(August 1950)

Fawcett, 1945 Series
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Volume
9
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
Will Lieberson (Executive Editor); Wendell Crowley (Editor); B. J. Heyman (Associate Editor); Al Jetter (Art Editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

The Speech Scrambler Machine (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Prof. Gilbert Thorne
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The "Popsicle" Hall of Fame (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Popsicle Pete / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Theft of Speech (Table of Contents: 3)

The Marvel Family / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Prof. Gilbert Thorne (first appearance)
Synopsis
Prof. Thorne has invented a machine that scrambles people's speech and ability to write.

Indexer Notes

Next appearance of Prof. Thorne in Shazam! #16.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Interview (Table of Contents: 5)

Headline Harry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Boughner
Pencils
Howard Boughner
Inks
Howard Boughner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Headline Harry; J. A. Blab
Synopsis
Harry has to interview radio commenter J. A. Blab.

Red Swift Leaps for Life! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Red Band / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Battles the Melody of Crime! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Basso Barton
Synopsis
Mary believes there is some good in everyone and tries to reform criminal Basso Barton.

Indexer Notes

Artist credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Battles the Trublins (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain Marvel, Jr. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mrs. Wagner; The Sheriff of Trublin Land
Synopsis
Freddy keeps having accidents when he meets the Sheriff of Trublin Land who is looking for Trublins who have escaped into the human world to cause accidents.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

The Roller Robber (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Reed [as Clement Good]
Pencils
? (header)
Inks
? (header)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Joe Cavalaro; Bill Garrison
Synopsis
A roller rink is robbed by a roller skater.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Carnation Malted Milk / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tick and Tack (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Tick; Tack
Synopsis
Tick and Tack talk about food.

No. 30 (Table of Contents: 12)

The Marvel Family Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]

Indexer Notes

Figure out the words based on the images.

Sivana's Good Inventions (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sivana (villain)
Synopsis
Captain Marvel discovers Sivana's biggest shame, devices that can help civilization.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Thaddeus the Thespian (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Thaddeus; Mr. Bard
Synopsis
Mr. Bard wasn't pleased that Thaddeus laughed during his death scene.

Trouble at Ghost-Town! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Mechanix Illustrated / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Speech Scrambler Machine
    The Marvel Family
  2. 1. ["Three all-star cameras for your vacation shots"]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The "Popsicle" Hall of Fame
    Popsicle Pete
  4. 3. The Theft of Speech
    The Marvel Family
  5. 4. ["Bigger! And bigger! And bigger!"]
    Captain Marvel Club
  6. 5. The Interview
    Headline Harry
  7. 6. Red Swift Leaps for Life!
    Red Band
  8. 7. Battles the Melody of Crime!
    Mary Marvel
  9. 8. Battles the Trublins
    Captain Marvel, Jr.
  10. 9. The Roller Robber
  11. 10. ["Get this official "Rocky" Lane posse shoulder patch"]
    Carnation Malted Milk
  12. 11. Tick and Tack
  13. 12. No. 30
    The Marvel Family Puzzle Page
  14. 13. Sivana's Good Inventions
    Captain Marvel
  15. 14. ["Heel and toe and strut your stuff..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  16. 15. Thaddeus the Thespian
  17. 16. Trouble at Ghost-Town!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure
  18. 17. ["Always the best!"]
  19. 18. ["Hey gang! Let's build these electric motor powered models! It's easy with Mechanix Illustrated full size plans!"]
    Mechanix Illustrated
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