(March 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); the Japanese
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, listing features and story titles. Also includes a promo for Krazy, Terrytoons and Comedy Comics.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lists Stan Lee as Editorial and Art Director, and Syd Shores as Associate. The indicia lists Martin Goodman as President.

The Vampire Strikes! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 20 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; Joe Dawson (soldier); Count Varnis (villain, a vampire, introduction, death); Count Varnis' assistant (villain)
Synopsis:
The General orders Sgt. Duffy to hand-pick three men to place a searchlight on top of Vampire's Mountain, and he selects Joe Dawson, Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes. They run into a vampire, who succeeds in drinking the blood of Dawson, thus turning him into a vampire.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Camp Lehigh; Vampire's Mountain

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists writer as unknown, pencilers as Syd Shores and Al Gabriele, and inks by George Klein & unknown.

[Next Issue] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement for Captain America Comics #25, featuring the story of the "Unknown World".
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Indexer Notes

It is mentioned in this promo that this story was adapted from the man who wrote "The Girl in the Golden Atom" [Ray Cummings, the story appearing in 1922].

The Monument Murder (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; George Washington (image only); Thomas Jefferson (image only); Abraham Lincoln (image only); Theodore Roosevelt (image only); Mr. Ward; Eric (villain, Ward's brother-in-law, refugee sculptor, death)
Synopsis:
The Torch and Toro are asked, as patriotic citizens, to travel to Mount Rushmore to clean up the base of the memorial of its scrap rock, and, in the process, Toro is shot.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mount Rushmore

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the art on the story by Harry Fisk. The story is set at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota, shortly after the presidential monument was finished.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Lee-Mike-Gantz] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Lee-Mike-Gantz] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Andy Wolf; Bertie Mouse; Gandy Goose
Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement for Terrytoons Comics, featuring three of the book feature characters.
Reprints:

Meet the Eel of Horror Harbor! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 18 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; The Eel (villain, introduction, death?); Eeel's gang [Muskels; others un-named] (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Steve and Bucky gets jobs at a local shipyard which has experienced mysterious ship sinkings, all without the use of explosives.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Horror Harbor; The Daily Star (newspaper)

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists writer as unknown, breakdowns by Syd Shores, pencils by Al Avison & Al Gabriele, and inks by George Klein & unknown.

A Nosey Guy (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lieutenant Peter Wilson; Commander Bill Ryder; Todd Winters; Mel Griffin; Steve
Synopsis:
Transport flyer Lt. Wilson and his crew had been forced down and, because they dared to investigate why, were chewed out by their superior for being too nosey. However, when tyey save the life of their superior's mother, things change.
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Blondes of a Different Color (Table of Contents)

Dippy Diplomat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dippy Diplomat; Swizzlestick (Dippy's aide); un-named bank president; un-named war bond thieves (villains)
Synopsis:
Dippy attempts to protect the arrival of a million dollars in war bonds...and ends up in jail.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from contents page.

The Mystery of the Song of the Wind (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Thomas Trimble; Miss Jones (teacher); Blimp; Mike (villain); Schultz (villain)
Synopsis:
Roddy and Thomas are mystified as to why five people have checked out a book titled "Song of the Wind" for two weeks, then return the book the very next day. Following one of these people to their residence, Roddy discovers the man is using an ultra-violet lamp to "read" the book.....and decides the Secret Stamp needs to look into the matter.
Reprints:

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 Don Rico ? as artist, but the Who's Who remarks that Oksner did pencils and inks for this feature in 1943, and his name replaces Don Rico ?, who only drew this feature in 1942.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Vampire Strikes!
    Captain America
  4. 3. [Next Issue]
    Captain America Comics
  5. 4. The Monument Murder
    Human Torch
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Terrytoons
  7. 6. Meet the Eel of Horror Harbor!
    Captain America
  8. 7. A Nosey Guy
  9. 8. Blondes of a Different Color
    Dippy Diplomat
  10. 9. The Mystery of the Song of the Wind
    The Secret Stamp
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