([March] 1941)

Fawcett, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
On-sale date
1941-01-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Editing
Bill Parker ?
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

Issue Notes

The title of the issue is "64 Pages of New Captain Marvel Adventures," per the issue itself and the U. S. Copyright Office filing. It is unnumbered.

The on-sale date is the Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[no title indexed] (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

[Captain Marvel vs. Z] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; Thaddeus Bodog Sivana (villain); Z (villain, introduction, a robot, death); Spike (villain)
Synopsis
Thwarted time and time again by his avowed enemy, Captain Marvel, Sivana decides to create a rival that is more than human to combat his hated foe... a foe he calls "Z", because he is the ultimate in toughness.
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Inking credit from Jack Kirby, via Greg Theakston.

Writing credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/ . Formerly credited to Joe Simon. Wellman attempted to spell his name as the first letter in the first word balloon of the first several pages. Spells "MANLY MADE TELLMAH"

Out West (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Miss Daisy; Gino (villain, broncho rider); Bid Boy Larbozo [aka Mr. Laraaby] (villain, boss of the ranch)
Synopsis
Billy is on vacation at Rimrock and gets involved, as Captain Marvel, in a broncho riding contest. But Billy spots the owner of the Crossbone Ranch and feels he knows him, and begins an investigation that leads him directly to the owner as the leader of a large rustling operation while he poses as a victim himself of the band of rustlers.
Reprints
Keywords
Crossbone Ranch; Rimrock; Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Jack Kirby, via Greg Theakston.

Simon and Kirby allegedly testified that they used scripts from Fawcett, at their portion of the Captain Marvel - Superman trial.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Marvel Pencil-Puzzle-Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Synopsis
Captain Marvel offers three different activities for readers to work on and enjoy: a connect the dot activity, activity that challenges readers to see how many words (of three letters or more) they can make out of the word "English", and a "Play Square" Planet activity in which readers are to connect a dot to the nearest dot, numbering lines that do not close a square (there are 19 in all).
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Billy Batson's Page of Games / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Billy Batson
Synopsis
Billy offers four different activities for readers to complete, including a Planet Play Square exercise of connecting nearest dots and numbering lines, a maze, and two more.
Reprints
Keywords
Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

This activity is incorrectly located in the Archive edition. There it follows the story of Captain Marvel on Saturn when it should follow Captain Marvel's Pencil-Puzzle-Page.

[The Monsters of Saturn] (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Marvel has been recognized as the mightiest living creature on this world, and on at least one other. It was like this--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Hargo (scientist); the Dragon Men (villains, giant lizards, all die); un-named ruler of the Dragon Men (villain, death); Ghoppo (villain, spy among the slaves, death)
Synopsis
Billy receives a message from Saturn over his radio device from captives that are being enslaved by monsters on the planet, asking for assistance. Captain Marvel travels by rocket ship to Saturn to take on the vicious slave drivers, allowing himself to be captured by his foes in order to get the full story about the enemy before he deals with them and prevent an invasion of the Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Jack Kirby, via Greg Theakston.

Simon and Kirby allegedly testified that they used scripts from Fawcett, at their portion of the Captain Marvel - Superman trial. Credits in Shazam! The Greatest Stories Ever Told credits the script to Joe Simon.

This story does not feature a titled masthead.

Battles the Vampire (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; Doctor Deever (death); Bram Thirla (villain, introduction, a vampire, death); group of un-named vampires (villain, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
Billy is given an assignment to interview a Doctor Deever, who has created a process to restore the dead to life. The doctor takes Billy to a cemetery and succeeds in raising a vampire back to life, losing his own in the process. Captain Marvel must figure out a way to defeat his unholy foe before more people become its' victims, and, as Billy, checks out a book to aid him in his cause: "The Vampire Legend" by H. P. Lovecraft.
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Jack Kirby, via Greg Theakston.

Simon and Kirby allegedly testified that they used scripts from Fawcett, at their portion of the Captain Marvel - Superman trial.

Captain Marvel's in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Capt. Marvel (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain Marvel / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On back cover of comic.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [Captain Marvel vs. Z]
    Captain Marvel
  3. 2. Out West
    Captain Marvel
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel Pencil-Puzzle-Page
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Billy Batson's Page of Games
  6. 5. [The Monsters of Saturn]
    Captain Marvel
  7. 6. Battles the Vampire
    Captain Marvel
  8. 7. Captain Marvel's in the Movies!
    Captain Marvel
  9. 8. Capt. Marvel
    Captain Marvel
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