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A new paper scan of this book from a new scanner!

20-March-2021 4:27 pm
Username: lrek
Comment: Very nice for a first (?) scan. Keep this up and you may well set a new standard that others should strive for.
20-March-2021 8:50 pm
Username: jimpage
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous scan. WOW! Thanks so much!!!
21-March-2021 12:49 am
Username: justice
Comment: Lovely! Well done.Thank you so much.
21-March-2021 1:08 pm
Username: erwin-k
Comment: I agree with the others. Incredible scan of an excellent copy three quarters of a century old!
22-March-2021 11:36 pm
Username: TWT227ROD
Comment: One of the best I've downloaded from DCM. Please continue!
24-March-2021 3:48 am
Username: notley
Comment: Best scan I've ever seen on this site. More please:)
25-March-2021 7:37 pm
Username: clarkwonderful
Comment: I bought several issues a year or more ago, which were marked as being in the public domain, but by the time I got around to doing this one (recently retired) only #4 and #81 are in the public domain :( There are a bunch of Captain Marvel Adventures still in public domain. However, most of those have Steamboat in them. I know that at the time, that is the way things were, but I'm not comfortable restoring issues that have racial stereotypes. I have thought about doing so but changing Steamboat's name and removing the offensive dialect, but I am guessing that people here would not approve of that approach? It's too bad, because there are a lot of old stories that can't be shared in their original form anymore. I love these comics, which were before my time and whom I wasn't aware of until DC brought them back. Let me know if anyone is interested in that approach. Otherwise, it may be difficult to find some Fawcett Marvels that DC doesn't claim ownership for. C.C. Beck grew up in Zumbrota, MN, which is near where I am. Fawcett was also founded in Minnesota. And Superman artists Curt Swan and Dan Jurgens are from here, too.
25-March-2021 7:40 pm
Username: clarkwonderful
Comment: I meant to say in the post above that I would change Steamboat's appearance to one that would be consistent with how Beck or Constanza drew back then without the racial stereotyping. Again, this would be something "new" and not a proper restoration, but it would be nice to see these stories be able to be shared with a younger generation. Some stories may have content that is bad enough that they still couldn't be used -- I have not looked into it that closely.
26-March-2021 4:09 am
Username: Crimson-Blue-Green
Comment: @clarkwonderful - I'm hesitant to answer your question, but my answer is no. Seeing the character Steamboat 'cleaned up' to please modern audiences is just as bad as denying that there was anything wrong with this character in the first place. I'd prefer that you scan the comics you have and share them as is, adding a note that the comic contains racist depictions that may offend people. When scanners here at DCM shared issues of "Captain Billy's Whiz Bang" magazine they added a note saying something similar. I'd like to see the issues of "Captain Marvel Adventures" containing the serial "The Monster Society of Evil" in better shape than the current scans. "CMA" #26, pages 57 and 58 in particular, need an upgrade. These pages are half paper, half fiche. If you have this comic or any other comic with the "Monster Society" serial in it, then please share it. Thank you.
26-March-2021 1:06 pm
Username: clarkwonderful
Comment: @Crimson-Blue-Green thanks for your input. That was kind of what I was expecting people to say, but I hope others share their thoughts, too.
26-March-2021 4:16 pm
Username: jimpage
Comment: clarkwonderful, I think most of the readers of this site's content can handle seeing Steamboat as he was originally presented. No one will suspect you of endorsing racial stereotypes! Thanks for your fine work.

Issue: #4
Published: September 1946, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing: Wendell Crowley (editor); Will Lieberson (Executive Editor); Sidonie M. Gruenberg (Consulting Editor); Prof. H.W. Zorbaugh (Editorial Advisory Board); Dr. Ernest G. Osborne (Editorial Advisory Board); Major Al Williams (Editorial Advisory Board)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) The Witches' Tale
Featuring: The Marvel Family
Credits: Pencils: C. C. Beck? | Inks: Pete Costanza? | Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]

Table Of Contents (1 page) The Marvel Family Is Just Bubbling Over with Excitement!

Comic Story (8 pages) The Marvel Family in The Witches Tale!
Featuring: The Marvel Family
Synopsis: The Witches try to track down their fourth witch, Elviry, who is living in the city under the name Ellie Hawkins.
Credits: Script: Otto Binder ? | Pencils: Pete Costanza | Inks: Pete Costanza
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Marvel Family [Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman] Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]] The Witches [Oswena (villain) Mirandy (villain) Unnamed Witch (villain) Elviry [aka Ellie Hawkins]]

Comic Story (7 pages) Captain Marvel Jr. and The Knife of Jade
Featuring: Captain Marvel Jr.
Credits: Pencils: Mac Raboy?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman] Juan Roberts Mr. Kane Mr. Parker

Text Story (2 pages) Tough Job
Credits: Script: Claude Dunnagan | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (7 pages) Don Quixote Rides Again!
Featuring: Mary Marvel
Credits: Script: Bill Woolfolk
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] Jonathan Quixote (supposed Descendant Of Don Quixote Intro) Double X Dawson (Villain)

Comic Story (7 pages) Captain Marvel and Sivana's Vampire
Featuring: Captain Marvel
Credits: Script: Otto Binder | Pencils: C. C. Beck ? | Inks: Pete Costanza
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Dr. Sivana [Thaddeus Bodog Sivana] (Villain) The Vampire Of Krasno Castle (Intro Death) Dr. Walsh

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