Shazam! #16
(January-February 1975)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-10-22
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 #111.

Theme: The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man. Each story, including new ones, featuring a different sin demon.


The World's Mightiest Mortal Battles the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-1859
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman] (inset); Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] (inset)]; The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man [Pride; Envy; Greed; Hatred; Selfishness; Laziness; Injustice]; King Kull (inset); Professor Gilbert Thorne (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1184
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]

The Man Who Stole Justice! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-1840
Genre
superhero
Characters
Injustice (host, villain); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Professor Gilbert Thorne (villain); Judge Matthew Pleasant
Synopsis
When the statue of Justice outside the courthouse is replaced by a statue of Injustice, Judge Matthew Pleasant begins to let criminals go free and sentences good people to prison.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Marvel Family Battles the Sneaking Doom! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 20.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-1114
Genre
superhero
Characters
Pride (host); The Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Managers of Earth (intro, villain)
Synopsis
The Marvel Family stops the Managers of Earth from destroying the planet.
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Indexer Notes

Chapter One: "The Land, Sea and Air Mystery" (7 pages), Chapter Two: "The Sneaking Doom" (6 pages), Chapter Three: "The End of the World!" (7.67 pages)

Shazam! Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 4)

Shazam! / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]

3. Atlas (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Job Number
S-1874
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atlas
Reprints

The Invention Miser (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Job Number
N-1117
Genre
superhero
Characters
Selfishness (host); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Gilford Pinchwood (villain)
Reprints

The Lazy Genie (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain Marvel, Jr. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk
Pencils
Bud Thompson
Inks
Bud Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1118
Genre
superhero
Characters
Laziness (host); Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Slicker Sam (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on the short story "Snulbug" by Anthony Boucher, originally published in Unknown Worlds for December 1941.

The Original Captain Marvel Battles the World Hater (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Job Number
N-1116
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hatred (host); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Ezra Bitterstone (villain)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Job Number
S-1866

The Marvel Family Battles the Monarch of Money (Table of Contents: 10)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-1115
Genre
superhero
Characters
Greed (host); Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]]; Carlton Clutch (villain); Sterling Morris
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Greed

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman-Shazam Battle Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1867

The Original Captain Marvel Battles King Kull and the Seven Sins (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Job Number
N-1119
Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Deadly Enemies of Man [Pride; Envy; Greed; Hatred; Selfishness; Laziness; Injustice] (host, villain); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; King Kull (villain); Shazam; Sterling Morris (cameo); Doc Quartz (cameo); Dexter Knox (cameo)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All seven demons team up with King Kull.

The Green-Eyed Monster! (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-1831
Genre
superhero
Characters
Envy (host); Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Tim Casey; Judy Lane; Kitzel; Mr. Tawky Tawny (cameo); Lank (Villain); Blast (Villain)
Synopsis
When Judy Lane decides she can tackle crooks as well as Mary Marvel she ends up getting herself and Tim Casey captured by a gang of crooks.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The World's Mightiest Mortal Battles the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man
    Shazam!
  2. 1. Contents
    Shazam!
  3. 2. The Man Who Stole Justice!
    Shazam!
  4. 3. The Marvel Family Battles the Sneaking Doom!
    The Marvel Family
  5. 4. Shazam! Puzzle Page
    Shazam!
  6. 5. 3. Atlas
    Legends of Shazam!
  7. 6. The Invention Miser
    Shazam!
  8. 7. The Lazy Genie
    Captain Marvel, Jr.
  9. 8. The Original Captain Marvel Battles the World Hater
    Shazam!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Shazamail!
  11. 10. The Marvel Family Battles the Monarch of Money
    The Marvel Family
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Superman-Shazam Battle Page
  13. 12. The Original Captain Marvel Battles King Kull and the Seven Sins
    Shazam!
  14. 13. The Green-Eyed Monster!
    Mary Marvel
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