(April 1941)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every four weeks
On-sale date
1941-03-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing
France Herron
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, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 2.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
Pete Costanza ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong] (inset); Golden Arrow [Roger Parsons] (inset); Lance O'Casey (inset); Dan Dare (inset); Doctor Voodoo [Dr. Hal Carey] (inset); Ibis (inset); Taia (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Archive edition states the inks are by Costanza.

[Confrontation with Spy Smasher] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; Sterling Morris; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Sterling Morris calls Billy into his office and shows him newspaper headlines about Spy Smasher running wild and posing a real danger to U.S. defense sectors. Upon hearing that the former hero is at the federal penitentiary helping prisoners escape, Billy changes to Captain Marvel and travels to the prison to stop Spy Smasher. But Spy Smasher escapes, captures the good Captain, and subjects him to the Brainograph once belonging to the Mask!
Reprints
Keywords
Brainograph; Gyrosub; Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of the Captain Marvel vs. Spy Smasher storyline, which continues in the Spy Smasher story in this issue.

[Carol Braddock -- Marked for Death] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier

[The Land of the Leopard Men] (Table of Contents: 3)

Lance O'Casey / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kingett
Inks
Bob Kingett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

[The Trap for Eve Corby] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Eve Corby; Admiral Corby;
Synopsis
Wanting to save Spy Smasher from the terrible effects of the Mask's Brainograph, Eve drives to Alan Armstrong's Virginia estate, believing him to be hiding there. He is, but Spy Smasher believes Eve to be a threat to him, so he decides to burn the house down with her in it, and it's only through the timely actions of Captain Marvel that her life is spared.
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of the Captain Marvel vs. Spy Smasher storyline, which continues in the Captain Marvel story in the next issue.

The splash panel is used, in part, as the cover to Spy Smasher Comics #1.

Panel 6 on page seven contains a swipe of the figure of Captain Marvel used on the cover to Captain Marvel Adventures #1.

In the last panel, the editor asks readers to write in and tell him who they think will win the gigantic battle between the two heroes.

[The Gas Gun Murders] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
John Elton (Villain; Intro)

Circus Hero (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Formes
Inks
Carl Formes
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
Jungle drums beat out a rhythmic message of terror...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ahmed (Villain; Introduction; Death); Doctor Voodoo [Hal Carey]; Nikko; Houmids (Arab tribe)
Synopsis
Hal and Nikko free a tribe from Arab ivory thieves.
Keywords
deserts; horses; ivory; scimitars; stereotyping of Arabs; whips

Indexer Notes

There is no explanation for how a tribe of Arabs came to be in Brazil, where the ivory came from, or why the climactic battle takes place in a desert.

[The Man Whose Words Came True] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum?
Inks
Alex Blum?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Trug (Villain); Osiris (Intro)

Indexer Notes

Story continues in next issue.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [Confrontation with Spy Smasher]
    Captain Marvel
  3. 2. [Carol Braddock -- Marked for Death]
    Golden Arrow
  4. 3. [The Land of the Leopard Men]
    Lance O'Casey
  5. 4. [The Trap for Eve Corby]
    Spy Smasher
  6. 5. [The Gas Gun Murders]
    Dan Dare
  7. 6. Circus Hero
  8. 7. ["Jungle drums beat out a rhythmic message of terror..."]
    Dr. Voodoo
  9. 8. [The Man Whose Words Came True]
    Ibis the Invincible
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