(December 12, 1941)

Fawcett, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every four weeks
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
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

[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]; the Nazis
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[Frontispiece] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Billy Batson
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Keywords:
Shazam; Station WHIZ

Capt. Marvel's Double Trouble (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Princess Katinka (introduction); Beautia Sivana; Dr. Thaddeus Bopdog Sivana (villain); Maxim the Midget (villain, posing as an orphan, introduction); Bummy Bond [as Captain Marvel] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Billy reports from a new theatre about Captain Marvel movies being shown there for an orphan's home party, all put together by Beautia. However, when the "management" introduces Captain Marvel live on the stage, Billy smells a rat, and discovers Sivana is behind it all. As the situation unfolds, it is discovered that Sivana had kidnapped the Princess of Mentonia and Captain Marvel must rescue her.
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Keywords:
Mentonia; Shazam; Station WHIZ

The King of the Crater (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 12.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; un-named State Governor; un-named Police Chief; Johnny (a baby); King of the Crater [Mr. Mawks] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Captain Marvel is called out to investigate the eruption of a volcano in the Rockies, and must prevent a terrorist from taking control of the volcanoes in the Rocky Mountain chain.
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Keywords:
Shazam; Station WHIZ; Swan Creek Canyon

Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 page of the story is an illustrated advertisement for XMAS Comics #1, on sale November 26, 1941, reproducing the cover.

You Can't Kill a Ghost (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Millard
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Capt. Marvel Solves the Swamp Mystery (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Fawcett comics staff)
Inks:
? (Fawcett comics staff)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Pappy Sims (introduction); Mammy Sims (introduction); The Swamp Devil [Mr. Woggs] (villain, head of the swamp drainage project, introduction)
Synopsis:
Billy is sent down to swamp country to get the story on the mysterious Swamp Creature, but it's Captain Marvel who discovers why The Swamp Devil is trying to scare people off their land.
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Keywords:
Dismal Swamp; Hypnotism Gas; Shazam; Station WHIZ

[Introducing Captain Kid] (Table of Contents)

Captain Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Liederman
Pencils:
Al Liederman
Inks:
Al Liederman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain Kid (first appearance; costumed kid pseudo-hero); Betty Mae (first appearance; his girlfriend)

Sivana's Strange Chemical Potion (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 10.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Jerry; Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana (villain); Herman (villain); Endicott (villain)
Synopsis:
Sivana creates a new potion that has the capability to change someone into another person, with another brain, and he intends to use it on Billy in order to rid himself of his enemy, Captain Marvel, and become the rightful ruler of the universe!
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Keywords:
Shazam; Sivana's Castle; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

The last 1/4 of page 11 is an illustrated promtional advertisement for Whiz Comics, and pictures head views of Golden Arrow, Spy Smasher, Lance O'Casey, Dr. Voodoo and Ibis.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [Frontispiece]
    Capt. Marvel
  3. 2. Capt. Marvel's Double Trouble
    Capt. Marvel
  4. 3. The King of the Crater
    Capt. Marvel
  5. 4. You Can't Kill a Ghost
  6. 5. Capt. Marvel Solves the Swamp Mystery
    Capt. Marvel
  7. 6. [Introducing Captain Kid]
    Captain Kid
  8. 7. Sivana's Strange Chemical Potion
    Capt. Marvel
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