Shazam! #4
(July 1973)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, (with the exception of Mar., May, Aug., and Dec.)
On-sale Date
1973-04-17
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)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; later standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #8,12-17)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #95.


The Mirrors That Revealed the Future! (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
C. C. Beck (signed)
Inks
C. C. Beck (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1500
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Ibac the Cursed! (Table of Contents: 1)

Shazam! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1489
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam (flashback); Ibac the Cursed [Mr. Printwhistle] (villain); Ivan the Terrible; Borgia; Attila the Hun; Caligula
Synopsis
Mr. Printwhistle has reformed but the villains who give him his powers convince him to change to Ibac one more time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Mirrors That Predicted the Future (Table of Contents: 2)

Shazam! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1464
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam (flashback); Conway Mann; John Dingling; Uncle Dudley (cameo); Miss Joan Jameson (cameo); Sterling Morris (cameo); Cissie Sommerly (cameo); Pa Potter (cameo); Ma Potter (cameo); Professor Edgewise (cameo); Mr. Tawky Tawny (cameo); Captain Marvel, Jr. [as Freddy Freeman] (cameo); Mary Marvel [as Mary Batson] (cameo)
Synopsis
Conway Mann can see into the future in a mirror. He tries to use Billy to make some money but is ultimately thwarted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Junior Bullpen Project (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Behind the Scenes at the DC Comic World / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Shazamail! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
S-1512

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Otto Binder, Manly Wade Wellman and David Micheline.

The Ownerless Diamond! (Table of Contents: 5)

Shazam! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1504
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Professor Bright; Sam Skowl [also as Pierpont J. Van Dyke; also as Chauncey Spinwheel] (villain)
Synopsis
When Billy Batson finds a large diamond in the street, Captain Marvel gets the task of trying to find its owner.
Reprints
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mirrors That Revealed the Future!
    Shazam!
  2. 1. Ibac the Cursed!
    Shazam!
  3. 2. The Mirrors That Predicted the Future
    Shazam!
  4. 3. The Junior Bullpen Project
    Behind the Scenes at the DC Comic World
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Shazamail!
  6. 5. The Ownerless Diamond!
    Shazam!
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