(July 1942)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
5
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-06-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
Otto Binder?; Ralph Daigh (editorial director)

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. 3.

Capt. Marvel Jr. Rings the Bell for Liberty (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel Jr. / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mac Raboy
Inks
Mac Raboy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]
Reprints
Keywords
The Liberty Bell

The Ring-Master Presents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

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

Captain Marvel Jr. / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Into the very lair of Hitler himself storms Captain Marvel Jr...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Shazam (cameo); Frank Edsel; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Martha (undergound Allied agent); Helen (Allied double-agent); Captain Nazi [Albrecht Krieger] (villain); double for Adolf Hitler (villain); Hans (villain, Nazi soldier); Major Glomm (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Captain Marvel Jr. travels to Nazi Germany to find and rescue Frank Edsel, the key man in American production of planes, tanks and guns, from the clutches of Captain Nazi in the infamous Black Castle.
Reprints
Keywords
Captain Marvel (magic words); Hotel Astor; U-8; V For Victory (slogan)

Indexer Notes

Panel 2 on page 3 pictures issues of Wow, Whiz and Master Comics.

The Baffling Mystery of the Bouncer (Table of Contents: 3)

Bulletman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent]; Sergeant Kent; The Bouncer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Flying Detectives must track down and stop an escaped criminal known only as the Bouncer, who uses strong springs attached to his shoes to leap high distances, and who, along with his gang, murder only men with the last name of Smith and steal just one tooth from their mouths!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the contents page.

Hi Diddle Diddle - Let's Do a Riddle! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

The Fuehrer Sends a Killer! (Table of Contents: 5)

Minute Man, the One Man Army / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil Bard
Inks
Phil Bard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Minute Man [Jack Weston]; General Milton; Maxwell Rabeaux (artist, death); unnamed radio station receptionist (death); unnamed government printer (death); Slim (Jack's friend); General Milton's daughter; unnamed killer (villain)
Synopsis
The death of a famous artist who specialized in painting National Defense posters piques the interest of Jack Weston and General Milton, sending Minute Man into the fray, hoping to draw the killer out into the open.
Reprints
  • in Men of Mystery (AC, 1999 series) #110 (2018) (in black and white)

[Every One's a Minute Man] (Table of Contents: 6)

Minute Man / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil Bard
Inks
Phil Bard
Colors
?
Letters
?; some typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Minute Man [Jack Weston]; General Milton; General Milton's daughter
Reprints
  • in Men of Mystery (AC, 1999 series) #110 (2018) (in black and white)

Indexer Notes

A patriotic PSA after the Minute Man story, urging readers to buy all of the war bonds they can.

Added by Craig Delich.

Night Ride (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Douglas Mann (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Gamble with Fate (Table of Contents: 8)

El Carim / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
El Carim; Fate

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the contents.

Robbery of the River Boat (Table of Contents: 9)

Buck Jones - Frontier Marshal / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Carlson
Inks
Ralph Carlson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buck Jones; Silver (horse); Mesquite Mike (deputy); Slocum (villain); Captain Billy
Synopsis
Buck and Mike are travelling on a riverboat when it is held up by robbers.

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the contents page.

Carlson is best recognized by his horses: long narrow, tapering heads, and on the last page, Silver with front legs stretched out like a rocking horse.

Circus Chills and Thrills (Table of Contents: 10)

Companions Three / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kin Platt?
Inks
Kin Platt?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Companions Three [Don; Nifty; Spike]

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the contents page.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Capt. Marvel Jr. Rings the Bell for Liberty
    Captain Marvel Jr.
  2. 1. The Ring-Master Presents
  3. 2. ["Into the very lair of Hitler himself storms Captain Marvel Jr..."]
    Captain Marvel Jr.
  4. 3. The Baffling Mystery of the Bouncer
    Bulletman
  5. 4. Hi Diddle Diddle - Let's Do a Riddle!
  6. 5. The Fuehrer Sends a Killer!
    Minute Man, the One Man Army
  7. 6. [Every One's a Minute Man]
    Minute Man
  8. 7. Night Ride
  9. 8. The Gamble with Fate
    El Carim
  10. 9. Robbery of the River Boat
    Buck Jones - Frontier Marshal
  11. 10. Circus Chills and Thrills
    Companions Three
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