(September 5, 1941)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
On-sale date
1941-08-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
[none printed]
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

Volume number assumed from previous issue.

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. 3.


Captain Marvel's Squadron of Justice! (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Three Lieutenant Marvels [Fat Marvel [Billy Batson]; Hill Marvel [Billy Batson]; Tall Marvel [Billy Batson]]
Reprints

The Vengeful Four (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Three Lieutenant Marvels [Fat Billy [Billy Batson] (introduction origin); Hill Billy [Billy Batson] (introduction, origin); Tall Billy [Billy Batson] (introduction, origin)]; Joe (Policeman); Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana (villain); Captain Death (villain); Herr Geyer (villain); Biggy Brix (villain)
Synopsis
Three young men from different areas of the country (Texas, the Ozarks, and Brooklyn), all named Billy Batson, were reading Captain Marvel’s comic book adventures and happened to wonder if saying “Shazam” would work for them as well. As it happened, Tall Billy, Hill Billy, and Fat Billy were captured, along with the real Billy, by Sivana and his gang. When they all said the magic word at the same time, each was transformed into one of the Lieutenant Marvels, having powers akin to Captain Marvel.
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam; Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

The Lieutenant Marvels could only change if all three said the magic word at the same time along with the real Billy.

The last panel gives the title of next issue's story: "Captain Marvel and the Temple of Itzalotahui".

[The Railroad Wreckers] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Golden Arrow
Reprints

[Crew of Criminals] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Clem Weisbecker ?
Inks
Clem Weisbecker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Lance O'Casey
Reprints

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

Strange But True / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The salmon received its name from Julius Caesar!
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Salmon; Julius Caesar; Can Fish Hear; The Chameleon
Synopsis
Short Unknown Facts
Reprints

[Blitzing the Blitzys] (Table of Contents: 5)

Spy Smasher / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Spy Smasher; Otto Bund (Villain; Intro); Blitzys (Villain)
Reprints

Death to the Traitor (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Formes [as LaRac Semrof]
Inks
Carl Formes [as LaRac Semrof]
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

The Vital Defense Plans (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dan Dare
Reprints

[Dr. Voodoo's Revenge] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dr. Voodoo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Back through time goes Doctor Voodoo, in search of the legendary Golden Flask...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Anita; Nero; Doctor Voodoo [Hal Carey]; Vlado
Synopsis
Hal and Nero escape from the giants and begin a long climb up a cliff face.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; executions; giants; statues of Jupiter; the Golden Flask; time travel

Indexer Notes

Part 5 of Golden Flask Quest

title from last issue blurb

[The Coming of Half-Man] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ibis; Half-Man (Villain; Intro; Origin)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in next issue.

Whiz Magic by Ibis (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Ibis
Synopsis
Short Descriptive Simple Magic Tricks.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captain Marvel's Squadron of Justice!
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. The Vengeful Four
    Captain Marvel
  3. 2. [The Railroad Wreckers]
    Golden Arrow
  4. 3. [Crew of Criminals]
    Lance O'Casey
  5. 4. ["The salmon received its name from Julius Caesar!"]
    Strange But True
  6. 5. [Blitzing the Blitzys]
    Spy Smasher
  7. 6. Death to the Traitor
  8. 7. The Vital Defense Plans
    Dan Dare
  9. 8. [Dr. Voodoo's Revenge]
    Dr. Voodoo
  10. 9. [The Coming of Half-Man]
    Ibis the Invincible
  11. 10. Whiz Magic by Ibis
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