(December 1941)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-09-30
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

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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Bucky; The Black Talon
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 6-6-09. Inks credit from Greg Theakston.

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Bucky; The Black Talon
Synopsis
Contents page, listing all the features with brief story recaps and a few illustrations.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Some info added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

The White Death (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The White Death [Manuel Perez] (introduction; villain); Matthew Clinton (introduction; villain); Lucy Harrow; Jim Slade (death); Phillip Avery (death)
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky must tackle a white cloaked, hideous figure that stalks the halls of the mansion of the late Josiah Harrow....a figure that has chosen the duo as its next target for death!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

Inks:
1) According to the printed credit, it says Simon.
2) Klein (as ghost penciller) suggested by Mitchell and Steve Dasinger. See reprints.

The Man Who Could Not Die-- (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Detective Mahoney; Betty Ross; Sergeant Duffy; Nick Pinto (introduction; villain; death); Tony Scarlatti (introduction; villain; death); an un-named doctor (introduction; villain; death); Spike (villain); Muggsy (villain)
Synopsis
When criminal Nick Pinto was strapped into the electric chair and executed, Cap and Bucky are more than a little concerned when another criminal, responsible for sending Pinto to his death, calls Police HQ with his last breath and tells them that Pinto has just fatally shot him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ink credit from Greg Theakston. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

Death in the Alps (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Warren Kremer
Inks
Warren Kremer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Headline Hunter [Jerry Hunter]; Shultz (death); von Groser; Hans (villain); un-named masked leader (villain; death)
Synopsis
Headline Hunter heads for Switzerland in response to many strange accidents that are occuring there, but when he arrives he has to stop another "strange" accident that he gets in the middle of.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

Dead Man's Ring (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
7 un-named Indians; Paul Martin (villain; death)
Synopsis
In years past, much gold had been buried with Chief Little Eagle. Now Paul Martin, having murdered the only living man who knew the location of this treasure, was attempting to locate the burial spot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Most info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

The Case of the Black Talon (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain America / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Rafael Miller (death); Sergeant Duffy; Oliver Simms (death); The Black Talon [Pascal Horta] (introduction; origin; villain); Red (villain); Slugger (villain); Strangler Burns (villain; death); Dr. Steiner
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky have a devilish time in cornering an insane murderer who, forced by fate to paint horrendous portraits, decides to paint these type of paintings of the men he intends to murder!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ink credits from Greg Theakston. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

Crime Goes to Press (Table of Contents: 7)

Hurricane, Master of Speed / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hurricane [Harry Kane]; Mr. Brown; John Smithers (villain; death)
Synopsis
The Master of Speed decides to get a job at "The Daily Star," a newspaper whose editor has been threatened and roughed up because he writes articles about the town's racketeers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[The Bombs of Doom] (Table of Contents: 9)

Father Time / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Al Avison (signed)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Father Time [Larry Scott]; John Peters (death); Senator Rogers (death); Zarpo (introduction; villain; death)
Synopsis
After having his invention (a bomb that would detonate after being near a human being for 5 minutes) turned down by the government as "silly," a crazed inventor decides to use that weapon against the government.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the TOC. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-6-09.

[As New and Exciting As Today's News!] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Marvel Mystery Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
    Captain America
  3. 2. The White Death
    Captain America
  4. 3. The Man Who Could Not Die--
    Captain America
  5. 4. Death in the Alps
    Headline Hunter, Foreign Correspondent
  6. 5. Dead Man's Ring
  7. 6. The Case of the Black Talon
    Captain America
  8. 7. Crime Goes to Press
    Hurricane, Master of Speed
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
  10. 9. [The Bombs of Doom]
    Father Time
  11. 10. [As New and Exciting As Today's News!]
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Mystic Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose