(April 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:
Stan Lee
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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Avison
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Japanese soldier (supposed to be Hideki Tojo?)
Reprints:

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Avison ?
Inks:
Al Avison ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
Illustrated contents page with short synopses for each story therein.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Stan Lee is listed as editor for this issue.

The League of the Unicorn! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Prince Tsaihoon; Princess Yana; The League of the Unicorns (villains, introduction); King Unicorn Zong [Burton J. Hargraves] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A railroad boss poses as King Zong, leader of the League of Unicorns, an oriental criminal gang that wear helmets with spikes on their foreheads to slay enemies. Zong hopes to profit from sowing discord between China and the Allies, but Cap and Bucky defeat him and hand him over to the police.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Avison as penciller with inks by Syd Shores and George Klein.

["Poor thing must be starved!"] (Table of Contents)

Polly Tix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Polly Tix; Mrs. Polly
Synopsis:
Polly returns home from what he considers a dull ocean trip, but his wife discovers some hanky-panky that went on.
Reprints:

The Lighthouse of Horror (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Duffy; Betty Ross; un-named lighthouse keeper; The Looter [Mr. Phillips] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky must stop the activities of 20th Century pirates who are able to block the beam of a lighthouse, causing ships to run aground so they can be looted by the criminals.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Avison doing pencils, George Klein as doing inks.

Wild West (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Grandpop Saunders; Tom Saunders; Blackie Dione [as Oliver Wentworth] (villain)
Synopsis:
A notorious gunman and killer in disguise from Chicago appears one day in Butlertown, intent on buying a ranch.....but not just any ranch.....the ranch belonging to Grandpop Saunders, which has a fortune in gold in a mine located on the property.
Reprints:

[Doctor Sinn] (Table of Contents)

The Imp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf ?

Genre:
humor; crime
Characters:
The Imp; Jefferson Vandemeer; Dr. Sinn (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Imp tangles with Dr. Sinn, who has discovered a book on black magic which reveals magic words that makes Sinn the most powerful man alive!
Reprints:

The One Man Invasion! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Headline Hunter [Jerry Hunter]; Lord Danvers; Herr Horner (villain); Cramm (villain, Gestapo agent)
Synopsis:
A pair of Nazi agents enter the U.S. to kidnap a British newspaper publisher and take him to Germany, all to prevent the publishers' anti-Nazi articles from seeing print.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story title was taken from the contents page.

Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
Illustrated club page which encourages all Sentinels to keep fighting the enemy by purchasing U.S. defense stamps and supporting the Red Cross.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-7-3.

[Origin of the Secret Stamp] (Table of Contents)

The Secret Stamp, U.S. Defense Agent / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt] (introduction and origin); Tom Colt; Jerry Dash (reporter); Mr. Williams (banker); Spud Sickles
Synopsis:
A group of criminals, who have stolen many defense stamps from Roddy Colt, are threatening to kill a local banker until he pays them $10,000.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Don Rico as penciler and George Klein as inker.

[Don't Delay Another Second!] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison ?
Inks:
Al Avison ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Amerioca [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Illustrated house ad encouraging readers to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-7-3.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The League of the Unicorn!
    Captain America
  4. 3. ["Poor thing must be starved!"]
    Polly Tix
  5. 4. The Lighthouse of Horror
    Captain America
  6. 5. Wild West
  7. 6. [Doctor Sinn]
    The Imp
  8. 7. The One Man Invasion!
    Headline Hunter
  9. 8. Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
    Sentinels of Liberty
  10. 9. [Origin of the Secret Stamp]
    The Secret Stamp, U.S. Defense Agent
  11. 10. [Don't Delay Another Second!]
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Bill Borre
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose