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Comic Book: Captain America Comics

What This Book is About:
Here's where it all began: Joe Simon and Jack Kirby introduced Captain America in this comic book on the eve of World War 2, battling the Axis menace when it was a real world threat as well.

Data Sheet:
Dates
Mar 1941 to Feb 1950
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Characters most frequently found in this comic book:
In order of appearances.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Bucky Barnes
Bucky Barnes

(James Barnes)
Plus: Nazis, Betsy Ross (FBI Agent), Hurricane, Headline Hunter, Father Time, Tuk Caveboy, Imp, Pluto.

Comics Index

Total: 21

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Captain America Comics #1
4 stars

Captain America Comics #1

March 1941
"Case No.1: Meet Captain America "
Script: Joe Simon
Case No.1: Meet Captain AmericaDue to the alarming number of spies and saboteurs in the U.S. Army, president Franklin Roosevelt commands FBI chief J. Arthur Grover to show two high ranking officials about a top secret program designed to defeat those spies. [...]
Captain America Comics #2
3 stars

Captain America Comics #2

April 1941
"Captain America and the Ageless Orientals Who Wouldn't Die!!"
Script: Joe Simon
Banker Benson controls a band of indestructible oriental giants. After ordering them to murder his reluctant partner Finley he has them kill FBI Agent Thompson, who with his dying words warns Betty Ross. [...]
Captain America Comics #3
4 stars

Captain America Comics #3

May 1941
"The Return of the Red Skull"
Script: Jack Kirby
The Red Skull lives, being immune to his own poison (see issue #1), and determined to kill with his greatest weapon, the touch of death. [...]
Captain America Comics #4
4 stars

Captain America Comics #4

June 1941
"Captain America and the Unholy Legion"
Script: Jack Kirby
Patriotic leaders are being murdered by filthy beggars, members of a Nazi organization called the Unholy Legion. When Steve and Bucky see a legless beggar walking, Bucky pursues him to an old public building where a meeting of the Unholy Legion is in progress. [...]
Captain America Comics #5
4 stars

Captain America Comics #5

August 1941
"Captain America and the Ringmaster of Death"
Script: Jack Kirby
At the circus, the sinister Ringmaster sends a midget to release a tiger to kill a visiting general. Steve and Bucky are also at the circus; changing into Captain America, Steve snaps the tiger’s neck while Bucky pursues the midget, only to be overpowered by thugs. [...]
Captain America Comics #6
2.5 stars

Captain America Comics #6

September 1941
"Captain America Battles The Camera Fiend and His Darts of Doom"
Script: Joe Simon
The crown jewels of England are on their way to America for safekeeping. The Navy officer arranging for their arrival is attacked by the Camera Fiend, a weirdo who kills the officer with a camera and orders his men to search the room. [...]
Captain America Comics #7
4 stars

Captain America Comics #7

October 1941
"The Red Skull: an Ear for Music"
Script: Jack Kirby
A Nazi agent tries to make off with funds belonging to the Red Skull but that evening he hears Chopin’s Funeral March, moments before he is gunned down by the Skull, who is using that tune as a symbol of death. At Camp Lehigh, Steve and Bucky are pressured into joining a camp play with Betty Ross. [...]
Captain America Comics #8
3 stars

Captain America Comics #8

November 1941
"The Strange Mystery of the Ruby of the Nile"
Script: Jack Kirby
At the Camp Lehigh canteen, Steve Rogers overhears Betty Ross telling Sergeant Duffy that she’s going to dinner at her friend Marina Bates’ home. It seems Marina’s father and his partner Parker have bought the fabulous Ruby of the Nile. Steve determines to be there—as Captain America. [...]
Captain America Comics #9
3 stars

Captain America Comics #9

December 1941
"The White Death"
Script: Jack Kirby
Strolling through the suburbs, Steve and Bucky hear a scream. Entering Harrow Mansion they find the butler murdered and a threatening note signed “The White Death.” That night, Josiah Harrow’s will is scheduled to be read. [...]
Captain America Comics #10
3 stars

Captain America Comics #10

January 1942
"Spy Ambush"
Script: Jack Kirby
Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes are assigned to drive a truck with a top secret cargo through the mountains. A woman faints on the road in front of them and they stop. [...]
Captain America Comics #11
3 stars

Captain America Comics #11

February 1942
"The Case of the Squad of Mystery"
Script: Stan Lee
At Camp Lehigh a competition is being held to select the best-trained squad. Second Squad of the First Platoon easily runs away with the award, showing themselves superior in all the drills. Private Steve Rogers is suspicious, though, as he knows Second Squad was not that good only a few days ago. [...]
Captain America Comics #12
3 stars

Captain America Comics #12

March 1942
"The Terrible Menace of the Pygmies of Terror!"
Script: Otto Binder
At Camp Lehigh, Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes read about a scientific expedition to the Amazon Basin returning with a valuable secret. Steve suggests they protect the secret as Captain America and Bucky. The expedition’s leader, Dr. [...]
Captain America Comics #13
3 stars

Captain America Comics #13

April 1942
"The League of the Unicorn!"
Script: Stan Lee
Late one evening in town, Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes see a Chinese man being pursued by a gang of Asians with metal horns affixed to their foreheads. The villains impale their quarry and intend to take him back for torture. [...]
Captain America Comics #14
3 stars

Captain America Comics #14

May 1942
"The Horde of the Vulture!"
Script: Stan Lee
Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes are assigned to a convoy transporting explosives to Camp Mojave in the west. The trucks are set upon by Indian warriors led by the sinister Vulture. [...]
Captain America Comics #15
3 stars

Captain America Comics #15

June 1942
"The Tunnel of Terror!"
Script: Otto Binder
Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes are assigned to duty on Governor’s Island, New York. At the same time, German American Bundists are following orders to infiltrate the city destabilizing America with defeatist talk and rumors of a Nazi invasion. [...]
Captain America Comics #70
0 stars

Captain America Comics #70

January 1949
"Worlds At War (and other stories)"
Script:
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Captain America Comics #71
0 stars

Captain America Comics #71

March 1949
"Trapped By the Trickster (and other stories)"
Script: Stan Lee
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Captain America Comics #72
0 stars

Captain America Comics #72

May 1949
"Murder In the Mind (and other stories)"
Script:
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