Captain America Comics #5 (Aug. 1941):
“The Ringmaster of Death”
by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby

Captain America Comics #5

Title: “The Ringmaster of Death”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 1941

Publisher: Marvel Timely
Written by: Joe Simon, Jack Kirby
Art by: Joe Simon, Jack Kirby

6 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Winter Soldier Bucky (Bucky Barnes) hero
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
Kid Commandos; Liberty Legion...  Marvel Timely 395
Ringmaster (Fritz Tiboldt) villain
CBR Scale: M Nazi
Circus of Crime
[WWII villain; father of modern-era Ringmaster]
Marvel Timely 4
Sgt. Mike Duffy Sgt. Mike Duffy supporting character
  U.S. Army
[commanding officer of Steven Rogers (Captain America)]
Marvel Timely 7
Golden Girl Betty Ross hero
  FBI; The All-Winners Squad Timely Marvel 50
Derko the Clown villain
CBR Scale: M Nazi
Circus of Crime Marvel Timely 3