(April 1941)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
Indicia frequency:
every four weeks
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing:
France Herron
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
Pete Costanza ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong] (inset); Golden Arrow [Roger Parsons] (inset); Lance O'Casey (inset); Dan Dare (inset); Doctor Voodoo [Dr. Hal Carey] (inset); Ibis (inset); Taia (inset)
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Indexer Notes

The Archive edition states the inks are by Costanza.

[Confrontation with Spy Smasher] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; Sterling Morris; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Sterling Morris calls Billy into his office and shows him newspaper headlines about Spy Smasher running wild and posing a real danger to U.S. defense sectors. Upon hearing that the former hero is at the federal penitentiary helping prisoners escape, Billy changes to Captain Marvel and travels to the prison to stop Spy Smasher. But Spy Smasher escapes, captures the good Captain, and subjects him to the Brainograph once belonging to the Mask!
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Keywords:
Brainograph; Gyrosub; Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of the Captain Marvel vs. Spy Smasher storyline, which continues in the Spy Smasher story in this issue.

[Carol Braddock -- Marked for Death] (Table of Contents)

Golden Arrow / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

[The Land of the Leopard Men] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

[The Trap for Eve Corby] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Eve Corby; Admiral Corby;
Synopsis:
Wanting to save Spy Smasher from the terrible effects of the Mask's Brainograph, Eve drives to Alan Armstrong's Virginia estate, believing him to be hiding there. He is, but Spy Smasher believes Eve to be a threat to him, so he decides to burn the house down with her in it, and it's only through the timely actions of Captain Marvel that her life is spared.
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Keywords:
Shazam

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of the Captain Marvel vs. Spy Smasher storyline, which continues in the Captain Marvel story in the next issue.

The splash panel is used, in part, as the cover to Spy Smasher Comics #1.

Panel 6 on page seven contains a swipe of the figure of Captain Marvel used on the cover to Captain Marvel Adventures #1.

In the last panel, the editor asks readers to write in and tell him who they think will win the gigantic battle between the two heroes.

[The Gas Gun Murders] (Table of Contents)

Dan Dare / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
John Elton (Villain; Intro)

Circus Hero (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Formes
Inks:
Carl Formes
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[The Ivory Thieves] (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:
Ahmed (Villain; Intro; Death)

[The Man Whose Words Came True] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Blum?
Inks:
Alex Blum?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult; superhero
Characters:
Trug (Villain); Osiris (Intro)

Indexer Notes

Story continues in next issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [Confrontation with Spy Smasher]
    Capt. Marvel
  3. 2. [Carol Braddock -- Marked for Death]
    Golden Arrow
  4. 3. [The Land of the Leopard Men]
    Lance O'Casey
  5. 4. [The Trap for Eve Corby]
    Spy Smasher
  6. 5. [The Gas Gun Murders]
    Dan Dare
  7. 6. Circus Hero
  8. 7. [The Ivory Thieves]
    Dr. Voodoo
  9. 8. [The Man Whose Words Came True]
    Ibis the Invincible
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Van Dore