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(August 1940)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
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

The Squadron of Doom (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

The Squadron of Doom (Table of Contents)

Capt. Marvel / comic story / 10.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; Dirk Svenson (vllain, fisherman); Rodney Stark (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Billy investigates the mysterious disappearance of the freighter, Red Star, last seen near the coast of Greenland. There he discovers that Rodney Stark has invented a machine that slowly melts ice, freeing prehistoric men, whom he uses as slaves to build a massive airforce to attack and subdue the United States.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Amalgamated Broadcasting Company; Red Star; Shazam

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the cover.

["Far beneath the earth's surface Golden Arrow, fearless hero of the old west, finds death waiting."] (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:
Bronk Braddock (Villain); Brute Braddock (Villain); Golden Arrow; Carol Braddock; White Wind (horse)
Synopsis:
Carol's murderous uncles hope to convince her that her gold mine is haunted. Golden Arrow exposes their plot to acquire the mine for themselves.
Keywords:
jails; mining; San Pesos Gold Mine

["Lance O'Casey and his guest, Daniel Doom, reformed pirate, rescue an exhausted native..."] (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; Gail Benson; sailing ships; outrigger canoes; Mister Hogan (monkey); Steel Brody
Synopsis:
Lance and Cap'n Doom help Gail recover a treasure in gold from her father's sunken ship.
Keywords:
Amaltic (ship); bondage; Brian Boru Two (ship); deep sea diving helmet; giant clams; gold; Maloana Island; Moon Island; octopi; sharks

The Horned Bear (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

[The Mask's Kidnapping Scheme] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

[Peril in Fort Worth] (Table of Contents)

Dan Dare / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Parker ?
Pencils:
Al Carreno
Inks:
Al Carreno
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Parker ?

Genre:
detective-mystery

["I've lived a full life, son, so I don't mind dying."] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Voodoo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Hampton
Pencils:
John Hampton
Inks:
John Hampton
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Hampton

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dr. Voodoo [Dr. Hal Carey] (Introduction, Origin); Dr. Carey; Mrs. Carey (Introduction, Death); Okoro (Villain; Introduction); Maxinya (Introduction); Cashibus (Brazilian tribe); Jappa (jaguar)
Synopsis:
Hal's father bequeaths his practice among the Blancas, a white tribe in Brazil, to Hal. A jealous medicine man stirs up fear of Hal and it's only after a knife duel that Hal can reassert himself as a friend of the Blancas.
Keywords:
carnivorous plants; head hunters; leya plant; medicine men; red plague; stereotyping of South American natives; voodoo

[Chaos at the Carnival] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Parker
Pencils:
Gus Ricca
Inks:
Gus Ricca
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Tommy (introduction); Carl Brand (villain; introduction)

Indexer Notes

story continues in next issue
Originally credited to Al Carreno, but it is Ricca. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and can be spotted by his rounded faces with squinting eyes and a small dent under the middle of the chin. He drew Jim Dolan in Slam-Bang Comics.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Squadron of Doom
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. The Squadron of Doom
    Capt. Marvel
  3. 2. ["Far beneath the earth's surface Golden Arrow, fearless hero of the old west, finds death waiting."]
    Golden Arrow
  4. 3. ["Lance O'Casey and his guest, Daniel Doom, reformed pirate, rescue an exhausted native..."]
    Lance O'Casey
  5. 4. The Horned Bear
  6. 5. [The Mask's Kidnapping Scheme]
    Spy Smasher
  7. 6. [Peril in Fort Worth]
    Dan Dare
  8. 7. ["I've lived a full life, son, so I don't mind dying."]
    Dr. Voodoo
  9. 8. [Chaos at the Carnival]
    Ibis the Invincible
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