(January 1, 1943)

Fawcett, 1941 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every three weeks
On-sale date
1942-12-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing
Rod Reed
Color
Color cover; color interiors
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series; anthology

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marc Swayze
Inks
Marc Swayze
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Santa Claus
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from C.C. Beck by Craig Delich 2011-28-11 to Marc Swayze per Swyaze's column in Alter-Ego #19 verifying he did the cover.

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

The Phantom of the Department Store (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Pete Costanza ?
Inks
Pete Costanza ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel; Steamboat; The Phantom [Dunkel]
Reprints

The Training of Mary Marvel (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Marc Swayze
Inks
Marc Swayze
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]
Synopsis
An eminent professor is made a dupe by a phony scientist/explorer named Greaseley, who claims to have brought live native creatures back from the planet Venus, and together, Mary & Billy [as the Marvels] put a stop to this scam.
Reprints
Keywords
Radio Station WHIZ

Indexer Notes

Some reprint information and synopsis added by Craig Delich (Jan. 14, 2007).

Mary Marvel next appears in Wow Comics #9.

P. C. Hamerlinck, in Alter Ego #147 (July 2017), asserts that Swayze did the entire art job on this story. So reference to Swayze only doing the art on the Mary Marvel figures only removed.

His Achilles Heel (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Pete Costanza ?
Inks
Pete Costanza ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel; Blitzenwitz [a Hitler double, introduction]

The Wizard's Mark (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Kjelgaard (signed)
Letters
trpeset

Genre
western-frontier

[The Tire Thief] (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain Kidd / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Liederman
Pencils
Al Liederman
Inks
Al Liederman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Captain Kidd

The Ego Exchanger (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Steamboat Bill
Synopsis
In a diverting mind-swap ("ego changer") between Billy/Captain Marvel and Steamboat, whenever Steamboat says the magic word, Billy changes into the person of Marvel, but with the mind of Steamboat!
Keywords
Shazam

Indexer Notes

Art credit revisions by Craig Delich, per P.C. Hamerlinck in Alter Ego #145 (March 2017).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Comix Cards / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Hopalong Cassidy; Ibis the Invincible

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Phantom of the Department Store
    Captain Marvel
  4. 3. The Training of Mary Marvel
    Captain Marvel
  5. 4. His Achilles Heel
    Captain Marvel
  6. 5. The Wizard's Mark
  7. 6. [The Tire Thief]
    Captain Kidd
  8. 7. The Ego Exchanger
    Captain Marvel
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Comix Cards
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Matthew Head
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Daniel Smith
  • Mike Nielsen