(May 1941)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

["Capt. Marvel knocks out a tank!"] (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]
Reprints:
Keywords:
tanks

[The Threat to Sterling Morris] (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] [aka Smith]; Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; Sterling Morris; Pete Costanza (salesman, un-named)
Synopsis:
Mr. Morris is threatened by Spy Smasher with death because he was called to Washington D.C. to organize U.S. radio for its part in the defense program. Billy decides to call on Captain Marvel to act as bodyguard but in disguise. Although Morris averts danger, Marvel learns that Spy Smasher has stolen the army's newest and most secret weapon: a gas so deadly that there is no defense against it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gyrosub; Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of the Captain Marvel vs. Spy Smasher storyline, which continues in the Spy Smasher story in this issue.

The splash page figure of Captain Marvel is also found on the cover of Whiz Comics #16.

Beck sometimes drew Pete Costanza into the Captain Marvel stories (which Costanza then inked), as in this one where he appears as an un-named salesman. Information verified by P. C. Hamerlinck in Alter Ego #126 (July 2014) and added by Craig Delich.

[The Sign of the Sheep] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier

[The Secret Airplane Base] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

[Confrontation with Captain Marvel] (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; Jimmy; Joe (laborer);
Synopsis:
Spy Smasher uses his Hypno-Ray Flashlight on a group of common laborers to put them under his spell, then uses the men to cause havoc and destruction. When the former hero begins using a cyclone machine of some kind, Captain Marvel vows to stop him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cyclone Mower; Hypno-Ray Flashlight; Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Part 5 of the Captain Marvel vs. Spy Smasher storyline, which continues in the Captain Marvel story in the next issue.

[Cave-In at the Bar-X Mine] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

Rollo Bollo "The Snake of Ceylon" (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

[King Richard the Conqueror] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Maxinya (Guest Star); King Richard (Intro); Sir Galan (Intro)

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of Golden Flask Quest.

[The Kidnapped Cadet] (Table of Contents)

Ibis the Invincible / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Trug (Villain); Man of the Mountain (Villain; Intro); Thoth (Intro)

Indexer Notes

Story continues in next issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Capt. Marvel knocks out a tank!"]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [The Threat to Sterling Morris]
    Capt. Marvel
  3. 2. [The Sign of the Sheep]
    Golden Arrow
  4. 3. [The Secret Airplane Base]
    Lance O'Casey
  5. 4. [Confrontation with Captain Marvel]
    Spy Smasher
  6. 5. [Cave-In at the Bar-X Mine]
    Dan Dare
  7. 6. Rollo Bollo "The Snake of Ceylon"
  8. 7. [King Richard the Conqueror]
    Dr. Voodoo
  9. 8. [The Kidnapped Cadet]
    Ibis the Invincible
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Van Dore