(May 1941)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-03-17
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. 3, May 1941 issue. Single copies 10c. Yearly subscriptions $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
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Bucky; Hunchback [Craig Talbot]
Synopsis
TOC for the issue in text and illustration re the features contained in the issue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

The Return of the Red Skull (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Mike Duffy; Red Skull [George Maxon] (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Red Skull returns from the dead to wreak horrible vengeance on unsuspecting victims, including a phony Cap and Bucky, the brainchildren of a group of thugs.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits from Greg Theakston. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

[Special Offer to the Readers of Captain America] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Hunchback of Hollywood and the Movie Murder (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bernie Klein; George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Mike Duffy; Hawkshaw Brogan; Mark Carstine; Carol Young; Goris Barloff; The Hunchback [Craig Talbot] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Death and terror lurk behind the scenes of a Hollywood movie set as Cap and Bucky hunt a hunchback madman, whose bloody hand seeks to stop the grinding cameras from filming the truth for a liberty loving public.
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Indexer Notes

Ink credits from Greg Theakston. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain America / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Lou Haines (villain); Colonel Stevens (villain)
Synopsis
Lou Haines swears revenge on the life of a Colonel for his being booted out of Camp.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

The Queer Case of the Murdering Butterfly and the Ancient Mummies (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain America / comic story / 11 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]; The Butterfly [Dr. Vitrioli] (villain, introduction, death); Lenny (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Laughing at law and order, the Butterfly loots a museum of its priceless treasures until Captain America and Bucky steps in to clip his wings.
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Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Greg Theakston. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

[Get your new issue of Marvel Comics] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[Atlantis and the False King] (Table of Contents: 8)

Tuk, Cave-boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Tuk; Tanir; Eve; King of Atlantis (Introduction); Soothsayer (Introduction)
Synopsis
Tuk and Tanir help Princess Eve regain her rightful throne in Atlantis.
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Keywords
barbarian

Indexer Notes

Title taken from contents page; synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

The True Story of the Bald Head Message (Table of Contents: 9)

Amazing Spy Adventures / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
spy
Characters
King Darius; Istiaeus
Synopsis
The use of a young servant boy to provide a message to the Ionians completely fools the Persians.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

[Satan and the Subway Disasters] (Table of Contents: 10)

Hurricane / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hurricane; Pluto [S. Devile] (Villain); Scarface Rispoli (Villain)
Synopsis
The use of "infernal death boxes" in causing subway wrecks draws the attention of Hurricane.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from contents page title; synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

[Rushed Hot off the press!] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. Contents page
    Captain America
  3. 2. The Return of the Red Skull
    Captain America
  4. 3. [Special Offer to the Readers of Captain America]
    Sentinels of Liberty
  5. 4. The Hunchback of Hollywood and the Movie Murder
    Captain America
  6. 5. Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge
    Captain America
  7. 6. The Queer Case of the Murdering Butterfly and the Ancient Mummies
    Captain America
  8. 7. [Get your new issue of Marvel Comics]
    Human Torch
  9. 8. [Atlantis and the False King]
    Tuk, Cave-boy
  10. 9. The True Story of the Bald Head Message
    Amazing Spy Adventures
  11. 10. [Satan and the Subway Disasters]
    Hurricane
  12. 11. [Rushed Hot off the press!]
    Human Torch
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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