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204: Captain America Comics #1 [E Story]

" The Riddle of the Red Skull "
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Captain America Comics #1e
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Editor-in-Chief: Joe Simon
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby
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Pencilers: Jack Kirby
Inkers: Joe Simon
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Editors: Joe Simon
Cover Date: March 1941
Release Date: December 1940
Story Arc: -
Pages: 14
Cover Price: $0.10
Times Read: 124                 Times Rated: 73
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Captain America Comics #1 [C Story]
Captain America Comics #1 [D Story]
Captain America Comics #1e
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Mystic Comics #5a (v1)
202: Captain Amer...
#1c
203: Captain Amer...
#1d
 
205: Captain Amer...
#1f
206: Mystic Comic...
#5a (v1)
 
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Army leaders begin receiving messages announcing their imminent deaths at the hands of a new enemy calling himself... The Red Skull!
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Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Captain America Comics #1d. Captain America next appears in Captain America Comics #2a.
     
  Bucky
Bucky last appeared in Captain America Comics #1d. Bucky next appears in Captain America Comics #2a.
     
Supporting Characters
  Mike Duffy
Mike Duffy last appeared in Captain America Comics #1d. Mike Duffy next appears in Captain America Comics #2a.
     
Villains
  Red Skull
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Red Skull in the mainstream continuity. Red Skull next appears in Captain America Comics #7a.
     
  Red Skull (George Maxon)
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Red Skull (George Maxon) in the mainstream continuity. Red Skull (George Maxon) next appears in Captain America Comics #3a.
     
 
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US Army
US Army last appeared in Captain America Comics #1d. US Army next appears in Captain America Comics #2a.
   
     
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  Webslinger Says:    
  2014-08-31 18:27:41  
  Such a letdown the death of this Redskull. Would it be asking to much to have the villain escaping? I guess..  
 
 

  Schabenc Says:    
  2016-04-26 00:30:17  
  Red Skull's first appearance! And...he's dead now. But he'll be back!  
 
 

  kungfufan Says:    
  2016-07-23 21:56:07  
  I jumped from 1a to 1e as I read essentials only; just an explanation in case I'm mentioning things that I've seen here that others have already read.

Mixed feelings.

Art: love Bucky, and Red Skull is a hundred times better than his 60s ToS self. Hate Cap.

Story: really liked the spooky "look into my eyes" bit until Cap explained it off as a hypodermic. I mean, why bother tricking a guy you're killing anyway? Also, the skull in a box bit, and not killing the wife because she's not worthy of it bit, I can't remember those from the 60s retell.
On the other hand, the retell makes more of a deal of Cap objecting to the Professor caring more about the plane than the people inside, which I prefer. Also didn't like Cap covering himself by saying the Skull committed suicide when it was an accident he could've prevented. Seems incredibly out-of-character.

And Now For Something Completely Different: Rogers smoking a pipe on barracks (in front of a minor, too)! +1 star just for the amusement factor of that detail! Did teenage non-coms in the 40s really opt for pipes over cigarettes?
 
 
 

  kungfufan @ kungfufan (original post):    
  2016-07-23 23:33:32  
  *EDIT* Rogers isn't even a non-com, is he? He's just a private! Even more lowly.  
 
 

  Ice Says:    
  2017-04-22 12:51:18  
  I was about to say this story's possible even more important than Cap's debut because it's the first major super villain appearance...then they pulled the Scooby Doo thing.

I'm surprised "Skull" took out Cap so handily in their altercation at General Manor's. I guess Cap's still getting used to things.
 
 
 

 
 
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   January 9, 2017 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   November 25, 2015 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   October 12, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Mike Duffy.
   October 12, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Bucky.
   October 12, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Captain America.
   October 12, 2014 Drax Added US Army to the issue.
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