(July 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

["Red Skull's cry of alarm rings out as Captain America crashes into his terror chamber!"] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison [as A. Avison] (signed)
Inks:
Al Avison [as A. Avison] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]
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]

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

The Horror of the Seas (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Duffy; Betty Ross; Eddie (death); Sally (death); The Hooded Horror (villain, introduction); the Sea People and their Ruler (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky encounter a race of undersea people that have built a temple to their goddess Lai-Son beneath the reef where they sacrifice the townspeople under the command of a Nazi who plans to use them as the spearhead of an invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Manly Wade Wellman as writer and Syd Shores & George Klein with the inks.

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

Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Illustrated house ad for Cap's Sentinels of Liberty, asking readers to join up.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-15.

The Imp and the Pirates (Table of Contents)

Imp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
The Imp; Jefferson Vandermeer; group of pirates (villains)
Synopsis:
Jefferson and the Imp set out to uncover some pirate treasure, then run into a blood thirsty group of pirates determined not to let them have it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Contents page title; illustrations of Stan Lee and Chad Grothkopf on page 1; last appearance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Percy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Percy; Sally
Synopsis:
Percy's attempts to impressive a girl with his roller skating backfires on him.....big time!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-15. Art credits per Masterworks edition.

Pacific Voyage (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dick; un-named partner of Dick's
Synopsis:
Dick and his friend decide to sail back to the United States from China by sailing aboard a Chinese Junk they purchased, but the trip is anything but delightful.
Reprints:

Red Skull's Deadly Revenge (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Duffy; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt] (villain, apparently dies); Brute Benson (villain, death); Duke Shores (villain); Igor (villain)
Synopsis:
The Red Skull sets out to trap the famed Captain America and succeeds, then takes over Cap's costumed identity, attempting to dishonor the name of America's hero!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Syd Shores & George Klein as inkers. Captain America is unmasked in this story and his identity revealed to the Red Skull. The Red Skull's next appearance is in Young Allies Comics #4 [his true face is also shown in this story in the guise of an expert archer].

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Illustrated house page, which gives the names of the winners of the Captain America Coloring Page Contest, the 1st prize of $50 going to Vincent McQuaid of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the 2nd prize of $15 going to Candido Gomez, Jr. of Tampa, Florida. Also listed are the names of the 35 $1 winners, plus the Sentinels Code Passwords of the Month are given.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-9-15.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Joker 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:
humor
Characters:
Powerhouse Pepper; Dippy Diplomat; Tessie the Typist
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Joker Comics #2, with cover illustrated by Basil Wolverton.
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.

Murder in Cross Lane (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]; Jerry Dash (reporter); Mr. Snull (railroad ticket agent); Spud Sickles; Titus Locke (villain)
Synopsis:
When Roddy's reporter friend, Jerry Dash, is accused of murdering a fellow reporter, the Secret Stamp goes into action to save his life from an angry mob.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Mike Sekowsky as possible penciler and Paul Reinman as possible inker, but the Who's Who doesn't indicate that neither of these artists ever worked on this strip. Added by Craig Delich 2013-2-11.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Red Skull's cry of alarm rings out as Captain America crashes into his terror chamber!"]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Horror of the Seas
    Captain America
  4. 3. ["Don't Delay Another Second!"]
    Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty
  5. 4. The Imp and the Pirates
    Imp
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Percy
  7. 6. Pacific Voyage
  8. 7. Red Skull's Deadly Revenge
    Captain America
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Joker Comics
  11. 10. Murder in Cross Lane
    The Secret Stamp
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry Andrews
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose