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Issue Details

Issue #53
Published February 1946
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 52
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details

Genre superhero
Pencils Alex Schomburg
Inks Alex Schomburg

24 page Captain America story "Robe of Evil"

Characters V: The Robe (I, D; Snatch), Hammer Riley (I, D), Satan (cameo; flashback); I: Michael (?; an archangel, in flashback)
Synopsis A small-time hood named Snatch is beaten by his gangster boss for abandoning his lookout post when confronted by Cap and Bucky. Snatch swears vengeance and when he gets his chance he swipes a package outside a costume shop which the costumer claims is a replica of the legendary Robe of Evil. When Snatch puts on the robe he no longer feels cowardly and gains strength and invulnerability. He even has different speech patterns that disappear after he removes the robe. He returns to his boss, kills him, and takes over his mob.
Genre superhero
Pencils Vince Alascia
Inks Al Gabriele

2 page text story "Practice Makes Perfect"

Letters typeset

7 page Human Torch story "The Killer Who Died Twice"

Genre superhero
Pencils Paul Reinman
Inks Carmine Infantino

13 page Captain America story "Murder Etched In Stone"

Characters V: Ivor (I); O: Captain America (a few details of his boyhood)
Synopsis Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006)
Genre superhero
Pencils Vince Alascia