(March 1943)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-01-16
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 (signed)
Inks
Syd Shores (signed)
Colors
?

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)

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 table of contents, listing features and story titles. Also includes a promo for Krazy, Terrytoons and Comedy Comics.
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Indexer Notes

Lists Stan Lee as Editorial and Art Director, and Syd Shores as Associate. The indicia lists Martin Goodman as President.

The Vampire Strikes! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Syd Shores; Al Gabriele
Inks
George Klein; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; Joe Dawson (soldier); Count Varnis (villain, a vampire, introduction, death); Count Varnis' assistant (villain)
Synopsis
The General orders Sgt. Duffy to hand-pick three men to place a searchlight on top of Vampire's Mountain, and he selects Joe Dawson, Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes. They run into a vampire, who succeeds in drinking the blood of Dawson, thus turning him into a vampire.
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Keywords
Camp Lehigh; Vampire's Mountain

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists writer as unknown, pencilers as Syd Shores and Al Gabriele, and inks by George Klein & unknown.

[Next Issue] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Monument Murder (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Fisk
Inks
Harry Fisk
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; George Washington (image only); Thomas Jefferson (image only); Abraham Lincoln (image only); Theodore Roosevelt (image only); Mr. Ward; Eric (villain, Ward's brother-in-law, refugee sculptor, death)
Synopsis
The Torch and Toro are asked, as patriotic citizens, to travel to Mount Rushmore to clean up the base of the memorial of its scrap rock, and, in the process, Toro is shot.
Reprints
Keywords
Mount Rushmore

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the art on the story by Harry Fisk. The story is set at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota, shortly after the presidential monument was finished.

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

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

Meet the Eel of Horror Harbor! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?; ?
Pencils
Syd Shores (breakdowns); Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Inks
George Klein; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Michael Duffy; The Eel (villain, introduction, death?); Eeel's gang [Muskels; others un-named] (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Steve and Bucky gets jobs at a local shipyard which has experienced mysterious ship sinkings, all without the use of explosives.
Reprints
Keywords
Horror Harbor; The Daily Star (newspaper)

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists writer as unknown, breakdowns by Syd Shores, pencils by Al Avison & Al Gabriele, and inks by George Klein & unknown.

A Nosey Guy (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Lieutenant Peter Wilson; Commander Bill Ryder; Todd Winters; Mel Griffin; Steve
Synopsis
Transport flyer Lt. Wilson and his crew had been forced down and, because they dared to investigate why, were chewed out by their superior for being too nosey. However, when tyey save the life of their superior's mother, things change.
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Blondes of a Different Color (Table of Contents: 8)

Dippy Diplomat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Dippy Diplomat; Swizzlestick (Dippy's aide); un-named bank president; un-named war bond thieves (villains)
Synopsis
Dippy attempts to protect the arrival of a million dollars in war bonds...and ends up in jail.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from contents page.

The Mystery of the Song of the Wind (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Don Rico ?; Bob Oksner ?
Inks
Don Rico ?; Bob Oksner ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Thomas Trimble; Miss Jones (teacher); Blimp; Mike (villain); Schultz (villain)
Synopsis
Roddy and Thomas are mystified as to why five people have checked out a book titled "Song of the Wind" for two weeks, then return the book the very next day. Following one of these people to their residence, Roddy discovers the man is using an ultra-violet lamp to "read" the book.....and decides the Secret Stamp needs to look into the matter.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Vampire Strikes!
    Captain America
  4. 3. [Next Issue]
    Captain America Comics
  5. 4. The Monument Murder
    Human Torch
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Terrytoons
  7. 6. Meet the Eel of Horror Harbor!
    Captain America
  8. 7. A Nosey Guy
  9. 8. Blondes of a Different Color
    Dippy Diplomat
  10. 9. The Mystery of the Song of the Wind
    The Secret Stamp
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