(August 1940)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-06-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing
Bill Parker
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, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


The Squadron of Doom (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints
Keywords
airplanes

The Squadron of Doom (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 10.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Sterling Morris; Dirk Svenson (vllain, fisherman); Rodney Stark (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Billy investigates the mysterious disappearance of the freighter, Red Star, last seen near the coast of Greenland. There he discovers that Rodney Stark has invented a machine that slowly melts ice, freeing prehistoric men, whom he uses as slaves to build a massive airforce to attack and subdue the United States.
Reprints
Keywords
Amalgamated Broadcasting Company; Red Star; Shazam

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Far beneath the earth's surface Golden Arrow, fearless hero of the old west, finds death waiting.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bronk Braddock (Villain); Brute Braddock (Villain); Golden Arrow; Carol Braddock; White Wind (horse)
Synopsis
Carol's murderous uncles hope to convince her that her gold mine is haunted. Golden Arrow exposes their plot to acquire the mine for themselves.
Keywords
jails; mining; San Pesos Gold Mine

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lance O'Casey and his guest, Daniel Doom, reformed pirate, rescue an exhausted native...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Lance O'Casey; Daniel Doom; Gail Benson; sailing ships; outrigger canoes; Mister Hogan (monkey); Steel Brody
Synopsis
Lance and Cap'n Doom help Gail recover a treasure in gold from her father's sunken ship.
Keywords
Amaltic (ship); bondage; Brian Boru Two (ship); deep sea diving helmet; giant clams; gold; Maloana Island; Moon Island; octopi; sharks

The Horned Bear (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

[The Mask's Kidnapping Scheme] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
The Mask (Villain)

[Peril in Fort Worth] (Table of Contents: 6)

Dan Dare / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Parker ?
Pencils
Al Carreno
Inks
Al Carreno
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Parker ?

Genre
detective-mystery

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

Dr. Voodoo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Hampton
Pencils
John Hampton
Inks
John Hampton
Colors
?
Letters
John Hampton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've lived a full life, son, so I don't mind dying.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Dr. Voodoo [Dr. Hal Carey] (Introduction, Origin); Dr. Carey; Mrs. Carey (Introduction, Death); Okoro (Villain; Introduction); Maxinya (Introduction); Cashibus (Brazilian tribe); Jappa (jaguar)
Synopsis
Hal's father bequeaths his practice among the Blancas, a white tribe in Brazil, to Hal. A jealous medicine man stirs up fear of Hal and it's only after a knife duel that Hal can reassert himself as a friend of the Blancas.
Keywords
carnivorous plants; head hunters; leya plant; medicine men; red plague; stereotyping of South American natives; voodoo

[Chaos at the Carnival] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bill Parker
Pencils
Gus Ricca
Inks
Gus Ricca
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tommy (introduction); Carl Brand (villain; introduction)

Indexer Notes

story continues in next issue
Originally credited to Al Carreno, but it is Ricca. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and can be spotted by his rounded faces with squinting eyes and a small dent under the middle of the chin. He drew Jim Dolan in Slam-Bang Comics.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Squadron of Doom
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. The Squadron of Doom
    Captain Marvel
  3. 2. ["Far beneath the earth's surface Golden Arrow, fearless hero of the old west, finds death waiting."]
    Golden Arrow
  4. 3. ["Lance O'Casey and his guest, Daniel Doom, reformed pirate, rescue an exhausted native..."]
    Lance O'Casey
  5. 4. The Horned Bear
  6. 5. [The Mask's Kidnapping Scheme]
    Spy Smasher
  7. 6. [Peril in Fort Worth]
    Dan Dare
  8. 7. ["I've lived a full life, son, so I don't mind dying."]
    Dr. Voodoo
  9. 8. [Chaos at the Carnival]
    Ibis the Invincible
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