(January 1942)

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

[Hotel of Horror] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

[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
Synopsis:
The page lists all the features along with brief story synopses, as well as the cover to All-Winners Comics #3.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

Spy Ambush (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]; Countess Mara (villain, introduction); Franz (villain)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky face the unparalled fury of a female Nazi agent, bent on capturing America's only model of the new rapid fire grenade gun for Hitler.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

Hotel of Horror (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]; Netman [Charley Boswell] (introduction, villain); Miss Wallace
Synopsis:
An avowed 5th Columnist uses a city celebration to lure Cap and Bucky to it, so that he can convince the good Captain to join his organization...or die!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Names on hotel register on page 1 include Mike Sekowsky, Syd Shores, Don Rico, etc.; story takes place in Gotham City. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

[A Sinister Scoop] (Table of Contents)

Headline Hunter / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Headline Hunter [Jerry Hunter]; Reginald Whitney; Will Jenks [Wilhelm von Logor] (villain)
Synopsis:
A Nazi agent, posing as a newspaper reporter, to prevent Headline from getting an exclusive story from a man who had just visited Moscow.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the contents page. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

All in a Day's Work (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Ashford; General Mayvell; Matrshall Korodonsky; unnamed Nazi Officer (villain); officer's men (villains)
Synopsis:
Perry volunteers to get through enemy lines alive in order to deliver an important message to the Russian High Command in Moscow.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Most info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

The Phantom Hound of Cardiff Moor (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 16 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 Thaddeus Duffy; Betty Ross; Senor Ramos (death); Miss Primm; Dr. Amos Willard; Mary Scott; The Hound of Cardiff Moor [Murdock] (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Cap solves the mystery of Cardiff Manor and a "ghost" dog, used by the only living relative of the family that once owned the manor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Oddity: Sgt. Duffy's first name in this story is Thaddeus, yet in earlier Cap stories, he is called Mike. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America
Synopsis:
In this monthly club page, Captain America first reviews a letter written in to him by one of the readers, then Bucky provides Club members with their monthly passwords. Finally, there is a promotional ad encouraging readers to join the Sentinels of Liberty if they haven't done so.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

[The Skyscraper Plot] (Table of Contents)

Hurricane / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hurricane [Harry Kane]; Speedy; Lionel van Devanter (villain); Bill Slade; Grant (villain)
Synopsis:
An unscrupulous construction company owner seeks to put his competition out of business, but not legitimately!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the contents page. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

Fight Fire with Fire! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Inks:
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch; Toro
Synopsis:
Promotional ad encouraging readers to pick up their copy of Marvel Mystery Comics #27, whose cover is reproduced.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lee and King signed this piece and are, most likely, two separate people. Bill King did such house ads from 1941-43 and Stan Lee wrote such ads during the same years.

The Unbeatable Three! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Destroyer [Hugh Marlow]; Captain Terror; The Thunderer
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad, encouraging readers to pick up the latest issues of Mystic, Daring and U.S.A. Comics.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

Beware the Man Who Could Forecast Doom (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Father Time [Larry Scott]; General John Peters (death); Mrs. Peters; Yogi Zamor (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Father Time, puzzled by the fact that many noted people are being murdered with a clock at the scene mysteriously stopping at the exact moment of death, seeks to solve the mystery against a strange Yogi who predicted those deaths.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Hotel of Horror]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
    Captain America
  3. 2. Spy Ambush
    Captain America
  4. 3. Hotel of Horror
    Captain America
  5. 4. [A Sinister Scoop]
    Headline Hunter
  6. 5. All in a Day's Work
  7. 6. The Phantom Hound of Cardiff Moor
    Captain America
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
  9. 8. [The Skyscraper Plot]
    Hurricane
  10. 9. Fight Fire with Fire!
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  11. 10. The Unbeatable Three!
  12. 11. Beware the Man Who Could Forecast Doom
    Father Time
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose