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Marvel Mystery Comics #33-36

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MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #33 (July 1942)
By Carl Burgos

APPEARANCES:
Human Torch, Toro, Romo (crook) & his men, von Brukk (Nazi spy), Prof. Mikk (inventor, Romo’s accomplice), police, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
The Human Torch and Toro are assigned to guard a dynamite shipment and notice Romo and his men are trying to steal it. They attack, but Romo escapes and meets with his Nazi spy boss. The Torch and Toro tracks him down and discover they’re planning to blow up a plane factory. After some running around they foil the plot. Romo is arrested and von Brukk accidentally dies.

2nd Story:
By Carl Pfeufer

APPEARANCES:
Sub-Mariner, various Allied generals, Atlanteans (Mara named), Gen. Erwin Rommel, Nazis (von Ratter named)

SYNOPSIS:
The Sub-Mariner meets with various Allied generals and agrees to bolster their sea presence to protect supply transports. Soon, Namor’s fleet encounters some Nazis and a great sea battle is waged. The fight moves to the African desert because Namor’s new fleet is amphibious, which frightens Gen. Rommel. The Atlanteans capture some Nazis while the officers flee. Namor floods a section of the desert and captures some Nazi officers and hands them over to the Allies.

NOTE:
Followed by “Jap Trap!” text story by Mickey Spillane.

3rd Story:
By ???

APPEARANCES:
Vision, a mad scientist, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
In New Jersey, a mad scientist enlarges octopi and uses them to attack the docks. The Vision appears and battles them, quickly learning the monsters don’t like loud noises. He herds them all into one spot using car horns, then signals the air force to blow them all up.

NOTE:
The mad scientist keep referencing “the Fatherland,” which means we’re back to fascists instead of imperialists.

4th Story:
By Al Fagaly

This Patriot story is already in the MCP.

5th Story:
By Ray Gill & Bob Oksner

APPEARANCES:
Terry Vance, Deadline Dawson, Doctor Watson, a stamp salesman & his secretary, police

SYNOPSIS:
Terry saves a guy from getting run over in the street, but he’s really ungrateful. Terry noticed some oddities about the stamps the guy had, so they get the police but they don’t find anything wrong at the guy’s office. Later, Terry & co. sneak into the guy’s office and find coastal defense maps disguised as maps. The guy’s a spy! Terry calls the cops and the guy’s arrested.

6th Story:
By Ed Robbins

APPEARANCES:
Jimmy Jupiter, neighborhood kids, a talking white hare, a chess knight, a king & queen, other chess pieces

SYNOPSIS:
Jimmy decides to dig a hole to China. He only gets so far before he takes a nap. Of course, he then falls into the Land of Nowhere where he meets a talking white hare looking for Alice. Jimmy meets a knight who thinks he’s a spy. He’s taken to the queen of the white kingdom who wants to hang him. Suddenly, they’re attacked by the black kingdom. They meet on a chessboard battlefield and Jimmy is able to put the black side in checkmate. Jimmy is allowed to leave and he’s dismayed to see the two side fighting again. He proceeds to China…

7th Story:
By ???

APPEARANCES:
Angel, mayor La Guardia & his secretary, zombies, evil doctors, Dr. Merkel

SYNOPSIS:
The Angel stops a zombie from attacking the mayor. He follows it back to a group of the living dead in the cemetery, where they’re planning to jump in the city’s water supply and pollute it with their decomposing corpse bodies. Angel rushes to the reservoir and douses a bunch of zombies with chlorine, which disintegrates the zombies (they howl as they crumble apart). Angel returns to the cemetery and finds doctors reviving corpses in the morgue. He chases them off, herds the zombies into a mass grave and sets them all on fire with gasoline. Angel returns to find the doctors and battles someone dressed like a zombie. The doctors return ad defend their friend, but Angel discovers he’s Dr. Merkel who recently escaped from the asylum. All the commotion knocked over some chemicals and an explosion kills Merkel.

MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #34 (August 1942)
By Carl Burgos

APPEARANCES:
Human Torch, Toro, Carl Burgos, Martin Goodman, Bill Everett, Adolf Hitler, Joeseph Goebbels, Hermann Goering, Nazis (Gustav named), American bystanders, German bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
Carl Burgos is trying to come up with an idea for a new Torch story when the Human Torch and Toro fly in to see how he’s doing. They give him an idea, so he talks to his publisher Martin Goodman about it; he approves it. The story is drawn and printed and prepared for shipment to England. The Torch and Toro guard it and stop saboteurs from destroying the comics. The shipment makes it to England and is prepared to be dropped over Germany. Meanwhile, Hitler worries about the shipment. Despite him sending planes to destroy the shipment, the comics are dropped into Germany. Inside are stories ridiculing Hitler and people love it. Hitler orders his soldiers to confiscate the comics, but when they see them they love them too. Hitler orders Carl Burgos be assassinated. Meanwhile in America, Carl Burgos meets Bill Everett for a drink, but Carl is poisoned. The Torch and Toro arrive and capture the Nazis who did it. Carl recovers and everything works out great.

NOTE:
You may have noticed that the last few issue have had Sub-Mariner stories by Carl Pfeufer instead of Bill Everett. Next issue, you’ll notice the Torch stories are by Harry Sahle instead of Carl Burgos. This was around the time both of them (Burgos & Everett) left for military service. I haven’t seen anything about it, but I imagine this was Carl’s goodbye story.

2nd Story:
By Carl Pfeufer

APPEARANCES:
Sub-Mariner, Nazis (Klutz named), Grizzly Pete & his fishermen, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
The Sub-Mariner watches kids learn how to swim, but is distracted when he’s attacked by a giant shark. Investigating, he learns that Nazis are catching sharks and stuffing them with explosives and instructions, and then fishermen are picking up those sharks to distribute the goods. Namor kills the pirates and then the Nazis, breaking up the network.

3rd Story:
By ???

APPEARANCES:
Vision, Marvel Movies actors (Don Dare, Helene named) & crew (Dick named, also Myron (also as a Beast of Cactus Canyon)), Beast of Cactus Canyon

SYNOPSIS:
Marvel Movies is shooting a film about the Beast of Cactus Canyon, but the monster is upset and attacks them. The Vision arrives and drives the monster away. Vision hears a scuffle in the woods and sees two monsters fighting. One is killed; it’s a cameraman in disguise. Vision finds and kills the real monster. Vision learns the cameraman found a radium deposit and wanted to scare everyone off so he could keep it all for himself. Vision reminds everyone they’re on government land and the radium is government property before he leaves.

NOTE:
Ah, radium. I thought they forgot about you!

Followed by “The Curse of Tutkenamen” text story by Mickey Spillane.

4th Story:
By Al Fagaly

This Patriot story is already in the MCP.

5th Story:
By Ray Gill & Bob Oksner

APPEARANCES:
Terry Vance, Deadline Dawson, Doctor Watson, Imperialists (Capt. Nokuru named)

SYNOPSIS:
In San Francisco, Terry & co. stumble across an Imperialist spy ring and are taken aboard an enemy aircraft carrier. They free themselves and learn they plan to attack San Diego. Terry & co. sink the aircraft carrier, killing hundreds of soldiers.

NOTE:
Wow, that took a dark turn. I mean, I know it's wartime and all but Terry's like 13 or 14 years old and he just killed hundreds of people.

6th Story:
By Ed Robbins

APPEARANCES:
Jimmy Jupiter & his mom, Satan, demons, demons (Werjil, Matilda named), Temptation, Will Power

SYNOPSIS:
As Jimmy’s mom calls him for lunch, Jimmy continues to go to China. On his way through the center of the Earth he falls into hell and meets Satan. Since he’s only a tourist Jimmy is given a guide, but Jimmy’s distracted by a carnival. Temptation tries to get him to stay, but will Power arrives and beats up Temptation. Jimmy continues on to China…

7th Story:
By ???

APPEARANCES:
Angel, Professor Torture & his men, police, rich people (Jonathan Astorbilt, the Fitzmorgans anmed)

SYNOPSIS:
In Miami bodies wash up on the shore with their arms torn off. The police learn that that rich people are being abducted and held for ransom. The Angel hears about it, hops in a plane and flies to Florida. Angel watches another abduction and follows them to their hideout. The Angel finds out Professor Torture is behind everything and attacks, but he’s overpowered by the Professor’s men. The Angel escapes and kills all the bad guys.

MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #35 (September 1942)
By Harry Sahle

APPEARANCES:
Human Torch, Toro, Nazis (von Belch named), bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
The Human Torch and Toro (who’s now helping Jim with his police duties) take a train to Canada for a vacation, but the train’s attacked by Nazis. The heroes stop the train from derailing, then go after the attacking bomber planes. Looking at their ordnance, the Torch is convinced the planes were constructed in the states. The next day there’s another air raid in Canada, so the Torch and Toro help out and defeat the Nazis. They reveal they had been planning this since before America declared war on them; that’s how the stuff was made in America.

NOTE:
When the Torch is knocked silly, Toro uses his flame to heat him back up, which made Jim feel better. Neat!

2nd Story:
By Carl Pfeufer

APPEARANCES:
Sub-Mariner, von Gotch & his Nazi saboteurs, US military, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
The Sub-Mariner hears about sabotaged America ships and investigates. He discovers a freight company is overloading ships and stacking the loads wrong, making them too heavy (and the cargo shifts) so they sink, “sabotaging” them. Namor beats up the loading company’s owner and his men and hands them over to the authorities.

3rd Story:
By Ed Robbins

APPEARANCES:
Jimmy Jupiter & his mom, Chinese bystanders, Wump-Jump & his parents, black dragons (from Japan)

SYNOPSIS:
Jimmy arrives in China and sees dragons chasing people around and recognizes one of them as Wump-Jump, who explains he’s originally from China and vacations in the Land of Nowhere. Jimmy visits the dragon’s family but they’re attacked by Japanese dragons. Jimmy makes them sneeze and they run off. Jimmy wakes up to his mon telling him he’s been sunburned.

NOTE:
Followed by “Satan Himself!” text story by Mickey Spillane.

4th Story:
By Al Fagaly

This Patriot story is already in the MCP.

5th Story:
By ???

APPEARANCES:
Vision, Kametin (evil botanist), Kixor (his hunchback servant), man-eating plants, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
Kametin nabs villagers and feeds them to his man-eating plats. The Vision arrives and feeds Kametin to his own plants, then sets the place on fire, burning all the plants.

6th Story:
By Ray Gill & Bob Oksner

APPEARANCES:
Terry Vance, Deadline Dawson, Doctor Watson, an organ grinder (a spy), Gertie (his monkey), Felix von Schlecht (Nazi agent), police

SYNOPSIS:
While Terry and Deadline are fishing, Doctor Watson meets an organ bringer monkey; her owner turns out to be smuggling defense plans for the Panama Canal. Terry gets some equipment together and beats up Felix von Schlecht, the guy the organ grinder was trying to get the plans to. The police thank Terry for his good work and adopt Gertie, the organ grinder’s monkey, as their mascot.

7th Story:
By ???

APPEARANCES:
Angel, Count Vicaro (a vampire), bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
A vampire is terrorizing a village, so the Angel helps out. He stops the vampire from killing a woman, then follows it back to his castle. There he finds a bunch of people being held captive. The Angel battles the vampire and when the sun rises he reverts to human. Angel recognizes him as Count Vicaro, who’s been dead for three hundred years. The Angel sets him on fire and tells the villagers their troubles are over.

MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #36 (October 1942)
By Harry Sahle

This Human Torch story is already in the MCP.

2nd Story:
By Carl Pfeufer

This Sub-Mariner story is already in the MCP.

3rd Story:
By Bob Oksner

APPEARANCES:
Terry Vance, Deadline Dawson, Doctor Watson, Adolph (saboteur), townspeople

SYNOPSIS:
Terry has developed a fancy new explosive that will (somehow) help with flood waters and demonstrates it to the town. When he’s done he notices his place has been ransacked and the surplus explosives are missing; Adolph (who works for an airplane company) did it! Terry goes to the airline but the guards won’t let him in. Terry and his pals break in and stop Adolph from blow the place up.

NOTE:
Followed by “Woe is Me!” text story by Mickey Spillane.

4th Story:
By ???

APPEARANCES:
Vision, sewer mutants, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
Underneath New York City, a society of malformed descendants of criminals live in the sewers. They start to come up and attack people. The Vision arrives, follows the mutants into the sewers and floods them, killing all the mutants. Problem solved!

NOTE:
One of the sewer mutants is a cyclops, but he’s not the Cyclops, if you get the difference.

5th Story:
By Ed Robbins

APPEARANCES:
Jimmy Jupiter & his mom, Dr. Yank (dentist) & his nurse

SYNOPSIS:
Jimmy has a toothache so his mom sends him to the dentist. He doesn’t want to go, and when he arrives he has second thoughts. Jimmy dashes out but falls down the stairs and is knocked out. He dreams of being chased by an evil dentist and his mom dressed as a nurse. When he wakes up the dentist says the fall knocked out Jimmy’s bad tooth and he’s all better now.

NOTE:
OK, this one really does seem like it’s a dream.

6th Story:
By Al Fagaly

This Patriot story is already in the MCP.

7th Story:
By ???

APPEARANCES:
Angel, FBI division chief Ronson, Krauss (a blind murderer working for the Nazis) & his trained parrot (Polly) & other birds, bystanders (Dr. White named), police (Mike named)

SYNOPSIS:
A FBI division head briefs the Angel on a recent string of murders involving poison. They chat on the street where they meet a blind man and his parrot; Ronson then drops dead. The Angel suspects the blind man so he calls around, eventually finding a doctor who recognizes the man as Krauss. The Angel uses Dr. White as a decoy to lure Krauss out. After chasing Krauss around for a bit, the Angel eventually kills Krauss by feeding him to his own birds.

Chronologies!

ANGEL/DR. THOMAS HALLOWAY
……
M/MC 32/7
*M/MC 33/7
*M/MC 34/7
SUBC 6/3
*M/MC 35/7
*M/MC 36/7
SUBC 7/2
SUBC 8/5
FSON:IM-FB
……

BLUE DIAMOND/PROFESSOR ELTON T. MORROW
……
M/PRM 30
**CA:P 1 (12) (delete)
INV 35-FB
INV 36
INV 37
INV 38
**CA:P 1 (12) (delete)
*CA:P 1 (12 - 13)
MISSAC70A
……

BURGOS, CARL
*M/MC 34
ST 123

CASEY, JACK
……
M/MC 32/6
*M/MC 34/4
MARVELS 1
*M/MC 35/4
*M/MC 36/6
CA:P 2-BTS

DAWSON, RAYMOND “DEADLINE”
……
M/MC 32/5
*M/MC 33/5
*M/MC 34/5
*M/MC 35/6
*M/MC 36/3

DEATH
……
WIH 15
M/MC 21/6
M/MC 21/7
MYSC 8
*M/MC 36
MISSF 6
THANOSR 1 (1 - 13)-FB
……

DOCTOR WATSON
……
M/MC 32/5
*M/MC 33/5
*M/MC 34/5
*M/MC 35/6
*M/MC 36/3

EVERETT, BILL
*M/MC 34
DD2 8

GOEBBELS, JOSEPH
SAGASUB 5-FB
CAC 22/3
MYSC 9
*M/MC 34
HTC 8
……

GOERING, HERMANN WILHELM
……
YALLIESC 1
MYSC 9
MISSF 4-FB
*M/MC 34
HTC 8
……

GOODMAN, MARTIN
*M/MC 34
ALLWS:BH 2-FB
SGTF 100

GREAT ASTRO
M/MC 35/4

HITLER, ADOLF
……
SGTF 24
*M/MC 34
HTC 8
SGTF 28
SGTF 29
GSINV 2-BTS
**[YALLIESC 5] (move from here)
CAC 19/4
*[YALLIESC 5] (move to here)
[M/MC 37]
TRUTH 6-FB
……

HUMAN TORCH/JIM HAMMOND
……
INV 41
*M/MC 33
CA&BUCKY 622 (6 - 9)-FB
CA&BUCKY 622
*M/MC 34
YALLIESC 4
ALLWC 5
HTC 8
GSINV 2
INV2 1
INV2 2
INV2 3
INV2 4
MARVELS 1 (43 - 45)
*M/MC 35
TCORPS 1
TCORPS 2
*M/MC 36 (remove brackets)
CAC 19/2
……

JACK FROST
……
M/PRM 30
**CA:P 1 (12) (delete)
INV 35-FB
INV 36
INV 37
INV 38
*CA:P 1 (12 - 13)
CA:P 1 (16 - 17)
CV2 1-FB
CA 384

JANKOVICZ, MRS.
M/MC 30/6
M/MC 31/6-BTS
*M/MC 34/6
*M/MC 35/3
*M/MC 36/5

JUPITER, JIMMY/JAMES JANKOVICZ
……
M/MC 32/4
*M/MC 33/6
*M/MC 34/6
*M/MC 35/3
*M/MC 36/5
CA6 1-FB
……

LA GUARDIA, FIORELLO HENRY
……
CAC 12/2-BTS
*M/MC 33/7
ALLSC70A /2

MISS AMERICA/MADELINE JOYCE FRANK
……
M/PRM 30
**CA:P 1 (12) (delete)
INV 35-FB
INV 36
INV 37
INV 38 (1 - 8:3)
M/CP 160/4
INV 38 (8:4 - 17)
INV 39
INV 40
INV 41
GSINV 2
INV2 1
INV2 2
INV2 3
INV2 4
**CA:P 1 (13) (delete)
*CA:P 1 (12 - 13)
MISSAC70A
M/MC 51/4
……

MISS PATRIOT/MARY MORGAN
……
M/MC 32/6
*M/MC 34/4
**CA:P 1 (12) (delete)
*CA:P 1 (12 - 13)
*M/MC 35/4
*M/MC 36/6
M/MC 50/5
CA:P 1 (14 - 15)
……

PATRIOT/JEFFREY SOLOMON MACE
……
M/MC 32/6
**CA:P 1 (12) (delete)
INV 35-FB
INV 36
INV 37
INV 38 (1 - 8:3)
M/CP 160/4
INV 38 (8:4 - 17)
**CA:P 1 (13) (delete)
M/MC 33/4
M/MC 34/4
*CA:P 1 (12 - 13)
M/MC 35/4
M/MC 36/6
M/MC 37/4
……

RED RAVEN
……
M/PRM 30
**CA:P 1 (12) (delete)
INV 35-FB
INV 36
INV 37
INV 38 (1 - 8:3)
M/CP 160/4
INV 38 (8:4 - 17)
INV2 1-BTS
**CA:P 1 (13) (delete)
*CA:P 1 (12 - 13)
TWELVE:SH
……

ROMMEL, GEN. ERWIN
……
INV 25
*M/MC 33/2
SGTF 118
SGTF 43
SGTF@ 2-BTS

ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN DELANO
……
INV2 1-BTS
**CA:P 1 (13)-BTS (delete)
*CA:P 1 (12 - 13)-BTS
F 1-FB-BTS
……

SATAN/"MARDUK KURIOS"
……
M/MC 27/3
*M/MC 34/6 (remove brackets)
USAC 5/2
……

SUB-MARINER/NAMOR MACKENZIE
……
INV 41
*M/MC 33/2
CA&BUCKY 622 (6 - 9)-FB
CA&BUCKY 622
*M/MC 34/2
ALLWC 5/5
HTC 8
SUBC 6
SUBC 6/2
GSINV 2
INV2 1
INV2 2
INV2 3
INV2 4
MARVELS 1 (43 - 45)
*M/MC 35/2
TCORPS 1
TCORPS 2
CA:SL 2-FB
CA:SL 2
CA:SL 3
CA:SL 4
CA5 43-FB-BTS
CA5 46-FB
*M/MC 36/2 (remove brackets)
CAC 20/2
……

TEMPTATION
M/MC 34/6

THIN MAN/BRUCE DICKSON
……
M/PRM 30
**CA:P 1 (12) (delete)
INV 35-FB
INV 36
INV 37
INV 38
INV2 1-FB-BTS
INV2 1
INV2 2
**CA:P 1 (13) (delete)
*CA:P 1 (12 - 13)
M/CP 34/4-FB
……

TORO/TOM RAYMOND
……
INV 39
*M/MC 33
CA&BUCKY 622 (6 - 9)-FB
CA&BUCKY 622
*M/MC 34
YALLIESC 4
ALLWC 5
HTC 8
INV2 1-FB
MARVELS 1
*M/MC 35
TCORPS 1
TCORPS 2
*M/MC 36 (remove brackets)
CAC 19/2
……

VANCE, TERRY
……
M/MC 32/5
*M/MC 33/5
*M/MC 34/5
*M/MC 35/6
*M/MC 36/3

VISION/AARKUS
……
M/MC 32/3
*M/MC 33/3
*M/MC 34/3
{INV2 3}
INV2 4
*M/MC 35/5
*M/MC 36/4
A/INV 8
……

WHIZZER/ROBERT L. FRANK
……
USAC 4/8
**CA:P 1 (12) (delete)
INV 35-FB
INV 35
INV 36
INV 37
INV 38
INV 40
INV 41
ALLWC 5/4
INV2 1
INV2 2
INV2 3
INV2 4
**CA:P 1 (13) (delete)
*CA:P 1 (12 - 13)
MISSAC70A
USAC 6/6
……

WILL POWER
M/MC 34/6
-Daron Jensen

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