(April 1941)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-02-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing
Joe Simon
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

Issue Notes

CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS published monthly by Timely Comics, Inc., Meriden, Conn. Entered as second class matter at the post office, Meriden, Conn. Entire contents copyright 1941 by Timely Comics, Inc., 330 W. 42nd St., N. Y., N. Y. Vol. 2 No. 2, April 1941 issues. Yearly subscription $1.00. Printed in U.S.A.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 2.


Contents page (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain America / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Bucky; Adolf Hitler
Synopsis
TOC page with text and art re the stories and features that are contained inside the issue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.

The Ageless Orientals Who Wouldn't Die!! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Betty Ross; Benson (villain, introduction); J. Finley (villain, introduction, death); Oriental giants (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky must battle huge oriental giants that came from Tibet, and the master that controlled them, to prevent widespread carnage and destruction.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ink credit from Greg Theakston. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.

[A Message from Captain America] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Trapped in the Nazi Stronghold (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Mike Duffy; Henry Baldwin; Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Goring (villain); Agent 3-21 (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky cross the ocean to challenge the fury of Nazi guns and dive bombing Stukas, staging a two-man Blitz in the stronghold of Hitler himself, as they effect a daring rescue!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.

The Wax Statue That Struck Death (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Mike Duffy; The Wax Man [Mayor Dobbs] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
As America's greatest statesmen vanish and die, smothered in death masks made of wax, Captain America and Bucky endeavor to bring justice as well as doom to the Wax-Man's gory dungeons.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.

Short Circuit (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain America / text story / 1.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Herr Glotz (villain)
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky stop the attempts of the Nazis to blow up the camp recreation hall from a mine shaft running underneath it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.

[Next month, by popular Demand--] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.34 page (report information)

The Valley of the Mist (Table of Contents: 8)

Tuk, Caveboy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Gabrielle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Tuk; Tanir; Princess Eve (intrduction); King Amir (introduction); Hairy Ones (villains, introduction, death); Witches of Endor (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Tuk and Ranir save King Amir and his people from the hairy ones, and in return, he gives directions to the pair to the famed Atlantis.
Reprints
Keywords
barbarian

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits from Greg Theakston. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-08.

[The Devil and the Green Plague] (Table of Contents: 9)

Hurricane, Master of Speed / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Kirby

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hurricane [Michael Gray] [aka Michael Jupiter]; Dr. Ralph Rand (introduction); Dr. Ruth Holden (scientist, introduction); General Ortiz (introduction, cameo); Dr. Clay (as a shrunken head, introduction, death); Pluto (villain, cameo); The Great Kepiquoatzi (villain, Jivaro's leader, introduction, death); the Jivaro headhunters (villains, introduction for all, all die); Axti (villain, a Jivaro priest, introduction, death); Xelak (villain, a porter, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Hurricane agrees to accompany the Holden expedition into the Matto Grasso, where they will join a Doctor Clay, who is battling a strange body wasting disease that is killing thousands there daily.
Reprints
Keywords
Jivaros; Matto Grasso

Indexer Notes

Note: the contents page title is used as story title, and Hurricane is "Michael Gray" in this story (although he is called "Michael Jupiter" in the 8th panel on page 7). The title page refers to the story as "The Green Plague of Pluto".

Inker credit from Greg Theakston.

Letterer credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Trapped in the Nazi Stronghold!
    Captain America
  2. 1. Contents page
    Captain America
  3. 2. The Ageless Orientals Who Wouldn't Die!!
    Captain America
  4. 3. [A Message from Captain America]
    Sentinels of Liberty
  5. 4. Trapped in the Nazi Stronghold
    Captain America
  6. 5. The Wax Statue That Struck Death
    Captain America
  7. 6. Short Circuit
    Captain America
  8. 7. [Next month, by popular Demand--]
  9. 8. The Valley of the Mist
    Tuk, Caveboy
  10. 9. [The Devil and the Green Plague]
    Hurricane, Master of Speed
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dan Kocher
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Andrews
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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