Text Stories in Marvel Mystery Comics #17-20

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Text Stories in Marvel Mystery Comics #17-20

Post by vanhornluke » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:58 pm

MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #17 (Mar 1941)

Text Story:
By Ray Gill

APPEARANCES:
Terry Vance, Deadline Dawson, Dr. Watson, attendant, skaters

SYNOPSIS:
Deadline invites Terry to go ice skating with him. Terry reluctantly goes, but he brings Dr. Watson and his new radio-controlled plane with him. At the lake, two girls fall through the ice, so Terry uses his plane to take a rope out to them. Dr. Watson rode on the plane and jumps out to tie the rope around the girls, who are then pulled out of the water.

MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #18 (Apr 1941)

Text Story:
By Ray Gill

APPEARANCES:
Ka-Zar, Trajah, Nono, Zar, N’Jaga, Sha, Quog, Paul De Kraft, Africans

SYNOPSIS:
A couple months after his father was murdered, Ka-Zar enjoys spending time with Zar. One morning Nono the monkey tells Ka-Zar that he saw N’Jaga the leopard captured by white men and then later saw N’Jaga’s ghost. Ka-Zar investigates and finds the camp of Paul De Kraft, who has returned to the jungle to continue his hunting. Ka-Zar finds N’Jaga and determines that he’s been covered by a luminous paint. He rescues the leopard, and all the camp dwellers who aren’t killed flee, including De Kraft. Ka-Zar keeps the jar of paint, deciding to use it on De Kraft’s body if he ever catches him and to hang the corpse up in the sky like another star.

MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #19 (May 1941)

Text Story:
By Ray Gill

APPEARANCES:
Toro, Pops (bts), bank robbers

FLASHBACK:
Shortly after first meeting the Human Torch, Toro is recruited by some men who say they need a fire-eater for their act. However, when they arrive at their destination they reveal that they are bank robbers who want Toro to melt through a bank’s vault door. He outsmarts them, though, using his flame to heat the metal floor they’re all standing on.
SYNOPSIS:
Toro recalls a story from early in his flaming career.

MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #20 (Jun 1941)

Text Story:
By Ray Gill

APPEARANCES:
Listeners, Angel, warden (Angel’s father), Angel’s mother, Bob Soler

FLASHBACK 1:
The Angel is born to the young wife of a prison warden. She dies soon after, so the boy grows up in the prison with his father.
FLASHBACK 2:
14 years old, the Angel, along with his friend, Bob Soler, are hiking out in the woods away from the prison. The Angel is upset because a convict he’s befriended is being executed that night, but the Angel suspects he’s innocent. A storm picks up and the boys run for cover. They come across a man with a bullet wound lying next to his disabled car. The man carries an envelope that contains proof the convict about to be executed is innocent. The execution is in 15 minutes and they are miles away, so they know there’s no time to return to the prison. Instead, the Angel tells Bob to tend to the man and try to repair the car (it was struck by lightning) while he grabs the car’s jack and a cable. He runs to nearby power lines that lead to the prison. He attaches the cable to the jack and then tosses the cable over the power lines. This blows a fuse somewhere and knocks out the power to the prison, preventing the execution. Returning to the prison, they turn over the evidence. The convict gratefully dubs the boy who saved him his “angel,” which the boy will years later use as his superhero name.
SYNOPSIS:
A group of people talk to each other about the Angel, wondering where he came from. Bob Soler, his childhood friend, reveals the Angel’s background, figuring that everyone he’s talking to is good and thus can keep a secret.

NOTE:
I’ve split the backstory into two flashbacks in order to place the flashback in Marvels Project #1 between them. Unfortunately, since text stories aren’t broken up into panels, I can’t really follow MCP’s formatting here. Instead, I’ll list the paragraphs and let MCP decide the proper formatting.

Neither of Angel’s parents are named, so I don’t have anything to list them by in a chronology.

In a cool bit of continuity, the events of this text story are referenced in Marvels Project #2.


Chronologies:

ANGEL/DR. THOMAS HALLOWAY
*M/MC 20/TEXT (paragraph 1:6-1:9)-FB (add)
M/PROJECT 1-FB
*M/MC 20/TEXT (paragraph 1:10-2:19)-FB (add)
M/PROJECT 1
M/PROJECT 2-FB
{M/C 1/2}
M/MC 2/2

DAWSON, RAYMOND “DEADLINE”
……
M/MC 16/5
*M/MC 17/TEXT (add)
M/MC 17/4
M/MC 18/4
M/MC 20/4

DE KRAFT, PAUL
M/C 1/6
M/MC 18/TEXT
M/MC 3/6
M/MC 4/7
M/MC 5/7

DOCTOR WATSON
……
M/MC 16/5
*M/MC 17/TEXT (add)
M/MC 17/4
M/MC 18/4
M/MC 19/4
M/MC 20/4

KA-ZAR/DAVID RAND
M/C 1/6
M/MC 2/6
*M/MC 18/TEXT (add)
M/MC 3/6
M/MC 4/7

N’JAGA
M/C 1/6
*M/MC 18/TEXT (add)
M/MC 3/6
M/MC 4/7
M/MC 5/7

NONO
M/C 1/6
M/MC 18/TEXT
M/MC 5/7
M/MC 6/7
M/MC 10/8

POPS
HTC 2
M/MC 19/TEXT-FB-BTS

QUOG
M/C 1/6
M/MC 18/TEXT
M/MC 3/6

SHA
M/C 1/6
M/MC 2/6
M/MC 18/TEXT
M/MC 4/7

SOLER, BOB
M/MC 20/TEXT (paragraph 1:9-2:15)-FB
M/MC 20/TEXT

TORO/TOM RAYMOND
…..
HTC 2
*M/MC 19/TEXT-FB
HTC 3
……
M/MC70A
M/MC 18
M/MC 19
*M/MC 19/TEXT
HTC 4
HTC 4/2

*TRAJA (rename to TRAJAH)
M/C 1/6
M/MC 2/6
*M/MC 18/TEXT (add)
M/MC 3/6
M/MC 4/7

VANCE, TERRY
……
M/MC 16/5
*M/MC 17/TEXT (add)
M/MC 17/4
M/MC 18/4
M/MC 19/4
M/MC 20/4

ZAR
M/C 1/6
M/MC 2/6
*M/MC 18/TEXT (add)
M/MC 3/6
M/MC 4/7

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