252 – Agony and Torture

A gruesome panel from Captain America #37, February 1944
A gruesome panel from Captain America #37, February 1944

The stories in Timely (Marvel) Comics seem to veer off into the grotesque more than other comic book companies of the time. I found this particular Captain America panel of artwork by Syd Shores and Al Alvison pretty shocking and gratuitous from February 1944.