(February 1974)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)
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

[The Prize Catch of the Year] (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1667

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Aunt Minerva; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]

Invasion of the Salad Men! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1617

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam (flashback); Cissie Sommerly; The Salad Men [Salatans]; Mr. Vinegar
Synopsis:
A spaceship full of alien vegetables crashes on Earth. The vegetables need parts to repair their ship and Captain Marvel assists them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story and next issue's "The Incredible Cape-Man" were rejected by artist C. C. Beck, leading to his departure from DC when they could not come to terms on rewriting them. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shazamail! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-1669

The Thanksgiving Thieves! (Table of Contents)

Mary Marvel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1651

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Mrs. Bromfield
Synopsis:
Mary Marvel is the Grand Marshall of the Thanksgiving Day parade. While in the parade she stops some burglars from stealing fur coats.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Set on Thanksgiving Day, 1973. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

The Prize Catch of the Year (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
C. C. Beck
Job Number:
S-1623

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Aunt Minerva (villain); Pretty-Puss Pete (villain); Osky the Ox (villain)
Synopsis:
Aunt Minerva asks her henchmen to defeat Captain Marvel. The winner will get Minerva's hand in marriage.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last comic book story drawn by C. C. Beck. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Prize Catch of the Year]
    Shazam!
  2. 1. Invasion of the Salad Men!
    Shazam!
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Shazamail!
  4. 3. The Thanksgiving Thieves!
    Mary Marvel
  5. 4. The Prize Catch of the Year
    Shazam!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Rich Morrissey (R.I.P.)
  • Gregory Fischer