(July 1946)

Fawcett, 1942 Series
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Volume
7
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1946-06-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Magazine
Editing
Wendell Crowley
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint interior; Glossy cover
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Vol. 1, Part 2, Nos. 1&2, Periodicals, 1946-1947.


Captain Marvel Jr. Faces a Grave Situation! (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel, Jr. / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bud Thompson
Inks
Bud Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bud Thompson
Inks
Bud Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; J. B. Ridgewood
Keywords
Daily Chronicle

Indexer Notes

The indicia lists W. H. Fawcett, Jr. as President, Roger Fawcett as Vice-President, Allen E. Norman as Secretary, Gordon Fawcett as Treasurer, Eliott D. Odell as Advertising Director, Roscoe K. Fawcett as Circulation Director, Ralph Daign as Editorial Director, and Al Allard as Art Director. Will Lieberson is Executive Editor and Wendall Crowley is the Editor.

Illustrated contents page, featuring large splash panel from the story, "Captain Marvel Jr. Puts On the Pressure", plus story titles for the other Captain Marvel Jr. stories and a listing of the other features.

The Boy Who Couldn't Grow Up! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Bud Thompson
Inks
Bud Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Dick Sanders; Mr. Sanders (boy's father, a biologist, death, flashback); Dr. Witz (scientist)
Synopsis
Freddy is selling papers one day when he sees a young boy driving a fire engine out of the firehouse, and he follows after him. When he later talks to the "boy", Captain Marvel Jr. is told by the boy that he is actually 25 years old, but he hasn't grown physically. His father had invented an elixir of youth and the boy had taken some. Now the young boy thinks like a man but acts like a child.

Indexer Notes

Freddy's home address is given as 85 Center Street.

Gloria Retires From Her Interview (Table of Contents: 3)

The Snortville Sneeze / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Sid Lazarus
Pencils
Sid Lazarus
Inks
Sid Lazarus
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Newspaper editor; Gloria (reporter); Chief Sitting Down
Synopsis
A female reporter is sent out to convince an Indian Chief that he should work so that he can one day retire.
Keywords
The Snortville Sneeze

Rudolph Rubbernose Has the Time of His Life! (Table of Contents: 4)

Rubbernose Randolph / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant
Pencils
Art Helfant
Inks
Art Helfant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Rubbernose Randolph; movie patron
Synopsis
A movie goer approaches Rubbernose wanting to know if he know the time, but he doesn't get the answer he expects.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prison Pranks (Table of Contents: 6)

Giggle Gags / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A collection of mainly unsequential cartoons in regards to prison life.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Principal Draws Interest! (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain Marvel Jr. / comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mr. Burns (school Principal); Mr. Winbot (market owner); Mr. Wright (car dealer); Bud (villain); Jack (villain)
Synopsis
After saving a young man from falling down a sewer opening, Captain Marvel, Jr. learns that $4000 is needed to buld the kids a really swell playground that would keep them off the streets and being seriously injured.

Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 of page 7 is a house promotional advertisement for four Fawcett comics: Don Winslow, Captain Midnight, Funny Animals and Captain Marvel, with head views of each character.

Art credits verified by Craig Delich.

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

Red-Ball Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Can't Put a Candle To Him! (Table of Contents: 10)

Boxcar Benny / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Boxcar Benny
Synopsis
Benny decides on having dessert after his meal.

No Seer! (Table of Contents: 11)

Rubbernose Randolph / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant
Pencils
Art Helfant
Inks
Art Helfant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Rubbernose Randolph; crystal gazer
Synopsis
A crystal gazer asks Rubbernose for directions to the location that his tent is set up.

At Sea (Table of Contents: 12)

Whippersnappers / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
W. Jourdain ?
Pencils
W. Jourdain ?
Inks
W. Jourdain ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
a ship's Captain
Synopsis
A series of mostly nonsequential cartoons having to do with the sea.

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Captain Marvel Jr. Puts On the Pressure (Table of Contents: 13)

Captain Marvel Jr. / comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mr. Oakes (publisher of the Daily Record); J. B. Ridgewood (villain, owner of the Daily Chronicle); Wrist (villain, Ridgewood's circulation manager)
Synopsis
The owner and circulation manager of the Daily Chronicle decides to eliminate their competition, not knowing that the lame newspaperboy working for the Record is acually Captain Marvel Jr.!
Keywords
Daily Chronicle; Daily Record

Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 of page 7 is an illustrated advertisement for Wow Comics, featuring Mary Marvel.

Annoucing the New Bendix Coaster Brake (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Bendix Aviation Corporation / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Football Foolishness (Table of Contents: 15)

Whipper-Snappers / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
W. Jourdain
Pencils
W. Jourdain
Inks
W. Jourdain
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports

Indexer Notes

Series of mostly nonsequential football gag cartoons.
Script and art credits for this feature identified by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boxcar Bennie Doesn't Give Up Easy! (Table of Contents: 17)

Boxcar Benny / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Boxcar Benny; Hank (fellow hobo)
Synopsis
Benny tells Hank that being a hobo isn't what it's cracked up to be.

The Matted Story Is Shaping Up (Table of Contents: 18)

The Snortville Sneeze / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Sid Lazarus
Pencils
Sid Lazarus
Inks
Sid Lazarus
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
newspaper editor; Gloria (reporter)
Synopsis
Gloria is told to go out and get a really unusual story as all of her recent stories have been far too commonplace.
Keywords
Blake's Candy Store; The Snortville Sneeze

Texan Guns (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Donald Luftig (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff Ted Bates; Lawson (accused murderer)); Jeff Donnell (villain, mob leader); Red Thompson (villain)
Synopsis
The Sheriff and his deputies must hold off a mob itching to string up a man named Lawson, accused murderer of Jeff Donnell's father.
Keywords
Point Fours (Texas)

Captain Marvel, Jr. Faces a Grave Situation (Table of Contents: 20)

Captain Marvel Jr. / comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bud Thompson
Inks
Bud Thompson; Bob Rogers (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mrs. Thompson; Mrs. Bradford; The Great Bernardo (villain, sculptor)
Synopsis
As a Newsboy Club Initiation rite, Freddy must take a walk through a cemetery at night and falls into two graves, graves belonging to deceased bankers. Later, Captain Marvel Jr. discovers that a greedy sculptor had exhumed the bodies and dipped them into molten copper to make life-like statues to sell to their wealthy widows!
Keywords
Daily Bulletin

Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 of page 10 is an illustrated advertisement fopr Fawcett's Funny Animals magazines, picturing Hoppy, the Marvel Bunny, Sherlock Monk & Chuck, Sammy Skunk, Willie Worm, Billy the Kid, and Oscar.

Background artist added by Craig Delich.

Cover story.

The Mountain Climbers! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Snap, Krackle and Pop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Let Me Show You, Too, How To Make Yourself Commando Tough! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

George F. Jowett / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Helps Betty Make New Friends (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Merilee Peddles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captain Marvel Jr. Faces a Grave Situation!
    Captain Marvel, Jr.
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. The Boy Who Couldn't Grow Up!
    Captain Marvel Jr.
  4. 3. Gloria Retires From Her Interview
    The Snortville Sneeze
  5. 4. Rudolph Rubbernose Has the Time of His Life!
    Rubbernose Randolph
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Prison Pranks
    Giggle Gags
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  9. 8. The Principal Draws Interest!
    Captain Marvel Jr.
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Red-Ball Shoes
  11. 10. Can't Put a Candle To Him!
    Boxcar Benny
  12. 11. No Seer!
    Rubbernose Randolph
  13. 12. At Sea
    Whippersnappers
  14. 13. Captain Marvel Jr. Puts On the Pressure
    Captain Marvel Jr.
  15. 14. Annoucing the New Bendix Coaster Brake
    Bendix Aviation Corporation
  16. 15. Football Foolishness
    Whipper-Snappers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Boxcar Bennie Doesn't Give Up Easy!
    Boxcar Benny
  19. 18. The Matted Story Is Shaping Up
    The Snortville Sneeze
  20. 19. Texan Guns
  21. 20. Captain Marvel, Jr. Faces a Grave Situation
    Captain Marvel Jr.
  22. 21. The Mountain Climbers!
    Snap, Krackle and Pop
  23. 22. Let Me Show You, Too, How To Make Yourself Commando Tough!
    George F. Jowett
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  25. 24. Helps Betty Make New Friends
    Merilee Peddles
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  • Craig Delich
  • Kyle "The Dagger" Sullivan
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  • Gregory Fischer
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