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(May 1940)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-03-27
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 5", but the cover has "Number 4" 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 449976. Issue number 5 was the number reported to the Copyright Office.


[Captain Marvel Crashes Through] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Beautia Sivana
Reprints:
Keywords:
octopoid monster

[Beautia for President] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 11.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana (villain); Beautia Sivana (villain)
Synopsis:
Beautia begins her campaign to be elected President of the United States, and Sivana tells her that once she is elected, he will have every government official murdered, every citizen executed who didn't vote for her, steal all the gold from the U.S. Treasury, and blow up the White House, replacing it with a palace for her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Shazam; The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man

Indexer Notes

Captain Marvel also wears button down flap in this issue on splash page, pages 10 and 12.

The last 1/4 page of the story is an illustated ad, with Captain Marvel, for the Captain Marvel Power Siren (the World's Mightest Whistle).

["Choctaw Indians were used by the U.S. Army..."] (Table of Contents)

Strange Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Plots of the Braddock Brothers] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Golden Arrow; Bronk Braddock; Brute Braddock

[The Mask Steals a Submarine] (Table of Contents)

Spy Smasher / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

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

Big Brother (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Kidnaped [sic] Beauty (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dan Dare; Blackhawk Pete

Indexer Notes

Next Issue: Rollo mystery.

[The Coming of Daniel Doom] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lance O'Casey; Daniel Doom (Intro)

[The Emerald of Rooirand] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Scoop Smith; Blimp Black; Laputario

[The Rescue of Boyville] (Table of Contents)

Ibis the Invincible / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ibis; Taia; Murder Malone (Intro)

Indexer Notes

continued next issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Captain Marvel Crashes Through]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [Beautia for President]
    Capt. Marvel
  3. 2. ["Choctaw Indians were used by the U.S. Army..."]
    Strange Facts
  4. 3. [The Plots of the Braddock Brothers]
    Golden Arrow
  5. 4. [The Mask Steals a Submarine]
    Spy Smasher
  6. 5. Big Brother
  7. 6. Kidnaped [sic] Beauty
    Dan Dare
  8. 7. [The Coming of Daniel Doom]
    Lance O'Casey
  9. 8. [The Emerald of Rooirand]
    Scoop Smith
  10. 9. [The Rescue of Boyville]
    Ibis the Invincible
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Allen Ross
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Chris Launder
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Van Dore