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Marvel Mystery Comics #8 (1939 Series)

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843
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"Gold and Greed"

Written by: Ben Thompson ?
Pencils: Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks: Ben Thompson (signed)
Cover Pencils: Alex Schomburg
Cover Inks: Alex Schomburg
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.
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Cover Details - Human Torch Battles the Sub-Mariner
CharactersThe Angel [Tom Hallaway]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (inset); Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (inset)
Genresuperhero
PencilsAlex Schomburg
InksAlex Schomburg
Colors?
Notes
10 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner Meet"
CharactersSub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
SynopsisNamor 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.
Genresuperhero
PencilsBill Everett
InksBill Everett
Colors?
NotesPart 1 of the Torch/Namor battle, continued in Human Torch story in this issue.
12 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "The Search for Sub-Mariner"
CharactersThe Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; GS: Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; un-named Police Chief; Jeff (Policeman); Frank (Policeman)
SynopsisEmbittered 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 Betty and together they head for the Empire State Building where the Prince has been spotted and once again drives Namor away.
Genresuperhero
PencilsCarl Burgos (signed)
InksCarl Burgos (signed)
Colors?
NotesPart 2 of the Namor/Torch battle, which is continued next issue, as the last 1/3 of the page announces in illustrated form. Lettering credit added by Craig Delich 2008-11-15.
8 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "The Captive in the Cabin"
CharactersThe Angel [Tom Halloway]; unnamed girl (daughter of Rogers); unnamed boss (villain); Frank (villain)
SynopsisThe Angel rescues a kidnapped girl in a cabin, supposedly held for ransom, and whose father owns the controlling stock in the Meltmore Steel Company.
Genresuperhero
PencilsPaul Gustavson (signed)
InksPaul Gustavson (signed)
Colors?
NotesGustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.
8 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "The Boomeranged Hold-Up"
CharactersThe Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Mexican Pete (introduction); un-named Sheriff; un-named bank president (villain); Brady and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
SynopsisThe 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. But the Raider smells a rat and that rat is the president of the robbed bank.
Genrewestern-frontier
PencilsAl Anders [as Anders] (signed)
InksAl Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors?
Notes
Dynamite's Doom
CharactersSteve Burnett; Jim (villain); Sandy (villain)
SynopsisSteve runs across a cabin inhabited by two train robbers, but is rendered unconscious. When he awakes, he must discover why they have come to this shack in Silver Mountain and tied him to a cot when there is no silver left in that area.
Genreadventure
PencilsSam Gilman [as S. G.] (signed)
InksSam Gilman [as S. G.] (signed)
Colors?
NotesThe last part of page two features the "Marvel Comics Contest Winners, February 1940 issue No. 4". The 1st prize of $5 went to Kris Dalman and the 2nd prize of $2 went to Frank Salvaldare Quarttrocchi. An additional 18 winners of $1 each were also listed (information listed added by Craig Delich 2008-11-15]; credit for Sam Gilman by Dr. Michael Vassallo through the GCD newsgroup, November 2007. Original credit said "? [as J.G.]"(R. Schenk).
8 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "The Crook Who Controlled Electro"
CharactersElectro; Professor Zog; District Attorney Rupert Haden; Villains: "Boss" Sarpo (villain); Scar-Face Joe (villain, introduction), Jago and his Dragon-Men of Ligra (villains, introduction for all)
SynopsisTrue 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, kidnapping the district attorney, and using Electro to begin a series of thefts. Unfortunately for Sarpo and Joe, Jago and his Dragon-Men also see the value of Electro and come to Earth to kidnap the professor and seize the robot for their own evil intentions on their own world.
Genresuperhero
PencilsSteve Dahlman (signed)
InksSteve Dahlman (signed)
Colors?
NotesStory continued next issue.
6 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "Battle with Blackie Giles"
CharactersFerret; un-named commissioner; Blackie Giles (villain, introduction)
SynopsisFerret 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.
Genredetective-mystery
PencilsIrwin Hasen (signed); [also as I. Hasen] (signed)
InksIrwin Hasen (signed); [also as I. Hasen] (signed)
Colors?
Notes
10 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "Gold and Greed"
CharactersKa-Zar [David Rand]; Barrie Richards (introduction, death); Zar (a lion); Lester Drake (villain, introduction, death); Aswama (villain, introduction, death)
SynopsisDrake 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.
Genrejungle
PencilsBen Thompson (signed)
InksBen Thompson (signed)
Colors?
NotesCharacter created by Bob Byrd.
Good News!
CharactersBlue Blaze [Spencer Keen]; the Falcon [Carl Burgess]; Blue Blaze [Spencer Keen] (inset); Hercules David (inset); Invisible Man [Dr. Gade]; Flexo (inset); Dakor the Magician (inset); Dynamic Man [Curt Cowan] (inset)
SynopsisHouse ad for Mystic Comics #3 and Daring Mystery Comics #5, both covers reproduced with art by Alex Schomburg.
Genre
PencilsAlex Schomburg
InksAlex Schomburg
Colors?
NotesFound on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich (2006-7-1).
More Information
Product Name Marvel Mystery Comics #8 (1939 Series)
Characters The Angel [Tom Hallaway]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (inset); Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (inset)
Series Marvel Mystery Comics
Publication Date May 31, 1940
Synopsis 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.