(May 1953)

Fawcett, 1945 Series
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Volume:
14
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1953 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication
Editing:
Wendell Crowley (editor); Will Lieberson (executive editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Flying Skull (Table of Contents)

The Marvel Family / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Pete Costanza ?
Inks:
Pete Costanza ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; The Scarlet Skull; The Skull's Crew

FBI Triumphs (Table of Contents)

A Wicky & O'Shawnessy Story / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rod Reed [as Walter Farmer] (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Wicky Burke; Mrs. Burke (Wickey's mother); O'Shawnessy (Wicky's dog); Mrs. Eando; Mary Lorine Eando; Boit Byrd (Wicky's friend)
Synopsis:
Wicky's Mom tells him that he has been selected to do a baby sitting job for Mrs. Eando, but Wicky fears his friends will make fu of him for doing this job. Taking his dog with him, he arrives but is warned that he should lock the doors as Mrs. Eando is afraid of kidnappers. Wicky calls his buddy, Boit, and asks him over to help guard the little girl he is sitting for. They even go so far as to write a ransom note, which Mrs. Eando sees when she arrives home....and she faints dead away!

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front and inside back covers.

The Marvel Family Battles the Flying Skull (Table of Contents)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Pa Patter (Billy's landlord); The Scarlet Skull (villain, a zombie, introduction, death); The Skull's ghostly crew (villains, zombies, all die)
Synopsis:
Billy, Mary and Freddy are visiting Pa Potter and discover an old treasure map parchment, and decide to all go and look for the treasure. Suddenly, their helicopter is attacked and brought down by a giant scarlet flying skull inhabited by the Scarlet Skull and his men. When they eventually find the treasure and open it, the zombies all die.
Keywords:
Aquila; Delphinus; Lake Clearwater; Potters Antique Store; Shazam

The Dreamy Type! (Table of Contents)

Lazy Lee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lazy Lee; Lee's friend
Synopsis:
Lee had the strangest dream: he dreamed he was awake when he was asleep, but when he tried to go back to sleep, he woke up.

Isn't It the Truth! (Table of Contents)

Boxcar Benny / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Boxcar Benny; Benny's hobo friend; rich man
Synopsis:
Benny and his buddy try to mooch some money off a guy, but he says that he didn't have any cold cash on him. When questioned by his buddy why they call it cold cash, Benny has a ready answer: no one keeps it long enough to warm up!

The Handy Hand Grenade! (Table of Contents)

Headline Harry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Boughner
Pencils:
Howard Boughner
Inks:
Howard Boughner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Headline Harry; Ump (Harry's editor); two crooks (villains, pickpockets)
Synopsis:
Harry reports to his editor that he couldn't find a story, but he did find a grenade....and tosses it at his boss. Not amused at the rubber grenade, the editor sends Harry out on a story in regards to all the criminals that have moved into town, and Harry discovers yet another use for his grenade when two pickpockets give Harry the once-over.
Keywords:
Gazette

No Back Talk! (Table of Contents)

Wilbur the Waiter / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wilbur; customer
Synopsis:
When a customer complains that his butter is so strong that it could get up and walk over to a nearby table and say hello to a up of coffee, Wilbur says that the coffee is roo weak to answer back.

No Bargain! (Table of Contents)

Rubbernose Randolph / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant
Inks:
Art Helfant
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Helfant

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rubbernose Randolph; Randolph's friend
Synopsis:
Rubbernose's friend shows him his new car that he had just bought used at a bargain price, but the car suddenly comes to a stop when they take a ride. Rubberbose remarks that it's hard to drive a bargain.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

No. 63 (Table of Contents)

The Marvel Family Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman] (head-view); Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] (head-view)

Indexer Notes

Captain Marvel and family present readers with six new rebus puzzles to figure out after giving readers a sample rebus.

The Marvel Family Battles Chief Thundercloud: Chapter One: Redskin Vengeance (Table of Contents)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Chief Thundercloud (villain, a ghost, introduction); Dull Tomahawk (villain, petty thief, introduction); Chief Bloody Tomahawk (villain, Dull Tomahawk's father, flashback)
Synopsis:
Billy, Mary and Freddy are visiting some cliff dwelling ruins when they run into an Indian that is a petty thief. The thief bolts from them, trying to get away and somehow discovers a sealed cave in the ruins, and releases the Spirit of Chief Thundercloud, who grants Dull Tomahawk many wishes, including that of becoming a powerful Chief like his father.
Keywords:
Shazam

Chapter Two: The Pow-Wow of Peril (Table of Contents)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Chief Thundercloud (villain, a ghost, introduction); Dull Tomahawk (villain, petty thief, introduction)
Synopsis:
To save Dull Tomahawk from the jail he has been put in, the spirit of Thundercloud attacks Gulchville with a terrific wind, but the Marvel Fam,ily saves it by erecting a tepee of logs around the town. Vengefully, the spirit decides to attack three villages at once with a lightning storn, poison rain and a choking mist, hoping to defeat each of the Marvels assigned to protect the towns. Chief Thundercloud is defeated by the Marvels and the trio change back to their civilian identities, which allows them to be captured and tied to the stake to be destroyed by Dull Tomahawk.
Keywords:
Gulchville; Shazam

Chapter Three: Terror on the Warpath (Table of Contents)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Chief Thundercloud (villain, a ghost, introduction); Dull Tomahawk (villain, petty thief, introduction)
Synopsis:
Dull Tomahawk decides to scalp Billy first, but the hatchet severs his gag, and Captain Marvel is on the job, only thwarted by Chief Thundercloud's heavy fog. Freed, the Marvels confront the Chief, who decides to use Thunderclaps of Death to destroy the villagers once and for all. However, the Marvels use a giant tuning fork to counter the thunderclaps, then feed the Chief dry ice to strink and freeze him, then they re-seal him back into the cliffdwellings with a warning to anyone not to open the seal.
Keywords:
Shazam

["Make 'em and fly 'em with Mechanix Illustrated plans"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover.

Photo advertisement from Mechanix Illustrated magazine, offering plans for several different models of airplanes that can be flown, including: the Spirit of St. Louis, Nieuport Scout, PBY Catalina, Pylon Buster, and Mr. Mulligan. Each plan costs 50 cents, and, if the reader would like a catalog of 181 plans, they can include an extra dime.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Flying Skull
    The Marvel Family
  2. 1. FBI Triumphs
    A Wicky & O'Shawnessy Story
  3. 2. The Marvel Family Battles the Flying Skull
    The Marvel Family
  4. 3. The Dreamy Type!
    Lazy Lee
  5. 4. Isn't It the Truth!
    Boxcar Benny
  6. 5. The Handy Hand Grenade!
    Headline Harry
  7. 6. No Back Talk!
    Wilbur the Waiter
  8. 7. No Bargain!
    Rubbernose Randolph
  9. 8. No. 63
    The Marvel Family Puzzle Page
  10. 9. The Marvel Family Battles Chief Thundercloud: Chapter One: Redskin Vengeance
    The Marvel Family
  11. 10. Chapter Two: The Pow-Wow of Peril
    The Marvel Family
  12. 11. Chapter Three: Terror on the Warpath
    The Marvel Family
  13. 12. ["Make 'em and fly 'em with Mechanix Illustrated plans"]
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