(Summer 1941)

Fawcett, 1941 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Editing
France Herron
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 series title as given in the indicia for this issue is "64 Pages of New Captain Marvel Adventures."


[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; Nazi soldier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alter Ego #141 (August 2016) features the original art to this cover on page 70, and it features a paste over head, which hides the original Beck drawn head. This original cover also lists the issue number as #3, not #2.

[World of the Microscope] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Beautia Sivana; Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana (villain); The Germ-People (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Sivana uses his latest discovery to shrink Captain Marvel and Beautia in size, landing them in a microscopic world, where they face an array of dangers including Sivana himself.
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses. Limited use of sound effects, including OHHH, OOOP and the phrase "peerless strength".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Play Square With Captain Marvel / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

game

[Invasion from Mars] (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; Henderson (astronomer); The Spider Men from Mars (villains, introduction for all, all on Earth die); un-named King of Mars (villain, introduction, reforms)
Synopsis
Captain Marvel battles the Spider Men from Mars, who have invaded the Earth, and whom, he discovers, are robots!
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam; Station WHIZ

The Curse of the Scorpion (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Marvel / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska (spot illustrations)
Inks
George Tuska (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam [aka High Priest of Siam]; Betty Wallace; Howell (Billy's boss); Dr. Stephen Lang (archaeologist); Professor Luther Bentley (archaeologist); James Malcolm (backer of expedition)
Synopsis
Billy joins a group of archaeologists who are involved in tomb excavations and are just about to obtain information about the ancient Scorpion Dynasty when the expedition discovers the Golden Scorpion and adjusts its lenses, causing an explosion. When the smoke clears, Billy stands before the ancient High Priest of Siam named Shazam, who gives Billy strange powers which transform him into the mighty Captain Marvel! After the group divides the lenses up among themselves, with one being given the Scorpion itself, they flee the tomb and begin crossing a swinging bridge, which suddenly collapses.
Reprints
Keywords
Death Gorge; Shazam

Indexer Notes

This text story recounts the 1st episode of "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" movie serial. Art identification by Craig Delich.

[The Pirate's Treasure] (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Reed
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; un-named sailor (death); Captain Thaddeus Heth (villain, introduction, death); Mozo (villain, introduction, death); Esau Grommett (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Mr. Morris sends Billy out to discover the truth behind the strange murder of a poor sailor, and Billy finds himself shanghaied aboard the pirate ship "Sea Witch", heading for an isolated island where the Captain of the ship seeks the sunken treasure of Tamungu just off shore.
Reprints
Keywords
"Sea Witch" (ship); Shazam; Station WHIZ

The Arson Fiend (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Reed
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; Mr. Barclay (introduction, death); Mike (introduction); The Arson Fiend [George D. Tweedle] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Captain Marvel investigates reports of a strange little man carrying a small black bag, selling fire insurance. When a business fails to buy it, a strange arsonist appears on the scene and sets the place on fire.
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [World of the Microscope]
    Captain Marvel
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Play Square With Captain Marvel
  4. 3. [Invasion from Mars]
    Captain Marvel
  5. 4. The Curse of the Scorpion
    Captain Marvel
  6. 5. [The Pirate's Treasure]
    Captain Marvel
  7. 6. The Arson Fiend
    Captain Marvel
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • arjay
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Daniel Smith
  • Mike Nielsen