(July 1952)

Fawcett, 1941 Series
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Volume:
23
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication
Editing:
Wendell Crowley
Color:
Color cover; color interiors
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series; anthology

Sivana's Capsule Kingdom (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]; Captain Marvel (inset); Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Captain Marvel Battles Sivana's Capsule Kingdom (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam (inset); Thaddeus Bodog Sivana (villain)
Synopsis:
While out walking around town one day, Billy rounds the corner and discovers a section of town totally missing. Soon more areas disappear, so Captain Marvel looks into the situation and discovers that Sivana and his Atomizer Ray are responsible. Unless Marvel backs off and leaves the evil doctor alone, the World's Maddest Scientist threatens to kill off hundreds of city residents.
Keywords:
Atomizer Ray; Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

The indicia lists Will Lieberson as Executive Editor, Wendell Crowley as Editor, and Al Jetter as Art Editor.

Turns Terrific Clout Into Out! (Table of Contents)

Jim Wise / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Jim Wise; Sandy

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement comic story for P.F. canvas shoes, sponsored by B. F. Goodrich and Hood Rubber Company.

Cab Crazy (Table of Contents)

Tightwad Tad / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tightwad Tad
Synopsis:
Tad decides to take a cab to an address because he has a sprained foot. However, when the cab goes out of control, the only thing Tightwad is concerned about is the meter!

Mission to Venus (Table of Contents)

Major Mars / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Major Mars; unnamed Professor

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement comic story, sponsored by Popsicle, and offering the Major Mars' own Rocket Ring, at cost of 25 cents plus a Popsicle bag with polka dots on it.

First panel has unreadable signature.

The Big Surprise (Table of Contents)

Capt. Kid / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Liederman
Pencils:
Al Liederman
Inks:
Al Liederman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Captain Kid; Betty Mae; Mr. Jackson (department store owner); Mr. Thompson
Synopsis:
The Kid has only one more day to work in order to earn enough money to buy his outfit to wear to the dance. But he is in for a surprise when he picks up the package.

Indexer Notes

The very tiny bottom tier of the story is Captain Marvel's regular monthly code message for the readers. There is a head-view of Captain Marvel next to the message.

Mr. Tawny's Bouncing Shoes (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Tawky Tawny
Synopsis:
Mr. Tawny's invention of a bouncing shoe creates a mass market instantly and makes him a regular tycoon. But, soon, the rubber in these shoes becomes more elastic in nature as it ages and people are now bouncing out of control!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Shazam; Station WHIZ; Tawny Bouncing Shoe Company

Pleasure Seeker! (Table of Contents)

Tightwad Tad / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tightwad Tad; Tad's son
Synopsis:
Tad's son asks his father for 50 cents to go to a circus, but doesn't get the response he desired.

Indexer Notes

The bottom 1/3 of the page is an illustrated advertisement asking readers to join the Captain Marvel Club, and features Captain Marvel and children.

The Pandora Well (Table of Contents)

Jon Jarl / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder [as Eando Binder] (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lieutenant Jon Jarl (of the Space Police); Leon Fitch
Synopsis:
Jon is chasing after what he believes to be a notorious scam artist who has bilked people out of a great deal of money through the Cosmic Oil Well Corporation. But both men are in for a great shock!
Keywords:
Neptune; Nerid (2nd moon on Neptune)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fleer Dubble Bubble Gum / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Inks:
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pud; Sis
Synopsis:
Pud offers a big prize in his drawing contest.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement in comic strip form for Fleer's Dubble Bubble chewing gum.

Sizes Up the Situation (Table of Contents)

Dopey Danny Dee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Marko
Inks:
George Marko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Danny Dee
Synopsis:
Danny is having a difficult time trying to find out what to buy for his mother's birthday.

The Lost Island of Ice (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris
Synopsis:
Billy announces to the public that, in the future, planes will be flying over the frozen arctic areas and will need up-to-date weather information, and, for that reason, the Whiz Weather Station was created. Billy and Mr. Morris head to that station to continue their report for the grand opening.
Keywords:
Ice Point; Shazam; Station WHIZ; Whiz Weather Station

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Red Cross / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sivana's Capsule Kingdom
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Captain Marvel Battles Sivana's Capsule Kingdom
    Captain Marvel
  4. 3. Turns Terrific Clout Into Out!
    Jim Wise
  5. 4. Cab Crazy
    Tightwad Tad
  6. 5. Mission to Venus
    Major Mars
  7. 6. The Big Surprise
    Capt. Kid
  8. 7. Mr. Tawny's Bouncing Shoes
    Captain Marvel
  9. 8. Pleasure Seeker!
    Tightwad Tad
  10. 9. The Pandora Well
    Jon Jarl
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fleer Dubble Bubble Gum
  12. 11. Sizes Up the Situation
    Dopey Danny Dee
  13. 12. The Lost Island of Ice
    Captain Marvel
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Red Cross
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dan Kocher
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Daniel Smith
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