(October 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)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Reprints:
Keywords:
caskets; coffins

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Avison
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
Illustrated contents page listing features in the issue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Lists Stan Lee as Managing Editor and Al Avison as Associate Editor.

The Crocodile Strikes! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 17 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 Michael Duffy; Thomas (servant, death); Mrs. Crawford; Jane Crawford (Mrs. Crawford's grand-daughter); Mose (servant); Professor Ratcher (writer compiling history of the Crawford family, death); The Reptile [Freeman Mosher] (villain, introduction, gardener for Mrs. Crawford)
Synopsis:
Freeman Mosher dons a crocodile costume in order to seek out a fortune in jewels hidden in an old plantation's bedpost, but Cap and Bucky put "paid" to his plans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits corrected from info at atlastales.com. The Masterworks edition lists George Klein as additional inker. The Masterworks edition, for this story, has "The Case of the Haunted Mansion" at the top of each page.

Tops! in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism! (Table of Contents)

Captain America 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:
typeset

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Illustrated house ad for Captain America Comics and appeal to readers to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.
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 Vines of Doom (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Bellman
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; John A. Hart (death); Gordon (villain, deep-sea diver)
Synopsis:
The Torch must overcome a killer plant known as The Bloodsucker in order to unravel the mystery of a hidden treasure.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title of story taken from contents page.

Kid Patriotism Vs. the Reich (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bricks Lee; Smitty; Smiley; Johnnsie; Gramps Huston; the Nazis (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
Gramps becomes a hero to the U.S. military, as well as the boys, when he devises a plan to attach a red buoy to a Nazi submarine, thus alerting Army Air Forces of their location.
Reprints:

Your Life Depends On It! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 4 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]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Hideki Tojo (villain)
Synopsis:
After finishing off a group of spies, Cap explains to Bucky [and all readers] exactly why such deeds are making America a safer place to live and why the fight is being made against the Germans and Japanese. Readers are implored to buy more U.S. Savings Bonds and Stamps to assure victory.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A war bond drive special feature. The Masterworks edition lists Al Avison as doing only pencils with unknown inker.

On to Berlin! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; General Spenser; Herr Demon (villain, introduction, death); Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis [Kurt; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
The Nazis kidnap General Spenser to get vital information from him re U.S. attacks on Germany. When volunteers are asked for to help rescue the General, Pvt. Steve Rogers refuses to volunteer, and Bucky thinks him a coward.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Avison as only doing pencils, with Syd Shores and George Klein doing inks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Terry Toons 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:
?

Characters:
Sarge
Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Terry Toons Comics.
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.

Roddy's Double Trouble (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Napoleon Spud Sickles; Pete; Bobby; Jane
Synopsis:
Spud and Pete devise a way to get back at Roddy: one will dress as the Secret Stamp and help rescue Jane from a dire villain.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who verifies Lee as the writer in 1942, so ? removed by Craig Delich 2013-2-11.

Marvel Mystery Comics Line Up of Thrills! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Gary [as Gary] (signed)
Inks:
Sam Gary [as Gary] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Vision [Aarkus]; Jimmy Jupiter; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Terry Vance; Dr. Watson (Terry's monkey); The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; The Angel [Thomas Halloway]; The Patriot [Jeffrey Mace]
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad for Marvel Mystery Comics.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lee and Gary signed this piece and are, most likely, two separate people. Sam Gary did such house ads in 1942 and Stan Lee wrote such ads from 1941-43. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-5.

Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
In this monthly feature, Cap talks a little about the entries for last month's contest and the fact that the Humman Torch and Toro are helping him judge the contest. He also mentions that, beginning with this issue, the Torch would be regularly featured in Captain America Comics. Bucky talks a little about this issue's adventure with Cap as a commando, then provides the monthly Club code passwords.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Found on the inisde back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Crocodile Strikes!
    Captain America
  4. 3. Tops! in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism!
    Captain America Comics
  5. 4. The Vines of Doom
    Human Torch
  6. 5. Kid Patriotism Vs. the Reich
  7. 6. Your Life Depends On It!
    Captain America
  8. 7. On to Berlin!
    Captain America
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Terry Toons Comics
  10. 9. Roddy's Double Trouble
    The Secret Stamp
  11. 10. Marvel Mystery Comics Line Up of Thrills!
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  12. 11. Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
    Sentinels of Liberty
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose