Friday, March 25, 2016

January 1941 - July 1941

This is a revised version of a post that was first published at The Hooded Utilitarian on May 31, 2015.



Hit Comics #9

Published on January 3, 1941. Edited by S. M. [Jerry] Iger. Cover illustration by Lou Fine. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: March 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



National Comics #9.

Published on January 8, 1941. Edited by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Lou Fine. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: March 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



64 Pages of New Captain Marvel Adventures.

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Published on January 17, 1941. Edited by France Herron. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: 1941. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

This unnumbered magazine became the first issue of the Captain Marvel Adventures series. Sales for the series at their peak were believed to be in excess of a million copies per issue. It was perhaps the most popular superhero comic of the 1940s.



Hit Comics #10

Published on February 5, 1941. Edited by S. M. [Jerry] Iger. Cover illustration by Lou Fine. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: April 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



National Comics #10.

Published on February 7, 1941. Edited by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Lou Fine. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: April 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



Hit Comics #11

Published on March 5, 1941. Edited by S. M. [Jerry] Iger. Cover illustration by Lou Fine. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: May 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



National Comics #11.

Published on March 7, 1941. Edited by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Lou Fine. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: May 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



Hit Comics #12

Published on April 4, 1941. Edited by S. M. [Jerry] Iger. Cover illustration by Lou Fine. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: June 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



National Comics #12.

Published on April 9, 1941. Edited by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Lou Fine. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: June 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



Military Comics #1.

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Published on May 2, 1941. Edited by W. E. [Will] Eisner. The comic includes the Blackhawk story "The Origin of Blackhawk," by Will Eisner, Chuck Cuidera, and Bob Powell. Cover illustration by Will Eisner. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: August 1941. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

"The Origin of Blackhawk" is the first Blackhawk story.



Hit Comics #13

Published on May 7, 1941. Edited by S. M. [Jerry] Iger. Cover illustration by Lou Fine. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: July 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



National Comics #13.

Published on May 9, 1941. Edited by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Lou Fine. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: July 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



Police Comics #1.

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Published on May 14, 1941. Edited by Edward Cronin. The comic includes the Plastic Man story "The Origin of Plastic Man," by Jack Cole. Cover illustration by Gill Fox. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: August 1941. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

"The Origin of Plastic Man" is the first Plastic Man story. It is the first appearance of Plastic Man and his alter ego Eel O'Brien.



Hit Comics #14

Published on June 4, 1941. Edited by S. M. [Jerry] Iger. Cover illustration by Lou Fine. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: August 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



National Comics #14.

Published on June 6, 1941. Edited by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Lou Fine & Reed Crandall. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: August 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



Police Comics #2.

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Published on July 2, 1941. Edited by Edward Cronin. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “Duelling the Dope Smugglers,” by Jack Cole. Cover illustration by Gill Fox. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: September 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



Hit Comics #15

Published on July 9, 1941. Edited by S. M. [Jerry] Iger. Cover illustration by Reed Crandall. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: September 1941. Cover price: 10¢.



National Comics #15.

Published on July 9, 1941. Edited by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Lou Fine & Reed Crandall. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: September 1941. Cover price: 10¢.


Next: August 1941 to December 1941.

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