(April 1940)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-02-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing:
Bill Parker
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The indicia says "Vol. 1, No 4", but the cover has "Number 3" on it.

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 447071. Reported as issue #4 to the Copyright Office.


[Make Way for Captain Marvel!] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

[Beautia for President] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
Bill Parker
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Narvel [Billy Batson]; Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana [aka Professor Xerxes Smith] (villain, learns Captain Marvel's secret identity); Beautia Sivana (villain, introduction, Sivana's daughter)[aka Emperess of Venus]; Joe (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
Billy receives a news tip from an eccentric professor, not knowing the man is actually Sivana, who rockets with Billy to the planet Venus. Captain Marvel is captured as Sivana and Beautia head back to Earth, where the evil scientist plans on using a paralyzing gas over America, making every man, woman, and child his slave.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Shazam

[The Murderous Mex Kane] (Table of Contents)

Golden Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
Bill Parker
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mex Kane (Villain; Intro); Comanche Pete (Villain; Intro); Brand Braddock (Villain; Death); Bronk and Brute Braddock (Villain)

[The Mask's Anti-Aircraft Gun] (Table of Contents)

Spy Smasher / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker
Pencils:
C. C. Beck ?
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
Bill Parker
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
The Mask (Villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Brain Teasers / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Death Pass (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

[The Return of King Senwosri] (Table of Contents)

Ibis the Invincible / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
Pete Costanza ?
Colors:
Bill Parker
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
King Senwosri (Intro)

Indexer Notes

continued next issue

Gem of Doom (Table of Contents)

Dan Dare / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker
Pencils:
Greg Duncan
Inks:
Greg Duncan
Colors:
Bill Parker
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

continued next issue

[The Fountain of Youth] (Table of Contents)

Scoop Smith / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker
Pencils:
Greg Duncan
Inks:
Greg Duncan
Colors:
Bill Parker
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

[The Island of Knife Scarr] (Table of Contents)

Lance O'Casey / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker
Pencils:
Bob Kingett ?
Inks:
Bob Kingett ?
Colors:
Bill Parker
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Knife Scarr (Villain; Intro)

["Poor Lizzie's love is all in vane!"] (Table of Contents)

Whiz-Cracks / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Make Way for Captain Marvel!]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [Beautia for President]
    Capt. Marvel
  3. 2. [The Murderous Mex Kane]
    Golden Arrow
  4. 3. [The Mask's Anti-Aircraft Gun]
    Spy Smasher
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Brain Teasers
  6. 5. Death Pass
  7. 6. [The Return of King Senwosri]
    Ibis the Invincible
  8. 7. Gem of Doom
    Dan Dare
  9. 8. [The Fountain of Youth]
    Scoop Smith
  10. 9. [The Island of Knife Scarr]
    Lance O'Casey
  11. 10. ["Poor Lizzie's love is all in vane!"]
    Whiz-Cracks
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