(April 1943)

Marvel, 1941 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-02-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Complete Photo Story Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
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

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Volume 38, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number 573565. Copyright given to Complete Photo Story Corp.


[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; Bucky Barnes; Imperial Japanese soldiers
Keywords
skiing; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Wonders of Science / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Princess of the Atom (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Cummings
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was unbelievable but there they were!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Togaro (villain, introduction); Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky Barnes; Frank Ferrule; Dianne Ferrule; Foley; Ezra; Alt; Ahlma
Synopsis
In the first part of this two part story, Cap and Bucky defeat a giant cockroach which had been set upon them by Togaro, a tyrant from a microworld. Cap and Bucky use shrinking drugs to enter the microworld and search out Togaro. The story ends when some of Togaro's men on Earth spill a drop of acid on the stone which contains the microworld and the deadly flood threatens to destroy Cap and Bucky.
Keywords
Birds Nest Island; Maine; Mita

Indexer Notes

adapted from Cummings' 1929 story PRINCESS OF THE ATOM, which appeared in Argosy All-Story Weekly; continued next issue

The Films of Death (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Gustav Schrotter ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The stark terror and horrible tortures of a Nazi prison camp are pictured...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Von Bacht (villain, introduction); Heinrich Himmler (villain); Human Torch; Toro; Nazis

Indexer Notes

Newspaper on pg. 2, panel 8 references Schrotter, Ross, Fisk, Hamilton, Torpey, Kapitan, Everett, Hughes, and Garn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain America's Fun Page / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What law prevents the use of perpetual motion?
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Murdering Mummy and the Laughing Sphinx (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain America / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Vince Alascia ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A wave of terror spreads over the eastern seaboard...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky Barnes; The Mummy [Prof. Jameson; Karr] (villain, introduction); Modebl (a demon, villain)
Keywords
North Road

Indexer Notes

Compare artwork with credited story in issue 27.

Jinx Mutt (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Mr. Coates; Tom; Chris
Synopsis
A mutt protects a young girl from a feral pig.

The Mystery of the Air-Mail Marker (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We find our hero, Roddy Colt, catching up on his reading one quiet...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Secret Stamp [Roddy Colt]; Teddy; Bill; Henry Smith

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[The Minister from Skullduggery] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dippy Diplomat and his aide, Swizzlestick, meet harrowing adventure, when all they want...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dippy Diplomat; Swizzlestick; Agent 123; Guff [Agent 456]

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

Fun for Boys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. ["Free with this offer"]
    Wonders of Science
  3. 2. The Princess of the Atom
    Captain America
  4. 3. The Films of Death
    Human Torch
  5. 4. ["What law prevents the use of perpetual motion?"]
    Captain America's Fun Page
  6. 5. ["Crashing through!"]
  7. 6. The Murdering Mummy and the Laughing Sphinx
    Captain America
  8. 7. Jinx Mutt
  9. 8. The Mystery of the Air-Mail Marker
    Secret Stamp
  10. 9. ["The big 3"]
  11. 10. [The Minister from Skullduggery]
    Dippy Diplomat
  12. 11. ["Fun*sport*thrills*games for you to enjoy!"]
    Fun for Boys
  13. 12. ["Hurry! Hurry! Sell seeds for victory gardens"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Del Gruber
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Pat Conolly
  • Bill Borre
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
  • Lou Mougin
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