(December 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:
Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; The Black Talon
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 6-6-09. Inks credit from Greg Theakston.

[Contents Page] (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 Black Talon
Synopsis:
Contents page, listing all the features with brief story recaps and a few illustrations.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Some info added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

The White Death (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 11 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]; The White Death [Manuel Perez] (introduction; villain); Matthew Clinton (introduction; villain); Lucy Harrow; Jim Slade (death); Phillip Avery (death)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky must tackle a white cloaked, hideous figure that stalks the halls of the mansion of the late Josiah Harrow....a figure that has chosen the duo as its next target for death!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

The Man Who Could Not Die-- (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Detective Mahoney; Betty Ross; Sergeant Duffy; Nick Pinto (introduction; villain; death); Tony Scarlatti (introduction; villain; death); an un-named doctor (introduction; villain; death); Spike (villain); Muggsy (villain)
Synopsis:
When criminal Nick Pinto was strapped into the electric chair and executed, Cap and Bucky are more than a little concerned when another criminal, responsible for sending Pinto to his death, calls Police HQ with his last breath and tells them that Pinto has just fatally shot him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ink credit from Greg Theakston. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

Death in the Alps (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Headline Hunter [Jerry Hunter]; Shultz (death); von Groser; Hans (villain); un-named masked leader (villain; death)
Synopsis:
Headline Hunter heads for Switzerland in response to many strange accidents that are occuring there, but when he arrives he has to stop another "strange" accident that he gets in the middle of.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

Dead Man's Ring (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
7 un-named Indians; Paul Martin (villain; death)
Synopsis:
In years past, much gold had been buried with Chief Little Eagle. Now Paul Martin, having murdered the only living man who knew the location of this treasure, was attempting to locate the burial spot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Most info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

The Case of the Black Talon (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Rafael Miller (death); Sergeant Duffy; Oliver Simms (death); The Black Talon [Pascal Horta] (introduction; origin; villain); Red (villain); Slugger (villain); Strangler Burns (villain; death); Dr. Steiner
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky have a devilish time in cornering an insane murderer who, forced by fate to paint horrendous portraits, decides to paint these type of paintings of the men he intends to murder!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ink credits from Greg Theakston. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

Crime Goes to Press (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]; Mr. Brown; John Smithers (villain; death)
Synopsis:
The Master of Speed decides to get a job at "The Daily Star," a newspaper whose editor has been threatened and roughed up because he writes articles about the town's racketeers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Synopsis:
Pages features Captain America's special codes to be used to enter and exit all Sentinel club meetings as well as answering a letter from a Sentinel member. Bucky warns all Sentinels to be on the alert for possible enemy air attacks on the U.S. Page ends with usual coupon and appeal for people to join the Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:
Keywords:
informational

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

[The Bombs of Doom] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Father Time [Larry Scott]; John Peters (death); Senator Rogers (death); Zarpo (introduction; villain; death)
Synopsis:
After having his invention (a bomb that would detonate after being near a human being for 5 minutes) turned down by the government as "silly," a crazed inventor decides to use that weapon against the government.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the TOC. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

[As New and Exciting As Today's News!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Letters:
?; most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner; Human Torch; Toro
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for Marvel Mystery Comics #26, reprinting the cover.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Destroyer; Adolf Hitler
Synopsis:
Promitional ad for Mystic Comics #7 with cover reproduced.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
    Captain America
  3. 2. The White Death
    Captain America
  4. 3. The Man Who Could Not Die--
    Captain America
  5. 4. Death in the Alps
    Headline Hunter, Foreign Correspondent
  6. 5. Dead Man's Ring
  7. 6. The Case of the Black Talon
    Captain America
  8. 7. Crime Goes to Press
    Hurricane, Master of Speed
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
  10. 9. [The Bombs of Doom]
    Father Time
  11. 10. [As New and Exciting As Today's News!]
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Mystic Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose