(September 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-07-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee (managing editor); Al Avison (associate editor)
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. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Syd Shores; George Klein
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; the Japanese
Reprints
Keywords
stereotyping of the Japanese; swords; World War II

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition states pencils only by Al Avison, inks by Syd Shores & George Klein.

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Al Avison
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis
Contents page featuring features in the issue plus an ad for Terry Toons Comics.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Mentions Stan Lee as Managing Editor and Al Avison as Associate Editor.

Bowling Alley of Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Duffy; Gigo [Peter G. Higorovitch] (villain, introduction); The Holy Ring (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Gigo, a member of the Czar's nobility, owns a bowling alley where the kingpins of the officer's alley are hollowed out to fit .22 bullet guns and a catapult sends them sailing towards their intended victims. Gigo hates all democracies, but Cap and Bucky put a stop to his killings and hand him over to police.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Avison on pencils and Syd Shores & George Klein as inkers.

[Tops! in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism!] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Tomb of Horror! (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain America / comic story / 11.5 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Avison; George Klein
Inks
Syd Shores; George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Michael Duffy; Professor Wembley; Betty Ross (in dream); Black Toad (villain, appears in dream); Black Talon [as Professor Wembley (in dream sequence)] (villain)
Synopsis
Steve and Bucky are told by Sgt. Duffy that they must assist a professor as he makes his way to the pyramids, where he is to search for a priceless hieroglyphic.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists pencils by Al Avison & George Klein, inks by Syd Shores & George Klein. Last half of page 12 is an un-illustrated ad for Terry Toons Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Morgenthal, Jr. (credited)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury
Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
The publishers donated this space, on behalf of the U.S. Savings Bonds and War Stamps campaign, to published a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., encouraging the boys and girls of America to buy at least one 10 cent Savings Stamp each week to help the war effort.
Reprints

The Yanks Are Coming! (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pvt. Pete Jones; the Japanese (villains, many die)
Synopsis
Young draftee Pete Jones always wanted a chance to get at those rats [refering to the Japanese] as they attempted to overthrow the democracies of the world.....and he gets his chance and makes good!
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The Mikado's Super Shell! (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain America / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Betty Ross; The Paw (villain, introduction, death); the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Cap learns that the Paw and his Japanese co-horts have captured Betty, so he heads for Japan to find her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Al Avison as penciler with Syd Shores & George Klein as inkers.

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

Percy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsy [as Sekowsky] (signed)
Inks
George Klein [as Klein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Percy
Synopsis
Percy decides to visit the circus that comes to town, and, for fun, decides to use his slingshot on the gorilla......with surprising results!
Reprints

Marvel Mystery Comics Line Up of Thrills! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[Enter: The Fighting Fool] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Fighting Fool / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
The Fighting Fool [Wade Huston] (introduction); Napoleon Sack (member of the Free-French Army); Herr Mongrel (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Retired from the Anzac Army because he was shot by the enemy in both lungs, Wade Huston decides to head for America and battle against Fifth Columnists there.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last panel of the story is an ad for Terry Toons Comics.

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

Dippy Diplomat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Guy Blythe (signed)
Pencils
Guy Blythe (signed)
Inks
Guy Blythe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Dippy Diplomat
Synopsis
Dippy has hired some movers to help him move his belongings, but he ends up doing most of the work.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No word balloons throughout sequence.

The Case of the "Costumed Crook" (Table of Contents: 12)

The Secret Stamp / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Al Avison ?; Don Rico ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Miss Brooks (Roddy's teacher); Spud; Mr. Bruce; Spike (villain)
Synopsis
A pair of criminals knock out Roddy, steal his costumne, and impersonate the Secret Stamp in order to gain entrance to a party and to steal some valuable jewels.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Dippy Diplomat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Guy Blythe (signed)
Pencils
Guy Blythe (signed)
Inks
Guy Blythe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Dippy Diplomat
Synopsis
Dippy visits several water related shows at the local zoo, which reminds him that it's time for his bath.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No word balloons throughout sequence.

Sentinels of Liberty Page (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset (most)

Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Red Skull [George Maxon]
Synopsis
Illustrated page that announces a new big contest. An illustration is shown, that has many obvious mistakes in it. Readers are asked to locate and list as many as they can find, then mail form into Timely Editorial offices by August 1st. 50 $1 prizes will be awarded. Also listed are Club code passwords.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Krazy Komics (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Krazy Komics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. Bowling Alley of Death!
    Captain America
  4. 3. [Tops! in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism!]
    Captain America Comics
  5. 4. The Tomb of Horror!
    Captain America
  6. 5. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury"]
  7. 6. The Yanks Are Coming!
  8. 7. The Mikado's Super Shell!
    Captain America
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Percy
  10. 9. Marvel Mystery Comics Line Up of Thrills!
    Marvel Comics
  11. 10. [Enter: The Fighting Fool]
    The Fighting Fool
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Dippy Diplomat
  13. 12. The Case of the "Costumed Crook"
    The Secret Stamp
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Dippy Diplomat
  15. 14. Sentinels of Liberty Page
    Sentinels of Liberty
  16. 15. Krazy Komics
    Krazy Komics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lionel English
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • 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