(January 1943)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-11-02
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 1.


[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
Keywords
planes; World War II

[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)

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

Script
Stan Lee ? [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils
Bill King [as King] (signed); ? (covers)
Inks
Bill King [as King] (signed); ? (covers)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Oscar Pig; Gandy Goose; Andy Wolf; Frenchy Rabbit
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional ad for Krazy Komics #4, Terry-Toons #3 and Comedy Comics #13, with covers shown.

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)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement for Marvel Mystery Comics and its 7 big features.

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)

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

Script
Stan Lee ? [as Lee] (signed)
Pencils
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Inks
Bill King [as King] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; The Snapper [Killer Bane]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement for Captain America Comics #23, picturing their newest of enemies: The Turtle-Man Terror, The Snapper

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
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Borre
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
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  • Tony R. Rose