Shazam! #13
(July-August 1974)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-04-16
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 #105.


The Shazam Family -- And Their Greatest Friends! (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1751
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman] (inset); Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] (inset)]; Mr. Tawky Tawny (inset); Shazam (inset); Dexter Knox (inset); Sunny Sparkle (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

Shazam! / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-996
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints

The Case of the Charming Crook! (Table of Contents: 2)

Shazam! / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1705
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sunny Sparkle; Shazam (cameo, flashback); Lanky (villain); Lefty (villain); Doc Quartz; Dr. Quacker (villain)
Synopsis
An evil scientist creates a potion that gives a crime boss the same powers as Sunny Sparkle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Mrs. Wagner's Forbidden Room (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
William Woolfolk
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-916
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Leroy Marks; Mrs. Wagner; Red O'Riley; The Count; Nick Varso (villain)
Synopsis
Captain Marvel Jr discovers the secret of a room in the boarding house he lives in that nobody is allowed to enter.
Reprints

The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man! (Table of Contents: 4)

Shazam! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Pat Broderick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-882
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam
Reprints

The Original Captain Marvel Gets a Secretary! (Table of Contents: 5)

Shazam! / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-913
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Miss Joan Jameson (intro); Dina Duval (villain); "Fingers" Sloan (Villain)
Synopsis
The story of how Joan Jameson became the secretary for both Billy Batson and Captain Marvel.
Reprints

Mr. Tawny's Sales Campaign (Table of Contents: 6)

Shazam! / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-915
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mr. Tawky Tawny; Honest John Jippo (villain)
Synopsis
Tawky Tawny tries to be a door-to-door salesman to make some extra money.
Reprints

A New Home for Billy (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Job Number
N-914
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Ma Potter (first appearance); Pa Potter (first appearance); Dexter Knox (first appearance); Mr. Knox (first appearance, Dexter's father); Mrs. Knox (first appearance, Dexter's mother); Gus Crummly (Villain)
Synopsis
Billy moves into a new house, renting a room from Ma and Pa Potter. While chasing a burglar he meets his new neighbors, Dexter Knox and his parents.
Reprints

The Pandora Pirates (Table of Contents: 8)

Shazam! Presents the Marvel Family / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-912
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Sterling Morris; Barbary Pirates
Synopsis
Sterling Morris finds a magic bottle that leads him, along with Billy, Freddy and Mary, to what they hope is a buried treasure. Unfortunately there is no treasure, but they manage to release the Barbary Pirates.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter One: "The Treasure Danger" (6 pages), Chapter Two: "Pirate Plunder" (6 pages), Chapter Three: "The Pirate Pay-Off" (6 pages)

Friends of the Shazam Family! (Table of Contents: 9)

Shazam! / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Pat Broderick; various
Inks
Pat Broderick; various
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-990
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Cissie Sommerly; Whitey Murphy; Doc Quartz; Professor Edgewise; Sivana Family [Beautia Sivana; Magnificus; Dr. Sivana]; Dr. Thomas Kilowatt; Timmy Tinkle; Jim Bellows; Herschel Dockles; Mrs. Bromfield; Jives
Synopsis
Recap of various people that are found in the Shazam! series.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1758

The Ancient Crime (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Job Number
N-917
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam; Professor Jenks
Synopsis
Captain Marvel travels to ancient Egypt to discover if Shazam was a thief in the past.
Reprints

Mary Marvel's Fashion Parade! (Table of Contents: 12)

Shazam! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-997
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]
Reprints

The Haunted Clubhouse! (Table of Contents: 13)

Mary Marvel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1724
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Mary Marvel Fan Club; "Ghost" Gordon (villain)
Synopsis
Mary and her friends build a clubhouse for their Mary Marvel Fan Club. When ghosts show up to drive the girls away from their clubhouse, Mary Marvel uncovers the truth behind the ghosts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1758-A
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Shazam Family -- And Their Greatest Friends!
    Shazam!
  2. 1. Table of Contents
    Shazam!
  3. 2. The Case of the Charming Crook!
    Shazam!
  4. 3. Mrs. Wagner's Forbidden Room
    Captain Marvel, Jr.
  5. 4. The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man!
    Shazam!
  6. 5. The Original Captain Marvel Gets a Secretary!
    Shazam!
  7. 6. Mr. Tawny's Sales Campaign
    Shazam!
  8. 7. A New Home for Billy
    Shazam!
  9. 8. The Pandora Pirates
    Shazam! Presents the Marvel Family
  10. 9. Friends of the Shazam Family!
    Shazam!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Shazamail!
  12. 11. The Ancient Crime
    Shazam!
  13. 12. Mary Marvel's Fashion Parade!
    Shazam!
  14. 13. The Haunted Clubhouse!
    Mary Marvel
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Shazamail Extra!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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