(March 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 World's Mightiest Family Salutes the New Year! (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1684

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman] (inset); 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]

The World's Mightiest Dessert! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1662

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam (flashback); Cissie Sommerly (formerly Summerly); Doc H. Quartz; Sterling Morris
Synopsis:
Doc Quartz accidentally invents a type of Cherry Gelatin that continues to grow. As this gelatin grows it threatens to overrun the entire city.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Incredible Cape-Man (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1636

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Cape-Man [Herschel Dockles]; Frankie (villain); Louie (villain)
Synopsis:
Herschel Dockles pretends to be a superhero so that people will not hassle him on his postal route.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The title character is a timid mailman wearing an ersatz Superman costume, which C.C. Beck felt was disrespectful to an honorable occupation. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

The Year Without a Christmas! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Family / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1652

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Sivana Family [Dr. Sivana; Sivana, Jr.; Georgia] (villain); Sterling Morris; Mr. Tawky-Tawny; Santa Claus; Miss Joan Jameson; Pa Potter; Ma Potter; Professor Edgewise; Sunny Sparkle
Synopsis:
The Sivana Family try to shorten Christmas Day so it will only be 10 minutes long.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Set on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 1973. 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-1677

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ronnie Blair; Scott Snyder; Eric Marvel; Steve Denderian; Craig Butler

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The World's Mightiest Family Salutes the New Year!
    Shazam!
  2. 1. The World's Mightiest Dessert!
    Shazam!
  3. 2. The Incredible Cape-Man
    Shazam!
  4. 3. The Year Without a Christmas!
    Marvel Family
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Shazamail!
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