(November 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:
Syd Shores (signed)
Inks:
Syd Shores (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Nazis
Reprints:

[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:
Illustrtated contents page with features listed.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Spawn of the Witch Queen (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 16 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. Michael Duffy; Spawn of the Witch-Queen [Lawrence Thornton] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
In Egypt, Cap and Bucky defeat the spawn of the Witch Queen and destroy the evil black magic source of his power, the Book of Thoth.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists artist as being unknown.

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 promotional house ad for Captain America Comics, and a plea for readers to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty.
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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.

Giants of the Deep! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Pfeufer
Inks:
Carl Pfeufer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Professor Holz (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
When giant versions of ocean dwelling creatures begin attacking and destroying Allied merchant vessels, Namor investigates and discovers a Nazi plot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists inker as John Jordan.

The Case of the Killer Shylock (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]; Curley (candy store owner); Mrs. White; Mr. White (butcher); Toddy White; Charles "Cherry" Chwatt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Secret Stamp must stop a man named Cherry, a shylock racketeer, who has been robbing people for years and committing murder.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks editions lists writer and artist as all unknown.

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

The Fiend That Was the Fakir! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 15 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. Michael Duffy; General Haywood; The Fakir (villain, introduction, death); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Steve Rogers' unit has been told that the Japanese are preparing to invade India under the direction of the mysterious Fakir, and it's their job to stop them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Syd Shores as doing inks.

Two Dangerous Surprises (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tom; Jimmy; Miller (villain); Woods (villain)
Synopsis:
Tom and his brother Jimmy run into two masked thugs, who take them prisoner, and watch helplessly as they begin to dig a tunnel to an old Indian pueblo where the Spanish once hid a fortune in gold.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dippy Diplomat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Guy Blythe (signed)
Pencils:
Guy Blythe (signed)
Inks:
Guy Blythe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Humor
Characters:
Dippy Diplomat
Synopsis:
Worried that moths will devour his fur coat, Dippy comes up with an ingenious solution.
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Indexer Notes

No word balloons throughout the strip.

The Case of "The Clammy Things" (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Adam Leeds (Lord High Mayor of London); Dr. Purvis (Dr. Jorlstead's assistant, death); Dr. Destiny [Dr. Jorlstead] (villain, introduction, death); the "Things" (villains, introduction, some die)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky must face a hoard of grave ridden things that emerge suddenly from the subways of London, all directed by a twisted brain, Dr. Destiny, in his bid to conquer the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the inker as unknown.

["A special message to the boys and girls of America..."] (Table of Contents)

U.S. Savings Stamps / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
A special letter from Henry Morgenthal, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury, to the boys and girls of America, asking them to buy at least one 10 cent savings stamp each week.
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Dizzy Doodles (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Paige (signed)
Pencils:
Lou Paige (signed)
Inks:
Lou Paige (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Lou Paige

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill
Synopsis:
A series of fourteen one panel, witty, humorous cartoons.
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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 announces that he will be divulging the winners of the contest that was begun several months ago. He also asks for reader reaction to having Sub-Mariner as a guest feature in this issue. Bucky welcomes new Club members and also mentions the announcement of contest winners in the next issue. He also provides the Club code message for the month.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Spawn of the Witch Queen
    Captain America
  4. 3. Tops! in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism!
    Captain America Comics
  5. 4. Giants of the Deep!
    Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. The Case of the Killer Shylock
    The Secret Stamp
  7. 6. The Fiend That Was the Fakir!
    Captain America
  8. 7. Two Dangerous Surprises
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Dippy Diplomat
  10. 9. The Case of "The Clammy Things"
    Captain America
  11. 10. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America..."]
    U.S. Savings Stamps
  12. 11. Dizzy Doodles
  13. 12. Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
    Sentinels of Liberty
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose