(April 1947)

Fawcett, 1945 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1947-02-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
Wendell Crowley (editor); Will Lieberson (Executive Editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
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, Part 2, Periodicals, 1946-1947.


The Marvel Family Battles the Sivana Family! (Table of Contents)

The Marvel Family / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
Pete Costanza ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana; Georgia Sivana; Sivana Jr.

The Marvel Family (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Sivana Family Strikes at the Marvel Family - Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Uncle Marvel [Uncle Dudley]; Shazam; Dr. Sivana [Thaddeus Bodog Sivana]; Georgia Sivana; Sivana Jr.
Synopsis
Having dropped out of sight for some time, the Sivana Family tries to measure the power of the "Shazam" lightning, but fails. However, Junior discovers the existence of an element named Protium that would provide the power needed to do so, so the trio heads for the Rock of Eternity to travel into the past and future top secure it, something the wizard Shazam warns the Marvel Family of.
Reprints
Keywords
Rock of Eternity

The Sivana Family Strikes at the Marvel Family - Part 2: The Sinking of Atlantis (Table of Contents: 3)

Mary Marvel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Professor Chal-Patzun (death); Georgia Sivana (villain)
Synopsis
Mary travels into the past to the lost city of Atlantis, seeking out Georgia Sivana, who has already found the source of Protium at Professor Chal-Patzun's. She grabs it and Mary Batson as her prisoner, and heads back to the present time.
Reprints
Keywords
Protium (rare element)

Indexer Notes

Only this chapter was reprinted in Mary Marvel Fanzine #6.

The Spectacular Spectator (Table of Contents: 4)

Kanvasback / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Kanvasback; Mal Arkey

The Money in the Shoe (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John C. Adler (credited)
Pencils
? (header)
Inks
? (header)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Sivana Family Strikes at the Marvel Family - Part 3: Captain Marvel Faces Danger in the Deep! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Dr. Charles Patterson (death); Dr. Sivana [Thaddeus Bodog Sivana] (villain)
Synopsis
Captain Marvel follows Sivana back to the present as the evil scientist heads for the lab of Dr. Patterson, seeking out the element Neutrium, also needed to get power greater than the Shazam lightning. Sivana gets what he wants, kidnapping Billy Batson and murdering the Professor.
Reprints
Keywords
Neutrium (rare element)

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Marc Swayze.

The Sivana Family Strikes at the Marvel Family - Part 4: Atlantis Rises Again (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain Marvel Jr. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Chass Passon (death); Sivana Jr. (villain)
Synopsis
As Captain Marvel Junior heads into the future, the descendant of Professor Chal-Patzun discovers his ancestor's lab and the fact that the Protium has changed into Electrium, which can be used to raise ancient Atlantis. But Sivana Jr. knocks out Freddy Freeman and kills Chass Passon, grabs the element and returns to the present with it and Freeman.
Reprints
Keywords
Electrium (rare element)

The Sivana Family Strikes at the Marvel Family - Part 5: The Marvel Family in the Battle of the Age! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Dr. Sivana [Thaddeus Bodog Sivana] (villain); Georgia Sivana (villain); Sivana Jr. (villain)
Synopsis
Sivana, greeting his nefarious children with their charges, takes the three elements: Protieum, Neutrium and Electrium, mixes them together and with them creates a shell around the Earth, preventing the Shazam lightning from changing Billy, Mary and Freddy into the Marvel Family.
Reprints
Keywords
Rock of Eternity

Indexer Notes

Penciler revision from Pete Costanza to Beck verified by Marc Swayze.

[Various] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 6 pages (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Marvel Family Battles the Sivana Family!
    The Marvel Family
  2. 1. The Marvel Family
  3. 2. The Sivana Family Strikes at the Marvel Family - Part 1
    Marvel Family
  4. 3. The Sivana Family Strikes at the Marvel Family - Part 2: The Sinking of Atlantis
    Mary Marvel
  5. 4. The Spectacular Spectator
    Kanvasback
  6. 5. The Money in the Shoe
  7. 6. The Sivana Family Strikes at the Marvel Family - Part 3: Captain Marvel Faces Danger in the Deep!
    Captain Marvel
  8. 7. The Sivana Family Strikes at the Marvel Family - Part 4: Atlantis Rises Again
    Captain Marvel Jr.
  9. 8. The Sivana Family Strikes at the Marvel Family - Part 5: The Marvel Family in the Battle of the Age!
    The Marvel Family
  10. 9. [Various]
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