(July-August 1974)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
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

Issue Notes

Theme: Friends of the Marvel Family.


The Shazam Family--And Their Greatest Friends! (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1751

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman] (inset); Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] (inset)]; Mr. Tawky-Tawny (inset); Shazam (inset); Dexter Knox (inset); Sunny Sparkle (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-996

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

The Case of the Charming Crook! (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1705

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sunny Sparkle; Shazam (cameo, flashback); Lanky (villain); Lefty (villain); Doc Quartz; Dr. Quacker (villain)
Synopsis:
An evil scientist creates a potion that gives a crime boss the same powers as Sunny Sparkle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Mrs. Wagner's Forbidden Room (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel, Jr. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-916

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Leroy Marks; Mrs. Wagner; Red O'Riley; The Count; Nick Varso (villain)
Synopsis:
Captain Marvel Jr discovers the secret of a room in the boarding house he lives in that nobody is allowed to enter.
Reprints:

The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man! (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Pat Broderick
Inks:
Pat Broderick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-882

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shazam
Reprints:

The Original Captain Marvel Gets a Secretary! (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-913

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Miss Joan Jameson (intro); Dina Duval (villain); "Fingers" Sloan (Villain)
Synopsis:
The story of how Joan Jameson became the secretary for both Billy Batson and Captain Marvel.
Reprints:

Mr. Tawny's Sales Campaign (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-915

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mr. Tawky-Tawny; Honest John Jippo (villain)
Synopsis:
Tawky Tawny tries to be a door-to-door salesman to make some extra money.
Reprints:

A New Home for Billy (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-914

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Ma Potter (first appearance); Pa Potter (first appearance); Dexter Knox (first appearance); Mr. Knox (first appearance; Dexter's father); Mrs. Knox (first appearance; Dexter's mother); Gus Crummly (Villain)
Synopsis:
Billy moves into a new house, renting a room from Ma and Pa Potter. While chasing a burglar he meets his new neighbors, Dexter Knox and his parents.
Reprints:

The Pandora Pirates (Table of Contents)

Shazam! Presents the Marvel Family / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-912

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Sterling Morris; Barbary Pirates
Synopsis:
Sterling Morris finds a magic bottle that leads him, along with Billy, Freddy and Mary, to what they hope is a buried treasure. Unfortunately there is no treasure, but they manage to release the Barbary Pirates.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Chapter One: "The Treasure Danger" (6 pages), Chapter Two: "Pirate Plunder" (6 pages), Chapter Three: "The Pirate Pay-Off" (6 pages)

Friends of the Shazam Family! (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / filler / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Pat Broderick; various
Inks:
Pat Broderick; various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-990

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Cissie Sommerly; Whitey Murphy; Doc Quartz; Professor Edgewise; Sivana Family [Beautia Sivana; Magnificus; Dr. Sivana]; Dr. Thomas Kilowatt; Timmy Tinkle; Jim Bellows; Herschel Dockles; Mrs. Bromfield; Jives
Synopsis:
Recap of various people that are found in the Shazam! series.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-1758

The Ancient Crime (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-917

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam; Professor Jenks
Synopsis:
Captain Marvel travels to ancient Egypt to discover if Shazam was a thief in the past.
Reprints:

Mary Marvel's Fashion Parade! (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-907?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]
Reprints:

The Haunted Clubhouse! (Table of Contents)

Mary Marvel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1724

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Mary Marvel Fan Club; "Ghost" Gordon (villain)
Synopsis:
Mary and her friends build a clubhouse for their Mary Marvel Fan Club. When ghosts show up to drive the girls away from their clubhouse, Mary Marvel uncovers the truth behind the ghosts.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-1758-A
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Shazam Family--And Their Greatest Friends!
    Shazam!
  2. 1. Table of Contents
    Shazam!
  3. 2. The Case of the Charming Crook!
    Shazam!
  4. 3. Mrs. Wagner's Forbidden Room
    Captain Marvel, Jr.
  5. 4. The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man!
    Shazam!
  6. 5. The Original Captain Marvel Gets a Secretary!
    Shazam!
  7. 6. Mr. Tawny's Sales Campaign
    Shazam!
  8. 7. A New Home for Billy
    Shazam!
  9. 8. The Pandora Pirates
    Shazam! Presents the Marvel Family
  10. 9. Friends of the Shazam Family!
    Shazam!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Shazamail!
  12. 11. The Ancient Crime
    Shazam!
  13. 12. Mary Marvel's Fashion Parade!
    Shazam!
  14. 13. The Haunted Clubhouse!
    Mary Marvel
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Shazamail Extra!
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