(May 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.
Brand:
Timely Comics Inc. [large shield]
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)

Pencils:
Al Avison; Chad Grothkopf (Imp inset)
Inks:
Al Avison; Chad Grothkopf (Imp inset)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; the Imp (inset); the Japanese
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 listing the features in the issue w/short synopses.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This page lists Stan Lee as Editor.

The Horde of the Vulture! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 19 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; Little Moose (Indian brave); Pete (prospector); The Vulture [Hugh Bradley] (villain, introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes head out to Camp Mojave in the American Southwest where their convoy is hijacked by an American traitor who calls himself the Vulture, who is in charge of a group of Indians working for the Japanese.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Avison as penciler with inks by Syd Shores & George Klein.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America Brain Teasers / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur William Nugent [as A. W. Nugent]
Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
Illustrated puzzles intended to teach and instruct as well as an activity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-7-4. Credits per the Masterworks edition.

["Back Again!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Al Gabriele
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Young Allies [Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Toro; Percival Aloysius O'Toole [Knuckles]; Jefferson Worthington Sandervilt; Whitewash Jones; Henry Tinkle [Tubby]]
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad for Young Allies Comics #3 (Spring, 1942), complete with head views of members and the cover.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-7-4.

The Petals of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Duffy; Betty Ross; The Yellow Claw [Captain Elliot] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky must save Betty from the fate inflicted on top military officers: death from the aroma of flowers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition also lists George Klein as an inker. The Yellow Claw in this story is NOT the villain in "Yellow Claw Comics".

[Gruesome Gus] (Table of Contents)

The Imp / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy; adventure
Characters:
The Imp; Jefferson Vandemeer; Gruesome Gus (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Imp is taken prisoner by Gruesome Gus for the purpose of helping the knave plan better dastardly deeds to make more money.
Reprints:

The Commandos (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Clive; the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Captain Clive, of the Australian forces in Malaya, puts together a group of thirty Commandos to conduct nuisance raids against the Japanese forces in Malaya.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Elmer / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Elmer (introduction); Elmer's father; Mr. Mason (bank President)
Synopsis:
In a series of three non-related one page strips, Elmer learns the hard way that trying to do the right thing often leads to bad results.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits taken from the Masterworks edition.

[The Three-Man Blitzkrieg] (Table of Contents)

The Secret Stamp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Spud Sickles; Jerry Dash (newspaper reporter); Mrs. Jones; Mr. Cane; Mr. Lenz (villain)
Synopsis:
While Roddy and Spud engage in a contest to see who can sell the most defense stamps, Roddy runs into three Nazis who aim to create a panic by crippling the city's electric, gas and water supply stations.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Don Rico on pencils and George Klein on inks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
Illustrated club news for Sentinel members, with Cap informing therm that, because of paper shortages, no more club charters will be printed or mailed out. Bucky announces to members that thousands of drawings have poured in in response to the contest that was begun and winners wouldn't be announced until the July issue of Captain America Comics (#16).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-7-4.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. Contents Page
  3. 2. The Horde of the Vulture!
    Captain America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Captain America Brain Teasers
  5. 4. ["Back Again!"]
    The Young Allies
  6. 5. The Petals of Doom!
    Captain America
  7. 6. [Gruesome Gus]
    The Imp
  8. 7. The Commandos
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Elmer
  10. 9. [The Three-Man Blitzkrieg]
    The Secret Stamp
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Borre
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose