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Champion Comics (1939 Harvey) comic books

  • Issue #2
    Champion Comics (1939 Harvey) 2

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    (1st issue) Stories and art by Henry Kiefer, Ray Willner, and George Papp. Harvey makes an early entry in the superhero adventure genre with this anthology. The college football star known only as "The Champ" tries to stop enemy spies working for the Yellow Spider from getting their hands on an experimental superhuman formula. Tarzan-like Jungleman rescues scientists Louise Carson and her father when they find danger in his home jungles of Cambodia. Navy diver Brad Fletcher investigates missing submarines and is captured by an undersea race of mer-people and their queen, Neptina. Meet "The Champ"; Queer Championships; Neptina; Fancy Pants: The Case of the Missing Motor; The Blazing Scarab; Swingtime Sweetie; Champ of Champs; The Story of the Champ; Champion Puzzler; The Hill-Billy Divorce Case; Liberty Lads; Clan of MacPhattish; Jungleman; K.C. Jones; Champs of the Animal Kingdom; Bill Handy. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Champion Comics (1939 Harvey) 3

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    Stories and art by Henry Kiefer, Adolphe Barreaux, Harry Parkhurst, Claire Moe, George Shute, and George Papp. Harvey makes an early entry in the superhero adventure genre with this anthology. Reporter Penny Wright, investigating Axis activity around the world during WWII, is assigned to cover a revolution in Central America. The Champ takes Dr. Marlin's formula to become superhuman, but before he can distribute it to America's youth, Marlin is killed by an agent of the Yellow Spider. Attracted to Navy diver Brad, sea queen Neptina plans to transplant Norma's lungs into her own body, but Mhera's underwater outlaws intervene. Champ; Queer Championships; Neptina; Penny Wright; The Blazing Scarab; Rookie Cop; Revenge of the Zombies; Champion Puzzler; Yacqui Gold; Liberty Lads: On to Richmond; Clan of MacPhattish; Jungleman: Trapped by a Huge Albino Tiger! 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Champion Comics (1939 Harvey) 4

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    Stories and art by Henry Kiefer, George Little, Roland Patenaude, Ray Willner, Worth B. Carnahan, and George Papp. Harvey makes an early entry in the superhero adventure genre with this anthology. The Champ tracks Dr. Marlin's killer, his former assistant, right to the enemy agent known as the Yellow Spider. Cosmic hero The Blazing Scarab battles mystic Oo-Lhat in The Land Beyond Time. Sea queen Neptina still wants to steal human lungs for organ transplants, this time abducting a Hollywood movie star. Champ; Queer Championships; Neptina; Penny Wright; The Blazing Scarab; What About Mars?; Revenge of the Zombies; Champion Puzzler; Yacqui Gold; Liberty Lads; The Thing from Space; Jungleman; Bill Handy. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Champion Comics (1939 Harvey) 5

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    Stories and art by Henry Kiefer, Adolphe Barreaux, Bentley Wade, Harry Parkhurst, Ray Willner, Worth B. Carnahan, and George Papp. Harvey makes an early entry in the superhero adventure genre with this anthology. Champ finally tracks down the Yellow Spider, the enemy agent who killed Dr. Marlin. Reporter Penny Wright seeks the Axis agent known as "The Owl." Overthrown by her sister Mhera and her undersea freedom fighters, sea queen Neptina escapes to fight again. Champ; Queer Championships; Neptina; Penny Wright; The Blazing Scarab; Champions of the Insect World; Revenge of the Zombies; Champion Puzzler; Yacqui Gold; Liberty Lads; Trial by Fire; Champs of the Air; You Can Do It; Jungleman; Bill Handy. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Champion Comics (1939 Harvey) 6

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    Stories and art by Henry Kiefer, Adolphe Barreaux, Paul Porter, Robert Turner, Max Neill, Ray Willner, Worth B. Carnahan, and George Papp. Harvey makes an early entry in the superhero adventure genre with this anthology. Duke O'Dowd joins the Foreign Legion and has adventures in the Far East. Seminole superspy Johnny Fox uses an ancient invisibility formula in his battles against enemy agents. The original, Colonial-era Liberty Lads track money smugglers trying to sabotage American independence. Champ; Queer Championships; Neptina; Dragon's Teeth; Johnny Fox; Fight For Life; Duke O'Dowd; Champion Puzzler; Lobo: The Case of the Men With the Green Hair; Liberty Lads; Trial by Fire; Champs of the Air; You Can Do It; Jungleman; Bill Handy. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Champion Comics (1939 Harvey) 7

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    Stories and art by Henry Kiefer, Adolphe Barreaux, Robert Turner, Max Neill, Bently Wade, Robert Leslie Bellem, Spencer Thompson, Worth B. Carnahan, and George Papp. Harvey makes an early entry in the superhero adventure genre with this anthology. Foreign Legionnaire Duke O'Dowd must rescue the Commandant's daughter when she's trapped in a runaway balloon. Depression-era hobos band together into modern-day Merry Men under the command of Robinhood Jones. The original, Colonial-era Liberty Lads get mixed up with The Boston Tea Party. Champ; Queer Championships; Neptina; Dragon's Teeth; Johnny Fox; Robinhood Jones; Duke O'Dowd; Champion Puzzler; Lobo, The Flying Sleuth: Case of the Silver Fangs; Liberty Lads; Champs Can't Lose; Jungleman. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Champion Comics (1939 Harvey) 8

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    Cover by Joe Simon. Stories and art by Henry Kiefer, Adolphe Barreaux, Robert Turner, Max Neill, Bently Wade, Robert Leslie Bellem, George Appel, and George Papp. Harvey makes an early entry in the superhero adventure genre with this anthology. Cabbie Duke O'Dowd meets Wah Le, ruler of a lost city in Tibet, who gives him a magic belt that grants superpowers. Sea Queen Neptina regroups and declares war against the forces of her usurping sister Mhera. Johnny Fox uses his invisibility pellets to find out who is sabotaging a circus. Champ; Queer Championships; Neptina; Dragon's Teeth; Johnny Fox; Simple Snitz: The Story of the Friendly Fellows Who Wanted To Play; Robinhood Jones; Duke O'Dowd; Champion Puzzler; Lobo, The Flying Sleuth; Yellow!; Liberty Lads; Champs Can't Lose; Jungleman. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Champion Comics (1939 Harvey) 9

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    Cover by Joe Simon. Stories and art by Henry Kiefer, Adolphe Barreaux, Robert Turner, Max Neill, Bently Wade, Robert Leslie Bellem, Art Helfant, A. W. Nugent, Worth B. Carnahan, and George Papp. Harvey makes an early entry in the superhero adventure genre with this anthology. Returning to the US with his magic belt that grants superpowers, Duke O'Dowd takes the identity of "The Human Meteor" to fight crime. Neptina, still involved in undersea struggles to regain her throne, swears off hostilities with the surface world. Secret agent Johnny Fox loses his invisibility powers. Champ; Queer Championships; Neptina; Dragon's Teeth; Johnny Fox; Simple Snitz: The Strange Case of the Missing Toys; Robinhood Jones; Duke O'Dowd; Champion Puzzler; Jailbreak; Liberty Lads; Jungleman. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Champion Comics (1939 Harvey) 10

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    Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Stories and art by Henry Kiefer, Adolphe Barreaux, Robert Turner, Roy Nelson, Bently Wade, Robert Leslie Bellem, Art Helfant, A. W. Nugent, Harold J. Whitman, G. Michaelis, Don Traver, and George Papp. Harvey makes an early entry in the superhero adventure genre with this anthology. Duke O'Dowd, in his new identity as the Human Meteor, takes the lead position in the comic (as well as a cover by Simon and Kirby) as he tracks the Tah Maj Jewels Robbery to Grundo the Great. Jungleman battles the Giant Rice-Rats of jungle villain Kang. The Champ and his pals Henry and Sue go to Mexico to retrieve Dr. Marlin's missing superhuman formula. Duke O'Dowd The Human Meteor; Champ; Champion Chuckles; Neptina; Dragon's Teeth: The Black Lama; Dr. Miracle; Johnny Fox; Simple Snitz: The Case of the Disappearing Shoes; Robinhood Jones; Champion Puzzler; Invisible Crime; Aero Champions; Liberty Lads; Champs Can't Lose; Jungleman. Final issue under this title; series continues as Champ Comics (1940 Harvey) #11. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.