(March 1941)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-02-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing
Bill Parker

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
C. C. Beck
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the British plane streaking to a fiery doom, Captain Marvel dives to the resuce!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints
Keywords
British Royal Air Force; fighter planes; World War II

[The Origin of Dr. Sivana] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC] / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson); Sterling Morris; Beautia Sivana (origin); the Glompers (giant frogs from Venus); Sivana's un-named father (flashback); Thaddeus Bodog Sivana [aka Dr Footu Yu] (villain, origin in flashback); Magnificus Sivana (villain, Sivana's son, introduction, origin); Rocco (villain)
Synopsis
Billy is awarded the trophy for doing the most outstanding radio work for the year. Later, he takes Beautia out to eat and is accosted by some thugs. Not realizing they work for Sivana, Billy soon learns of the evil scientist's Ultra-Frequency device, which is so delicately tuned that it can cancel out, by interference, Billy's magic word which turns him into Captain Marvel.
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

The last name of Beautia and relationship with Sivana is revealed.

Next appearance of Magnificus Sivana is in World's Finest Comics (DC) #253.

[The Crimes of the Crystal] (Table of Contents: 2)

Companions Three / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Ken Battefield
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Companions Three [Don (introduction); Spike (introduction); Nifty (introduction)]; The Crystal (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Next appears in MASTER COMICS #14

[The Taming of El Tigre] (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
El Tigre (villain, introduction)

[The Corruption of Spy Smasher] (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
Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] (cameo); Eve Corby; Admiral Corby; Jane; The Mask (villain, death); Grosso (villain, death)
Synopsis
Eve is kidnapped by Grosso, who is under the spell of the Mask, but Spy Smasher is on the spot, saving her and killing the giant kidnapper. However, Alan is ambushed by another of the Mask's men and is taken to the lair of the villain, who discovers Spy Smasher's true identity, then subjects him to the Brainograph. Now an evil menace to democratic society, Spy Smasher turns on the Mask and kills him, but Captain Marvel promises to stop him at all costs.
Reprints
Keywords
Brainograph

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of Captain Marvel vs. Spy Smasher storyline, which continues in the Captain Marvel story in next issue.

[The Air Pirates] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dan Dare / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; science fiction

Fire Devil (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 / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Searching in the jungles of the Amazon for native herbs to use in his medical work...
Genre
jungle; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Queen Zoe (introduction, death); Doctor Voodoo [Hal Carey]; Tola; Mopolo; Doctor Hashimura
Synopsis
Hal and handful of Blancas are captured by the army of a surviving Inca city. The queen of the city demands Hal's hand in marriage until her fountain of youth fails her. On returning to the Blanca village, Hal is detained by a Japanese national, demanding to know the location of Maxwell Webb's diamond mine.
Keywords
16th century Spanish soldiers; eternal youth; fountain of youth; immortality; medicinal herbs

[The Giant Spider] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Feature Logo
Ibis the Invincible
Genre
superhero
Characters
Trug (villain); Rimson (villain, death)

Indexer Notes

story continues in next issue

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["With the British plane streaking to a fiery doom, Captain Marvel dives to the resuce!"]
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]
  2. 1. [The Origin of Dr. Sivana]
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]
  3. 2. [The Crimes of the Crystal]
    Companions Three
  4. 3. [The Taming of El Tigre]
    Lance O'Casey
  5. 4. [The Corruption of Spy Smasher]
    Spy Smasher
  6. 5. [The Air Pirates]
    Dan Dare
  7. 6. Fire Devil
  8. 7. ["Searching in the jungles of the Amazon for native herbs to use in his medical work..."]
    Dr. Voodoo
  9. 8. [The Giant Spider]
    Ibis the Invincible
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