Shazam! #5
(September 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
1973-06-19
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)
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 #97.


[The Man Who Wasn't!] (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1515
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This appears to be reworked artwork from the cover of Captain Marvel Adventures #119. It has been redrawn in portions, word ballons changed, and recolored for this cover.

The Man Who Wasn't (Table of Contents: 1)

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-1518
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam (flashback); Slip Kelly (villain); a leprechaun; Sam the Weenee Man
Synopsis
When Slip Kelly catches a leprechaun, he wishes to be invisible. He goes on a crime spree until Captain Marvel tricks him into wishing he was visible again.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The World's Toughest Guy! (Table of Contents: 2)

Shazam! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1486
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sunny Sparkle; Rowdy Sparkle; Archie Bunker; Edith Bunker; Sterling Morris
Synopsis
While collecting paper for recycling, Billy Batson, Sunny Sparkle and Rowdy Sparkle find a magic book. Rowdy uses it to become the "world's toughest guy". But he's still no match for Captain Marvel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Archie Bunker and Edith Bunker of All in the Family appear.

Capt. Marvel Jr. Fights the Champ (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Marvel, Jr. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1539
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Shorty; Champ; Mrs. Wagner
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Man Who Wasn't!]
    Shazam!
  2. 1. The Man Who Wasn't
    Shazam!
  3. 2. The World's Toughest Guy!
    Shazam!
  4. 3. Capt. Marvel Jr. Fights the Champ
    Captain Marvel, Jr.
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