Marvel Mystery Comics #74 is from July 1946 . Here Alex Schomburg has drawn Torch and Toro coming to the rescue of a couple accosted by some gangsters out in from of the Timely Club (humorously named after the publisher Timely).
This book was purchased from the personal collection of Jamie Graham, founder and owner of Graham Crackers Comics. As described on ComicLink it was “assembled over decades, the collection includes examples from many of the most significant and desirable runs of the Golden Age, as well as select material from the Silver Age and beyond. Graham acquired examples not just for their individual quality, but also as a completist, building impressive runs of major superhero titles like Action Comics, Detective Comics, and Marvel Mystery Comics.”
Marvel Comics #1 could be considered the start of what is now the billion movie franchise juggernaut Marvel. At its start, it was the primary vehicle for Human Torch (Jim Hammond) and Sub-Mariner. Starting with issue #13 through #48 carried the original Vision, the inspiration for the same-name superhero re-created in 1968.
My copy of #48 is yet another classic Schomburg cover, here complete with American flag waving troops on a WWII breach.