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292: Captain America Comics #5 [A Story]

" The Ringmaster of Death "
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Captain America Comics #5a
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Editor-in-Chief: Joe Simon
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Syd Shores
Writers: Jack Kirby, Joe Simon
Pencilers: Jack Kirby
Inkers: Joe Simon
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Editors: Joe Simon
Cover Date: August 1941
Release Date: May 1941
Story Arc: -
Pages: 12
Cover Price: $0.10
Times Read: 88                 Times Rated: 58
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Champ Comics #14a
Captain America Comics #5a
Captain America Comics #5b
Captain America Comics #5c
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291: Champ Comics
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293: Captain Amer...
#5b
294: Captain Amer...
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Captain America Comics #5c
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U.S.A. Comics #1g
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Behind the laughter and gaiety of the circus grounds, lurked a tragedy more sinister than the twenty-foot python. But the Ringmaster made one fatal mistake, when his Wheel of Death stopped at the names of Captain America and Bucky.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Captain America Comics #4e. Captain America next appears in Captain America Comics #5b.
     
  Bucky
Bucky last appeared in Captain America Comics #4e. Bucky next appears in Captain America Comics #5b.
     
Supporting Characters
  Betty Ross
Betty Ross last appeared in Captain America Comics #4d. Betty Ross next appears in Captain America Comics #6b.
     
  Mike Duffy
Mike Duffy last appeared in Captain America Comics #4d. Mike Duffy next appears in Captain America Comics #5b.
     
  General Blaine
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by General Blaine in the mainstream continuity. Dies in this issue.
     
  Defense Commissioner Newsome
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Defense Commissioner Newsome in the mainstream continuity. Dies in this issue.
     
  Rajar
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Rajar in the mainstream continuity.
     
Villains
  Ringmaster
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ringmaster in the mainstream continuity. Ringmaster next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #76.
     
  Butch
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Butch in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Derko the Clown
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Derko the Clown in the mainstream continuity.
     
  The Missing Link
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by The Missing Link in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Omir the Snake Charmer
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Omir the Snake Charmer in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Rawal
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Rawal in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Spike
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Spike in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Tommy Thumb
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Tommy Thumb in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Trapeze Trio
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Trapeze Trio in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Zandow
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Zandow in the mainstream continuity.
     
 
Group Appearances
Circus of Death
This is the first appearance by Circus of Death in the mainstream continuity. Circus of Death next appears in Incredible Hulk #3 (v1).
   
     
United States Armed Forces
United States Armed Forces last appeared in U.S.A. Comics #1a. United States Armed Forces next appears in Captain America Comics #5b.
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Captain America Comics #4e. Captain America's Shield next appears in Captain America Comics #5b.
 
     
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Comments
   
 
  Gecko Says:    
  2016-01-03 13:13:54  
  CAs identity is so secret that he lets a tiger maul a general while he changes into costume?  
 
 

  Webslinger Says:    
  2016-01-08 16:04:31  
  Hahaha, that's a nice plan, kill randomly one person a day from those who come to circus and I will get over the nation. I wonder why generals would keep going there, or even how isn't the motherfucking circus closed 'till investigations are done.. On the other hand the story has it's share of fun.
 
 
 

  Ice Says:    
  2017-04-29 23:30:47  
  Ringmaster of death! There's a character idea that'll come back with a vengeance later.

I still just really dislike these scenes with superheroes fighting and killing animals. I see very little heroism in Captain America or Namor murdering big cats. I get that the animals are a danger whenever this comes up. It just seems like the kind of thing my heroes would be able to deal with without brutal murder of innocent creatures.

Simon and Kirby are certainly not ALWAYS giving good stories, but they're on the ball again with the art in this issue. Good action scenes, and it's a small thing, but I really like the Ringmaster's chin breaking out of the second panel in page 6. That's the kind of seemingly tiny, meaningless detail that can really elevate a comic to a more interesting level of reading enjoyment.
 
 
 

 
 
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Date User Name Update
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added Rajar to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added Defense Commissioner Newsome to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added General Blaine to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added Zandow to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added Trapeze Trio to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added Tommy Thumb to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added Spike to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added Rawal to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added Omir the Snake Charmer to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added The Missing Link to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added Derko the Clown to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added Butch to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Updated the listing for Mike Duffy.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Updated the listing for Captain America.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added United States Armed Forces to the issue.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Updated the listing for Ringmaster.
   January 25, 2018 fragsel Added Circus of Death to the issue.
   November 13, 2017 Drax Updated the listing for Betty Ross.
   November 8, 2017 TStarnes Added Captain America[appost]s Shield listing.
   January 15, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   October 14, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for Bucky.
   September 15, 2014 vanhornluke Changed comic details.
   September 15, 2014 vanhornluke Deleted listing of Red Skull.
   September 3, 2014 Drax Added Ringmaster to the issue.
   September 3, 2014 Drax Added Mike Duffy to the issue.
   September 3, 2014 Drax Added Red Skull to the issue.
   September 3, 2014 Drax Added Betty Ross to the issue.
   September 3, 2014 Drax Added Bucky to the issue.
   September 3, 2014 Drax Added Captain America to the issue.
   August 24, 2014 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
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   August 24, 2014 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   August 24, 2014 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   August 24, 2014 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   August 24, 2014 TStarnes Added comic into the database.
     
 
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