(March 1941)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Publications
Editing:
Joe Simon
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S. (through about early 1944, narrower thereafter)
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover: Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS published by monthly Timely Publications, Meriden, Conn. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office, Meriden, Conn. Entire contents copyright 1940 by Timely Publications, 330 W. 42nd St., New York, N. Y. Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1941 issue Yearly subscription $1.00. Printed in the U.S.A.

Per artist George Roussos in an interview, he claimed to have inked 11-12 pages of this issue. Unknown as to what stories George inked. (as related by Dave Reeder on the Error List, 26 Feb 2011).


..Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

Captain America / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky Barnes; Red Skull; Rathkone; Omar
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.
TOC page introduces the stories and features in text and art for this issue.
Some info added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.

Case No. 1. Meet Captain America (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Al Liederman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers] (introduction, origin); Bucky [Bucky Barnes] (introduction); President Franklin D. Roosevelt; General Phillips (unnamed, introduction); J. Arthur Grover [J. Edgar Hoover]; Agent X-13 (introduction); Professor Reinstein (introduction, dies); Heinz Kruger (unnamed, introduction, dies)
Synopsis:
The Army is looking for a solution to the threat the Axis Powers pose to the people of America, and they discover the secret answer to their prayers: a super-soldier serum that will create an army of super soldiers! However, only one man receives the serum before it and its creator are destroyed: Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inking credit from Joe Simon, via Greg Theakston.
Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.

[Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Betty Ross
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

An advertisement inviting readers to join Captain America's "Sentinels of Liberty".

[Case No. 2] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Betty Ross (introduction; later named Betsy Ross); Sando [Von Krantz] (introduction, villain); Omar (introduction)
Synopsis:
Captain America and Bucky set out to solve the riddle of the connection between a wave of sabotage sweeping the U.S. defense industries and a strange little man who predicted it would happen.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from Greg Theakston.
Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.
Title taken from Table of Contents.

Captain America and the Soldiers' Soup (Table of Contents)

Captain America / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Simon ? (illustrations); Jack Kirby ? (illustrations)
Inks:
Joe Simon ? (illustrations); Jack Kirby ? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Crusher (villain); Slinky (villain)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky uncover a plot to poison an entire Army post by saboteurs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.

[The Chess Board of Death] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Admiral Perkins (dies); Sgt. Mike Duffy (introduction); Rathcone (introduction, villain); Herr Kameleon (introduction, villain); Strangler (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
A weird figure has carved wooden chess figures of people who must be eliminated before he launches the mightiest blitzkrieg the world has ever seen. Unfortunately for him, two of those figures are Captain America and Bucky!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit from Greg Theakston.
Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.
Title taken from Table of Contents.

The Riddle of the Red Skull (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Red Skull [George Maxon] (villain, introduction); Major Croy (dies); General Manor (dies)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky come face to face with a villain who scares the wits out of his victims, then injects them with a poison that convinces others that he has killed them with his eyes!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script and pencils credit from Greg Theakston.
Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.

[USA Comics] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.
Promotional advertisement for USA Comics and its features, which goes on sale about January 20th.

Murder, Ltd. (Table of Contents)

Hurricane / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hurricane [Mike Cury] (introduction); Pluto (villain); Piggy Perroni (villain)
Synopsis:
Alarmed at the gangland murders in a coastal town, Hurricane decides to "join" the gang in order to be in a position to halt their crimes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Greg Theakston.
Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.
The story is a reworked Mercury (the character from Red Raven Comics) story.

Stories from the Dark Ages (Table of Contents)

Tuk, Caveboy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Tuk (introduction, origin); Ak; Phaidor (introduction, dies in flashback); Rhaya (introduction, dies in flashback); Tanir (introduction); Goreks (villain, introduction, dies)
Synopsis:
Before his death, wise old Ak relates to Tuk about how he was the survivor of the hairless ones who once came to the jungle. Later, he meets up with Tanir, and they decide to team up and travel together.
Reprints:
Keywords:
barbarian

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Greg Theakston.
Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Meet Captain America
    Captain America
  2. 1. ..Table of Contents
    Captain America
  3. 2. Case No. 1. Meet Captain America
    Captain America
  4. 3. [Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty]
    Captain America
  5. 4. [Case No. 2]
    Captain America
  6. 5. Captain America and the Soldiers' Soup
    Captain America
  7. 6. [The Chess Board of Death]
    Captain America
  8. 7. The Riddle of the Red Skull
    Captain America
  9. 8. [USA Comics]
  10. 9. Murder, Ltd.
    Hurricane
  11. 10. Stories from the Dark Ages
    Tuk, Caveboy
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