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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: 81                 Times Rated: 53
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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U.S.A. Comics #1 [G Story]
Champ Comics #14 [A Story]
Captain America Comics #5a
Captain America Comics #5b
Captain America Comics #5c
290: U.S.A. Comic...
#1g
291: Champ Comics
#14a
 
293: Captain Amer...
#5b
294: Captain Amer...
#5c
 
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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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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.
     
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  Ringmaster
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ringmaster in the mainstream continuity. Ringmaster next appears in X-Force #-1 (v1).
     
 
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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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  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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   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 Changed comic details.
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