(December 1940)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-10-25
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 on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.


[Hurray For Captain Marvel!] (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]
Reprints
Keywords
bank robbery

[Mystery of Marvel College] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Stereling Morris; Dean Scroggle (Dean of Marvel College); Ben Strang (football team Captain); Costanza [Pete Costanza] (Marvel College football player); Slug Samson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Billy is ordered to enroll at Marvel College and get the low-down on their football coach, Slug Samson, a former convict. As Captain Marvel, he must stop the coach from doing anything in his power to make the team lose the big game against State University.
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam; Skull Club; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Except for the masthead, Captain Marvel wears no cape in the story.

The last panel of the story states that Whiz Comics #12 would be on sale November 22nd.

Inker revision from Beck to Costanza by Craig Delich (see note below).

Beck sometimes drew Pete Costanza into some of the Captain Marvel stories, such as this one, which Costanza then inked. Information verified by P. C. Hamerlinck in Alter Ego #126 (July 2014) and added by Craig Delich.

[Black Bill, the Cattle Thief] (Table of Contents: 2)

Golden Arrow / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Bill (Villain; Intro); Hatchet Jones (Villain; Intro)

[Terror on Thunder Island] (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Baron Von Graff (Villain; Intro; Death)

[South American Sabotage] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
The Mask (Villain)
Reprints

[The Pirate Sub of Nantucket] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dan Dare / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery

Death's Turnpike (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dr. Voodoo / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
John Hampton ?
Pencils
Mac Raboy
Inks
Mac Raboy
Colors
John Hampton ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hal Carey, young American known to the savage Blancas as Doctor Voodoo, is faced with a baffling sickness...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Maxinya; Okoro (Villain); Doctor Voodoo [Hal Carey]; Nikko; Molomolo; Jappa (jaguar)
Synopsis
Okoro trains vampire bats to feed on the Blancas.
Keywords
apes; bats; disguises; giant vampire bats; vampirism

Indexer Notes

story continues in next issue.

[The Walking Sphinx] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Grom Deeters (Villain; Death)

Indexer Notes

story continues in next issue

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Hurray For Captain Marvel!]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [Mystery of Marvel College]
    Captain Marvel
  3. 2. [Black Bill, the Cattle Thief]
    Golden Arrow
  4. 3. [Terror on Thunder Island]
    Lance O'Casey
  5. 4. [South American Sabotage]
    Spy Smasher
  6. 5. [The Pirate Sub of Nantucket]
    Dan Dare
  7. 6. Death's Turnpike
  8. 7. ["Hal Carey, young American known to the savage Blancas as Doctor Voodoo, is faced with a baffling sickness..."]
    Dr. Voodoo
  9. 8. [The Walking Sphinx]
    Ibis the Invincible
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Van Dore