(November 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-09-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee (managing editor); Syd Shores (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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Syd Shores (signed)
Inks
Syd Shores (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; the Nazis
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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

Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis
Illustrtated contents page with features listed.
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Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover. Lists Stan Lee as Managing Editor and Al Avison as Associate Editor.

The Spawn of the Witch Queen (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Michael Duffy; Spawn of the Witch-Queen [Lawrence Thornton] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
In Egypt, Cap and Bucky defeat the spawn of the Witch Queen and destroy the evil black magic source of his power, the Book of Thoth.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists artist as being unknown.

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 Giants of the Deep! (Table of Contents: 4)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer
Inks
John Jordan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Professor Holz (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
When giant versions of ocean dwelling creatures begin attacking and destroying Allied merchant vessels, Namor investigates and discovers a Nazi plot.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists inker as John Jordan.

The Case of the Killer Shylock (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Curley (candy store owner); Mrs. White; Mr. White (butcher); Toddy White; Charles "Cherry" Chwatt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Secret Stamp must stop a man named Cherry, a shylock racketeer, who has been robbing people for years and committing murder.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks editions lists writer and artist as all unknown.

The Fiend That Was the Fakir! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Michael Duffy; General Haywood; The Fakir (villain, introduction, death); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Steve Rogers' unit has been told that the Japanese are preparing to invade India under the direction of the mysterious Fakir, and it's their job to stop them.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Syd Shores as doing inks.

Two Dangerous Surprises (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tom; Jimmy; Miller (villain); Woods (villain)
Synopsis
Tom and his brother Jimmy run into two masked thugs, who take them prisoner, and watch helplessly as they begin to dig a tunnel to an old Indian pueblo where the Spanish once hid a fortune in gold.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Worried that moths will devour his fur coat, Dippy comes up with an ingenious solution.
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Indexer Notes

No word balloons throughout the strip.

The Case of "The Clammy Things" (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Adam Leeds (Lord High Mayor of London); Dr. Purvis (Dr. Jorlstead's assistant, death); Dr. Destiny [Dr. Jorlstead] (villain, introduction, death); the "Things" (villains, introduction, some die)
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky must face a hoard of grave ridden things that emerge suddenly from the subways of London, all directed by a twisted brain, Dr. Destiny, in his bid to conquer the world.
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the inker as unknown.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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.
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Dizzy Doodles (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lou Paige (signed)
Pencils
Lou Paige (signed)
Inks
Lou Paige (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Lou Paige

Genre
humor
Characters
Bill
Synopsis
A series of fourteen one panel, witty, humorous cartoons.
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Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis
In this monthly feature, Cap announces that he will be divulging the winners of the contest that was begun several months ago. He also asks for reader reaction to having Sub-Mariner as a guest feature in this issue. Bucky welcomes new Club members and also mentions the announcement of contest winners in the next issue. He also provides the Club code message for the month.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Spawn of the Witch Queen
    Captain America
  4. 3. Tops! in Thrills! Mystery! Action! Comedy! Patriotism!
    Captain America Comics
  5. 4. The Giants of the Deep!
    Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. The Case of the Killer Shylock
    The Secret Stamp
  7. 6. The Fiend That Was the Fakir!
    Captain America
  8. 7. Two Dangerous Surprises
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Dippy Diplomat
  10. 9. The Case of "The Clammy Things"
    Captain America
  11. 10. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury"]
  12. 11. Dizzy Doodles
  13. 12. Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
    Sentinels of Liberty
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lionel English
  • Bob Hughes
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose