Shazam! #2
(April 1973)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, (with the exception of Jan., March, July and Nov.)
On-sale Date
1973-02-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #93.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
C. C. Beck; Jack Adler
Inks
C. C. Beck; Jack Adler
Colors
Jack Adler

Job Number
S-1450
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints
Keywords
comic books; infinity cover

Indexer Notes

Cover is a combination of artwork from C.C. Beck and a live-action photograph taken and assembled by DC Comics production director Jack Adler.

The Astonishing Arch Enemy (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
C. C. Beck
Colors
?
Letters
C. C. Beck

Job Number
S-1414
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mr. Tawky Tawny; Mr. Mind; Herkimer; Ibac (cameo, on a poster); Shazam (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis
Mr. Mind destroys the museum to retrieve his glasses that were stored there. He plans to destroy the United States but is stopped by Captain Marvel with the help of the Saint Louis Arch, which he uses as a tuning fork to drive all the worms in the area to the surface.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Mr. Mind revealed to have survived his "execution."

The Nicest Guy in the World (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Maggin (as Elliot S! Maggin)
Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
C. C. Beck
Colors
?
Letters
C. C. Beck

Job Number
S-1392
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sunny Sparkle (intro); Richard Revere; Lefty (villain); Lanky (villain); Boss (villain)
Synopsis
Bank robbers give Sunny Sparkle their loot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Shazam and Family (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC] / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1458
Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Explains additions to the Marvel Family over the years.
Reprints

The Original Captain Marvel Fights Niatpac Levram! (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
C. C. Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Wendell Crowley (original editor)

Job Number
S-1442
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Wizzo the Wizard (first appearance); Niatpac Levram (first appearance, a mirror-image Captain Marvel)
Synopsis
Wizzo uses magic to animate Captain Marvel's mirror image in an attempt to become a master magician.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]
  2. 1. The Astonishing Arch Enemy
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]
  3. 2. The Nicest Guy in the World
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]
  4. 3. Shazam and Family
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]
  5. 4. The Original Captain Marvel Fights Niatpac Levram!
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]
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