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Issue Details

Issue #21
Published December 1942
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 68
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details

Genre superhero
Pencils Syd Shores
Inks Syd Shores

1 page credits "Contents page"

Pencils Al Avison
Inks Al Avison

19 page Captain America story "The Creeper and the Three Rubies of Doom"

Characters V: The Creeper (I; Ambassador Lissom), Adolf Hitler (cameo); GA: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis One of Hitler's agents, the Creeper, steals a tri-rubied ring in hopes of disrupting the signing of a treaty that pledges the last neutral European country to fight alongside the allies because he thinks that when the US ambassador Lissom signs the treaty without wearing the ring he was gifted by the ruler, the country will perceive a slight and choose to throw in with the Axis instead. Cap recovers all three rubies, but the defeated Creeper stands revealed as ambassador Lissom. Bucky thinks that they've failed after all without a representative to sign the treaty, but the US president signs it, and the Creeper is handed over to police.
Genre superhero
Script Stan Lee?
Pencils Al Avison
Inks Syd Shores

9 page Human Torch story "The Cobra Strikes"

Characters V: The Cobra (I)
Genre superhero
Script Stan Lee?
Pencils Don Rico?
Inks Al Gabriele?

16 page Captain America story "Satan and the Sorcerer's Secret"

Characters V: Balthar (I, D), Satan (I; possibly the father of Daimon Hellstrom)
Genre superhero
Pencils Al Avison?
Inks Al Avison?

2 page text story "Catch That Firebug!"

Letters typeset

7 page Dippy Diplomat story "The Sinister Spies"

Script Guy Blythe
Pencils Guy Blythe
Inks Guy Blythe
Notes contents page title

7 page Secret Stamp story "The Case of the Silent Hermit"

Characters V: Mr. Schores (I)
Script Stan Lee?
Pencils Don Rico
Inks Don Rico