(April 9, 1943)

Fawcett, 1942 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1943-03-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication
Editing:
Ralph Daigh (editorial director); Al Allard (art director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Volume 38, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number 578477.


Extra! Extra! Captain Midnight Foils Invasion! (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]
Keywords:
airplanes; General Hideki Tojo; World War II

Fun - Sport - Thrills - Games (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Captain Midnight Raps the Japs and Stuns the Huns"] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Wilford Hamilton Fawcett [as W. H. Fawcett, Jr.]
Pencils:
? (vignettes)
Inks:
? (vignettes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Albright]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; The Clinger [Herr Suksenshusenmitz]

Indexer Notes

Table of contents with illustrations and a listing of the Editorial Advisory Board. Indicia at bottom of the page.

Editorial Advisory Board listed as: Eleanor B. Roosevelt (listed as past President of the Girl Scouts Council of Greater New York [and at the time, First Lady of the United States, but not noted]); Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd (listed as "noted explorer, aviator, and author"); Allan Roy Dafoe, M.D. (listed as "the famous quintuplet doctor"); and Reverend John W. Tynan, S.J. (Father Tynan is listed as a member Fordham University faculty).

Fawcett staff listed as: Wilford Hamilton Fawcett [as W. H. Fawcett, Jr.](president); Roger K. Fawcett (vice-president); Allen E. Norman (secretary); Gordon Fawcett (treasurer); Eliott D. Odell (advertising director); Roscoe K. Fawcett (circulation director); Ralph Daigh (editorial director); and Al Allard (art director).

Subscription rate, 12 issues for 1.00 USD in the U.S. and its possessions. Published monthly at 8 Lord Street, Buffalo, New York, by arrangement with the Wander Company of Chicago, Illinois. Editorial and advertising offices located at 1501 Broadway, New York, New York. Other advertising offices: Chicago, Illinois, 360 North Michigan Avenue; Los Angeles, California, Simpson-Reilly, Garfield Building; San Francisco, California, Simpson-Reilly, 1014 Russ Building. General offices located in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The Flying Guinea Pig! (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / comic story / 17.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]; Chuck Ramsay [SS-11]; Joyce Ryan; Ichabod Mudd; Baron Von Togo (villain, death?); General Hirogati (villain)
Synopsis:
Captain Midnight flies to the Solomon Islands in the Pacific to get an intact Japanese Zero for testing. Baron Von Togo learns of his plans and sets a trap by allowing a special radio-controlled Zero to be captured.
Keywords:
Japanese; Nevada; Republic Thunderbird P-47; Solomon Islands; spies; suicide; Tokio; World War II; Zero

Indexer Notes

Captain Albright's testing facility is in Nevada.

A Special Treat Throughout the Whole Year! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mary Marvel / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Doomed Wings (Table of Contents)

Red Skye / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph J. Millard (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Skye; The Baron (villain)
Synopsis:
Red Skye flies a Corsair catapulted from an disguised English merchant ship to protect a convoy from The Baron and his planes.
Keywords:
catapult; convoy; Corsair; England; Germans; Junkers; World War II

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Don't Miss Captain Midnight on the Radio! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Captain Midnight / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Strange Secret of the Invisible Plane! (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]; Ichabod Mudd; S. S. Yardarm (shipyard owner); Hitshoo (Japanese spy, villain); Japanese spies (villains); Japanese sailors (villains)
Synopsis:
Captain Albright invents a special paint that turns invisible under strong light. Japanese spies steal a model coated with the special paint.
Keywords:
invention; invisible; Japanese; spies; World War II

Indexer Notes

Title in the table of contents is "The Plane No Man Could See!"

["Hirohito's Looking Mighty Glum..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Spy of the Spanish Main! (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation; superhero
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Albright]; Chuck Ramsey; Schlager [as Major Everett] (villain); unnamed U.S. Naval personnel; Nazis soldiers (villains); local native; U.S. pilots
Synopsis:
Nazis plant bombs on cargo planes to stop Allied supplies for the North African campaign.
Keywords:
bombs; Nazis; planes; World War II

Oh, No? Don't You Believe There's a Captain Marvel Bunny? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The "Good" Gremlin (Table of Contents)

Little Sneezer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Sneezer; Adolf Hitler; Herr Stoopidpuss; Gremlins
Synopsis:
Little Sneezer is ferrying a plane across the Atlantic, when it is attacked by a battalion of gremlins. Sneezer is helped by a "good" gremlin and fights off the other gremlins with one of his sneezes.
Keywords:
gremlins

Cadaverous Clinger! (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]; Ichabod Mudd; Chuck Ramsay [SS-11]; Joyce Ryan; The Clinger [Herr Suksenshusenmitz] (villain, death?); Herr Fowlballe (villain, death?); Colonel Will Charles ? (Colonel is unnamed); German soldiers, U.S. soldiers
Synopsis:
A costumed German spy has special gloves and shoes equipped with suction cups so he can climb walls. He and his gang of spies try to steal a bomb formula Captain Albright has invented so they can use it to cause a volcano to erupt.
Keywords:
bomb formula; cave; dynamite; Mustang P-51; Nazis; spies; torture; World War II

Calling All He-Men! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Don Winslow of the Navy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Amazing Offer to Comic Readers (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free With This Offer 33 Power Telescope Lens Kit (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Extra! Extra! Captain Midnight Foils Invasion!
    Captain Midnight
  2. 1. Fun - Sport - Thrills - Games
  3. 2. ["Captain Midnight Raps the Japs and Stuns the Huns"]
  4. 3. The Flying Guinea Pig!
    Captain Midnight
  5. 4. A Special Treat Throughout the Whole Year!
    Mary Marvel
  6. 5. Doomed Wings
    Red Skye
  7. 6. Don't Miss Captain Midnight on the Radio!
    Captain Midnight
  8. 7. The Strange Secret of the Invisible Plane!
    Captain Midnight
  9. 8. ["Hirohito's Looking Mighty Glum..."]
  10. 9. The Spy of the Spanish Main!
    Captain Midnight
  11. 10. Oh, No? Don't You Believe There's a Captain Marvel Bunny?
  12. 11. The "Good" Gremlin
    Little Sneezer
  13. 12. Cadaverous Clinger!
    Captain Midnight
  14. 13. Calling All He-Men!
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  15. 14. Amazing Offer to Comic Readers
  16. 15. Free With This Offer 33 Power Telescope Lens Kit
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