(June 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Brand
Timely Comics [small shield]
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.


[The Den of Doom!] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
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[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 listing features in the book with brief synopses.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

The Tunnel of Terror! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; Betty Ross; Fritz Krone (villain, introduction); Moeller (villain, introduction); other Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
As the Nazis mine a tunnel in the East River, Cap and Bucky shut down a Fifth Column that is attempting to sap American morale to resist Hitler's goons so that New York City can be captured.
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Indexer Notes

On Binder's list as "Sample Blitz" October 1941.

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

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

To the Land of Nod (Table of Contents: 4)

The Imp / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Imp; Jefferson Vandermeer; Morpheus (introduction, god of sleep--Timely's Sandman!); Nightmare (Morpheus' horse)
Synopsis
Morpheus decides to give Jefferson the nightmare of his life, but doesn't reckon with the Imp!
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain America's War Fund / public service announcement / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Goodman (signed)
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Attention Americans
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis
Two-page illustrated PSA for Captain America's War Fund, which encourages readers to buy one less comic per month and, instead, send it to Cap's war fund and the money will be forwarded to President Roosevelt in care of the Treasurer of the U.S. to help fight the Japanese.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-7-27.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of Lost River Cave (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dave; Sam; Mr. Lewis (grocery store owner)
Synopsis
Behind on the mortgage to the property their mother owns, Dave and Sam agree to sell their mother's diamonds to help pay off that mortgage. However, while on his way to town for that very purpose, Dave discovers strange fish in the Lost River Cave, fish that he can easily sell to pay off that mortgage.
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The Invasion From Mars (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; The Gool [Ludwig] (villain, introduction) and his Martians (villains, introduction, Nazi agents)
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky take the fight to a group of Martians who have invaded Gotham City, intending to seize it, but Cap smells a rat when a Martian weapon turns out to be a German Lugar in disguise!
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Indexer Notes

Cap operates in Gotham City. Story credit from Otto Binder's list: "Martians" December, 1941.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[The Substitute Secret Stamp] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Secret Stamp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Don Rico ?
Inks
Don Rico ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Spud Sickles; Jerry Dash (news reporter); Mary Sickles; Mr. Corbey; Grandma (villain, introduction); Butch (villain); un-named spy (villain)
Synopsis
Roddy gets the surprise of his life when he sees another "Secret Stamp" captured by a group of Nazi spies, who have been ordered by Hitler to kill the Secret Stamp!
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Indexer Notes

art credit from AtlasTales.com

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

Captain America Secret Club News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison
Letters
?; typeset (most)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis
Illustrated club page in which Cap urges readers to continue to buy Defense Stamps for victory, while Bucky asks readers how they like The Imp and for them to remain patient while their drawings sent in for a contest are being looked at and judged.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-7-27.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Den of Doom!]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Tunnel of Terror!
    Captain America
  4. 3. ["Don't Delay Another Second!"]
    Captain America
  5. 4. To the Land of Nod
    The Imp
  6. 5. ["Attention Americans"]
    Captain America's War Fund
  7. 6. ["Splashing With Thrills!"]
    Sub-Mariner
  8. 7. The Secret of Lost River Cave
  9. 8. The Invasion From Mars
    Captain America
  10. 9. ["America's Most Popular Hero!"]
    The Human Torch
  11. 10. [The Substitute Secret Stamp]
    The Secret Stamp
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Captain America Secret Club News
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dan Kocher
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose