Wednesday, February 24, 2016
There was the 8 issue series America's Greatest Comics, that ran 100 pages and featured Captain Marvel alongside other fascist smashing patriotic heroes like Bulletman (another one of my favorites), Minute Man, Spy Smasher, Captain Midnight, Golden Arrow, and Mr. Scarlet. This quarterly title debuted in the fourth quarter of 1941 and ran until the summer of 1943.
Between these three monthly titles and numerous specials published over a 14 year span, Billy Batson had upwards of 500 hundred adventures as the World's Mightiest Mortal. Think about that, HUNDREDS of stories. I'd have to go back and count, and perhaps some day I will, but I would estimate it's somewhere in the ballpark of 700 stories from his Whiz Comics debut in December 1939 to when Fawcett ceased publication of Captain Marvel with Marvel Family #89 in September of 1953. This would make Captain Marvel both the most prominently published and highest selling comic book character during the Golden Age!
Monday, February 22, 2016
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Friday, February 5, 2016
6.) "Baffin Land" from Captain Marvel, Jr. #12. Also reprinted in Shazam and the Shazam Family Annual #1 from 2002.
7.) "Captain Marvel, Jr. Meets Himself in the Future" from Captain Marvel, Jr. #17. Unfortunately this story has yet to ever be reprinted anywhere else.
12.) "Aunty Anti Marvel" from The Marvel Family #2. Unfortunately this story has yet to ever be reprinted anywhere else.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
25.) "Superboy's First Public Appearance" from Superman #144, also reprinted in Showcase Presents Superman Vol.2 TPB.
27.) "Superman Breaks Loose" from Superman #233, also reprinted in Superman in the Seventires TPB, Millennium Edition: Superman #233, Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told Vol. 2 TPB, and the Superman: Kryptonite Nevermore HC.
28.) "Superman, You're Dead...Dead...Dead" from Action Comics #399, also reprinted in the Best of DC (Blue Ribbon Digest) #12.
29.) "Duel of Doom" from Action Comics #400.This story hasn't been reprinted anywhere else but this collection.
And those 29 fantastic stories are what are contained within the pages of the Superman: From the 30's to the 70's Hardcover. Be sure to check back on Friday February 5th for the contents of the SHAZAM!: From the 40's to the 70's Hardcover.