(August 1941)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-05-05
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

Ringmaster's Wheel of Death (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Betty Ross (image only); the Ringmaster (villain); Red Skull (image only)
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Captain America Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Captain Okada (villain); the Ringmaster (villain); Pepo Laroc; Tom Jason
Synopsis
Illustrated contents page listing the various features w/synopses of many stories.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. The art is from three Captain America splash pages.

The Ringmaster of Death (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby (signed)
Pencils
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Betty Ross; Sergeant Duffy; General Blaine (death); Defense Commissioner Newsome (death); The Ringmaster (villain); Circus Performers [Tommy Thumb; Zandow the Strong Man; Omir the Snake Charmer; Trapeze Trio] (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Steve and Bucky decide to visit the circus for some fun, but its Cap and Bucky that face the Ringmaster's Wheel of Death and its purpose: to allow the villain to place America into a steel vise of terror, using vicious mobsters as his personal Gestapo!
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Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston.

The Gruesome Secret of the Dragon of Death (Table of Contents: 3)

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 Duffy; General Haywood; Commander Phillips; Marie Phillips; Captain Okada (villain, introduction, death); Toshio (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Captain America and Bucky investigate the disappearance of the patrol Boat "Winfield" with its crew, and discover a sinister villain responsible that has his HQ inside a monstrous sea serpent.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

All-Winners Quarterly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; most typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Big, All New Smashing Comic Book!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; the Black Marvel [Daniel Lyons]; the Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; the Angel [Tom Halloway]
Synopsis
Illustrated promotional ad for the features appearing in All-Winners Quarterly #1. Sale date listed as May 10, 1941.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-3-09.

Killers of the Bund (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain America / comic story / 10 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]; the Sentinels of Liberty; Heinrich Schmidt; Bob Schmidt; the Nazis [Hans; Fritz; un-named others] (villains)
Synopsis
When a Nazi Bund beats up a man of German descent (because he won't join up), Captain America and Bucky attack the Bund camp and Cap is captured. Bucky races back to the city and enlists the aid of the Sentinels of Liberty to help rescue Cap and round up the rogues.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston.

Captain America Wants You! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis
Illustrated promotional ad for Cap's Sentinels of Liberty, whose goal was to have 100,000 members by July 4, 1941.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence and all info added by Craig Delich 1-3-09.

Captain America and the Ruby Robbers (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Jerry Briggs; Mr. Briggs; Muggsy (villain)
Synopsis
Jerry has just attended his first meeting of the Sentinels of Liberty, but wishes someday to acutally see Captain America in the flesh. However, when his father finds out where he has been, he forbids his son to attend any more meetings because he believes that Cap is a fake. Both are in for the surprise of their life when Cap does appear.....to stop the theft of a large ruby.
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The Terror That Was Devil's Island (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain America / comic story / 5.5 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]; Tom Jason; Pepo Laroc (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Steve and Bucky visit a POW at Devil's Island, but are alarmed at his physical condition and obvious fear of the prison's commandant. So, Captain America and Bucky decide to get to the bottom of the situation as only they can.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston.

[You can't miss...] (Table of Contents: 9)

Marvel Mystery Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]
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Indexer Notes

Illustrated ad for Marvel Mystery Comics #21, depicting its cover with text.

Meet "Headline" Hunter -- Foreign Correspondent (Table of Contents: 10)

Headline Hunter, Foreign Correspondent / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Headline Hunter [Jerry Hunter]; Ambassador Jordan; Mr. Billings; Mr. Crawford; Mr. Cooles (villain)
Synopsis
Hunter is called to the American Embassy in London to investigate the theft of the Ambassador's briefcase which contained the food contract between America and England. If it isn't recovered within 24 hours,the Nazis will learn the locations of Allied convoys and sink them.
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[Weird Stories from the Dark Ages] (Table of Contents: 11)

Tuk, Caveboy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Tuk; Tanir; Bonzo (villain, death)
Synopsis
Tuk makes haste to save his friend Tanir from the evil clutches of Bonzo.
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Keywords
barbarian

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. The main splash MAY have art by Simon and Kirby.

[The Miser and the Counterfeit Millions] (Table of Contents: 12)

Hurricane, Master of Speed / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hurricane [Harry Kane]; Horace Flinthart (villain, death); Nick (villain)
Synopsis
Hurricane sees a connection between a retired financier giving millions away to charity and the fact that the Master of Speed is getting counterfeit bills from every bank he seeks to get change from.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ringmaster's Wheel of Death
    Captain America
  2. 1. Captain America Contents
    Captain America
  3. 2. The Ringmaster of Death
    Captain America
  4. 3. The Gruesome Secret of the Dragon of Death
    Captain America
  5. 4. ["Big, All New Smashing Comic Book!"]
    All-Winners Quarterly
  6. 5. Killers of the Bund
    Captain America
  7. 6. Captain America Wants You!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  8. 7. Captain America and the Ruby Robbers
    Captain America
  9. 8. The Terror That Was Devil's Island
    Captain America
  10. 9. [You can't miss...]
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  11. 10. Meet "Headline" Hunter -- Foreign Correspondent
    Headline Hunter, Foreign Correspondent
  12. 11. [Weird Stories from the Dark Ages]
    Tuk, Caveboy
  13. 12. [The Miser and the Counterfeit Millions]
    Hurricane, Master of Speed
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Mark Boyer
  • Henry Andrews
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose