(November 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:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Nazis (villains)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 1-9-09.

Captain America Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
Illustrated table of contents, listing features, some story titles and synopses, plus an ad for All-Winners #2 (with cover illustration).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Most info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-9-09.

The Strange Mystery of the Ruby of the Nile and Its Heritage of Horror (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Betty Ross; Sergeant Duffy; Marina Bates; Bates (death); Parker (death); Biggs (the butler); Ra the Avenger [Henry Sanders] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky have to overcome a curse and an evil Pharaoh associated with the famed Ruby of the Nile before it can kill others.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-9-09.

Murder Stalks the Maneuvers (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 11 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; Clodd; Colonel Carter; Colonel Williams; Major Pierre Dumort (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Steve and Bucky are out on a war games training exercise and are shocked to see that someone has tampered with the ammunition and the troops are using the real thing against each other.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-9-09.

The Strange Riddle of the Plague of Death (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
"Headline" Hunter [Jerry Hunter]; unnamed Nazi leader (villain); Nazi leader's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Headline discovers a plot to poison the English people by a Nazi gang who are growing food on a farm they own, knowing that the food is deadly.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-9-09.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent (signed); ?
Inks:
A.W. Nugent (signed); ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
This two-page spread includes the usual illustrated columns "A Message From Captain America" and "Bucky's Column," tells members that the Sentinels of Liberty charters are in the mail, features a coupon to join the Sentinels of Liberty and several illustrated activities (by Nugent) for readers to do.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence, all info, credits and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-9-09.

Case of the Black Witch (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Duffy; Karin Lee; The Black Witch [Mr. Feritt] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
After saving a young girl being attacked in a weird castle, Captain America and Bucky learn that she must spend three nights in Hagmoor Castle in order to inherit the estate from her late uncle. And they volunteer to make sure she makes it through those nights safely in spite of threats by an evil witch.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-9-09.

Carnival of Crime (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]; Solidius X. "Speedy" Scriggles; Silky (villain)
Synopsis:
Speedy decides to take in the State Fair that's come to town to make sure it's run on the up and up, and Hurricane decides to follow him, to make sure he's safe if it isn't.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-9-09.

The Young Allies Deal a Blow for Justice (Table of Contents)

Captain America and Young Allies / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; The Young Allies [Bucky Barnes; Jefferson van Smythe; Tubby Tinkle; Knuckles [Percy Bartwell]; Whitewash Jones (introduction)]; Betty Ross; unnamed gangsters (villains)
Synopsis:
Knuckles runs across Betty Ross, having been taken prisoner by a gang of crooks, so he calls in the rest of the Young Allies, who then call on Captain America to help save Betty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-9-09.

[Vault of Doom] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Father Time [Larry Scott]; an unnamed gang of crooks (villains)
Synopsis:
Father Time steps in when criminals begin to over-run the metropolis of New York and murder and violence substitute for law and order.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-9-09.

4 Big Names! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
? (various)
Inks:
? (various)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch; Captain America; the Vision; the Sub-Mariner; the Destroyer
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for Marvel Mystery Comics #24, All-Winners #2, Mystic Comics #6, and USA Comics #2, complete with covers for each.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence, all info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-9-09.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. Captain America Contents
  3. 2. The Strange Mystery of the Ruby of the Nile and Its Heritage of Horror
    Captain America
  4. 3. Murder Stalks the Maneuvers
    Captain America
  5. 4. The Strange Riddle of the Plague of Death
    Headline Hunter, Foreign Correspondent
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
  7. 6. Case of the Black Witch
    Captain America
  8. 7. Carnival of Crime
    Hurricane, Master of Speed
  9. 8. The Young Allies Deal a Blow for Justice
    Captain America and Young Allies
  10. 9. [Vault of Doom]
    Father Time
  11. 10. 4 Big Names!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Steve Dasinger
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