(June 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 [small 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

[The Den of Doom!] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Avison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
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 features in the book with brief synopses.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

The Tunnel of Terror! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Otto Binder ?
Pencils:
Al Avison (signed)
Inks:
Syd Shores (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; Betty Ross; Fritz Krone (villain, introduction); Moeller (villain, introduction); other Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
As the Nazis mine a tunnel in the East River, Cap and Bucky shut down a Fifth Column that is attempting to sap American morale to resist Hitler's goons so that New York City can be captured.
Reprints:

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison ?
Inks:
Al Avison ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset (most)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Illustrated house ad for Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-7-27.

To the Land of Nod (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:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
The Imp; Jefferson Vandermeer; Morpheus (introduction, god of sleep--Timely's Sandman!); Nightmare (Morpheus' horse)
Synopsis:
Morpheus decides to give Jefferson the nightmare of his life, but doesn't reckon with the Imp!
Reprints:

["Attention Americans"] (Table of Contents)

Captain America's War Fund / public service announcement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Goodman (signed)
Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Avison
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
Two-page illustrated PSA for Captain America's War Fund, which encourages readers to buy one less comic per month and, instead, send it to Cap's war fund and the money will be forwarded to President Roosevelt in care of the Treasurer of the U.S. to help fight the Japanese.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-7-27.

["Splashing With Thrills!"] (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / 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:
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
Synopsis:
Illustrated house ad for Sub-Mariner Comics #5.
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. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-5.

The Secret of Lost River Cave (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dave; Sam; Mr. Lewis (grocery store owner)
Synopsis:
Behind on the mortgage to the property their mother owns, Dave and Sam agree to sell their mother's diamonds to help pay off that mortgage. However, while on his way to town for that very purpose, Dave discovers strange fish in the Lost River Cave, fish that he can easily sell to pay off that mortgage.
Reprints:

The Invasion From Mars (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Avison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; The Gool [Ludwig] (villain, introduction) and his Martians (villains, introduction, Nazi agents)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky take the fight to a group of Martians who have invaded Gotham City, intending to seize it, but Cap smells a rat when a Martian weapon turns out to be a German Lugar in disguise!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cap operates in Gotham City.

["America's Most Popular Hero!"] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / 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 [Jim Hammond]
Synopsis:
Illustratede house ad for the Spring, 1942 issue of the Human Torch Comics, #7.
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. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-5.

[The Substitute Secret Stamp] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Rico
Inks:
Don Rico
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Spud Sickles; Jerry Dash (news reporter); Mary Sickles; Mr. Corbey; Grandma (villain, introduction); Butch (villain); un-named spy (villain)
Synopsis:
Roddy gets the surprise of his life when he sees another "Secret Stamp" captured by a group of Nazi spies, who have been ordered by Hitler to kill the Secret Stamp!
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America Secret Club News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Avison
Letters:
?; typeset (most)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
Illustrated club page in which Cap urges readers to continue to buy Defense Stamps for victory, while Bucky asks readers how they like The Imp and for them to remain patient while their drawings sent in for a contest are being looked at and judged.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-7-27.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Den of Doom!]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Tunnel of Terror!
    Captain America
  4. 3. ["Don't Delay Another Second!"]
    Captain America
  5. 4. To the Land of Nod
    The Imp
  6. 5. ["Attention Americans"]
    Captain America's War Fund
  7. 6. ["Splashing With Thrills!"]
    Sub-Mariner
  8. 7. The Secret of Lost River Cave
  9. 8. The Invasion From Mars
    Captain America
  10. 9. ["America's Most Popular Hero!"]
    The Human Torch
  11. 10. [The Substitute Secret Stamp]
    The Secret Stamp
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Captain America Secret Club News
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose