(May 15, 1942)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
5
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every four weeks
On-sale date
1942-04-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing
Otto Binder
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, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With a crash of thunder, mighty Captain Marvel leaps to battle!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] (also inset); Billy Batson (inset)
Keywords
lightning; Shazam (magic word); stereotyping of the Japanese; submarines

Indexer Notes

Inker revision from Costanza ? to Beck, per P. C. Hamerlinck, added by Craig Delich.

[contents page] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Heritage of the Batsons (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Steamboat; B. X Batson (introduction, possibly Billy's grandfather)

Golden Arrow Elects a Sheriff (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Carreno ?
Inks
Al Carreno ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

contents page title

Mr. Zero (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Herr Zero [Carl Davis] (villain; introduction)

Indexer Notes

contents page title

Shazam! Mercury, Swifter Than Thought (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman [as Juan Lopez]
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

sixth and final part of Origin of Shazam series

[Pearl Dive of Doom] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Harry Anderson ?
Inks
Harry Anderson ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Lance O'Casey; Hogan (a monkey); Aber; Suli; Meli (Suli's sister); Boss Dubbin (villain, a pearler); Hawkins (villain, reforms); Carse (villain, death)
Synopsis
O'Casey and Hogan are ship-wrecked during a typhoon and are washed up on an island, where they meet a brother and sister who tell him that a local pearler is cheating the divers by not paying them. O'Casey agrees to act as diver for Boss Dubbin, but is double-crossed, which almost costs him his life!
Keywords
Boru Bu; The Starfish

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the contents page.

Last appearance of Hogan.

March of the Crusaders! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mark Schneider
Inks
Mark Schneider
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Anita; Nero; Doctor Voodoo [Hal Carey]; Emir Abdullah; Sir Gavain
Synopsis
Hal and Nero join a group of Crusaders on the trail of Abdullah and Anita. The Crusaders win a battle with Abdullah's men and Hal and Nero sneak into the Saracens' fortress and free Anita and secure the Flask.
Keywords
jousting; knights; the Crusades; the Golden Flask; time travel

Indexer Notes

Part 12 of Golden Flask Quest

The Headless Horseman (Table of Contents: 8)

Ibis the Invincible / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Carreno ?
Inks
Al Carreno ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

contents page title

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["With a crash of thunder, mighty Captain Marvel leaps to battle!"]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [contents page]
  3. 2. The Heritage of the Batsons
    Captain Marvel
  4. 3. Golden Arrow Elects a Sheriff
    Golden Arrow
  5. 4. Mr. Zero
    Spy Smasher
  6. 5. Shazam! Mercury, Swifter Than Thought
  7. 6. [Pearl Dive of Doom]
    Lance O'Casey
  8. 7. March of the Crusaders!
    Dr. Voodoo
  9. 8. The Headless Horseman
    Ibis the Invincible
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
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