(July 1946)

Fawcett, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Wendell Crowley
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; Glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Captain Marvel Jr. Faces a Grave Situation! (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel, Jr. / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bud Thompson
Inks:
Bud Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]

Contents page (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bud Thompson
Inks:
Bud Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; J. B. Ridgewood
Keywords:
Daily Chronicle

Indexer Notes

The indicia lists W. H. Fawcett, Jr. as President, Roger Fawcett as Vice-President, Allen E. Norman as Secretary, Gordon Fawcett as Treasurer, Eliott D. Odell as Advertising Director, Roscoe K. Fawcett as Circulation Director, Ralph Daign as Editorial Director, and Al Allard as Art Director. Will Lieberson is Executive Editor and Wendall Crowley is the Editor.

Illustrated contents page, featuring large splash panel from the story, "Captain Marvel Jr. Puts On the Pressure", plus story titles for the other Captain Marvel Jr. stories and a listing of the other features.

The Boy Who Couldn't Grow Up! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Bud Thompson
Inks:
Bud Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Dick Sanders; Mr. Sanders (boy's father, a biologist, death, flashback); Dr. Witz (scientist)
Synopsis:
Freddy is selling papers one day when he sees a young boy driving a fire engine out of the firehouse, and he follows after him. When he later talks to the "boy", Captain Marvel Jr. is told by the boy that he is actually 25 years old, but he hasn't grown physically. His father had invented an elixir of youth and the boy had taken some. Now the young boy thinks like a man but acts like a child.

Indexer Notes

Freddy's home address is given as 85 Center Street.

Gloria Retires From Her Interview (Table of Contents)

The Snortville Sneeze / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Sid Lazarus
Pencils:
Sid Lazarus
Inks:
Sid Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Newspaper editor; Gloria (reporter); Chief Sitting Down
Synopsis:
A female reporter is sent out to convince an Indian Chief that he should work so that he can one day retire.
Keywords:
The Snortville Sneeze

Has the Time of His Life! (Table of Contents)

Rubbernose Randolph / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant
Inks:
Art Helfant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rubbernose Randolph; movie patron
Synopsis:
A movie goer approaches Rubbernose wanting to know if he knew what time it was, and he doesn't get the answer he expects.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Roger "Doc" Cramer (Detroit Tigers outfielder)

Indexer Notes

Wheaties spotlights the famed outfielder of the World Champion Detroit Tigers baseball club.

Prison Pranks (Table of Contents)

Giggle Gags / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

A collection of mainly unsequential cartoons in regards to prison life.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement from Popsicle, displaying prizes that readers can win by simply sending in their used used popsicle and fudgesicle bags.

The Principal Draws Interest! (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel Jr. / comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bud Thompson
Inks:
Bud Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mr. Burns (school Principal); Mr. Winbot (market owner); Mr. Wright (car dealer); Bud (villain); Jack (villain)
Synopsis:
After saving a young man from falling down a sewer opening, Captain Marvel, Jr. learns that $4000 is needed to buld the kids a really swell playground that would keep them off the streets and being seriously injured.

Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 of page 7 is a house promotional advertisement for four Fawcett comics: Don Winslow, Captain Midnight, Funny Animals and Captain Marvel, with head views of each character.

Art credits verified by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red-Ball Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Elkan ? [as ELK] (signed)
Inks:
Max Elkan ? [as ELK] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement in comic strip form for Ball-Band Canvas Sport Shoes.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

Can't Put a Candle To Him! (Table of Contents)

Boxcar Benny / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Boxcar Benny
Synopsis:
Benny decides on having dessert after his meal.

No Seer! (Table of Contents)

Rubbernose Randolph / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant
Inks:
Art Helfant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rubbernose Randolph; crystal gazer
Synopsis:
A crystal gazer asks Rubbernose for directions to the location that his tent is set up.

At Sea (Table of Contents)

Whippersnappers / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
a ship's Captain

Indexer Notes

A series of mostly nonsequential cartoons having to do with the sea.

Captain Marvel Jr. Puts On the Pressure (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel Jr. / comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bud Thompson
Inks:
Bud Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mr. Oakes (publisher of the Daily Record); J. B. Ridgewood (villain, owner of the Daily Chronicle); Wrist (villain, Ridgewood's circulation manager)
Synopsis:
The owner and circulation manager of the Daily Chronicle decides to eliminate their competition, not knowing that the lame newspaperboy working for the Record is acually Captain Marvel Jr.!
Keywords:
Daily Chronicle; Daily Record

Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 of page 7 is an illustrated advertisement for Wow Comics, featuring Mary Marvel.

Annoucing the New Bendix Coaster Brake (Table of Contents)

Bendix Aviation Corporation / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement from Bendix ASviation Company in regards to a new brake they have invented for use on bicycles.

Football Foolishness (Table of Contents)

Whipper-Snappers / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports

Indexer Notes

Series of mostly nonsequential football gag cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement for the new salon-style Charm-Kurl Supreme Cold-Wave Permanent.

Doesn't Give Up Easy! (Table of Contents)

Boxcar Benny / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Boxcar Benny; Hank (fellow hobo)
Synopsis:
Benny tells Hank that being a hobo is what it's cracked up to be.

The Matted Story Is Shaping Up (Table of Contents)

The Snortville Sneeze / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Sid Lazarus
Pencils:
Sid Lazarus
Inks:
Sid Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
newspaper editor; Gloria (reporter)
Synopsis:
Gloria is told to go out and get a really unusual story as all of her recent stories have been far too commonplace.
Keywords:
Blake's Candy Store; The Snortville Sneeze

Texan Guns (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Donald Luftig (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sheriff Ted Bates; Lawson (accused murderer)); Jeff Donnell (villain, mob leader); Red Thompson (villain)
Synopsis:
The Sheriff and his deputies must hold off a mob itching to string up a man named Lawson, accused murderer of Jeff Donnell's father.
Keywords:
Point Fours (Texas)

Captain Marvel, Jr. Faces a Grave Situation (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel Jr. / comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bud Thompson
Inks:
Bud Thompson; Bob Rogers (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mrs. Thompson; Mrs. Bradford; The Great Bernardo (villain, sculptor)
Synopsis:
As a Newsboy Club Initiation rite, Freddy must take a walk through a cemetery at night and falls into two graves, graves belonging to deceased bankers. Later, Captain Marvel Jr. discovers that a greedy sculptor had exhumed the bodies and dipped them into molten copper to make life-like statues to sell to their wealthy widows!
Keywords:
Daily Bulletin

Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 of page 10 is an illustrated advertisement fopr Fawcett's Funny Animals magazines, picturing Hoppy, the Marvel Bunny, Sherlock Monk & Chuck, Sammy Skunk, Willie Worm, Billy the Kid, and Oscar.

Background artist added by Craig Delich.

Cover story.

The Mountain Climbers! (Table of Contents)

Snap, Krackle and Pop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Snap; Krackle; Pop

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement for Kellogg's Rice Krispies in story form.

Let Me Show You, Too, How To Make Yourself Commando Tough! (Table of Contents)

George F. Jowett / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
George F. Jowett (photo); A. Passamont (photo); Rex Ferris (photo)

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement from George Jowett for his five famous course booklets on how to develope one's body.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fleer's Double Bubble Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement in carytoon form for Fleer's Double Bubble Gum.

Helps Betty Make New Friends (Table of Contents)

Merilee Peddles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Milt Youngren (signed)
Inks:
Milt Youngren (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Merilee Peddles; Betty; Betty's Mom; Betty's Dad

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover.

Illustrated advertisement from the Arnold Schwinn Company for it's new bicycle, told in story form.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Captain Marvel Jr. Faces a Grave Situation!
    Captain Marvel, Jr.
  2. 1. Contents page
  3. 2. The Boy Who Couldn't Grow Up!
    Capt. Marvel Jr.
  4. 3. Gloria Retires From Her Interview
    The Snortville Sneeze
  5. 4. Has the Time of His Life!
    Rubbernose Randolph
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Prison Pranks
    Giggle Gags
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  9. 8. The Principal Draws Interest!
    Capt. Marvel Jr.
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Red-Ball Shoes
  11. 10. Can't Put a Candle To Him!
    Boxcar Benny
  12. 11. No Seer!
    Rubbernose Randolph
  13. 12. At Sea
    Whippersnappers
  14. 13. Captain Marvel Jr. Puts On the Pressure
    Capt. Marvel Jr.
  15. 14. Annoucing the New Bendix Coaster Brake
    Bendix Aviation Corporation
  16. 15. Football Foolishness
    Whipper-Snappers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Doesn't Give Up Easy!
    Boxcar Benny
  19. 18. The Matted Story Is Shaping Up
    The Snortville Sneeze
  20. 19. Texan Guns
  21. 20. Captain Marvel, Jr. Faces a Grave Situation
    Capt. Marvel Jr.
  22. 21. The Mountain Climbers!
    Snap, Krackle and Pop
  23. 22. Let Me Show You, Too, How To Make Yourself Commando Tough!
    George F. Jowett
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Double Bubble Gum
  25. 24. Helps Betty Make New Friends
    Merilee Peddles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer