(April 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-02-02
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

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. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison
Colors
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You started it!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Japanese soldier (supposed to be Hideki Tojo?)
Reprints
Keywords
World War II

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Avison ?
Inks
Al Avison ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis
Illustrated contents page with short synopses for each story therein.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Stan Lee is listed as editor for this issue.

The League of the Unicorn! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison (signed)
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Prince Tsaihoon; Princess Yana; The League of the Unicorns (villains, introduction); King Unicorn Zong [Burton J. Hargraves] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A railroad boss poses as King Zong, leader of the League of Unicorns, an oriental criminal gang that wear helmets with spikes on their foreheads to slay enemies. Zong hopes to profit from sowing discord between China and the Allies, but Cap and Bucky defeat him and hand him over to the police.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Avison as penciller with inks by Syd Shores and George Klein.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Polly Tix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poor thing must be starved!
Genre
humor
Characters
Polly Tix; Mrs. Polly
Synopsis
Polly returns home from what he considers a dull ocean trip, but his wife discovers some hanky-panky that went on.
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The Lighthouse of Horror (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Duffy; Betty Ross; un-named lighthouse keeper; The Looter [Mr. Phillips] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky must stop the activities of 20th Century pirates who are able to block the beam of a lighthouse, causing ships to run aground so they can be looted by the criminals.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Avison doing pencils, George Klein as doing inks.

Wild West (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Grandpop Saunders; Tom Saunders; Blackie Dione [as Oliver Wentworth] (villain)
Synopsis
A notorious gunman and killer in disguise from Chicago appears one day in Butlertown, intent on buying a ranch.....but not just any ranch.....the ranch belonging to Grandpop Saunders, which has a fortune in gold in a mine located on the property.
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[Doctor Sinn] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Imp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; crime
Characters
The Imp; Jefferson Vandemeer; Dr. Sinn (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Imp tangles with Dr. Sinn, who has discovered a book on black magic which reveals magic words that makes Sinn the most powerful man alive!
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The One Man Invasion! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Headline Hunter [Jerry Hunter]; Lord Danvers; Herr Horner (villain); Cramm (villain, Gestapo agent)
Synopsis
A pair of Nazi agents enter the U.S. to kidnap a British newspaper publisher and take him to Germany, all to prevent the publishers' anti-Nazi articles from seeing print.
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Indexer Notes

The story title was taken from the contents page.

Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[Origin of the Secret Stamp] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Secret Stamp, U.S. Defense Agent / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Don Rico (signed)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt] (introduction and origin); Tom Colt; Jerry Dash (reporter); Mr. Williams (banker); Spud Sickles
Synopsis
A group of criminals, who have stolen many defense stamps from Roddy Colt, are threatening to kill a local banker until he pays them $10,000.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Don Rico as penciler and George Klein as inker. First page is a letter to Stan Lee from the State Department complimenting him on the idea of doing a series about a boy selling saving stamps.

[Don't Delay Another Second!] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Captain America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You started it!"]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The League of the Unicorn!
    Captain America
  4. 3. ["Poor thing must be starved!"]
    Polly Tix
  5. 4. The Lighthouse of Horror
    Captain America
  6. 5. Wild West
  7. 6. [Doctor Sinn]
    The Imp
  8. 7. The One Man Invasion!
    Headline Hunter
  9. 8. Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
    Sentinels of Liberty
  10. 9. [Origin of the Secret Stamp]
    The Secret Stamp, U.S. Defense Agent
  11. 10. [Don't Delay Another Second!]
    Captain America
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