(May 1953)

Fawcett, 1945 Series
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Volume
14
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1953 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
Wendell Crowley (editor); Will Lieberson (executive editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

The Flying Skull (Table of Contents)

The Marvel Family / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Costanza ?
Inks
Pete Costanza ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; The Scarlet Skull; The Skull's Crew

FBI Triumphs (Table of Contents: 1)

A Wicky & O'Shawnessy Story / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Reed [as Walter Farmer] (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Wicky Burke; Mrs. Burke (Wickey's mother); O'Shawnessy (Wicky's dog); Mrs. Eando; Mary Lorine Eando; Boit Byrd (Wicky's friend)
Synopsis
Wicky's Mom tells him that he has been selected to do a baby sitting job for Mrs. Eando, but Wicky fears his friends will make fu of him for doing this job. Taking his dog with him, he arrives but is warned that he should lock the doors as Mrs. Eando is afraid of kidnappers. Wicky calls his buddy, Boit, and asks him over to help guard the little girl he is sitting for. They even go so far as to write a ransom note, which Mrs. Eando sees when she arrives home....and she faints dead away!

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front and inside back covers.

The Marvel Family Battles the Flying Skull (Table of Contents: 2)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Pa Patter (Billy's landlord); The Scarlet Skull (villain, a zombie, introduction, death); The Skull's ghostly crew (villains, zombies, all die)
Synopsis
Billy, Mary and Freddy are visiting Pa Potter and discover an old treasure map parchment, and decide to all go and look for the treasure. Suddenly, their helicopter is attacked and brought down by a giant scarlet flying skull inhabited by the Scarlet Skull and his men. When they eventually find the treasure and open it, the zombies all die.
Keywords
Aquila; Delphinus; Lake Clearwater; Potters Antique Store; Shazam

The Dreamy Type! (Table of Contents: 3)

Lazy Lee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Lazy Lee; Lee's friend
Synopsis
Lee had the strangest dream: he dreamed he was awake when he was asleep, but when he tried to go back to sleep, he woke up.

Isn't It the Truth! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Boxcar Benny; Benny's hobo friend; rich man
Synopsis
Benny and his buddy try to mooch some money off a guy, but he says that he didn't have any cold cash on him. When questioned by his buddy why they call it cold cash, Benny has a ready answer: no one keeps it long enough to warm up!

The Handy Hand Grenade! (Table of Contents: 5)

Headline Harry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Boughner
Pencils
Howard Boughner
Inks
Howard Boughner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Headline Harry; Ump (Harry's editor); two crooks (villains, pickpockets)
Synopsis
Harry reports to his editor that he couldn't find a story, but he did find a grenade....and tosses it at his boss. Not amused at the rubber grenade, the editor sends Harry out on a story in regards to all the criminals that have moved into town, and Harry discovers yet another use for his grenade when two pickpockets give Harry the once-over.
Keywords
Gazette

No Back Talk! (Table of Contents: 6)

Wilbur the Waiter / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Wilbur; customer
Synopsis
When a customer complains that his butter is so strong that it could get up and walk over to a nearby table and say hello to a up of coffee, Wilbur says that the coffee is roo weak to answer back.

No Bargain! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Rubbernose Randolph; Randolph's friend
Synopsis
Rubbernose's friend shows him his new car that he had just bought used at a bargain price, but the car suddenly comes to a stop when they take a ride. Rubberbose remarks that it's hard to drive a bargain.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

No. 63 (Table of Contents: 8)

The Marvel Family Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman] (head-view); Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] (head-view)

Indexer Notes

Captain Marvel and family present readers with six new rebus puzzles to figure out after giving readers a sample rebus.

The Marvel Family Battles Chief Thundercloud: Chapter One: Redskin Vengeance (Table of Contents: 9)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Chief Thundercloud (villain, a ghost, introduction); Dull Tomahawk (villain, petty thief, introduction); Chief Bloody Tomahawk (villain, Dull Tomahawk's father, flashback)
Synopsis
Billy, Mary and Freddy are visiting some cliff dwelling ruins when they run into an Indian that is a petty thief. The thief bolts from them, trying to get away and somehow discovers a sealed cave in the ruins, and releases the Spirit of Chief Thundercloud, who grants Dull Tomahawk many wishes, including that of becoming a powerful Chief like his father.
Keywords
Shazam

Chapter Two: The Pow-Wow of Peril (Table of Contents: 10)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Chief Thundercloud (villain, a ghost, introduction); Dull Tomahawk (villain, petty thief, introduction)
Synopsis
To save Dull Tomahawk from the jail he has been put in, the spirit of Thundercloud attacks Gulchville with a terrific wind, but the Marvel Fam,ily saves it by erecting a tepee of logs around the town. Vengefully, the spirit decides to attack three villages at once with a lightning storn, poison rain and a choking mist, hoping to defeat each of the Marvels assigned to protect the towns. Chief Thundercloud is defeated by the Marvels and the trio change back to their civilian identities, which allows them to be captured and tied to the stake to be destroyed by Dull Tomahawk.
Keywords
Gulchville; Shazam

Chapter Three: Terror on the Warpath (Table of Contents: 11)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Chief Thundercloud (villain, a ghost, introduction); Dull Tomahawk (villain, petty thief, introduction)
Synopsis
Dull Tomahawk decides to scalp Billy first, but the hatchet severs his gag, and Captain Marvel is on the job, only thwarted by Chief Thundercloud's heavy fog. Freed, the Marvels confront the Chief, who decides to use Thunderclaps of Death to destroy the villagers once and for all. However, the Marvels use a giant tuning fork to counter the thunderclaps, then feed the Chief dry ice to strink and freeze him, then they re-seal him back into the cliffdwellings with a warning to anyone not to open the seal.
Keywords
Shazam

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Flying Skull
    The Marvel Family
  2. 1. FBI Triumphs
    A Wicky & O'Shawnessy Story
  3. 2. The Marvel Family Battles the Flying Skull
    The Marvel Family
  4. 3. The Dreamy Type!
    Lazy Lee
  5. 4. Isn't It the Truth!
    Boxcar Benny
  6. 5. The Handy Hand Grenade!
    Headline Harry
  7. 6. No Back Talk!
    Wilbur the Waiter
  8. 7. No Bargain!
    Rubbernose Randolph
  9. 8. No. 63
    The Marvel Family Puzzle Page
  10. 9. The Marvel Family Battles Chief Thundercloud: Chapter One: Redskin Vengeance
    The Marvel Family
  11. 10. Chapter Two: The Pow-Wow of Peril
    The Marvel Family
  12. 11. Chapter Three: Terror on the Warpath
    The Marvel Family
  13. 12. ["Make 'em and fly 'em with Mechanix Illustrated plans"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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