(September 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

["As the Hangman pulled the noose, Captain America struck!"] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; The Hangman (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ink credit from Greg Theakston. Some info added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

Captain America Contents (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; the Hangman (villain)
Synopsis:
Illustrated contents page listing the strips, some story titles and synopses.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Notes and all info (except credits) added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

Captain America Battles The Camera Fiend and His Darts of Doom (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 16 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]; The Sentinels of Liberty [Tubby; Jeff Sandervilt] (introduction); The Camera Fiend [Professor Lucius Hall] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky, along with the Sentinels of Liberty face an arch villain who uses his camera that fires poisoned needles at anyone who stands in his way of securing the Crown Jewels arriving in America from England.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston. Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

Meet the Fang, Arch-Fiend of the Orient (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 9 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; Betty Ross; Chan; Liang; The Fang (introduction) (villain); Baron Nushima (villain); Chu Yin (villain)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky battle against the evil Fang and Baron Nushima, who seek to prevent two emissaries from China from obtaining money loans from the American government.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston. Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

The Grim Reaper Deals with Crime (Table of Contents)

Father Time / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Al Avison (signed)
Inks:
Al Gabriele (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Father Time [Larry Scott] (introduction, origin); John Scott (Larry's father, introduction, death); Chips Bryant (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
Because he was delayed by crooks guilty of a crime, Larry Scott's father dies for that crime, and so he decides to make time also work for the forces of law and order...as Father Time!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

The Strange Case of Captain America and The Hangman: Who Killed Doctor Vordoff (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]; Dutchy Ludwig (death); Dino Cardi (death); Major Crane; The Hangman [Dr. Nicolai Vardoff] (villain, introduction, death); unnamed gun moll (death)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky get on a merry-go-round on intrigue and murder in order to find the supposed murderer of a Dr. Vardoff, who has created a single strand of silken thread as strong as steel.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston. Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

Trap for a Traitor (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Sentinels of Liberty [Larry David]; Bill Haynes (villain)
Synopsis:
Bucky glimpses a man whom he and Cap had thrown into prison a few months back following him, and, not wanting to allow him to see that Steve Rogers and Captain America were one and the same person, decides to enlist the aid of the Sentinels of Liberty member to warn Cap of what was happening.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits, synopsis and other info added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

Sizzling with Thrills (Table of Contents)

Marvel Mystery #23 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner; the Human Torch; Toro
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad for Marvel Mystery Comics #23, with cover reproduced [art by Alex Schomburg].
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added and all info provided by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

The Engine of Destruction (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
"Headline" Hunter [Jerry Hunter]; Lord Wotonby (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
While searching for a story on the outskirts of London, Jerry Hunter runs across a mysterious factory, where a secret weapon is supposedly being produced. Knowing that the owner was a former Fascist, he investigates the place and discovers it to be a Nazi stronghold.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
This illustrated page includes a message from Captain America to readers, Bucky's column, two activities for readers to complete and the code chart for the Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

Join Captain America's Crusade Against Traitors to the U.S.A.! (Table of Contents)

Sentinels of Liberty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad for the Sentinels of Liberty, whose goal was to have 100,000 members by July 4th, 1941.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

[The Boarding House Murders] (Table of Contents)

Hurricane, Master of Speed / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hurricane [Harry Kane]; Mrs. Hagor; Mr. Crowley; Valez; Miss Sleed; The Menace [Mr. Sander] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Hurricane is traveling the streets of New York seeking lodging for the night, but a small girl warns him not to seek a room at a near-by boarding house since two mysterious murders have occurred there.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

There Is Only One Captain America (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
Warns readers to beware of other company's imitations of Captain America, Bucky, and the Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["As the Hangman pulled the noose, Captain America struck!"]
    Captain America
  2. 1. Captain America Contents
    Captain America
  3. 2. Captain America Battles The Camera Fiend and His Darts of Doom
    Captain America
  4. 3. Meet the Fang, Arch-Fiend of the Orient
    Captain America
  5. 4. The Grim Reaper Deals with Crime
    Father Time
  6. 5. The Strange Case of Captain America and The Hangman: Who Killed Doctor Vordoff
    Captain America
  7. 6. Trap for a Traitor
    Captain America
  8. 7. Sizzling with Thrills
    Marvel Mystery #23
  9. 8. The Engine of Destruction
    Headline Hunter, Foreign Correspondent
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
  11. 10. Join Captain America's Crusade Against Traitors to the U.S.A.!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  12. 11. [The Boarding House Murders]
    Hurricane, Master of Speed
  13. 12. There Is Only One Captain America
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose