(May 1941)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Timely Comics, Inc.
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 monthly by Timely Comics, Inc., Meriden, Conn. Entered as second class matter at the post office, Meriden, Conn. Entire contents copyright 1941 by Timely Comics, Inc., 330 W. 42nd St., N. Y., N. Y. Vol. 2, No. 3, May 1941 issue. Single copies 10c. Yearly subscriptions $1.00. Printed in U.S.A.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Red Skull
Reprints:

Contents page (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Hunchback [Craig Talbot]
Synopsis:
TOC for the issue in text and illustration re the features contained in the issue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

The Return of the Red Skull (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Mike Duffy; Red Skull [George Maxon] (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Red Skull returns from the dead to wreak horrible vengeance on unsuspecting victims, including a phony Cap and Bucky, the brainchildren of a group of thugs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits from Greg Theakston. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

[Special Offer to the Readers of Captain America] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for readers, encouraging them to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Entire sequence and info added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

The Hunchback of Hollywood and the Movie Murder (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Bernie Klein; George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Mike Duffy; Hawkshaw Brogan; Mark Carstine; Carol Young; Goris Barloff; The Hunchback [Craig Talbot] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Death and terror lurk behind the scenes of a Hollywood movie set as Cap and Bucky hunt a hunchback madman, whose bloody hand seeks to stop the grinding cameras from filming the truth for a liberty loving public.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ink credits from Greg Theakston. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Lou Haines (villain); Colonel Stevens (villain)
Synopsis:
Lou Haines swears revenge on the life of a Colonel for his being booted out of Camp.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

The Queer Case of the Murdering Butterfly and the Ancient Mummies (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Butterfly [Dr. Vitrioli] (villain, introduction, death); Lenny (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Laughing at law and order, the Butterfly loots a museum of its priceless treasures until Captain America and Bucky steps in to clip his wings.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Greg Theakston. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

[Get your new issue of Marvel Comics] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes the cover for Marvel Mystery Comics #19.

[Atlantis and the False King] (Table of Contents)

Tuk, Cave-boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Tuk; Tanir; Eve; King of Atlantis (Introduction); Soothsayer (Introduction)
Synopsis:
Tuk and Tanir help Princess Eve regain her rightful throne in Atlantis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
barbarian

Indexer Notes

Title taken from contents page; synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

The True Story of the Bald Head Message (Table of Contents)

Amazing Spy Adventures / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
King Darius; Istiaeus
Synopsis:
The use of a young servant boy to provide a message to the Ionians completely fools the Persians.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

[Satan and the Subway Disasters] (Table of Contents)

Hurricane / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hurricane; Pluto [S. Devile] (Villain); Scarface Rispoli (Villain)
Synopsis:
The use of "infernal death boxes" in causing subway wrecks draws the attention of Hurricane.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from contents page title; synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

[Rushed Hot off the press!] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes the cover for The Human Torch #4(3).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. Contents page
    Captain America
  3. 2. The Return of the Red Skull
    Captain America
  4. 3. [Special Offer to the Readers of Captain America]
    Sentinels of Liberty
  5. 4. The Hunchback of Hollywood and the Movie Murder
    Captain America
  6. 5. Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge
    Captain America
  7. 6. The Queer Case of the Murdering Butterfly and the Ancient Mummies
    Captain America
  8. 7. [Get your new issue of Marvel Comics]
    Human Torch
  9. 8. [Atlantis and the False King]
    Tuk, Cave-boy
  10. 9. The True Story of the Bald Head Message
    Amazing Spy Adventures
  11. 10. [Satan and the Subway Disasters]
    Hurricane
  12. 11. [Rushed Hot off the press!]
    Human Torch
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Henry Andrews
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose