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Marvel Mystery Comics #5 (1940)

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"Fifth Episode [Return of the Oman]"

Written by: Ben Thompson ?
Pencils: Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks: Ben Thompson (signed)
Cover Pencils: Alex Schomburg
Cover Inks: Alex Schomburg
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.
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CharactersThe Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Genresuperhero
PencilsAlex Schomburg
InksAlex Schomburg
Colors?
Notes
12 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "The Orton Medical Mission"
CharactersThe Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Johnson; Tom; Blake (villain introduction, death); Hank (villain, introduction, death)
SynopsisA 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 are stolen by a couple of escaped convicts.
Genresuperhero
PencilsCarl Burgos (signed)
InksCarl Burgos (signed)
Colors?
NotesTorch finally in red uniform. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.
8 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "Adventure of the Overturned Cars"
CharactersThe Angel [Tom Halloway]; Miss Mary; Mulligan (Policeman); Slugger (villain, introduction); Nick (villain, introduction); their gang (villains, introduction for all)
SynopsisThe Angel rescues a girl and prevents a gang of bank robbers from successfully making a getaway with their loot.
Genresuperhero
PencilsPaul Gustavson
InksPaul Gustavson
Colors?
NotesOddity: the Angel appears bare-legged in this story. Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.
10 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "On the Side of the Surface Men"
CharactersThe Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Tha-Korr; Lt. Mogar; Mills Gilligan (villain, introduction)
SynopsisNamor, 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. But on his arrival, he is immediately taken prisoner until Betty Dean convinces the authorities to release him to deal with criminals that have flooded the city's subway system.
Genresuperhero
PencilsBill Everett (signed)
InksBill Everett (signed)
Colors?
NotesStory continued next issue.
8 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "Mystery of the Poisoned Arrows"
CharactersThe Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Ben Wallis; Sam (deputy, death); Grimsey (villain, introduction); Manuel (villain, introduction)
SynopsisThe Raider must deduce the reason behind a series of murders by poisoned arrow that occur close to election day.
Genrewestern-frontier
PencilsAl Anders [as Anders] (signed)
InksAl Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors?
NotesStory title taken from last panel in strip found in Marvel Mystery #4.
It's in the Cards
CharactersAce Carver; Alice Carver; Billy Creele; "Slit" Kincaid (villain)
SynopsisAce Carver, a member of the "Clever Carvers," a performing troupe involved in card tricks and memory stunts, trys to woo a young kid away from the clutches of the evil "Slit" Kincaid by agreeing to teach him their tricks of the trade.
Genreadventure
PencilsHarry Ramsey [as H. Ramsey] (signed)
InksHarry Ramsey [as H. Ramsey] (signed)
Colors?
NotesIllustration at top of text piece.
8 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "The Tyrant of Torpis"
CharactersElectro; Dr. Phil Zog; King Sangor; Bill (Operative #4); Kalph Belgri (villain, introduction, death)
SynopsisProfessor Zog informs Operatives #1 and #4 that he is going to dispatch them and Electro to the Republic of Molivia, which has been invaded by the armies of Kalph Belgri, who seeks to control that nation.
Genresuperhero
PencilsSteve Dahlman [as Dahl] (signed)
InksSteve Dahlman [as Dahl] (signed)
Colors?
Notes
6 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "King of the Counterfeiters"
CharactersFerret; Nosey (a ferret); Little Frankie (death); Rickey (villain, introduction)
SynopsisThe death of an underground stoolie and a piece of blank paper lead Ferret to a major counterfeiting ring.
Genredetective-mystery
PencilsIrwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed)
InksIrwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed)
Colors?
Notes
10 pages Marvel Mystery Comics story "Fifth Episode [Return of the Oman]"
CharactersKa-Zar [David Rand]; John Rand (cameo); Zar (a lion); N'Jaga (a leopard); Nono (a monkey); Paul De Kraft [aka Fat Face] (villain, death); Ed Kivlin (villain, death); Aroangi (villain); Bawala (villain)
SynopsisWhen 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.
Genrejungle
PencilsBen Thompson (signed)
InksBen Thompson (signed)
Colors?
NotesCharacter created by Bob Byrd. The bracketed story title was given in the last panel of the Ka-Zar story in Marvel Mystery #3.
More Information
Product Name Marvel Mystery Comics #5 (1940)
Characters The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Series Marvel Mystery Comics
Publication Date Feb 29, 1940
Date of publication March 1940
Synopsis 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.
Published March 1940 by
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