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Whiz Comics #25 (released as part of DCM 2nd Anniversary)
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December 26, 1941 Vol 5 No 25
Captain Marvel Cover by CC Beck
Capt Marvel vs Capt Nazi (origin/1st app of Captain Marvel Jr) Script France Herron, Pencils CC Beck & Mac Raboy
Golden Arrow by Harry Parkhurst ?
The Origin of Shazam by Juan Lopez (2pg txt Story)
Spy Smasher by Alex Blum ?
Lance O'Casey by Clem Weisbecker?
Dr Voodoo The Death Guards Ride by Mark Schneider
Ibis the Invincible by ? (as Bender Studio) ?


29-March-2012 9:00 pm
Username: Roygbiv666
Comment: What a great cover - simple, dynamic, and powerful.

Issue: #25
Published: December 26, 1941, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: France Herron
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 4.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Captain Marvel Stops the Turbine of Death!
Featuring: Captain Marvel
Credits: Pencils: C. C. Beck | Inks: Pete Costanza
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]

Comic Story (16 pages) The Origin of Captain Marvel, Jr.
Featuring: Captain Marvel
Synopsis: Captain Nazi cuts Station WHIZ off the air and Cap races for the radio sending station to deal with the issue and saves Whitey in the process. He then must stop a powerful turbine from spinning out of control and costing the lives of innocent people. However, in his most pressing case, in order to save the life of a young newsboy crippled by Captain Nazi, Billy passes along part of his powers to the boy.
Credits: Script: Ed Herron (plot); Bill Woolfolk (script) | Pencils: C. C. Beck; Mac Raboy | Inks: C. C. Beck; Mac Raboy | Colours: Ed Herron
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman] (introduction, Origin) Sterling Morris Whitey Murphy Jacob Freeman (Freddy Freeman's Uncle, Introduction, Death) Shazam Captain Nazi [Albrecht Krieger] (villain) Adolph Hitler (villain)

Comic Story (9 pages) Strongest Man in the World
Featuring: Golden Arrow
Credits: Pencils: Harry Parkhurst ? | Inks: Harry Parkhurst ?
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Carol Braddock (last Appearance) Great Beefo (villain Introduction)

Text Story (2 pages) The Origin of Shazam: 1: Solomon -- Wisest of Men
Credits: Script: Manly Wade Wellman [as Juan Lopez] | Pencils: ? (illustration) | Inks: ? (illustration) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Fantasy

Comic Story (9 pages) America-Smasher's Ski Tank
Featuring: Spy Smasher
Credits: Pencils: Alex Blum? | Inks: Alex Blum?
Genre: Spy Superhero
Characters: America-Smasher (Villain)

Comic Story (8 pages) Red Bart's Evil Plot
Featuring: Lance O'Casey
Credits: Pencils: Clem Weisbecker? | Inks: Clem Weisbecker?
Genre: Adventure

Comic Story (6 pages) The Death Guards Ride
Featuring: Dr. Voodoo
Synopsis: Hal and Nero are rescued from the burning ship by Don Luis. Anita is taken from Svenson by the Death Guards who then kill him. Hal rescues Anita from the Death guards and then is equipped by Don Luis to continue his pursuit of the Golden Flask, now held by the master of the Death Guards, Black Marco
Credits: Pencils: Mark Schneider | Inks: Mark Schneider
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Anita Nero Death Guards (villains Introduction) Don Luis Herculo Svenson Doctor Voodoo [Hal Carey]

Comic Story (10 pages) The Evil That Men Do Lives After Them
Featuring: Ibis the Invincible
Credits: Script: Otto Binder ? | Pencils: ? [as Binder studio] (credited) | Inks: ? [as Binder studio] (credited)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Ibis Taia Birbo (villain, Introduction, Death) Rameses [Rameses II?] (villain, Introduction, Death But Revived In This Story)

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