(October 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.

Captain America Contents (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
Illustrated table of contents page, listing features, some story titles & synopses, and cover ad for The Young Allies Comics #1.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Notes, much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.

The Red Skull; An Ear for Music (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 13 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]; Sergeant Duffy; Betty Ross; Captain Craig (death); The Red Skull [Johann Schmidt] (villain, introduction); von Ratt (villain); Kroft (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Cap has to contend with the return of the Red Skull and figure out why he is using Chopin's "Funeral March" as the means of his diabolical mission of destruction.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston. Two story titles for this story. Notes, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.

Death Loads the Bases (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Duffy; Bernard Riggley; Old Pop Grimes; Joey DiRaggio (death); Adams (death); The Black Toad [Chuck McArthur] (villain, introduction, death); Charlie (villain)
Synopsis:
After the mysterious deaths of two baseball players for the Brooklyn Badgers, Captain America agrees to pitch for the team in order to draw the murderer out of hiding.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.

Read The Human Torch (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch; Toro; the Sub-Mariner
Synopsis:
Illustrated with the cover for Human Torch Comics #4 [actually #5a], Summer of 1941.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence, all info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.

A Message from Captain America (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Father Time; Hurricane; Jerry "Headline" Hunter; Betty Ross
Synopsis:
Captain America relates brief biographies of the various characters who appear in the pages of his magazine: Betty Ross, Sergeant Duffy, Father Time, Jerry "Headline" Hunter, and Hurricane.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Most info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.

Horror Plays the Scales (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Duffy; Senator Alvin Benson (death); Inspector Grimes; Senator Shores; The Fiddler (villain, introduction, death); Haver (villain); Hobbs (villain)
Synopsis:
Cap has to battle the evil intentions of a man who uses a domestic employment agency as a blind in order to get his Nazi agents into the homes of anti-Nazi Senators in order to kill them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.

[Justice Laughs Last] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Bill Ward
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hurricane [Harry Kane]; Solidius X. "Speedy" Scriggles (introduction); Petro (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Hurricane helps to fend off a group of protection racket gangsters, and, in the process, picks himself up a new partner in the fight against crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.
Credits from Avengers, Thor, and Captain America: Official Index to the Marvel Universe (Marvel, 2010 series) #2. Art formerly credited to Charles Nicholas.

[Dust of Destruction] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
"Headline" Hunter [Jerry Hunter]; Mr. Reginald; Mr. Perry (villain); Fritz (villain)
Synopsis:
An American man is framed for a murder of a British star, and Hunter discovers that the man's cousin is responsible, hoping to gain wealth from the Nazis and money from his cousin's estate after he is hanged.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.

Race Against Doom (Table of Contents)

Father Time / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Father Time [Larry Scott]; Hal Saxson; unnamed D.A. (villain); unnamed Bank President (villain); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
One of Larry Scott's friends is accused of boarding a ship, shooting its officers and plundering the gold before sinking it, but Father Time smells a rat when he discovers the gold was counterfeit.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Most info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Regular columns, "A Message From Captain America" and "Bucky's Column" are presented as well as several activity puzzles to challenge reader's abilities.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence, synopsis and all info added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.

Captain America Declares a 'State of Unlimited Junior National Emergency'! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
Captain America encourages the readers to sign up 15 or more members into their local Sentinels of Liberty Club, and Cap will send them a special Charter of Membership to them. Then, they will then elect their own Captain, who will mail in a memorandum to Cap on the conduct of two of his Sentinels. Cap will then authorize this Captain to appoint those two Sentinels as Lieutenants under him, and when they do, Cap will send a gold certificate of merit to that group.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence, all info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-8-09.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. Captain America Contents
    Captain America
  3. 2. The Red Skull; An Ear for Music
    Captain America
  4. 3. Death Loads the Bases
    Captain America
  5. 4. Read The Human Torch
    Human Torch
  6. 5. A Message from Captain America
    Captain America
  7. 6. Horror Plays the Scales
    Captain America
  8. 7. [Justice Laughs Last]
    Hurricane, Master of Speed
  9. 8. [Dust of Destruction]
    Headline Hunter, Foreign Correspondent
  10. 9. Race Against Doom
    Father Time
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
  12. 11. Captain America Declares a 'State of Unlimited Junior National Emergency'!
    Sentinels of Liberty
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Dan Stevenson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose