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USA Comics (1941) - #1
Timely Publications


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  Editor(s):
Joe Simon

Cover Artist(s):
Jack 'King' Kirby
Joe Simon
 

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Cover Date: August 1941
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

Issue Tagline: The Defender

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 68 pages

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Reprinted/Collected in:
Flashback Golden Age Comic Reprints (1970) #3
The Golden Age of Marvel Comics (1997) TPB vol. 02
The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton (2014) HC vol. 01
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age U.S.A. Comics (2005) HC vol. 01
The Twelve (2008) #0

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"Introductory Page" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Jack 'King' Kirby
Joe Simon

Penciller(s):
Jack 'King' Kirby

Inker(s):
Joe Simon

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This one-pager contains the origin of the Defender.

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"The Hideous Dame Kackle" - Edit this story

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(Unknown Creator)

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Charles 'Chas' Nicholas - 'Charles Nicholas Wojtkoski; Nicholas Alascia'

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Charles 'Chas' Nicholas - 'Charles Nicholas Wojtkoski; Nicholas Alascia'

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Dame Kackle
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Since "Charles Nicholas" was a house pen name, as well as the name of a genuine artist, it's unknown at present whom this story was pencilled and inked by. However, it could be Jack Kirby himself.

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Alfred 'Al' Avison

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Al Gabriele

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Dr. Emil Frank
Granno
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Phil Sturm

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Sydney 'Syd' Shores

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George Klein

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Ethan Allan
Herr Leader
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Paul Revere

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Major Liberty is called Mr. Liberty in this issue.

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"Rockman: Underground Secret Agent and the Tunnel That Led to Death" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Basil Wolverton

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Jack 'King' Kirby
Basil Wolverton

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Charles 'Chas' Nicholas - 'Charles Nicholas Wojtkoski; Nicholas Alascia'
Joe Simon

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J.J. Gollings
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Rockman comes from the depths of the earth to foil a terrible plan by enemies of the United States of America.

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Contains a splash page by Simon and Kirby.

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Von Himmel
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Writer(s):
Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

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Frank Giacoia

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Carmine Infantino

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