Whiz Comics #5 (4)
(May 1940)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-03-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing
Bill Parker (editor)

Issue Notes

The indicia says "Vol. 1, No 5", but the cover has "Number 4" on it.

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright No. B 449976. Issue number 5 was the number reported to the Copyright Office. See https://publicrecords.copyright.gov/application-card/CC19381945B_448000-44… for more detail. Copyright renewed 1967-06-01 as RE 411108 from Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series. Part 2: Periodicals Jan-Dec 1967: Vol 21, page 407.

This issue contains a C. C. Beck illustrated advertisement (1/4 page) for the Captain Marvel Power Siren, which could be purchased at newsstands or obtained free if the reader cut out and mailed in three certificate coupons that appeared in Fawcett's Whiz Comics, Master Comics and Slam-Bang Comics. This ad is reprinted in Alter Ego #141 (August 2016), page 79.

[Captain Marvel Crashes Through] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Beautia Sivana
Reprints
Keywords
octopoid monster

[Got Anything to Swap?] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Whiz Comics' Trading Post / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Beautia for President] (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Marvel / Shazam! / comic story / 11.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana (villain); Beautia Sivana (villain)
Synopsis
Beautia begins her campaign to be elected President of the United States, and Sivana tells her that once she is elected, he will have every government official murdered, every citizen executed who didn't vote for her, steal all the gold from the U.S. Treasury, and blow up the White House, replacing it with a palace for her.
Reprints
Keywords
Shazam; The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man

Indexer Notes

Captain Marvel also wears button down flap in this issue on splash page, pages 10 and 12.

The last 1/4 page of the story is an illustated ad, with Captain Marvel, for the Captain Marvel Power Siren (the World's Mightest Whistle).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Strange Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Choctaw Indians were used by the U.S. Army...
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
bats; potatoes; warthogs

[The Plots of the Braddock Brothers] (Table of Contents: 4)

Golden Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Parker
Pencils
Pete Costanza
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Parker

Genre
western-frontier; superhero
Characters
Golden Arrow [Roger Parsons]; Bronk Braddock; Brute Braddock

[The Mask Steals a Submarine] (Table of Contents: 5)

Spy Smasher / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Parker
Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Parker

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; The Mask (villain); Admiral Corby; Eve Corby
Keywords
Gyrosub; submarines; Washington DC

Big Brother (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Kidnaped [sic] Beauty (Table of Contents: 7)

Dan Dare / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Parker
Pencils
Gregor Duncan
Inks
Gregor Duncan
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Parker

Genre
detective-mystery; science fiction
Characters
Dan Dare; Blackhawk Pete; Carol Clews; Jim Carson; Eduardo
Keywords
Carson Ranch; Texas

Indexer Notes

Next Issue: Rollo mystery.

[The Coming of Daniel Doom] (Table of Contents: 8)

Lance O'Casey / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Parker
Pencils
Bob Kingett ?
Inks
Bob Kingett ?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Parker

Genre
adventure
Characters
Lance O'Casey; Daniel Doom (introduction); Mister Hogan
Keywords
earthquakes; lizards; Shadow Rock; typhoons

[The Emerald of Rooirand] (Table of Contents: 9)

Scoop Smith / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Parker
Pencils
Gregor Duncan
Inks
Gregor Duncan
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Parker

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Scoop Smith; Blimp Black; Laputario; Bruce Lane
Keywords
Cave of Rooirand; emeralds

[The Rescue of Boyville] (Table of Contents: 10)

Ibis the Invincible / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Parker
Pencils
C. C. Beck ?
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Parker

Feature Logo
Ibis the Invincible
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ibis [Prince Amentep]; Princess Taia; Murder Malone (Intro); Bobby Locke
Keywords
Boyville; Ibiship

Indexer Notes

continued next issue.

[Hey, Pals!] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel Power Siren / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Remington Typewriters / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Captain Marvel Crashes Through]
    Captain Marvel / Shazam!
  2. 1. [Got Anything to Swap?]
    Whiz Comics' Trading Post
  3. 2. [Beautia for President]
    Captain Marvel / Shazam!
  4. 3. ["Choctaw Indians were used by the U.S. Army..."]
    Strange Facts
  5. 4. [The Plots of the Braddock Brothers]
    Golden Arrow
  6. 5. [The Mask Steals a Submarine]
    Spy Smasher
  7. 6. Big Brother
  8. 7. Kidnaped [sic] Beauty
    Dan Dare
  9. 8. [The Coming of Daniel Doom]
    Lance O'Casey
  10. 9. [The Emerald of Rooirand]
    Scoop Smith
  11. 10. [The Rescue of Boyville]
    Ibis the Invincible
  12. 11. [Hey, Pals!]
    Captain Marvel Power Siren
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Remington Typewriters
This issue was modified by, among others
  • David Banuelos
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Chris Launder
  • Rob Martindale
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Allen Ross
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore