(February 1943)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Complete Photo Story Corp.
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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (inset)
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:
Illustrated table of contents page, listing features and story titles.
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Indexer Notes

This page lists Stan Lee as Editorial & Art Director, and Syd Shores as Associate. The indicia lists Martin Goodman as President. There is also a box promoting Krazy, Terrytoons and Comedy Comics.

The Mystery of the 100 Corpses! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Syd Shores ?
Inks:
Syd Shores ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; Izan (villain, introduction, death?); Gioco (villain, introduction, Izan's assistant)
Synopsis:
Steve and Bucky go skinny-dipping in a quarry when they are interrupted by Izan (Nazi spelled backwards), who has been using the quarry to dump in bodies of victims (dying air raid wardens) that he has used as models to construct look-alikes from his own henchmen. He then uses them to turn on all the lights in the city at midnight to facilitate a Nazi coup.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the writer as unknown, breakdowns by Don Rico, pencils by Don Rico, Ed Winiarshi & unknown, and inks by unknown & George Klein.

Terror At the Shipyards! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Mr. Hetler (villain, introduction); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
The Torch and Toro are invited to the shipyards to witness the launching of new destroyers, when a bottle is thrown at one of the ships, causing an explosion. After stopping another such attempt, the flaming duo follow the villains to their lair and are captured, escaping in time, however, to prevent a wholesale destruction of U.S. warships.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists writer as unknown, penciler as Edd Asch and inks by Harry Fisk.

Battling The Deadly Snapper (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; The Turtle-Man [Rocks Rico, aka the Strangler] (villain, introduction); Killer Bane (villain)
Synopsis:
While Army troops pass by a chain gang in Sinister Swamp, one of the inmates breaks loose and makes his escape. Once Cap, Bucky and some prison guards track him down, he is under the personal protection of the weird Turtle-Man and his band of cut-throats and bandits.
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Keywords:
Swamp Sinister

Indexer Notes

This story takes place during Mardi Gras in 1943. The Masterworks edition lists writer as unknown, penciler as Syd Shores, and inkers as unknown & George Klein.

Head Hunters' Stew (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Diego Smith; Judd A. Smith (Diego's father, an ornithologist); Bill Glammis (pilot); Monk (village cannibal)
Synopsis:
Diego, the son of an ornithologist, attacked by a band of ferocious head hunters, when he runs across the pilot who had flown him and his father to the area.
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The Case of the Bund's Bonds! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; un-named Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Roddy and his friend are drawn to a group selling War Bonds at half price. When the Secret Stamp investigates, he discovers the group to be Nazis, who are bilking people out of their money by selling them counterfeit bonds and using the money to help the Axis win the war!
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Keywords:
All Out Americans Club; Graves Mansion

Indexer Notes

According to the Who's Who, Stan Lee wrote this feature in 1943 (and is the only writer listed), so ? removed. The Masterworks edition lists Oksner as the penciler and inker as unknown, but the Who's Who remarks that Oksner did pencils and inks for this feature, and his name replaces Don Rico ?, who only drew this feature in 1942.

The Idol of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; Mrs. Wallinger (society woman, death); Bill (fisherman); Syd (fisherman); Vince (fisherman); Frank (fisherman); Mrs. Dale (society woman, death?); Mr. Brady (villain, lawyer, death); Prince Ba'rahm (villain, introduction, oriental mystic); Shao (villain, introduction, a dwarf, death); Brady (villain, introduction, death); Frog (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Steve and Bucky witness a weird and awe-inspiring ritual on the water that leads them to investigate a certain Prince Ba'rahm, who is preying upon rich society women.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the writer as unknown, and the art by Don Rico, Ernie Hart, Ed Winiarski, George Klein and unknown.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Mystery of the 100 Corpses!
    Captain America
  4. 3. Terror At the Shipyards!
    The Human Torch
  5. 4. Battling The Deadly Snapper
    Captain America
  6. 5. Head Hunters' Stew
  7. 6. The Case of the Bund's Bonds!
    The Secret Stamp
  8. 7. The Idol of Doom!
    Captain America
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