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The Shazam! archives

The Shazam! archives

Author: C C BeckBill ParkerJoe SimonRod ReedMac RaboyAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, 1992-
Series: DC archive editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English
The wisdom of Solomon. The strength of Hercules. The stamina of Atlas. The power of Zeus. The courage of Achilles. The speed of Mercury. Put them together and they spell ... SHAZAM! By speaking that magic word, newsboy Billy Batson was instantly transformed into the incredible Captain Marvel, The World's Mightiest Mortal ... and one of the most popular comic book heroes of the 1940s Golden Age of Comics.

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Genre/Form: superhero comics
Superhero comics
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Superhero comic books, strips, etc
Bandes dessinées
Bandes dessinées de superhéros
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Named Person: Captain Marvel, (Fictitious character); Captain Marvel, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C C Beck; Bill Parker; Joe Simon; Rod Reed; Mac Raboy; David Berg; Dick Briefer; George Tuska; William Woolfolk; P C Hammerlinck; Jack Binder; Richard A Lupoff; Robert C Harvey
ISBN: 1563890534 9781563890536 1563895218 9781563895210 1563898322 9781563898327 1401201601 9781401201609
OCLC Number: 29914254
Notes: Originally published in single magazine form as issues of various comic book serials.
"The comics reprinted in this volume were produced in a time when racism was more overt in society and popular culture both consciously and unconsciously . They are reprinted without alteration for historical reference." -- preliminary pages, volume 4.
Some stories were originally untitled and given titles for reader convenience.
Description: volumes : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Volume 1: Foreword / Richard Lupoff --
Flash comics #1, ashcan edition (January 1940) --
Thrill comics #1, ashcan edition (January 1940) --
Whiz comics #2 (February 1940): Captain Marvel --
Whiz comics #3 (March 1940): the return of Sivana --
Whiz comics #4 (April 1940): make way for Captain Marvel --
Whiz comics #5 (May 1940): Captain Marvel crashes through --
Whiz comics #5 (June 1940): Captain Marvel scores again! --
Whiz comics #6 (July 1940): Captain Marvel and the circus of death --
Whiz comics #7 (August 1940): Captain Marvel and the squadron of doom --
Whiz comics #8 (September 1940): saved by Captain Marvel! --
Whiz comics #9 (October 1940): Captain Marvel on the job! --
Whiz comics #10 (November 1940): Captain Marvel battles the winged death --
Whiz comics #11 (December 1940): hurray for Captain Marvel! --
Whiz comics #12 (January 1941): Captain Marvel rides the engine of doom! --
Whiz comics #13 (February 1941): Captain Marvel, world's most powerful man! --
Whiz comics #14 (March 1941): Captain Marvel boomerangs the torpedo! --
Whiz comics #15 (March 1941): with the British plane streaking to a fiery doom, Captain Marvel dives to the rescue! Volume 2: Foreword / R.C. Harvey --
Special edition comics #1 (1940) --
Captain Marvel adventures #1 (1941) --
Whiz comics #15 (March 2, 1941) --
Whiz comics #16 (April 18, 1941) --
Whiz comics #17 (May 16, 1941) --
Whiz comics #18 (June 13, 1941) --
Whiz comics #19 (July 11, 1941) --
Whiz comics #20 (August 8, 1941). Volume 4: Foreword / P.C. Hammerlinck --
Captain Marvel Adventures #4 (October 1941): Silvana's revenge on the lieutenant Marvels; The runnel of invasion; The secret submarine base; The lawless legion --
Captain Marvel Adventures #5 (December 1941): Frontispiece ; Captain Marvel's double trouble; The king of the crater; Captain Marvel solves the swamp mystery; Sivana's strange chemical potion --
Master Comics #21 (December 1941): The coming of Captain Nazi --
Whiz Comics #25 (December 1941): The origin of Captain Marvel Jr --
Master Comics #22 (January 1942): Dr. Eternity's wax death --
America's Greatest Comics #2 (February-May 1942) : The park robberies --
Series Title: DC archive editions.
Responsibility: [illustrated by] C.C. Beck.


Collects the classic Captain Marvel Adventures number 4 and number 5, Master Comics number 21 and number 22, Whiz number 25 and America's Greatest Comics number 2. This title follows the development  Read more...


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