(April 1966)

M.F. Enterprises, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1966
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M.F. Enterprises
Editing:
Carl Burgos
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The Captain Marvel which appears in this series is not the same as the Fawcett Comics, DC Comics, or Marvel Comics character. No numbering appears on the cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Leon Francho
Colors:
?
Letters:
Herb Field ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hold still, Billy, I'll save you! Split!
Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel; Billy Baxton; Plastic-Man (villain)

Indexer Notes

Lambiek Comiclopedia (https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/francho_leon.htm) suggests that Francho was probably the Argentine artist Arnoldo Franchioni, who often used the penname "Francho."

Introducing the All-New Captain Marvel (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Elwood (credited)
Pencils:
Leon Francho (credited)[as Francho]; Carl Burgos ? (see notes)
Inks:
Leon Francho (credited)[as Francho]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Herb Field

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel (origin); Billy Baxton
Synopsis:
A super-android is created on another planet and named Captain Marvel. Atomic war breaks out, destroying the planet. The hero eventually lands on Earth and is befriended by a boy named Billy. He gets a job as a writer for a press service.

Indexer Notes

I & O: Captain Marvel (Roger Winkle; not the Fawcett or Marvel Comics heroes); I: Billy Baxton. Splash page notes "Based on a character created by Carl Burgos." Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Burgos may have provided layouts for Francho.

Lambiek Comiclopedia (https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/francho_leon.htm) suggests that Francho was probably the Argentine artist Arnoldo Franchioni, who often used the penname "Francho."

The Invisible Aliens (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Roger Elwood
Pencils:
Leon Francho; Carl Burgos ? (see notes)
Inks:
Leon Francho
Colors:
?
Letters:
Herb Field

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel; Ben
Synopsis:
Captain Marvel battles aliens from another dimension.

Indexer Notes

I: The Giant Heads. Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Burgos may have provided layouts for Francho.

Lambiek Comiclopedia (https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/francho_leon.htm) suggests that Francho was probably the Argentine artist Arnoldo Franchioni, who often used the penname "Francho."

The Blue Men of Venus! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Roger Elwood
Pencils:
Leon Francho; Carl Burgos ? (see notes)
Inks:
Leon Francho
Colors:
?
Letters:
Herb Field

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel; Billy Baxton; Plastic-Man (villain); Gurk; Oleg; Charlie
Synopsis:
Captain Marvel meets the blue-skinned Venusians, and battles Plastic-Man. Plastic-Man, a criminal Gronk from Venus, relocates to Earth.

Indexer Notes

"V: Plastic Man (I; becomes Elasticman with issue #2; not the Quality / DC Comics hero); I: Gurk, Oleg, and other Venusians." Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Burgos may have provided layouts for Francho.

Lambiek Comiclopedia (https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/francho_leon.htm) suggests that Francho was probably the Argentine artist Arnoldo Franchioni, who often used the penname "Francho."

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hold still, Billy, I'll save you! Split!"]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. Introducing the All-New Captain Marvel
    Captain Marvel
  3. 2. The Invisible Aliens
    Captain Marvel
  4. 3. The Blue Men of Venus!
    Captain Marvel
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Bill Devine
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Keith Alan Morgan
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