces with the villainous Seal Men. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Terry and Deadline head north to investigate why Deadline's father isn't providing paper pulp to the newspaper on time, and discovers that a rival of Dawson is responsible. "Who Robbed the Carter Bank?, or, How Good a Detective Are You?" text story, script by Stan Lee. Patriot untitled story, art by Sid Greene; Hitler's Deputy flies unauthorized to New Jersey to arrange a treaty of peace between the British and Germany, and convinces the Patriot to take him to the estate of a millionaire friend of his. Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Hitler's Deputy flies unauthorized to New Jersey to arrange a treaty of peace between the British and Germany, and convinces the Patriot to take him to the estate of a millionaire friend of his. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby, inks by Simon; The Vision must battle the evil Grosso, who is attempting to destroy America's national defense industries. Angel untitled story, art by Paul Gustavson; A great eye surgeon gets drunk one night, but has to perform delicate eye surgery; He bungles the job, and swears revenge by taking away people's eyesight, then ransoming the victims in order for sight to be restored. Sub-Mariner Comics ad. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 25

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. All Winners Comics ad. "The King Crime Syndicate" starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos; A numbers gangster decides to move into healthcare by kidnapping pharmacists and forcing them to create black market drugs; He shoots one of them at the hospital when he protests and he throws another into a vat of acid in his hideout chemical lab when the man refuses to produce drugs that are dangerous to people. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Namor is called in to investigate strange happenings at the seashore, and he discovers a race of little people and a Queen Jarna from the planet Venus, who came to Earth in a rocket ship as a springboard to an invasion. Captain America Comics ad. "Untitled Patriot story," art by Sid Greene; Casey gets a hot tip that the Patriot has been shot by Huss and heads toward the Garrett home, when he is captured and walled-in alive to die. "Marvel Get-Together" text story, script by Stan Lee. Terry Vance untitled story, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner. Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar and Saba escape the evil clutches of Ali Hamud and Captain Olendorff, who are attempting to use their jungle fortress as a secret air and supply base for the Nazis attacking the British in South Africa. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby, inks by Simon; The Vision must face a mad professor who believes that the laws of nature are meant to be broken and that man must take the power into his own hands to control all the elements. Zagnar does, with horrific results! Angel untitled story, pencils by Al Avison, inks by Al Gabrielle; The Angel comes to see the Python pay for his crimes in the electric chair, but the wiley villain seizes the warden, and, with the help of the other inmates, attempts to break through lines of U.S. servicemen sent to quell the riot.. USA Comics. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 26

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    Cover art by Bill Everett. Captain America Comics ad. "The Parrot Strikes Back" starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos; The Torch accompanies the Parrot on his prison train to California in order to help a chemist who wishes to examine an inactive volcano for sulfur deposits, which are used by the government to make gunpowder, which the U.S. is sorely lacking. "The Sub-Mariner Smashes a Nazi Uprising," script and art by Bill Everett; After his encounter with the Lavarites, Namor heads for home, but runs into Queen Jarna, who had promised to return to Venus with her people; Not wanting to be killed, she leads Namor to a Nazi undersea city from which the Nazis plan to invade America. Human Torch Comics. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby and David Walters, inks by Walters; Professor Norsen examines a fallen meteor and finds alien seeds, which he plants; However, the seeds bring forth strange, ever-growing monstrous plants that devour human life and destroy towns; The Vision assists the professor when a way is found to combat these creatures. "The Truth" text story, script by Irving Werstein. Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, script and art by Ben Thompson; Ka-Zar is taken unconscious to the cave of a native in witch doctor attire and is given a potion by him, which immediately revives Ka-Zar, giving him temporary strength he never had before; He then leaves for home when he accidentally discovers the palatial mansion of a feared and hated ivory hunter, and it turns into a battle royale. "The Mystery of the Gold Mine Skeleton" starring Terry Vance, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Terry and Deadline head north to explore a haunted mine and get more than they bargained for. "The Patriot Smashes the Japanese Spy Ring"; The Patriot is on hand when a Filipino assassin attempts to kill Lt. Curtis to prevent him from testifying before the Naval Affairs Committee on what he has learned in the Orient. "The Case of the Armless Tiger Man" starring Angel, pencils by Paul Gustavson, inks by Al Bellman; A former German worker, who had lost his arms in a machine in a factory he once worked at, is sent to America by the Nazis to destroy machines in America for the greater glory of the Reich. Mystic Comics ad. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 27

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. The Young Allies ad. "The Flaming Arrow Murders" starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos; Torch and Toro must stop the criminal designs of The Saint, who, along with his gang, is out to steal the plans for a new super air tank that the Raleigh Corporation is building. Marvel Mystery Comics contest. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Bill Everett; Namor hears from a dock worker (aka "brush man"), who handles fur cargoes shipped in from Alaska, that no more shipments are being received and that the furs are somehow being smuggled in; Sub-Mariner investigates and discovers that The Fox is putting the stolen furs in torpedo-like metal tubes with motors and fires them into an underground river that leads to the United States. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby and David Walters, inks by Walters; Satan demands that his sales manager quit falling down on the job and see to it that the only evil-free city in the United States, Arbor City, is turned into a hotbed of evil and misery. "Quick Thinking, or, How Good a Detective Are You?" text story. "Voodini's Last Laugh From the Grave" starring Terry Vance, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; The relatives of the late Professor Voodini gather at his mansion to listen to the reading of the will, whose contents lead to several murders and the re-appearance of the evil professor. "Death to Spies" starring Patriot, art by Ray Houlihan; Suoka has appointed a Filipino bolo wielder to murder Lt. Curtis, but the Patriot interferes and prevents the crime, finally tracking down the Japanese secret agent behind the murder plot. "Death Rings the Bell"; The Angel investigates weird deaths associated with the ringing of the carillon belonging to the late millionaire, Jonathan Brown. Ka-Zar the Great untitled story, script and art by Ben Thompson; Arriving in French Equatorial Africa, Ka-Zar is captured by the Nazis and used as a decoy to sucker French ships into submarine range. Human Torch Comics ad. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 28

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Captain America Comics ad. "The Poison Pill Suicides" starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos; Torch and Toro are invited to lead the Coney Island Mardi Gras pageant, but a henchman of a gunrunner named Izan succeeds in interrupting the event with a bomb before committing suicide with a poison pill rather than facing his boss's judgment to be drowned for failure. "The Flying Dutchman" starring Sub-Mariner, script and art by Bill Everett; Intrigued by four ship sinkings by a mysterious 18th-century ghost ship, Namor figures that the tremendous loss of gold shipments carried aboard those ships must be the work of a 20th-century pirate who has bolted the ghost ship to a submarine. Young Allies Comics ad. The Vision untitled story, script by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, pencils by Kirby and David Walters, inks by Walters; The Vision comes to Earth to battle the "Mad Man of Science", Dr. Korbeau, who has discovered the secret of man's soul and how to remove it; Korbeau removes the souls of seven of his scientific competitors. "The Sea of Grassy Death" text story, script by Mickey Spillane. "The Green-Faced Man,", art by Al Fagaly; The celebrated trial of the Green-Faced Man is interrupted when the prisoner's gang frees him with an attack of gas; However, the Patriot tracks him down. "The Case of the Deadly Letters" starring Terry Vance, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Terry and Deadline suspect that Hollywood director Aubrey de Woode did not commit suicide, but was murdered, and they suspect the dead man's nephew, even though the police have ruled the young man out as a suspect. "Strange Adventures in the Land of Nowhere" starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins; Jimmy is taken up in an airplane but forgets to fasten his safety belt, and falls out of the plane, landing on a soft cloud; He discovers he is in the Land of Nowhere. "The Horror of the Haunted Cathedral" starring Angel; General Henchel faces the prospect of suicide because of his blunder along the German-Russian Front, but instead he makes a hasty departure by submarine to America. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 29

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    Classic bondage cover art by Alex Schomburg. "The Moonlight Murders" starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos; The Javelin is a big game hunter who has contracted a rare disease which drives him to kill at certain times of the month; He uses carbon dioxide gas to put out Torch and Toro's flame and overpowers them; He makes it appear to police that they have killed a girl so the police chief attempts to arrest them but they resist arrest in order to track down the Javelin. "The Item of the Mad Artist" starring Sub-Mariner, script and art by Bill Everett; versus Stefan Natas (Anton Devere). "The Mine of Terror," art by Syd Shores; The Vision battles Legs Cachone. "The Ship in the Desert" text story, script by Mickey Spillane. "The Mystery of the Stinging Death," script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner; Terry Vance versus Senor Revuelta. Jimmy Jupiter untitled story, script and art by Ed Robbins; versus The Witches of Encore. "The Wolf-Man Terror"; The Angel battles The Wolf-Man. "Death Stalks the Shipyard,: art by Al Fagaly; Patriot (Jeff Mace) versus Grosse. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 30

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    Cover art by Al Gabriele. March of the Metal Mobsters starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos. Reprisal Revenge starring Sub-Mariner, script and art by Bill Everett. Vision untitled story, art by Syd Shores. Lumps of Death text story by Mickey Spillane. The Mystery of the Flying Corpses starring Patriot, art by Al Fagaly. The Mystery of the Pharaoh's Eye starring Terry Vance, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner. Jimmy Jupiter untitled story, script and art by Ed Robbins. The House of Slaughter starring Angel. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 31

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    Cover art by Al Gabriele. Scuttle the Japs starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos. The Case of the Jilted Japs, or, The Had a Date at San Diego starring Sub-Mariner, script and art by Bill Everett. The Plague of the Jelly Men starring Vision. Killer's Return text story by Mickey Spillane. The Insects of Sudden Death starring Patriot, art by Al Fagaly. The Mystery of the Murdered Ghost starring Terry Vance, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner. The Land of the Fun People starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins. Cargo of Death starring Angel, art by Al Fagaly. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 32

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    Cover art by Al Gabriele. The Statues of Doom starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos. Figures of Death starring Sub-Mariner, script by Lloyd V. Jaquet (as Elvey Jay), art by Carl Pfeufer. The Secret of the Sharks starring Vision. Last Ride text story by Mickey Spillane. In the Land of the Fun People starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins. The Mystery of the Phantom Robberies starring Terry Vance, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner. The Iron-Clawed Monster starring Patriot, art by Al Fagaly. The Ogre and the Man-Eating Boboes starring Angel, art by Al Fagaly. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 33

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. The Dynamite Saboteurs starring The Human Torch, story and art by Carl Burgos. The Sub-Mariner Slugs the Sahara Scavengers, art by Carl Pfeufer. Jap Trap text story by Mickey Spillane. Vision untitled story, pencils by Syd Shores, inks by Al Gabriele. Treachery Deals a Double Cross starring Patriot, art by Al Fagaly. The Case of the Bogus Stamp Salesman starring Terry Vance, script by Ray Gill, art by Bob Oksner. To Tunnel to China starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins. The House of the Living Dead starring Angel. 68 pages Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 34

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. The Human Torch untitled story (with the Timely staff), script and art by Carl Burgos. Sub-Mariner untitled story, script and art by Carl Pfeufer. The Beast of Cactus Canyon starring Vision, pencils by Syd Shores, inks by Al Gabriele. The Curse of Tutkenamen by Mickey Spillane. Exposed! The Jap Invaders starring Patriot, art by Al Fagaly. Dr. Watson Makes Monkeys Out of the Japs starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. In His Tunnel to China starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins. The Curse of Professor Torture starring Angel. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 35
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    • Paper: Off white
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    • 1" crack to bottom edge of slab.
    • Label #1213432013

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Air Raid Terror starring The Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. The Mystery of the Missing Cargo Ships starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. His Tunnel to China starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins. Satan Himself! text story by Mickey Spillane. Untitled Patriot story, art by Al Fagaly. Garden of Death starring Vision, pencils by Syd Shores, inks by Al Gabriele. Monkey Business starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. The Banquet of Blood starring Angel. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 36

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. The Human Torch untitled story, art by Harry Sahle. Tanks with Tusks starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. Boom Doggling starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. Woe is Me! text story by Mickey Spillane. The World Beneath a World starring Vision. The Case of the Missing Molar starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins. The Hunters of Heads starring Patriot, art by Al Fagaly. Polly Wants a Murder starring Angel. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 37

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    Cover art by Syd Shores. The Fingerprints of Doom starring The Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. The Copper Plague starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. His Halloween Adventure starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins. Scram, Bugs! text story by Mickey Spillane. The Patriot Returns the Dough to the USO starring Patriot, art by Al Fagaly. Dead-End Dynamite starring Vision, pencils by Shores. The Case of the Invisible Clue starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. The Case of Marvello the Mystic starring Angel, art by Gustav Schrotter. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 38
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white
    • Restoration includes: Cover & centerfold re-attached with glue. (Cover & 1st wrap detached. Tape on interior cover & interior.)
    • Label #1994164002
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    Cover art by Syd Shores. Crime Marches On starring The Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. A Whale of a Whopping Story starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. The Case of the Terrible-Tempered Tycoon starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. Smoked Out text story by Justin Dewey Triem. Robot's Revenge starring Vision, pencils by Shores. Jimmy Jupiter untitled story, script and art by Ed Robbins. Shadows over India starring Patriot, art by Al Fagaly. Death Comes Humming starring Angel, art by Gustav Schrotter. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 39

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Smugglers of Death starring The Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. The Case of the Blinding Lights starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. The Magic Glasses starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins. Jane Had to Laugh text story by Faith Moorland. Patriot untitled story, pencils by Syd Shores, inks by Al Fagaly. Dialogue of Death starring Vision, pencils by Syd Shores. The Case of the Fat Man's Folly starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. The Missing Fisherman starring Angel, art by Gustav Schrotter. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 40

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Flaming Terror starring The Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. The Morale Murder Menace starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. The Case of the Eager Diplomat starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. Mastermind text story by W. Cuthbert. The Monster of Negley Hall starring Vision, pencils by Syd Shores. The Shining of Castle Ra starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins. Tapping the Code starring Patriot, pencils by Syd Shores. The Mystery of the Missing Stars starring Angel, art by Gustav Schrotter. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 41

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. The Human Torch untitled story, script and art by Harry Sahle. Metal Monsters starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. Jimmy Jupiter untitled story, script and art by Ed Robbins. Bait for Suckers text story. Untitled Patriot story, pencils by Syd Shores. Master of Madness starring Vision, pencils by Syd Shores. Dr. Watson's Call To Fame starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. The Curse of Baron Trembieu starring Angel, art by Gustav Schrotter. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 42

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Prescriptions for Death starring Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. Terror of the Boiling Seas starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. The Case of the Missing Link starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. Johnny Does his Part text story. Vision untitled story, pencils by Syd Shores. Jimmy Jupiter untitled story, script and art by Ed Robbins. The Disappearing Spies starring Patriot, pencils by Syd Shores, inks by Al Bellman. Quarantine for Murder starring Angel, script by Roy Garn, art by Gustav Schrotter. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 43

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Mystery of the Air Raid Spotters starring Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. The Mystery of the Vanishing Sub starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. The Birthday Wish starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins. Suicide Headline starring Patriot, pencils by Syd Shores. In the Bag text story. The Crypt of Good and Evil starring Vision, pencils by Syd Shores. Black Market Boogie Woogie starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. The Death That Walked starring Angel, art by Gustav Schrotter. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 44
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    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. The Phantom Strikes starring Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. The Niagra Falls Power Plot starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. The Circus Mystery starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. The Right Kind of Stuff text story. The Land of the Rubber People starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Ed Robbins. The Gem That Blinded starring Vision, pencils by Syd Shores. Patriot untitled story, pencils by Syd Shores. The Case of the Laughing Death starring Angel, art by Gustav Schrotter. 68 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 45

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Message from a Corpse starring Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. Phantom of the Air starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. Case of the Poison that Did Not Exist starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oksner. Uncle Sam's Nephew text story. In the Valley of Time starring Jimmy Jupiter, script and art by Gus Hetman. The Vision's Secret starring Vision, pencils by Syd Shores. Sabotage at the Ferry Base starring Angel, art by Gustav Schrotter. 60 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 46

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. The Glass Tube of Death starring Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. Dead Men Don't Talk starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. Terry Vance untitled story, art by Bob Oksner. The Last Train Out text story. Vision untitled story, pencils by Syd Shores. Jimmy Jupiter untitled story, script and art by Gus Hetman. Blackout Kidnapping, art by Gustav Schrotter. 60 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 47
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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Underground Demons starring Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. Invisible Monster of the Fog starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. Terry Vance untitled story, art by Frank Bolle. So You're 18 text story. The China Mission starring Vision, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Syd Shores. The Victory Garden Fights Back starring Jimmy Jupiter, script by Fred Gill, art by Fred Bell. The Unwilling Corpse starring Angel, art by Gustav Schrotter. 60 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 48

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Horror of the Masked Fiend starring Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. Decoy for Death starring Sub-Mariner, art by Carl Pfeufer. The Case of the Spy Master's Quiz starring Terry Vance, art by Frank Bolle. Booby Prize text story. The Playing Card Castle starring Jimmy Jupiter, art by Fred Bell. The Vision untitled story. Ghastly Secret of Castle Mood starring Angel, art by Gustav Schrotter. 60 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 49

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    Cover art by Syd Shores. Flight of the Deadly Boomerang starring Human Torch, art by Harry Sahle. Unveiling the Evil Eyes of Death starring Sub-Mariner, art by Allen Simon. The Mysterious Case of the Talking Thread starring Terry Vance. The Last Laugh text story. Scourge of the Nazis starring Miss America, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Gabrielle. Black Mamba Murder starring Patriot, pencils by Syd Shores. A Lesson in Murder starring Angel, art by Gustav Schrotter. 1st Golden Age appearance of Miss America. 60 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) 50

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. Battling the Nazi Vultures starring Human Torch, inks by Harry Sahle. Eerie Owl of the Wolf Pack starring Sub-Mariner, art by Allen Simon. Deadline Dawson's Pay-Off starring Terry Vance, art by Bob Oskner. The First Time text story. Miss America untitled story, script by Otto Binder, art by Charles Nicholas. Introducing Miss Patriot. Angel untitled story, art by Gustav Schrotter. 60 pages. Cover price $0.10.