Captain Marvel Adventures, No. 34


Captain Marvel Adventures issue number 34 was published by Fawcett Comics in April 1944 and sold for ten cents. The cover art by CC Beck features Captain Marvel flying with Uncle Leo the clown balancing on his head.

This issue contains Captain Marvel stories: "Capt. Marvel visits Oklahoma City," Captain Marvel; Sportsman," "The Jealous Magician," and "The Monster Society of Evil Ch. 13: The Floating Terror". Also included in this issue are strips “Spooks,” “Captain Kid in More Trouble,” “Sergeant Sandy Bawls ‘Em Out,” and the short story “Friday the 13th.”

Captain Marvel first appeared in Whiz Comics No. 2 in February 1940, and his ensuing popularity resulted in his own title, Captain Marvel Adventures, in March 1941.

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.

Date Made: 1941

Maker: Fawcett Publications, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: United States: Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

Subject: Comics


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Credit Line: Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0086.029Catalog Number: 2013.0086.029Accession Number: 2013.0086

Object Name: comic book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 26.035 cm


Record Id: nmah_1447531

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