(August 1941)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1941-05-05
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

Ringmaster's Wheel of Death (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Betty Ross (image only); the Ringmaster (villain); Red Skull (image only)
Reprints:

Captain America Contents (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Captain Okada (villain); the Ringmaster (villain)
Synopsis:
Illustrated contents page listing the various features w/synopses of many stories.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

The Ringmaster of Death (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Betty Ross; Sergeant Duffy; General Blaine (death); Defense Commissioner Newsome (death); The Ringmaster (villain); Circus Performers [Tommy Thumb; Zandow the Strong Man; Omir the Snake Charmer; Trapeze Trio] (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Steve and Bucky decide to visit the circus for some fun, but its Cap and Bucky that face the Ringmaster's Wheel of Death and its purpose: to allow the villain to place America into a steel vise of terror, using vicious mobsters as his personal Gestapo!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston.

The Gruesome Secret of the Dragon of Death (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 15 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]; Sergeant Duffy; General Haywood; Commander Phillips; Marie Phillips; Captain Okada (villain, introduction, death); Toshio (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Captain America and Bucky investigate the disappearance of the patrol Boat "Winfield" with its crew, and discover a sinister villain responsible that has his HQ inside a monstrous sea serpent.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston.

["Big, All New Smashing Comic Book!"] (Table of Contents)

All-Winners Quarterly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?, most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; the Black Marvel [Daniel Lyons]; the Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; the Angel [Tom Halloway]
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad for the features appearing in All-Winners Quarterly #1. Sale date listed as May 10, 1941.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-3-09.

Killers of the Bund (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 10 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]; the Sentinels of Liberty; Heinrich Schmidt; Bob Schmidt; the Nazis [Hans; Fritz; un-named others] (villains)
Synopsis:
When a Nazi Bund beats up a man of German descent (because he won't join up), Captain America and Bucky attack the Bund camp and Cap is captured. Bucky races back to the city and enlists the aid of the Sentinels of Liberty to help rescue Cap and round up the rogues.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston.

Captain America Wants You! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad for Cap's Sentinels of Liberty, whose goal was to have 100,000 members by July 4, 1941.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-3-09.

Captain America and the Ruby Robbers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Jerry Briggs; Mr. Briggs; Muggsy (villain)
Synopsis:
Jerry has just attended his first meeting of the Sentinels of Liberty, but wishes someday to acutally see Captain America in the flesh. However, when his father finds out where he has been, he forbids his son to attend any more meetings because he believes that Cap is a fake. Both are in for the surprise of their life when Cap does appear.....to stop the theft of a large ruby.
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The Terror That Was Devil's Island (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 5.5 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]; Tom Jason; Pepo Laroc (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Steve and Bucky visit a POW at Devil's Island, but are alarmed at his physical condition and obvious fear of the prison's commandant. So, Captain America and Bucky decide to get to the bottom of the situation as only they can.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston.

[You can't miss...] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Mystery Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 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

Illustrated ad for Marvel Mystery Comics #21, depicting its cover with text.

Meet "Headline" Hunter -- Foreign Correspondent (Table of Contents)

Headline Hunter, Foreign Correspondent / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Headline Hunter [Jerry Hunter]; Ambassador Jordan; Mr. Billings; Mr. Crawford; Mr. Cooles (villain)
Synopsis:
Hunter is called to the American Embassy in London to investigate the theft of the Ambassador's briefcase which contained the food contract between America and England. If it isn't recovered within 24 hours,the Nazis will learn the locations of Allied convoys and sink them.
Reprints:

[Weird Stories from the Dark Ages] (Table of Contents)

Tuk, Caveboy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Tuk; Tanir; Bonzo (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Tuk makes haste to save his friend Tanir from the evil clutches of Bonzo.
Reprints:
Keywords:
barbarian

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. The main splash MAY have art by Simon and Kirby.

[The Miser and the Counterfeit Millions] (Table of Contents)

Hurricane, Master of Speed / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hurricane [Harry Kane]; Horace Flinthart (villain, death); Nick (villain)
Synopsis:
Hurricane sees a connection between a retired financier giving millions away to charity and the fact that the Master of Speed is getting counterfeit bills from every bank he seeks to get change from.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Ringmaster's Wheel of Death
    Captain America
  2. 1. Captain America Contents
    Captain America
  3. 2. The Ringmaster of Death
    Captain America
  4. 3. The Gruesome Secret of the Dragon of Death
    Captain America
  5. 4. ["Big, All New Smashing Comic Book!"]
    All-Winners Quarterly
  6. 5. Killers of the Bund
    Captain America
  7. 6. Captain America Wants You!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  8. 7. Captain America and the Ruby Robbers
    Captain America
  9. 8. The Terror That Was Devil's Island
    Captain America
  10. 9. [You can't miss...]
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  11. 10. Meet "Headline" Hunter -- Foreign Correspondent
    Headline Hunter, Foreign Correspondent
  12. 11. [Weird Stories from the Dark Ages]
    Tuk, Caveboy
  13. 12. [The Miser and the Counterfeit Millions]
    Hurricane, Master of Speed
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Mark Boyer
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose