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(June 1943)

Fawcett, 1942 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1943-05-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Magazine
Editing:
Rod Reed ?
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 590231.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]
Reprints:

On Guard, Captain Midnight! (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

The Mississippi Marauder (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]

Bomber's Vengeance (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joseph Millard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Silent Wings of Destruction (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / comic story / 12.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]; Ichabod Mudd [aka Icky]; Mike (defense plant worker, death); President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Johnny Blair (aircraft pilot, cameo); Herr Strudel (villain, death?); Hermann [aka The Electric Eel] (villain, actual eel, death); other un-named Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
Captain Midnight investigates the mysterious attacks being made on U.S. defense plants, puzzled that enemy aircraft cannot even be heard! He discovers the cause: a gigantic, aircraft carrier-like mother ship, from which the planes take off!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Blackout Bomb; Nazi Flying Aircraft Carrier

Indexer Notes

Johnny Blair becomes a regular in the Captain Midnight strip beginning next issue.

Captain Midnight #10, according to the blurb at the end of the story, went on sale June 18th.

The Black Tornado (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / comic story / 12.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]; Ichabod Mudd [aka Icky]; Chuck Ramsay [SS-11]; Joyce Ryan; Baron Vindbagg (villain, death?); other un-named Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
Captain Albriht finds it odd that devastating tornadoes, that have been striking the Middle West, seem only to occur in towns that have U.S. defense plants! Captured by the evil Vindbagg, he helplessly watches as the criminal uses the Captain's Secret Squadron transmitter to send the Squadron members to a false location in Waterfield......but the good Captain turns the tables on the Nazi fiend.
Reprints:
Keywords:
low altitude plane; Secret Sqauadron

Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 of page 13 is an illustrated promotion for the Captain Midnight radio show, which features an upper body shot of Midnight and the listing of the radio stations the show is heard on.

The Personality Kid (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

The Mechanical Man! (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight with Samson / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]; Ichabod Mudd [aka Icky]; Joyce Ryan; Chuck Ramsay [SS-11); Samson [aka The Man of Steel] (robot pilot, introduction); von Vool (villain, Nazi spy); Ludwig (villain, Nazi spy)
Synopsis:
Captain Albright, who has ust invented a robot pilot named Samson, is preparing to fly the robot to Washington D.C., when several Nazi spies fly off with what they think is the robot. Instead it's actually Icky, who plays robot to fool the Nazis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
pocket transmitter

Indexer Notes

The final 1/3 of page 10 is an illustrated promotional advertisement for Captain Marvel's E-Z Code Finder, featuiring an upper body shot of Captain Marvel, plus a full-sized representation of the code finder, which pictures head views of Bulletman, Captain Midnight, Captain Marvel Jr., Spy Smasher, and a 3/4 length view of Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel gives a code message as well.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Midnight
  2. 1. On Guard, Captain Midnight!
    Captain Midnight
  3. 2. The Mississippi Marauder
    Captain Midnight
  4. 3. Bomber's Vengeance
    Red Skye
  5. 4. The Silent Wings of Destruction
    Captain Midnight
  6. 5. The Black Tornado
    Captain Midnight
  7. 6. The Personality Kid
    Little Sneezer
  8. 7. The Mechanical Man!
    Captain Midnight with Samson
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Dan Kocher
  • James Ludwig
  • Jim Van Dore