(April 1973)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly (with the exception of Jan., March, July and Nov.)
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; later standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #8,12-17)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
C. C. Beck; Jack Adler
Inks:
C. C. Beck; Jack Adler
Colors:
Jack Adler
Job Number:
S-1450

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover is a combination of artwork from C.C. Beck and a live-action photograph taken and assembled by DC Comics production director Jack Adler. The cover is also an infinity cover.

The Astonishing Arch Enemy (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
C. C. Beck
Job Number:
S-1414

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mr. Tawky Tawny; Mr. Mind; Herkimer; Ibac (cameo; on a poster); Shazam (cameo; flashback)
Synopsis:
Mr. Mind destroys the museum to retrieve his glasses that were stored there. He plans to destroy the United States but is stopped by Captain Marvel with the help of the Saint Louis Arch, which he uses as a tuning fork to drive all the worms in the area to the surface.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mr. Mind revealed to have survived his "execution". Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

The Nicest Guy in the World (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
C. C. Beck
Job Number:
S-1392

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sunny Sparkle (intro); Richard Revere; Lefty (villain); Lanky (villain); Boss (villain)
Synopsis:
Bank robbers give Sunny Sparkle their loot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

Shazam and Family (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-1458

Synopsis:
Explains additions to the Marvel Family over the years.

Captain Marvel Fights Niatpac Levram (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1442

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Wizzo the Wizard (first appearance); Niatpac Levram (first appearance; a mirror-image Captain Marvel)
Synopsis:
Wizzo uses magic to animate Captain Marvel's mirror image in an attempt to become a master magician.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shazam!
  2. 1. The Astonishing Arch Enemy
    Shazam!
  3. 2. The Nicest Guy in the World
    Shazam!
  4. 3. Shazam and Family
    Shazam!
  5. 4. Captain Marvel Fights Niatpac Levram
    Shazam!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bob Hughes
  • Matthew Head
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Rich Morrissey (R.I.P.)
  • Gregory Fischer