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  • Issue #1
    USA Comics (1941) 1
    Published Aug 1941 by Timely.

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    Edited by Joe Simon. Origin & 1st appearance of Whizzer, Mister Liberty & Rocketman, 1st appearance of Jack Frost & Dr Emil Frank. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. All Winners Quarterly ad. Brief illustrated introduction for the Defender, art by Joe Simon. "The Hideous Dame Kackle," inks by Charles Nicholas; When U.S. Marine Don Stevens investigates the death of a man who was pushed from an old schooner, it is the Defender who is called to the fore to battle the evil Dame Kackle. "Origin of the Whizzer," pencils by Al Avison, inks by Al Gabriele; Crook Granno "makes" Dr. Frank kill a patient he is operating on and tells the good doctor to get out of the country---or else!; But Frank's son, now known as the Whizzer, sees things differently and vows revenge on the man who led Dr. Frank to die in the jungles of Africa. "The Spirits of Freedom," script by Phil Sturm, pencils by Syd Shores, inks by George Klein; Hitler threatens America through the use of fifth columnists to destroy America's arsenals and powerhouses; But the U.S. has an ace in the hole: Mr. Liberty! The Haunted Fireplace" text story by Arthur Cazeneuve. "The Tunnel That Led To Death," script and art by Basil Wolverton; Gollings, a construction engineer, agrees to build a tunnel from Roffler's basement for the sum of $5000, not realizing over the top of it will be built a giant airfield, whose airplanes will be used to destroy a factory. "The Coming of the Young Avenger," art by Howard Purcell (as Michael Robard); The Young Avenger faces the dire threat of Nazi agents who are successfully destroying aviation works throughout the nation. "The Origin of Jack Frost," script by Stan Lee, art by Charles Nicholas; With his dying breathe, a man tells Jack Frost to save his daughter from a man out to steal the gold mine in Alaska that he had discovered. Ad urging readers to join Captain Americas Sentinels of Liberty. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    USA Comics (1941) 2
    Published Nov 1941 by Timely.

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    Edited by Joe Simon. "The Fiends of the Seas," art by Mike Suchorsky; Captain Terror "returns from the grave" to strike a chord for justice against the Black Claw, whose aim is to sink all American convoys and patrols that are aiding the English fighting the Germans. "The Island Menace," script by Phil Sturm, pencils by Syd Shores; After being shipwrecked by a Nazi sub, Major Liberty makes his way to an eerie castle called Headhunters Inn, a place run by an English traitor who loves to play sportsman...using his shipwrecked victims as prey for the kill! "Origin of the Vagabond," script and pencils by Ed Winiarski, inks by George Klein; Pat Murphy adopts a disguise in order to help break up an alien smuggling ring that the FBI is investigating. "The Fog-Gun Gun Runners," art by George Klein; The Defender and Rusty decide to look into the smuggling of guns across the border into Mexico, and discover the head of an American munitions firm is behind the tyranny. "When U.S.A. Heroes Meet" text story by Stan Lee. "The Killers of the Sea," script and art by Basil Wolverton; Rockman must stop the evil genius of a hypnotist named Zombo, a master of men's minds, who has devised a special submarine that he plans to use to sink all ships (especially American) venturing through a channel near his secret island in order to control a nation's wealth. "The Mechanical Octopus Pirates"; Jack Frost battles a group of modern-day pirates who use a mechanical octopus to chase people away from a beach where a fortune in gold is buried. "Murder At the Race Track"; The Whizzer gets involved when some criminals order a jockey to throw a race he is riding in or pay the penalty of death! Ad for the next issue of Captain America Comics, as well as a plug for readers to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty. Ad for Marvel Mystery Comics. Ad for All-Winners Comics #2. Ad for The Young Allies Comics #1. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    USA Comics (1941) 3
    Published Jan 1942 by Timely.

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    Edited by Joe Simon. Cover by Joe Simon. Young Allies Comics ad. "The Magic Crystal of Death," art by Mike Suchorsky; Captain Terror becomes involved in a case involving a super-secret invention that can render planes invisible 200' above the ground...a secret desired by local fifth columnists. "The Headless Horseman," script by Phil Sturm, art by Syd Shores; The murder of his old college Dean inspires John Liberty to call upon the spirits of the glorious past to help him avenge this murder: death at the hands of "the Headless Horseman"! "Orrible Oress's Horrible Plan," script and pencils by Ed Winiarski, inks by George Klein; The Vagabond ventures to the city of Middletown, where an arch-criminal has plans to become that town's Czar! "The Monster Who Couldn't Be Stopped!!", art by George Klein; Don and Rusty visit the carnival and witness the brute strength of Mango, the Human Muscle. Unfortunately, moonlight changes this individual into a blood-thirsty monster who has no desire...except to kill! "Quicker Than the Eye" text story by Stan Lee. Magician Paul North, of the All-Star Traveling Carnival, is informed by the owner of a threat made against the carnival by the owner of a rival, the Brite-Lite Carnival, who feels the All-Star property is hogging all the most prosperous towns to set up business in. "The Deadly Pixies," script by Stan Lee, art by Charles Nicholas; Rockman is asked by a king to save his daughter, captured by the Pixies, taken to their stronghold, and forced to become queen of that realm and the soon-to-be bride of the Pixie King. "The Ambulance Racketeers," pencils by Frank Giacoia, inks by Carmine Infantino and George Klein; Jack Frost has to deal with a man who threatened a hospital superintendent, wanting him to buy ambulances and supplies from him...or else! "Muscles Moe's Million-Dollar Robbery," script and art by Ed Winiarski; Tom investigates the gas attack made on an armored car and the murder of the guards inside. Ad for Human Torch #5 and Sub-Mariner #3, art by Schomburg. Ad for Captain America Comics #10, with art by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, including a plea for reader's to join Cap's Sentinels of Liberty. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    USA Comics (1941) 4
    Published May 1942 by Timely.

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    Edited by Stan Lee. Cover inks by Al Gabriele. "Remember Pearl Harbor!" U.S. War Bonds and Stamps public service announcement; House ad encouraging all readers to buy U.S. War Bonds and Stamps to help support the war effort. "The Eerie Mansion On the Hill," script by Phil Sturm, pencils by Syd Shores; Scientist Hans Stiller has invented a powerful explosive for the U.S. Army; However, when the Gestapo comes to the shores of America to "encourage" him to return to Germany and work for Hitler, Major Liberty risks his life to save his secret for America. "The Adventure of the Frozen Corpses"; A deranged research chemist, jealous that he has lost "his" girl to his partner (because of an accident caused by him that has marred his features), tries to kill his partner with liquid ice and attempts to blame it on Jack Frost. "The Fog," inks by George Klein; The Defender must find a solution to the mystery of a strange, heavy fog that settles in over Middleton, resulting in factories and warehouses being looted. "The Mad Monk," script and pencils by Ed Winiarski, inks by George Klein; The Vagabond must discover the correlation between a million dollar robbery case from twenty years earlier and the strange recurrence of the Mad Monk of Malamoor Castle. "Diamond of Juba" text story. "The Torpedoes of Dr. Leech," art by Mike Suchorsky; Captain Terror must battle the evil Dr. Leech, sometimes known as the "Human Torpedo," who strives to destroy all food shipments to England, hoping that if they starve long enough, they will submit to the F├╝hrer's will. "La Barbe the Killer"; Rockman must stop a demented killer, whose bloody hands had reached everywhere on the peninsula, from gaining possession of the richest gold mine in Alaska. "Dix's Homecoming"; Corporal Dix's brother is being swayed by the criminal element to steal the proceeds from the local U.S.O. "The Secret Carburetor," art by Howard James; The Whizzer helps his friend Jere regain a secret stolen carburetor. Ad for Marvel Mystery Comics. Ad for Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty, art by Bill King. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    USA Comics (1941) 5
    Published Jun 1942 by Timely.

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    "Hitler and Hirohito's Hunting Trip," pencils by Ernie Hart, inks by Ernie Hart and George Klein; Hitler and Mussolini need to find a way to hide Germany's difficulties from a visiting Hirohito, so they whisk him off to a castle in the Black Forest; The Victory Boys are nearby, and Maxie is chosen to go hunting for some food for them. "Murder, Unlimited," pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by George Klein; Satan sends the Black Widow to collect the soul of Karl Koodamore, a man who arranges murders for money; After one of Koodamore's henchmen kills an actor on stage the Black Widow appears, killing one henchman, driving another to suicide, and tricking Koodamore into driving off a cliff. Captain America's Sentinels of Liberty ad. "Hills of Horror"; When young Jonah's father dies in an earthquake in Shanghai, Jonah leaves the city to start afresh; He runs into a drifter named Budd Powers, and the two decide to stick together. "The Dog-Nappers," pencils by Malcolm Kildale; Butch Brogan, a hobo, finds a book of Shakespeare and feels inspired by it, although his fellow hobos mock him. "Sandai and the Atom Smasher"; The Blue Blade heads to the Pacific coast as a result of the Japanese joining the war; Once there, he saves an inventor and his daughter from Japanese spies who were trying to steal his atomic smashing machine. "Dead Man's Warning" text story. "Terror In the Sky!", script by Melville Henry, art by Jack Alderman; Lon Crag sees some other kids reading Captain America Comics at school and wishes he could be that kind of hero. Krazy Komics #2 ad. "Encounter With a Giant," pencils by Ed Winiarski; Bobby disobeys his mother by going into the forest where he meets Gypo, a giant who tries to scare him. "Fish Face Friday"; Corporal Jeff Dix's furlough is cut short and he is deployed to Panama. "The Origin of El Gaucho," pencils by Vince Alascia; Don Caldwell, an exchange student in South America, comes to love his new home and studies the legend of their protector El Gaucho, who died many years ago. Marvel Mystery Comics ad. Terry-Toons Comics ad. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    USA Comics (1941) 6
    Published Dec 1942 by Timely.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Very minor amount of color touch on cover. (Tape on cover and interior cover.)
    • Label #0962672001
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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. "The Ghost's Gaze of Death!", pencils by Al Avison and Syd Shores; A noted scientist explains the mysterious deaths of some workers as the re-appearance of the dreaded snake monster, Medusa, a monster from legend; When Cap and Bucky look into the matter, they discover the Medusa is all too real, but this one uses a compressed air gun loaded with poison-tipped needles to kill! "Origin of the Terror Squad"; Three ace pilots from America, Russia and England escape from a Nazi concentration camp, steal three British Spitfires on display in a local village, and use them to attack Nazi convoys and tanks. "The Den of Horror!", art by Bob Oksner; The Destroyer goes undercover to try and disrupt the Nazis plan to discover the location of the underground's "Freedom Press" so they can destroy it. "Death In the Coral Sea," pencils by Louis Ferstadt; The true story of a USN seaman on board the USS Neosho. "Jeep Joins the Army," art by Chic Stone; After the attack on Pearl Harbor, garage mechanic "Jeep" Jones decides to join the Army, and ends up as the General's driver. "Look Out For Spies!" text story. "Slow Motion Jones and the Last Chance Lightship," art by Louis Ferstadt; The Whizzer goes after a Nazi spy who has shot an FBI agent and is out to work with a Nazi sub to destroy a U.S. convoy at sea. "Sergeant Dix Calls the Plays!", script by Roy Garn, art by Frank Borth; The Nazis use some unwitting kids to attack a military fort by giving them slingshots and incendiary pebbles! "Johnson Invades Japan," script by Mickey Spillane, art by Dennis Neville; After seeing a fellow pilot gunned down by the Japanese air force, Lt. Johnson takes to the air after the perpetrator, shoots him down, then takes a Japanese plane up to see if he can locate and help destroy a secret Japanese base. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    USA Comics (1941) 7
    Published Mar 1943 by Timely.

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. "The Case of the Flying Submarine!", pencils by Syd Shores, Mike Sekowsky, and Ernie Hart, inks by George Klein; Cap and Bucky must go up against the Eraser, a dreaded rubberman circus freak turned spy, who has set his sights on stealing the prototype model of a new flying submarine. "Trouble Wholesale," art by Alex Schomburg; Captain Daring vs. Marshal von Hapz and the Nazis. "Origin of Marvel Boy," pencils by Bob Oksner; Martin is visiting a museum with members of his class, when he is involved in an accident, in which Martin suffers a deep cut which is mixed with an extract of the blood of Hercules, giving him super powers. "I Hate Women" text story. "Meet Disk-Eyes the Detective," script and art by Basil Wolverton; Disk-Eyes must halt the attempts by Spider McStrangle and his boys to commit more robberies to help finance bombs that will be used to blow up machinery. "The Case of the Up-To-the-Minute Men!", pencils by Bob Oksner; Roddy has to pull off a modern Paul Revere scenario in order to track down a hijacked armored car containing more than $1 million in war bond sales. Untitled story, art by Chic Stone; Jeep draws up plans for a new invention that he calls the "Super-Duper Tank", which the General says looks like a meat grinder on wheels. "The Laughing Death Patrol!", art by Dennis Neville; Lt. Johnson must track down the source of a mysterious green gas that drives American pilots crazy. U.S. Savings Bond War Stamps public service announcement featuring Captain America, script by Martin Goodman. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    USA Comics (1941) 8
    Published May 1943 by Timely.

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    Cover art by Alex Schomburg. "The Invasion of the Killer Beasts!", pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Ernie Hart; A select group of Nazi soldiers is hand-picked to be the vanguard of an invasion of America, using a secret weapon created by Nazi scientists: dogs developed with poison sacs, which help the curs inflict a horrible death on whomever they bite! "Death Strikes Back!", pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Allen Bellman; The Destroyer is sent on a mission with a vial of a substance that will simulate death, which, when used, will allow the Destroyer to free two French patriots from the dreaded Black Dungeon, where the two await death at the hands of the Gestapo. Untitled Jeep Jones story, art by Chic Stone; Jeep introduces his newest invention: the Jeeplane, a weapon designed to be a morale builder among the troops; But two Japanese spies discover the weapon and steal it, with unforeseen results! Untitled Jap Buster Johnson story, art by Dennis Neville; A traitorous USN Officer, working with the Japanese, tries to use amnesia-affected Johnson to pilot a plane with a radio-controlled torpedo to sink a naval carrier. Captain America Comics ad. "Two Hundred To One," pencils by Bob Oksner; The true story of Private Schmid, a soldier on Guadalcanal who faced 200 veteran Japanese soldiers alone and killed them all! "Shot in the Back" text story. "A Story of Brothers," art by Louis Ferstadt; An incorrigible thief enters Jack's room and steals a diary from his safe: a diary which contains the secret of the Whizzer's speed! "Diamonds For Victory!", art by Bob Oksner; Roddy and his pals at A.W.V.S. are out collecting scrap material for the war drive when they come across an old safe that is full of black diamonds! Untitled Sergeant Dix story, art by Edward Ryan; Dix is given the chore of drillin a squad of men who are less than the soldiers they are supposed to be, unaware that one of them is a Fifth Columnist, who has been sent undercover to undermine morale. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    USA Comics (1941) 9
    Published Jul 1943 by Timely.

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  • Issue #10
    USA Comics (1941) 10
    Published Sep 1943 by Timely.

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    Edited by Vince Fago. Cover by Syd Shores. Stories by Syd Shores, Mike Sekowsky, Carl Pfeufer, Al Gabriele, and Allen Bellman. Star-spangled super-hero stories featuring such characters as Captain America, The Destroyer, Jap Buster Johnson, Thunderbird, Sergeant Dix, and The Whizzer. 68 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    USA Comics (1941) 11
    Published Jan 1944 by Timely.
    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Amateur Restoration Includes: Small amount of color touch on cover. Top and bottom edge of cover trimmed. Moderate amount of tape on cover and interior.
    • Label #D9B8AD-003
  • Issue #12
    USA Comics (1941) 12
    Published Mar 1944 by Timely.

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  • Issue #13
    USA Comics (1941) 13
    Published Jun 1944 by Timely.

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    Alex Schomburg cover. Captain America, Destroyer, Jap Buster, and Sgt. Dix stories. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    USA Comics (1941) 14
    Published Sep 1944 by Timely.

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    Captain America and Bucky star in "The Riddle of the Stolen Buddha"; the Whizzer stars in "The Death Singer"; Jap Buster Johnson stars in "Invitation to Death"; the Destroyer stars in "The Jap Serpent Strikes"; Sergeant Dix stars in "The Ghost Zero." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    USA Comics (1941) 15
    Published Mar 1945 by Timely.

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  • Issue #16
    USA Comics (1941) 16
    Published Jun 1945 by Timely.

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    Captain America and Bucky in "The Riddle of the Totem Pole," the Destroyer battles "The Bloody Baron," and the Whizzer in "MUrder by Remote Control." Two-page text story, "The Flutist." Alex Schomburg cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    USA Comics (1941) 17
    Published Sep 1945 by Timely.

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    Captain America and Bucky in "The Bloodthirsty Baron," the Whizzer in "The Whizzer Vs. the Black Streak," and the Destroyer in "Murder in Chinatown," plus a two-page text story, "Sky Thief." Alex Schomburg cover. Cover price $0.10.