Captain Marvel Adventures, No. 38

Captain Marvel Adventures issue number 38 was published by Fawcett Comics in August 1944 and sold for ten cents. The cover art by C. C. Beck features Captain Marvel fighting the villain "The Chatanooga Ghost" on the sky bridge in Rock City Gardens. Captain Marvel first appeared in the February 1940 issue of Whiz Comics and his ensuing popularity resulted in his own title, Captain Marvel Adventures, in March 1941.
This issue contains Captain Marvel stories: “The Man Nobody Loved," "Down on the Farm," “The Chattanooga Ghost,” and "Mr Mind's Movie Madness." Other stories in the issue are “Captain Kid,” “Sergeant Sandy,” “Dopey Danny Dee,” and “Golden Soot.”
This issue contains four Captain Marvel stories including: “The Man Nobody Loved," "Down on the Farm," “The Chattanooga Ghost,” and "Mr Mind's Movie Madness." Other stories in the issue were “Captain Kid,” “Sergeant Sandy,” “Dopey Danny Dee,” and the short story “Golden Soot.”
By uttering the magic word “SHAZAM!” intrepid kid radio reporter Billy Batson would transform into Captain Marvel, bestowed with Solomon’s wisdom, Hercules’ strength, Atlas’s stamina, Zeus’s power, Achilles’ courage, and Mercury’s speed (an anagram of SHAZAM). In 1953, Fawcett ceased publishing Captain Marvel after losing a 12-year legal battle with National Comics, who claimed Captain Marvel was an infringement on their Superman character.
Object Name
comic book
date made
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 26.035 cm
United States: Tennessee, Chattanooga
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catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

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