(March 1941)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing:
Bill Parker
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

["With the British plane streaking to a fiery doom, Captain Marvel dives to the resuce!"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
British Royal Air Force; fighter planes; World War II

[The Origin of Dr. Sivana] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
Bill Parker
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson); Sterling Morris; Beautia Sivana (origin); the Glompers (giant frogs from Venus); Sivana's un-named father (flashback); Thaddeus Bodog Sivana [aka Dr Footu Yu] (villain, origin in flashback); Magnificus Sivana (villain, Sivana's son, introduction, origin); Rocco (villain)
Synopsis:
Billy is awarded the trophy for doing the most outstanding radio work for the year. Later, he takes Beautia out to eat and is accosted by some thugs. Not realizing they work for Sivana, Billy soon learns of the evil scientist's Ultra-Frequency device, which is so delicately tuned that it can cancel out, by interference, Billy's magic word which turns him into Captain Marvel.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

The last name of Beautia and relationship with Sivana is revealed.

Next appearance of Magnificus Sivana is in World's Finest Comics (DC) #253.

[The Crimes of the Crystal] (Table of Contents)

Companions Three / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
Ken Battefield
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Companions Three [Don (introduction); Spike (introduction); Nifty (introduction)]; The Crystal (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Next appears in MASTER COMICS #14

[The Taming of El Tigre] (Table of Contents)

Lance O'Casey / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker?
Pencils:
Bob Kingett
Inks:
Bob Kingett
Colors:
Bill Parker?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
El Tigre (villain, introduction)

[The Corruption of Spy Smasher] (Table of Contents)

Spy Smasher / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker ?
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
Bill Parker ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] (cameo); Eve Corby; Admiral Corby; Jane; The Mask (villain, death); Grosso (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Eve is kidnapped by Grosso, who is under the spell of the Mask, but Spy Smasher is on the spot, saving her and killing the giant kidnapper. However, Alan is ambushed by another of the Mask's men and is taken to the lair of the villain, who discovers Spy Smasher's true identity, then subjects him to the Brainograph. Now an evil menace to democratic society, Spy Smasher turns on the Mask and kills him, but Captain Marvel promises to stop him at all costs.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Brainograph

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of Captain Marvel vs. Spy Smasher storyline, which continues in the Captain Marvel story in next issue.

[The Air Pirates] (Table of Contents)

Dan Dare / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker?
Pencils:
Greg Duncan
Inks:
Greg Duncan
Colors:
Bill Parker?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

Fire Devil (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

[Queen of the Ancient Incas] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Voodoo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Hampton?
Pencils:
Mac Raboy
Inks:
Mac Raboy
Colors:
John Hampton?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Queen Zoe (introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

story influenced by H. Rider Haggard's SHE.

[The Giant Spider] (Table of Contents)

Ibis the Invincible / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker?
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
Bill Parker?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Trug (villain); Rimson (villain, death)

Indexer Notes

story continues in next issue

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["With the British plane streaking to a fiery doom, Captain Marvel dives to the resuce!"]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [The Origin of Dr. Sivana]
    Capt. Marvel
  3. 2. [The Crimes of the Crystal]
    Companions Three
  4. 3. [The Taming of El Tigre]
    Lance O'Casey
  5. 4. [The Corruption of Spy Smasher]
    Spy Smasher
  6. 5. [The Air Pirates]
    Dan Dare
  7. 6. Fire Devil
  8. 7. [Queen of the Ancient Incas]
    Dr. Voodoo
  9. 8. [The Giant Spider]
    Ibis the Invincible
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