Shazam! #15
(November-December 1974)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-08-20
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 #109.

Theme: Scientists and Inventors.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1818
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman] (inset); Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] (inset)]; Mr. Tawky Tawny (inset); Lex Luthor; Mr. Mind; Superman; Dr. Sivana (inset); Zotan (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Special Scientists and Inventors Issue! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1122
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman] (on a poster); Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] (on a poster)]

Captain Marvel Meets... Lex Luthor!?! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1766
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mr. Mind (villain); Lex Luthor (villain); Superman (cameo); Mr. Tawky Tawny (cameo)
Synopsis
Luthor builds a magic accumulator to use against Superman but it accidentally transports Luthor to Captain Marvel's universe. Luthor teams with Mr. Mind to try to destroy Captain Marvel by locking Billy Batson in a water tank with a hammerhead shark.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script and pencils confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. The book credits Blaisdell with inks for this story while the editorial records credit them to Oksner.

Story reveals that Lex Luthor and Superman live in a different universe than the Marvel Family.

Shazam's Scientists and Inventors! (Table of Contents: 3)

Shazam! / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-1123
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sivana Family [Dr. Sivana; Sivana, Jr.; Georgia]; Mr. Mind; Dr. Thomas Kilowatt; Doc Quartz; Dexter Knox; King Kull; Professor Edgewise
Reprints

Mary Marvel Meets the Chameleon Girl! (Table of Contents: 4)

Mary Marvel / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Binder ?
Inks
Jack Binder ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1071
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Lucy Todd
Reprints

Sivana's Good Inventions (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Job Number
N-1070
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Dr. Sivana (villain)
Reprints

A Tour of American Cities with Captain Marvel! (Table of Contents: 6)

Shazam! / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-1057
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints

The Marvel Family Battles the King of All Time (Table of Contents: 7)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 16.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1069
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Mrs. Wagner; Zotan (villain); Red O'Reilly; Shazam
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter One: "The Conqueror of All Earth" (6 pages); Chapter Two: "The Trap of No Escape" (6 pages); Chapter Three: "All History Enslaved" (4.67 pages)

2 -- Hercules (Table of Contents: 8)

Legends of Shazam! / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1832
Characters
Hercules

Shazam! and the Incredible Calculator (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Job Number
N-1068
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; Professor Smott; Professor Sneeyer
Reprints

Mr. Tawny's Bouncing Shoes (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Job Number
N-1072
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mr. Tawky Tawny
Reprints

The Day Civilization Went Backwards! (Table of Contents: 11)

Shazam! / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-1067
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Professor Swope (villain)
Reprints

The Man in the Paper Armor! (Table of Contents: 12)

Captain Marvel, Jr. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1795
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Jim Bellows; Professor Edgewise; "Rip-Off" Riggs
Synopsis
When "Rip-Off" Riggs steals Professor Edgewise's formula that turns newspaper into something harder than steel he goes on a crime spree that can only be stopped by Captain Marvel Jr.
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Indexer Notes

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

This story literally came to its writer in a dream!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Job Number
S-1824
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shazam!
  2. 1. Special Scientists and Inventors Issue!
    Shazam!
  3. 2. Captain Marvel Meets... Lex Luthor!?!
    Shazam!
  4. 3. Shazam's Scientists and Inventors!
    Shazam!
  5. 4. Mary Marvel Meets the Chameleon Girl!
    Mary Marvel
  6. 5. Sivana's Good Inventions
    Shazam!
  7. 6. A Tour of American Cities with Captain Marvel!
    Shazam!
  8. 7. The Marvel Family Battles the King of All Time
    The Marvel Family
  9. 8. 2 -- Hercules
    Legends of Shazam!
  10. 9. Shazam! and the Incredible Calculator
    Shazam!
  11. 10. Mr. Tawny's Bouncing Shoes
    Shazam!
  12. 11. The Day Civilization Went Backwards!
    Shazam!
  13. 12. The Man in the Paper Armor!
    Captain Marvel, Jr.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Shazamail!
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