(January 1943)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Complete Photo Story Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee (editorial and art director); Syd Shores (associate)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (inset); the Japanese
Reprints:

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain America / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Avison
Inks:
Al Avison
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Synopsis:
Illustrattion contents page which lists features inside w/story titles. Stan Lee is listed as Editorial and Art Director, and Syd Shores as Associate. Page also has promo box for Krazy, Terrytoons and Comedy Comics.
Reprints:

The Vault of the Doomed! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski; unknown
Inks:
unknown; Ernie Hart; George Klein.
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Congressman Barlow (head of Anti-Nazi Committee, death); Sam (Barlow's chauffeur); John Barlow (image only); un-named woman; Judge Cohn (death); Dr. Eternity [un-identified Nazi agent] (villain, introduction); Schultz (villain); un-named hunchback assistant to Dr. Eternity (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
A Nazi agent poses as a medium, Dr. Eternity, in order to assassinate marked men. He successfully tends to Congressman Barlow, but a woman, wanting to see her dead son, poses a problem as Captain American and Bucky investigate the claims of Dr. Eternity, who rescue her and round up Eternity and his boys.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Camp Lehigh

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the writer as unknown, pencilers as Ed Winiarski & unknown, and inkers as unknown, Ernie Hart and George Klein.

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

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

The Sabotage of the Supply Trains (Table of Contents: 4)

Human Torch / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Fiske
Inks:
Ed Asch
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Herr Beak (villain, introduction); Nazi spies (villains)
Synopsis:
To mend damaged U.S.-Russian relations, the Torch and Toro investigate the disappearance of ammunition from crates shipped to Russia, either before being shipped or switched while in transit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
National City

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the writer as unknown, penciler as Harry Fisk and inker as Edd Asch.. Originally attributed to Harry Sahle and Carl Pfeufer.

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

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

The Reaper (The Man the Law Couldn't Touch)! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores (layouts); Al Avison
Inks:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; un-named Police Chief; The Reaper (villain, introduction, death); Adolf Hitler (villain); Joseph Goebbels (villain)
Synopsis:
Hitler sends the Reaper to America to drench the nation in the big lies that the Germans are the superior race and that there is no wrong......and that Captain America is the true enemy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Camp Lehigh

Indexer Notes

Layout credit and title revision added by Craig Delich 2013-2-10 per Masterworks edition.

The Missing Ear (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Jackie Colony; Mr. Colony (Jackie's Dad); Slppery (villain); Jake (villain); Bull Darwin (villain); Red Clyde (villain)
Synopsis:
Jackie notices that a $10 bill spent by a customer is counterfeit and attempts to stop the man and his friend from escaping the area. He is captured and taken to the den of the counterfeiters.
Reprints:

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

statement of ownership / statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Goodman
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Published monthly at Meriden Conn.
Publisher Complete Photo Story 330 W 42nd St
Editor: Stan Lee
Managing Editor: Martin Goodman
Business Manager: Abraham Goodman
Owners: Complete Photo Story Corp, Martin Goodman 330 W 42nd St

Captain America Wears the Cobra Ring of Death! (Table of Contents: 9)

Captain America / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
unknown; George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; Hanes (soldier); Callahan (soldier); Campbell (soldier); Senator Ralph (death); General Lang (death); The Ring (villain, introduction, death); Toto (villain, introduction); Hugo (reluctant villain, death); Herr Kumpf (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Steve's unit is transferred to Washington D.C., and almost immediately there are two mysterious deaths that puts Steve on the spot as the killer of the General. But he sees a relationship between the two murders and sets out to find the culprits.....as Captain America!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cobra Ring

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists writer as unknown, pencils by Syd Shores, inks by unknown & George Klein.

Next Month! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

War Bond Vengeance (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Vince Alascia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Red; Carson Bells (an actor, Orson Welles-type, introduction); Hans (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
As Carson Wells, actor, gives a speech promoting war bonds, he is attacked and kidnapped by some Nazis. Everyone believes, however, it was staged....every one but Roddy Colt.
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
    Captain America
  3. 2. The Vault of the Doomed!
    Captain America
  4. 3. America's Funniest Three!
  5. 4. The Sabotage of the Supply Trains
    Human Torch
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Mystery Comics
  7. 6. The Reaper (The Man the Law Couldn't Touch)!
    Captain America
  8. 7. The Missing Ear
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    statement of ownership
  10. 9. Captain America Wears the Cobra Ring of Death!
    Captain America
  11. 10. Next Month!
    Captain America Comics
  12. 11. War Bond Vengeance
    The Secret Stamp
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose