(Summer 1941)

Fawcett, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Editing:
France Herron
Color:
Color cover; color interiors
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series; anthology

Issue Notes

The series title as given in the indicia for this issue is "64 Pages of New Captain Marvel Adventures."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel; Billy Batson; Nazi soldier
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[World of the Microscope] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Beautia Sivana; Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana (villain); The Germ-People (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Sivana uses his latest discovery to shrink Captain Marvel and Beautia in size, landing them in a microscopic world, where they face an array of dangers.......including Sivana himself.
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Keywords:
Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Writer from Bails' Who's Who. Confirmed by Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses. Limited use of sound effects, including OHHH, OOOP and the phrase "peerless strength".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Play Square With Captain Marvel / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
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Indexer Notes

game

[Invasion From Mars] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; Henderson (astronomer); The Spider Men from Mars (villains, introduction for all, all on Earth die); un-named King of Mars (villain, introduction, reforms)
Synopsis:
Captain Marvel battles the Spider Men from Mars, who have invaded the Earth, and whom, he discovers, are robots!
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Keywords:
Shazam; Station WHIZ

The Curse of the Scorpion (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska (spot illustrations)
Inks:
George Tuska (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam [aka High Priest of Siam]; Betty Wallace; Howell (Billy's boss); Dr. Stephen Lang (archaeologist); Professor Luther Bentley (archaeologist); James Malcolm (backer of expedition)
Synopsis:
Billy joins a group of archaeologists who are involved in tomb excavations and are just about to obtain information about the ancient Scorpion Dynasty when the expedition discovers the Golden Scorpion and adjusts its lenses, causing an explosion. When the smoke clears, Billy stands before the ancient High Priest of Siam named Shazam, who gives Billy strange powers which transform him into the mighty Captain Marvel! After the group divides the lenses up among themselves, with one being given the Scorpion itself, they flee the tomb and begin crossing a swinging bridge, which suddenly collapses.
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Keywords:
Death Gorge; Shazam

Indexer Notes

This text story recounts the 1st episode of "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" movie serial. Art identification by Craig Delich.

[The Pirate's Treasure] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Rod Reed
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; un-named sailor (death); Captain Thaddeus Heth (villain, introduction, death); Mozo (villain, introduction, death); Esau Grommett (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Mr. Morris sends Billy out to discover the truth behind the strange murder of a poor sailor, and Billy finds himself shanghaied aboard the pirate ship "Sea Witch", heading for an isolated island where the Captain of the ship seeks the sunken treasure of Tamungu just off shore.
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Keywords:
"Sea Witch" (ship); Shazam; Station WHIZ

The Arson Fiend (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Rod Reed
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; Mr. Barclay (introduction, death); Mike (introduction); The Arson Fiend [George D. Tweedle] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Captain Marvel investigates reports of a strange little man carrying a small black bag, selling fire insurance. When a business fails to buy it, a strange arsonist appears on the scene and sets the place on fire.
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Keywords:
Shazam
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [World of the Microscope]
    Capt. Marvel
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Play Square With Captain Marvel
  4. 3. [Invasion From Mars]
    Capt. Marvel
  5. 4. The Curse of the Scorpion
    Capt. Marvel
  6. 5. [The Pirate's Treasure]
    Capt. Marvel
  7. 6. The Arson Fiend
    Capt. Marvel
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bob Hughes
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