(December 1942)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-10-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Complete Photo Story Corp.
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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; the Creeper [as Ambassador John Lissom]
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; torture

[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
Illustrated contents page that lists Stan Lee as Managing Editor and Syd Shores as Associate Editor (indicia lists Martin Goodman as President). There is also a typeset promotional ad for Krazy Comics, Terrytoons Comics and Comedy Comics.
Reprints

The Creeper and the 3 Rubies of Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison [as Syd Shores] (signed)
Inks
Syd Shores [as Vince Alascia] (signed); George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Serge; Dane the Fifth (Highness of Alslavia); The Creeper [Ambassador John Lissom, aka Lisson] (villain, introduction); Eric (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain, cameo)
Synopsis
One of Hitler's agents, the Creeper, steals a tri-rubied treaty ring in hopes of disrupting the signing of a treaty that pledges the last neutral European country to fight alongside the Allies, because he thinks that, when the U.S. ambassador Lissom signs the treaty without wearing the ring he was gifted by the ruler, the country will perceive a slight and choose to throw in with the Axis instead.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Globe; Elby Haunted House

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists writer as unknown, penciler as Syd Shores, and inks by Vince Alascia & unknown and George Klein.

America's Funniest Three! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Cobra Strikes (Table of Contents: 4)

The Human Torch / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky; unknown assistant
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; un-named South American Ambassador; The Cobra (villain, introduction); chauffeur of South American ambassador (villain)
Synopsis
The Torch and Toro spot the kidnapping of the South American Ambassador, but they are gassed by the perpetrators. With Toro still out and maybe dead, the Torch chases the criminals into the lair of the Cobra to rescue the Ambassador from the clutches of the madman and his gang.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists writer as unknown, pencils by Mike Sekowsky & unknown, inker unknown.

Satan and the Sorcerer's Secret! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice; unknown
Inks
George Klein; unknown
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Johnny; Balthar (villain, introduction, sorcerer, death); Satan (villain, introduction, possibly the father of Daimon Hellstrom)
Synopsis
Balthar comes to Bald Mountain in order to study Egyptian writings on how the souls of the dead can be brought back to life, when Satan appears and claims the sorcerer's soul until he can redeem it. How? Bring back the world's greatest champion so that the Prince of Evil can defeat him.....and that man is Captain America!
Reprints
Keywords
Bald Mountain

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the writer as unknown, pencilers as Pierce Rice & unknown, and the inkers as unknown & George Klein.

Catch That Firebug! (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Mickey Forrest; Lieutenant Malone (Policeman); unnamed Police Inspector; "Matches" Birken (villain)
Synopsis
Young Mickey Forrest believes that he can decipher a typewritten code that even top police can't decipher, and when he does, he uncovers the plans of a known arsonist out to set fire to a warehouse.
Reprints
Keywords
Nelson's Warehouse

Wake Up Americans! (Table of Contents: 7)

war stamps / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Goodman ? (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated PSA with Captain America, urging readers to buy war stamps every day.

The Sinister Spies (Table of Contents: 8)

Dippy Diplomat / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Dippy; Swizzelstick (Dippy's military aide); Mergetroide (Dippy's chauffeur); two un-named spies (villains)
Synopsis
Dippy is going to sign a treaty with the United States but decides first to play a game of golf, not knowing two spies are out to kill him before the treaty can be signed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the contents page.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich 2013-1-27.

The Masterworks edition states that Blythe is a pen-name, but the Who's Who disagrees.

Two Smashing Successes! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Silent Hermit (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Paul Rico; ?
Inks
George Klein; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Mr. Colt; Mrs. Colt; The Hermit [Mr. Schores] (villain, introduction, a spy)
Synopsis
Roddy attempts to sell some war stamps to an old hermit, but is led to believe that the old man has little money to keep body and soul together. Roddy's Dad, after hearing the story, tells Roddy to tell the man that he is now hired for his father's defense plant. When the hermit refuses the work, Roddy becomes suspicious and tries to snoop around, but Mr. Schores susprises him, telling Roddy that he intends to blow up the plant!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists writer as unknown, pencil by unknown & Don Rico, and inks by unknown & George Klein.

The last panel states that The Secret Stamp will also be appearing in a new magazine called Kid Komics, which would go on sale September 20, 1942.

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

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated edition of Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News page in which Cap announces the results of the picture contest from Captain America Comics #18. Listed are the 50 winners of the contest, each of whom received a crisp new $1 bill in the mail.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Creeper and the 3 Rubies of Doom!
    Captain America
  4. 3. America's Funniest Three!
  5. 4. The Cobra Strikes
    The Human Torch
  6. 5. Satan and the Sorcerer's Secret!
    Captain America
  7. 6. Catch That Firebug!
  8. 7. Wake Up Americans!
    war stamps
  9. 8. The Sinister Spies
    Dippy Diplomat
  10. 9. Two Smashing Successes!
  11. 10. The Case of the Silent Hermit
    The Secret Stamp
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Sentinels of Liberty Secret Club News
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose