(November-December 1976)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.30 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1976-08-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A DC TV Comic [character]
Barcode:
0709893068812
Editing:
Joe Orlando
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

On sale date from promotional ad in Isis #1.


Can the World's Mightiest Mortal Stop the Plot to Kidnap Congress? (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua] (signed)
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-314

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
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The Case of the Kidnapped Congress (Table of Contents)

Shazam!; Captain Marvel / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-4961

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]]; Shazam; Mentor [Uncle Dudley] (first as Mentor); Elders [Solomon; Hercules; Atlas; Zeus; Achilles; Mercury]; Sterling Morris; Whitey Murphy (cameo); Miss Joan Jameson (cameo); Mr. Tawky-Tawny (cameo); Cissy Sommerly (cameo); Sunny Sparkle (cameo); Dexter Knox (cameo); Doc Quartz (cameo); Ma Potter (cameo); Pa Potter (cameo); Chet Porter (intro); Rod Porter (intro); Dr. Sivana [Thaddeus Bodog Sivana] (villain); Yorgull (intro, villain)
Synopsis:
Billy and Uncle Dudley (as Mentor) set off on a tour around the country doing a series on young people. The first stop is Washington, DC, where Dr. Sivana has made the Capitol disappear.
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Indexer Notes

This issue conforms the comic book to the Shazam television series, with Billy and Uncle Dudley (with a new mustache) going on the road in a van, and Billy talking to the Elders instead of the wizard Shazam.

The Fruit Pie Scene (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Green Lantern; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-525

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - John Pierce, Doug Nye, Jeff Lewis and Sharon Porper - and responses from E. Nelson Bridwell.

Daily Planet Volume 76 Issue 15 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Can the World's Mightiest Mortal Stop the Plot to Kidnap Congress?
    Shazam!
  2. 1. The Case of the Kidnapped Congress
    Shazam!; Captain Marvel
  3. 2. The Fruit Pie Scene
    Green Lantern; Hostess Fruit Pies
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Shazamail!
  5. 4. Daily Planet Volume 76 Issue 15
    Daily Planet
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Matthew Head
  • Jim Stangas
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Rich Morrissey (R.I.P.)
  • Gregory Fischer