(Spring 1976)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.30 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor); Bob Rozakis (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

[Sivana Saves Captain Marvel] (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ernie Chan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2301

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

Superman Saves the Earth (Table of Contents)

Superman; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; aliens
Synopsis:
Aliens want to destroy the Earth as it is a backward planet of no use, until Superman introduces them to Hostess Cup Cakes.

Indexer Notes

Hostess Cup Cakes ad. Inside front cover.

Sivana Saves Captain Marvel (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1529

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Dr. Sivana (villain); King Zurk (villain); Mr. Grunbock
Synopsis:
Dr. Sivana traps Billy with paralyzing gas and leaves him in outer space, unable to change to Captain Marvel. But when he discovers the Azpaks have taken over the world and want to kill him, Sivana is forced to rescue Billy to help destroy the Azpaks.
Reprints:

In the Days of Robin Hood (Table of Contents)

Shazam! Presents Capt. Marvel Jr. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk
Pencils:
Bud Thompson
Inks:
Bud Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1530

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Robin Hood; Merry Men; King Richard the Lionhearted; John Freeman (first appearance; Freddy's ancestor; first to bear his family name); Earl of Nottingham (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Freddy is magically summoned into the past by his ancestor to help him rescue Robin Hood and his Merry Men from the Earl of Nottingham.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shazamail! / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-2292

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Bernard Kashdan
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Date of Filing: October 1, 1976. Average number copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 349,000.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Sivana Saves Captain Marvel]
    Shazam!
  2. 1. Superman Saves the Earth
    Superman; Hostess
  3. 2. Sivana Saves Captain Marvel
    Shazam!
  4. 3. In the Days of Robin Hood
    Shazam! Presents Capt. Marvel Jr.
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Shazamail!
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
    Shazam!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Rich Morrissey (R.I.P.)
  • Gregory Fischer