(March 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-01-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
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

Issue Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 7-18-09.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.


The Weird Case of the Pygmies of Terror (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Avison (signed)
Inks
Al Avison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Dr. Crime
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[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison ?
Inks
Al Avison ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis
Illustrated contents page, listing each inside feature with short synopsis of each.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

The Terrible Menace of the Pygmies of Terror! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Avison (signed)
Inks
Al Avison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Duffy; Dr. Crime [Dr. Edward Elmgren] (villain, introduction); Professor Gibbs (villain); Jim Barney (villain); Knuckles Sampson (villain, death); Paul Fung (villain, death)
Synopsis
A scientist returns from the Amazon with a secret gas that turns people into the size of pgymies to rob and kill for him, and Cap & Bucky must figure out a way to stop him after being shrunken themselves.
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Don't Delay Another Second! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Sentinels of Liberty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of Rozzo the Rebel (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain America / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Al Avison (signed)
Inks
Al Avison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; President Alvaro; Lotta; Rozzo (villain; introduction, death); Felipe (villain)
Synopsis
Two old comrades, who once swore to share half of the other's wealth in life, suddenly find themselves opposed to one another, even unto the death!
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Indexer Notes

Binder's record books have him writing a Cap story called "Sample Blitz" dated the same month as his other published Cap story in this issue: http://thebookstork.wikispaces.com/Otto+Binder%27s+Pay+Records+Part+1+-+...

[Introducing the Imp] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Imp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Inks
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Chad Grothkopf ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure
Characters
The Imp (introduction); Jefferson Vandermeer; a monster (death); the Spider (villain)
Synopsis
The Imp is called forth to fight a monstrous dragon, and not only causes the beast to drown, but he aids in the capture of the Spider and his men.
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Indexer Notes

The story in told in rhyme. Oddity: the Imp lives in the ear of Jefferson Vandermeer! Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2009-7-18.

Timber! (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pat Cowley; Mr. Cowley; Lamson (villain); Corivan (villain)
Synopsis
Two rival loggers engage in a race to see which could float the most logs down the Red River. The reward? A fat contract with the Ames Lumber Company.
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[The Flaming Horror] (Table of Contents: 7)

Father Time, Nemesis of Evildoers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Father Time [Larry Scott]; Beretti (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis
Father Time must deal with a mobster who has set fire to his own building to collect the insurance. In doing so, he shoots and kills a man, and kidnaps his daughter, to hush up those who know the truth about the situation.
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Indexer Notes

The Father Time feature appears next in Young Allies Comics #3.

The Silent Death? (Table of Contents: 8)

Headline Hunter / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee [as Neel Nats] (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Headline Hunter [Jerry Hunter]; Ed; Guy Stanford (villain, death)
Synopsis
Hunter must deal with an angry group of Londoners who have been led to believe that one of Headline's stories led to the sinking of two British ships by the Nazis.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain America Comics Contest (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
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Your Eyes See! Your Brain Whirls! Your Heart thrills! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Splashing With Thrills! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Sub-Mariner / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Weird Case of the Pygmies of Terror
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
    Captain America
  3. 2. The Terrible Menace of the Pygmies of Terror!
    Captain America
  4. 3. Don't Delay Another Second!
    Sentinels of Liberty
  5. 4. The Case of Rozzo the Rebel
    Captain America
  6. 5. [Introducing the Imp]
    The Imp
  7. 6. Timber!
  8. 7. [The Flaming Horror]
    Father Time, Nemesis of Evildoers
  9. 8. The Silent Death?
    Headline Hunter
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
  11. 10. Captain America Comics Contest
  12. 11. Your Eyes See! Your Brain Whirls! Your Heart thrills!
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  13. 12. Splashing With Thrills!
    Sub-Mariner
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Henry Andrews
  • Nick Caputo
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose