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 Shazam!  (Captain Marvel)

Shazam! No. 1
February 1973
Cover: Superman, Billy Batson, and Captain Marvel //C. C.  Beck (signed)
Story: “In the Beginning” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel (Billy Batson; origin retold; last appearance in MARVEL FAMILY #89)
Supporting Character: Shazam (in flashback)
Intro: Otto O. Binder (of Earth-S; only appearance)
Other Character: Shazam’s messenger (Mercury?; in flashback)
Comment: This is the first appearance of Captain Marvel of Earth-S in a DC Comic, except for a cameo in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #42 in a fantasy sequence.
 Story continues in second story of this issue.
Synopsis: Billy Batson reappears in Fawcett City, and remembers how the ancient wizard Shazam gave him the powers and identity of Captain Marvel in 1940.

Story: “The World’s Wickedest Plan” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr. (Freddy Freeman; last appearance in MARVEL FAMILY #89; next appears in issue #3; first appearance in a DC Comic), Mary Marvel (Mary Batson Bromfield; last appearance in MARVEL FAMILY #89; next appears in issue #4; first appearance in a DC Comic))
Supporting Characters: Dudley Batson (Uncle Marvel; next appears in issue #5), Joan Jameson, Beautia Sivana, Cissie Sommerly, Tawky Tawny (all from various Fawcett comics; first appearance for all in a DC Comic), Sterling Morris, Pa Potter, Ma Potter, Prof. Edgewise (Prof. Edgewood Smith; last appearance for all in MARVEL FAMILY #89; first appearance for all in a DC Comic)
Cameo appearance: Mr. Mind (in flashback; first appearance in a DC Comic)
Villains: The Sivana Family (Dr. Sivana (Thaddeus Bodog Sivana; last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #150; next appears in issue #6), Sivana, Jr. (Thaddeus Bodog Sivana, Jr.; last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL, JR. #112; next appears in issue #11), Georgia Sivana (last appearance in MARVEL FAMILY #84; next appears in issue #11; first appearance for all three in a DC Comic))
Comment: As shown in later issues, many heroes of Earth-S, including Bulletman, Bulletgirl, Ibis, Taia, Spy Smasher, Minute Man, Mr. Scarlet, and Pinky were present at the awards ceremony with the Marvel Family and were sucked into Sivana’s Suspendium trap, and thus preserved.
Synopsis: In 1954, the Sivana Family trapped the Marvel Family–-and, inadvertently, themselves–-in a globe of Suspendium attached to a rocket which headed for outer space.  Almost twenty years later, the Suspendium is melted by the rays of a sun enough for Captain Marvel to manage to free himself, Mary Marvel, and Captain Marvel, Jr., and together they get the spaceship back to Earth and liberate everyone inside from the trap.

Shazam! No. 2
April 1973
Cover: Captain Marvel flying out of a copy of SHAZAM! #2 before astonished youngsters //C. C.  Beck and photography
Story: “The Astonishing Arch Enemy” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Character: Tawky Tawny
Cameo appearance: Ibac (Stanley “Stinky” Printwhistle; first name revealed in issue #29; first appearance in a DC Comic)
Villains: Mr. Mind (last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #46; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #31; next appears in issue #9), Herkimer the Crocodile Man (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Mr. Mind returns and plans to destroy America with an expanding missle unless Captain Marvel can stop him.

Story: “The Nicest Guy in the World” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Character: Sunny Sparkle (first appearance)
Intro: Richard Revere (only appearance)
Villains: Lefty, Lanky, and their boss (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel meets Sunny Sparkle, a boy so nice people can’t stop giving everything they have to him.

Shazam! No. 3
June 1973
Cover: Captain Marvel, Jr., Captain Marvel, and Mary Marvel //C. C. Beck (signed)
Story: “A Switch In Time” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GS: Freddy Freeman (Captain Marvel, Jr.; last appearance in issue #1)
Supporting Characters: Shazam (last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #150), Sterling Morris
Villain: Shagg Naste (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel asks Shazam to age Billy Batson to maturity, not knowing it will cause the World’s Mightiest Mortal to become a child.

Story: “The Wizard of Phonograph Hill” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: C. C. Beck
Supporting Characters: Dr. Thomas Kilowatt (first appearance), Sterling Morris
Villains: Abdul, Ali, Yuri, Raskolnikov, Cyris, Cecil, Jules Noir, Nelsonne Oisenu-Bain, other spies (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel has his hands full trying to protect Dr. Thomas Kilowatt from spies who want to steal his new invention.

Shazam! No. 4
July 1973
Cover: Billy Batson seeing distorted Captain Marvel in funhouse mirrors //C. C. Beck (signed)
Story: “Ibac the Cursed” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Cameo appearance: Shazam
Villains: Ibac (last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #23; next appears in issue #14), Ivan the Terrible, Cesare Borgia, Attila the Hun, Caligula (all of Earth-S; first and only appearance for all in a DC Comic)
Synopsis: The four evil spirits who powered Ibac force Stanley Printwhistle to turn back into his super-villainous identity and battle Captain Marvel.

Story: “The Mirrors That Predicted the Future” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GA: Shazam (in flashback; next chronological appearance in WHIZ COMICS #2), Mary Batson Bromfield (Mary Marvel; between issues #1 / 10), Freddy Freeman (Captain Marvel, Jr.), Dudley Batson (Uncle Marvel; between issues #1 / 11)
Supporting Characters: Dexter Knox (from Fawcett comics; first appearance in a DC Comic), Tawky Tawny, Beautia Sivana, Ma Potter, Pa Potter, Sterling Morris, Cissie Sommerly, Prof. Edgewise
Intro: Conway Mann (only appearance)
Villains: Stanley “Snake” Skinnis, Slimy, John Dingling (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story takes place on Billy Batson’s birthday, which is revealed to be April 1st. (Captain Marvel’s birthday is February 29th.)
Synopsis: Conway Mann finds that he has the power to see the future in a mirror, but only while touching Billy Batson.
 

Shazam! No. 5
September 1973
Cover: Captain Marvel vs. invisible Slip Kelly //C. C. Beck
Story: “The Man Who Wasn’t” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Cameo appearance: Shazam
Intro: A leprechaun (only appearance)
Villain: Slip Kelly (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A hobo catches a leprechaun and forces him to grant the power of invisibility.

Story: “The World’s Toughest Guy” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Characters: Sunny Sparkle, Sterling Morris
Intro: Rowdy Sparkle, Edith and Archie Bunker (of Earth-S; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Sunny Sparkle’s offensive cousin Rowdy comes upon a magic book that gives him the power to become the toughest guy in the world.

Shazam! No. 6
October 1973
Cover: Captain Marvel reading SHAZAM! #6 to children //C. C. Beck (art) / Jack Adler (photography; signed)
Story: “Better Late Than Never” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Characters: Sterling Morris, Joan Jameson
Cameo appearance: Shazam
Villain: Dr. Sivana (between issues #1 / 8)
Synopsis: Sivana gives Captain Marvel a watch made of Suspendium, which slows him down.

Story: “Dexter Knox and His Electric Grandmother” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Characters: Dexter Knox, Grandmother Knox (from Fawcett comics; first appearance in a DC Comic)
Synopsis: Dexter Knox’s grandmother is charged with electricity by one of Dexter’s inventions.

Shazam! No. 7
November 1973
Cover: Captain Marvel and kids viewing Tawky Tawny in a tiger cage //C. C. Beck (signed)
Story: “The Troubles of the Talking Tiger” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Character: Tawky Tawny
Cameo appearance: Shazam
Intro: Mr. Julius (only appearance)
Villain: Dana Dana, two crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A big game hunter turned crook captures Mr. Tawny and tries to use him to kill Billy Batson.

Story: “What’s In a Name?   Doomsday” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel (next appears in issue #9)
GA: Captain Marvel, Jr. (next appears in issue #9)
Supporting Characters: Doc Quartz (first appearance in a DC Comic; from Fawcett Comics), Sterling Morris, Ma Potter, Pa Potter
Villains: Felix the Fence, Mr. Grump and his boss (first and only appearance for all), Dr. Sivana (between issues #6 / 11)
Synopsis: A rumor starts that anyone who says the name “Captain Marvel” will invite disaster.

Shazam! No. 9
January 1974
Cover: Captain Marvel and Bonzo in Marvel costume; Captain Marvel, Jr. vignette //C. C. Beck (signed)
Story: “Worms of the World, Unite” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel (last appearance in issue #7)
Cameo appearance: Shazam
Villains: Mr. Mind (between issues #2 / 14), an evil scientist (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Mr. Mind uses a hatred projector powered by himself and a horde of other worms to fell Captain Marvel.

Story: “The Mystery of the Missing Newsstand” (5 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Dave Cockrum
Feature Character: Captain Marvel, Jr.   (last appearance in issue #7)
Intro: Good-Natured Joe (only appearance)
Villains: Galvano and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel, Jr. solves the mystery of an airship that steals Freddy Freeman’s newsstand and an elevator car.

Story: “The Day Captain Marvel Went Ape” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Character: Sterling Morris
Intro: Trixie, Bonzo (an ape; only appearance for both)
Synopsis: When Billy Batson is outfitted with a jeweled turban for a part in a TV show, the jewel causes the Shazam lightning to bounce off and turn others into Captain Marvels.

Shazam! No. 10
February 1974
Cover: Aunt Minerva with guns trained on Captain Marvel and minister; Mary Marvel vignette //Bob Oskner
Story: “Invasion of the Salad Men” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Cameo appearance: Shazam
Supporting Character: Cissie Sommerly
Intro: Lettuce, Tomato, Celery, Carrot, Pepper (aliens from the planet Salata), Mr. Vinegar (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel encounters vegetable people from the planet Salata when they crash-land on Earth.

Story: “The Thanksgiving Thieves” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Mary Marvel (last appearance in issue #4)
Supporting Character: Mrs. Bromfield (from Fawcett Comics; first appearance in a DC Comic; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #272)
Villains: Tricks, Sneak, Bruiser (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story takes place on Thanksgiving, 1973.
Synopsis: Mary Marvel serves as Grand Marshal of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and nabs a gang of crooks in the process.

Story: “The Prize Catch of the Year” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: C. C. Beck
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Villains: Aunt Minerva (last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #82; next appears in issue #29; first appearance in a DC Comic), Osky the Ox, Pretty-Puss Pete (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Aunt Minerva sets a task for her two hirelings: defeat Captain Marvel, or face her wrath.

Shazam! No. 11
March 1974
Cover: Captain Marvel and “1974" on Earth; Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel, Jr. vignettes //Bob Oskner
Story: “The World’s Mightiest Dessert” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Cameo appearance: Shazam
Supporting Characters: Cissie Sommerly, Doc Quartz, Sterling Morris
Synopsis: Doc Quartz develops a new kind of gelatin that spreads like yeast and threatens to engulf the whole city.

Story: “The Incredible Cape-Man” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Intro: Cape-Man (Herschel Dockles; from Fawcett Comics; first appearance in a DC Comic)
Villains: Frankie, Louie (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Mailman Herschel Dockles dresses up like a superhero and tries to fight crime, which complicates things for Captain Marvel.

Story: “The Year Without a Christmas” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel)
GS: Santa Claus (of Earth-S), Dudley Batson (Uncle Marvel; between issues #4 / 14)
Supporting Characters: Tawky Tawny, Beautia Sivana, Sterling Morris, Sunny Sparkle, Ma Potter, Pa Potter, Joan Jameson
Villains: The Sivana Family (Dr. Sivana (between issues #8 / 14), Sivana, Jr., Georgia Sivana (both between issues #1 / 14))
Comment: Story takes place on December 24-25, 1973.
Synopsis: Dr. Sivana speeds up time so that Christmas will only last ten minutes, but the Marvel Family and Santa Claus come to the rescue.

Shazam! No. 12
May-June 1974
Cover: Captain Marvel, Jr. and Freddy Freeman, Captain Marvel and Billy Batson, Mary Batson Bromfield and Mary Marvel; vignettes of Captain Marvel, Jr. vs. crook, Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel vs. Owlman, Uncle Marvel, and Dr. Sivana //Bob Oskner / Vince Colletta
Story: “The Golden Plague” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Characters: Thomas Kilowatt, Joan Jameson
Intro: Jarl 499-642-831 (only appearance)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel must deal with the results of Thomas Kilowatt’s invention, which threatens to turn the whole world into gold.

Story: “The Longest Block in the World” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Captain Marvel, Jr.
Supporting Character: Herschel Dockles
Intro: Gregory Gosharootie, Dr. Kassover (only appearance for both)
Villains: Ted and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Spies use a boy so dull that nobody notices him to steal secrets from a scientist, until Captain Marvel, Jr. intervenes.

Story: “Mighty Master of the Martial Arts” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Intro: Jeremy Senshoo (only appearance)
Villain: Pierre (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A famous martial arts star apparently commits robberies, and not even Captain Marvel seems able to stop him.
 

Shazam! No. 13
July-August 1974
Cover: Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel vs. ghost, Mr. Tawny, Captain Marvel, Jr. vs. pirates, Shazam, Dexter Knox, and Sunny Sparkle on billboard viewed by kids //Bob Oskner
Story: “The Case of the Charming Crook” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Characters: Sunny Sparkle, Doc Quartz
Villains: Lefty, Lanky, Quacker, a crime-boss (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A crook steals the essence of Sunny Sparkle’s niceness, causing everyone to give him what he would normally have to steal.

Story: “The Haunted Clubhouse” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Mary Marvel
Intro: The Mary Marvel Fan Club (including Clarisse and Peggy; only appearance for all)
Villain: “Ghost” Gordon (Gordon Green; last appearance in MARVEL FAMILY #49; first appearance in a DC Comic; last appearance)
Synopsis: The clubhouse of the Mary Marvel Fan Club appears to be haunted, and the World’s Mightiest Girl turns ghostbuster.

Shazam! No. 14
September-October 1974
Cover: Mary Marvel, Uncle Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Captain Marvel, Jr. vs. Mr. Mind and Sivana Family transformed into griffins; Mary Marvel and Arab warrior; Captain Marvel saving victim from guillotine; vignettes of Mr. Tawny, King Kull, and witch //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “The Evil Return of the Monster Society” (1 page)
 Chapter 1: “The Meeting of the Monsters” (9 pages)
 Chapter 2: “The Monsters Are Coming!  The Monsters Are Coming!” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel, Uncle Marvel (last appearance in issue #11))
Villains: The Monster Society of Evil (Dr. Sivana (between issues #11 / 25), Sivana, Jr. (between issues #11 / 18), Georgia Sivana (last appearance in issue #11; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #261), Mr. Mind (last appearance in issue #9), Ibac (last appearance in issue #4; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #135); first group appearance in a DC Comic; last group appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #46; next group appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264)
Synopsis: Mr. Mind reorganizes the Monster Society of Evil, while Dr. Sivana uses the dreams of Uncle Marvel to power a plot for revenge against the Marvel Family.

Shazam! No. 15
November-December 1974
Cover: Captain Marvel, Mr. Mind, Lex Luthor, and Superman; Captain Marvel, Jr. and “Rip-Off” Riggs; Mr. Tawny; vignettes of Mary Marvel, Dr. Sivana, and Zotan //Bob Oskner
Story: “Captain Marvel Meets Lex Luthor!?!”  (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GA: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #441; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #226)
Supporting Characters: Whitey Murphy (from Fawcett Comics; first appearance in a DC Comic), Tawky Tawny
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #162; next appears in SUPERMAN #282), Mr. Mind (next appears in issue #31)
Synopsis: Lex Luthor accidentally transports himself to Earth-S, where he joins with Mr. Mind in a scheme to destroy Captain Marvel.

Story: “The Man in the Paper Armor” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Captain Marvel, Jr.
Supporting Character: Officer Jim Bellows (from Fawcett Comics; first appearance in a DC Comic; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #258), Professor Edgewise (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #258)
Villain: “Rip-Off” Riggs (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Prof. Edgewise creates a formula to make paper harder than steel, which a thief uses to turn a newspaper suit into a substance harder than armor.

Shazam! No. 16
January-February 1975
Cover: Captain Marvel vs. Seven Deadly Enemies of Man; vignettes of Captain Marvel, Jr., King Kull, Gilbert Thorne, and Mary Marvel //Bob Oskner / Vince Colletta?
Story: “The Man Who Stole Justice” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GA: Freddy Freeman (Captain Marvel, Jr.)
Intro: Judge Matthew Pleasant, Mrs. Wavisham, Mr. Ruggles, Mrs. Redgap (only appearance for all)
Villain: Prof. Gilbert Thorne (last appearance in MARVEL FAMILY #50; first appearance in a DC Comic; last appearance), Elias Skinner, Henry Hamstring, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An old foe of the Marvel Family plants a statue of Injustice on the City Court Building and causes a respected judge to make terrible judgments, including jailing Captain Marvel.

Story: “The Green-Eyed Monster” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Mary Marvel
Supporting Character: Tawky Tawny
Intro: Tim Casey, Judy Lane, Kitzel (a cat; only appearance for all)
Villains: Blast, Lank, and their boss (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A cat helps Mary Marvel track down a gang of crooks.

Shazam! No. 17
March-April 1975
Cover: Captain Marvel and Thomas Dekker vs. thugs; Captain Marvel, Theo Hagge, Sterling Morris, and minister at wedding; Captain Marvel and Chief Mud-In-Eye; vignettes of Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel, Jr. //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “The Pied Un-Piper” (20 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel)
Intro: Allegro Scruff (only appearance)
Villains: The Marauders of the Galaxy, Ixploo and his alien race, smog-breathing aliens (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A musician causes aliens from space to follow the trail of his music to Earth, where they cause trouble for the Marvel Family.

Shazam! No. 18
May-June 1975
Cover: Captain Marvel rescuing frog from thug //Bob Oskner
Story: “The Celebrated Talking Frog of Blackthorne Forest” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Cameo appearance: Shazam
Supporting Characters: Dexter Knox, Tawky Tawny, Dr. Thomas Kilowatt, Sunny Sparkle
Intro: Prince Maxwell Phrogue (only appearance)
Villains: Raskolnikov, a witch (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel tries to stop Russian spies from capturing a frog who was once a prince.

Story: “The Coin-Operated Caper” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Captain Marvel, Jr.
Intro: John V. Franklyn (only appearance)
Villain: Sivana, Jr. (last appearance in issue #14; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #273)
Synopsis: Sivana, Jr. gives Freddy Freeman a coin that mentally inhibits him from saying Captain Marvel’s name and thus changing into Captain Marvel, Jr.

Shazam! No. 19
July-August 1975
Cover: Captain Marvel and Billy Batson, Zazzo and Zazzo-Plus //Bob Oskner
Story: “Who Stole Billy Batson’s Thunder?”  (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GA: Captain Marvel, Jr.
Supporting Character: Herschel Dockles (last appearance)
Intro: Zazzo the Elder (only appearance)
Villains: Zazzo (becomes Zazzo-Plus in this story), “Beef” Jerky and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An imp from another dimension invents a helmet that attracts the Shazam lightning and gives him Captain Marvel’s powers.

Story: “Secret of the Smiling Swordsman” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Mary Marvel
GS: Uncle Marvel (next appears in issue #26)
Villain: The Smiling Swordsman (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A crook blackmails Uncle Marvel into stealing an art treasure, and Mary Marvel is forced to help him.

Shazam! No. 20
September-October 1975
Cover: Captain Marvel vs. robot, Captain Marvel, Jr. vs. Arson, Mary Marvel vs. sumo wrestlers //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “The Strange and Terrible Disappearance of Maxwell Zodiac” (18 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel (next appears in issue #25), Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel (both next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #136))
Supporting Characters: Sterling Morris, Dr. Thomas Kilowatt (last appearance)
Intro: Maxwell Zodiac, Selma Bridges, Arson (a dragon; only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Marvel Family tries to find a missing person in three different locations, and discover he is in all of them.

Shazam! No. 25
September-October 1976
Cover: Isis and Captain Marvel rescuing girl from falling I-beam //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “Isis–as in Crisis” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Isis (Andrea Thomas; first appearance and origin; next appears in ISIS #1)
GS:  Captain Marvel (last appearance in issue #20)
Supporting Characters: Rick Mason, Cindy Lee (first appearance for both; both next appear in ISIS #1)
Villains: Two thieves (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel encounters a new superheroine, Isis, with the magic powers of ancient Egypt.

Story: “The Bicentennial Villain” (6 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Captain Marvel (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #136)
GS: Shazam (last appearance in issue #4; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #135)
Supporting Characters: Whitey Murphy, Sterling Morris
Cameo appearances: Ben Franklin, Richard Franklin, Pocahontas, Capt. John Smith, Powhatan (all of Earth-S)
Villain: Dr. Sivana (last appearance in issue #14)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Marvel Family help the Justice League, Justice Society, and Squadron of Justice fight King Kull and his minions in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #136-137.
Synopsis: Sivana tries to stop a program dealing with young American heroes of history and to kill Billy Batson at the same time.

Shazam! No. 26
November-December 1976
Cover: Captain Marvel fighting dinosaur in front of Capitol Building in Washington, D. C. //Ernie Chua / Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “The Case of the Kidnapped Congress” (17 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #137), Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel (last appearance for both in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #137; both next appear in issue #30), Dudley Batson (Uncle Marvel; last appearance in issue #19))
GS: Shazam (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #137; next appears in issue #28)
GA: Solomon, Hercules, Achilles, Zeus, Atlas, Mercury (last appearance for all in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #137)
Supporting Characters: Sterling Morris, Tawky Tawny, Cissie Sommerly (next appears in ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-58), Sunny Sparkle, Doc Quartz (last appearance for both), Ma Potter (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #258), Pa Potter (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #270), Dexter Knox (last appearance), Whitey Murphy, Joan Jameson (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #256)
Intro: Chet Porter, Rod Porter (only appearance for both)
Villains: Dr. Sivana, Yorgull (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
 This story identifies Captain Marvel’s hometown as New York, though CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6 gives it the name Fawcett City.  It is possible that Dexter Knox’s comment on pg. 7, panel 4 refers to New York State, not New York City.
Synopsis: Sivana boasts that he will destroy America city by city, so Shazam gives Captain Marvel and Dudley Batson an “eterni-phone” that will enable them to call upon the six gods and heroes who empower the Marvels for advice.  Sivana begins by stealing the Capitol Building in Washington, D. C.

Shazam! No. 27
January-February 1977
Cover: Captain Marvel vs. Sivana, Simon Girty, Walter Butler, and crook near Liberty Bell //Ernie Chua / Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: “Fear in Philadelphia” (17 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GS: Kid Eternity (Kit Freeman; last appearance in KID ETERNITY #18; first appearance in a DC Comic; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268), Dudley Batson (Uncle Marvel)
GA: Mercury
Supporting Characters: Beautia Sivana (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #258), Mr. Keeper (last appearance in KID ETERNITY #18; first appearance in a DC Comic; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #280)
Intro: Sid Stern, Benjamin Franklin, Captain Robert Maynard, Deborah Sampson Gannett, Ethan Allen, the Green Mountain Boys, Daniel Boone (all of Earth-S; only appearance for all)
Villains: Blackbeard (Edward Teach), Anne Bonny, Micajah Harpe, Wiley Harpe, Capt. Walter Butler, Simon Girty, Benedict Arnold (all of Earth-S; first and only appearance for all), Dr. Sivana and his gang (first appearance of latter)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Dr. Sivana brings back a host of American villains from the past to threaten Philadelphia, but Captain Marvel enlists the help of Kid Eternity to bring back American heroes to fight them.

Shazam! No. 28
March-April 1977
Cover: Black Adam vs. Captain Marvel and Shazam at the Rock of Eternity //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “The Return of Black Adam” (17 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GS: Shazam (between issues #26 / 33), Dudley Batson (Uncle Marvel)
Intro: Paul Revere (of Earth-S; only appearance)
Other Character: The Pharaoh of Black Adam’s time (in flashback; dies in this story)
Cameo appearances: Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel (in flashback), Shu, Hershef, Amon, Zehuti, Anpu, Menthu (six Egyptian gods; first and only appearance for all)
Villains: Black Adam (Teth-Adam; last appearance in MARVEL FAMILY #1; reanimated in this story; first appearance in a DC Comic; next appears in ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-58), Dr. Sivana
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Sivana brings back Black Adam to attack Captain Marvel at Boston, but the World’s Mightiest Villain proves to be more than he can handle.

Shazam! No. 29
May-June 1977
Cover: Prince Lucifer, Dr. Sivana, and Ibac vs. Captain Marvel //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “Ibac Meets Aunt Minerva” (17 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GS: Uncle Marvel
GA: Solomon (between issues #26 / 33)
Villains: Prince Lucifer (last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #8; first appearance in a DC Comic; next appears in issue #35), Dr. Sivana, Ibac (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #135; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264), Aunt Minerva (last appearance in issue #10; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #282)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Sivana teams up with Ibac and Aunt Minerva in a plot to stymie Captain Marvel at Buffalo, New York.

Shazam! No. 30
July-August 1977
Cover: Sivana and Superman-Robot vs. Captain Marvel in steel mill //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “Captain Marvel Fights the Man of Steel” (17 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Vince Colletta
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel, Uncle Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr. (between issues #26 / 34), Mary Marvel (between issues #26 / 35), Hill Marvel (Billy Batson), Tall Marvel (Billy Batson), Fat Marvel (Billy Batson; the Three Lieutenant Marvels; last appearance for all in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #71; first appearance in a DC Comic; all next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #267))
GA: Atlas (between issues #26 / 33)
Cameo appearance: Superman (on cover of ACTION COMICS #467)
Intro: Marilyn Watson (of Earth-S; only appearance)
Villains: Superman of Steel, Joe Magarac robot (first appearance for both; both destroyed in this story), Dr. Sivana (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #253)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sivana creates a Joe Magarac robot and then a Superman robot to fight Captain Marvel.

Shazam! No. 31
September-October 1977
Cover: Minute Man, Captain Marvel, Virago, and Mr. Wonderful //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “The Rainbow Squad” (17 pages)
Editor: Joe Orlando
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Bob Wiacek
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GS: Minute Man (Jack Weston; last appearance in MASTER COMICS #49; first appearance in a DC Comic; last appearance), Dudley Batson (Uncle Marvel)
GA: Achilles (between issues #26 / 33)
Villains: Mr. Mind (last appearance in issue #15; origin revealed in this story; also appears in flashback, chronologically between CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #46 and issue #2), Mr. Wonderful (first appearance; destroyed in this story), Handyman (first appearance), the Rainbow Squad (Virago, Dyna-Doll, Dauntless, Sibyl, Gibralta, Celeritas; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: In Columbus, Ohio, Captain Marvel and Minute Man must oppose a team of colorful super-villainesses created by Mr. Mind.

Shazam! No. 32
November-December 1977
Cover: Captain Marvel and Mr. Tawny vs. umpire and Handyman in a baseball game; Mr. Mind vignette //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “Mr. Tawny’s Big Game” (17 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Tenny Henson
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GS: Uncle Marvel
GA: Zeus (last appearance in issue #26)
Supporting Character: Tawky Tawny (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #259)
Intro: The Detroit Tigers (of Earth-S), Angie (only appearance for all)
Other Character: Ivan Ludington (of Earth-S; last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #25; first appearance in a DC Comic; last appearance)
Villains: Six-Foot Strug, Motorman, Great Skate, Stretch, Windup, Kaleidoscope, Hopper, Fly Catcher (first and only appearance for all), Handyman (last appearance), Mr. Mind
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Mr. Tawny tries out for the Detroit Tigers, not knowing Mr. Mind and a team of androids is about to challenge them and Captain Marvel to a game.

Shazam! No. 33
January-February 1978
Cover: Captain Marvel, decapitated Mr. Atom and his head, Dudley Batson, and children //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story: “The World’s Mightiest Race” (17 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencillers: Kurt Schaffenberger, Tenny Henson
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Erick Santos
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GS: Dudley Batson (Uncle Marvel)
GA: Shazam (between issues #28 / 35), Solomon (last appearance in issue #29; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3), Hercules (last appearance in issue #26; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3), Achilles (last appearance in issue #31; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3), Atlas (last appearance in issue #30; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3),  Mercury (last appearance in issue #27; all next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3), Zeus (last appearance in issue #27; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #491)
Intro: Mike Kuebel (of Earth-S; only appearance)
Villains: Mr. Mind (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #257), Mr. Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #137; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Mr. Atom challenges Captain Marvel to an auto race at the Indianapolis 500.

Shazam! No. 34
March-April 1978
Cover: Captain Marvel, Jr. and Captain Marvel vs. Captain Nazi //Alan Weiss (signed)
Story: “The Fuhrer of Chicago” (17 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Alan Weiss
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Cory Adams
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
GS: Captain Marvel, Jr. (last appearance in issue #30; origin retold in flashback), Dudley Batson (Uncle Marvel; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34)
Supporting Characters: Whitey Murphy, Sterling Morris
Intro: Weldon Stone (of Earth-S), Siegmund Krieger (Captain Nazi’s father; in flashback; only appearance for both)
Other Character: Jacob Freeman (in flashback; Freddy Freeman’s grandfather; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #280; also appears isochronally with WHIZ COMICS #25; dies in this story; first appearance in a DC Comic)
Cameo appearances: Minute Man, Spy Smasher, Bulletman, Shazam
Villains: Adolf Hitler (of Earth-S; in flashback), Captain Nazi (Albrecht Krieger; name and origin revealed in this story; last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL, JR. #19; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #253;  first appearance in a DC Comic)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: In Chicago, Captain Marvel and Captain Marvel, Jr. must cope with the renewed menace of Captain Nazi.

Shazam! No. 35
May-June 1978
Cover: Marvel Family vs. monster //Don Newton
Story: “Backward, Turn Backward, O Time in Thy Flight” (17 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Cory Adams
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr. (both next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #253), Mary Marvel (last appearance in issue #30; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #253)
GS: Shazam (last appearance in issue #33; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #254)
Supporting Character: Sterling Morris
Intro: C. C. Beck (of Earth-S; on pg. 2, panel 5)
Villains: Satan (of Earth-S; last probable appearance as Prince Lucifer in issue #29; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #253), Charon, Cerberus, the Furies, Typhon, Echidna (first and only appearance for all), King Kull (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #137; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #253)
Comment: Story continues in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #253.
 This is the last issue of SHAZAM!.
Synopsis: King Kull begins to turn back time so that his race of beastmen can wipe out humanity in the past, and only the Marvel Family can stop him, by entering Hell itself.

World’s Finest Comics No. 253
November 1978
Story: “The Captain and the King” (17 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Jean Simek
Colorist: Cory Adams
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel (last appearance in SHAZAM! #35), Mary Marvel (last appearance in SHAZAM! #35; next appears in ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-58), Captain Marvel, Jr. (last appearance in SHAZAM! #35; next appears in issue #258))
GA: Jim Barr (Bulletman; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #137)
Supporting Character: Magnificus Sivana (last appearance in WHIZ COMICS #15; first appearance in a DC Comic)
Villains: Satan (last appearance in SHAZAM! #35; next appears in issue #278), Captain Nazi (last appearance in SHAZAM! #34; next appears in issue #257), King Kull (last appearance in SHAZAM! #35; next appears in issue #257), Dr. Sivana (last appearance in SHAZAM! #30; next appears in issue #264), Ebenezer Batson (last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #88; first appearance in a DC Comic)
Comment: Story continues from SHAZAM! #35 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Marvel Family is summoned by Captain Nazi to destroy three devices planted by King Kull to destroy the human race.

World’s Finest Comics No. 254
December 1978 / January 1979
Story: “The Devil and Captain Marvel” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Captain Marvel (next appears in ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-58)
GA: Shazam (last appearance in SHAZAM! #35; next appears in issue #262)
Supporting Character: Sterling Morris
Cameo appearances: Spy Smasher, Bulletman, Bulletgirl, Minute Man, Mr. Scarlet, Pinky, Ibis (all in flashback to time of SHAZAM! #1 flashback)
Villains: Satan (next appears in issue #269), Abaddon, Antaeus, Old Age, Legion, “Coward”, Medea (first and only appearance for last six), Ebenezer Batson (last appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel team up with Superman and Supergirl to fight Karmang in ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-58.
Synopsis: Captain Marvel must duel a host of monsters to save Ebenezer Batson’s soul.

World’s Finest Comics No. 255
February-March 1979
Story: “Dreamdancer” (18 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel (last appearance for both in ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-58)
GS: Bulletman (last appearance in issue #253; last appearance), Bulletgirl (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #137; last appearance; origin of both retold in flashback)
Supporting Character: Sterling Morris
Villains: Dreamdancer, Leo Thorn (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A villainess named Dreamdancer does a dance that causes all men to become her hypnotic slaves, including Captain Marvel and Bulletman.

World’s Finest Comics No. 256
April-May 1979
Story: “The Gamester’s Deadly Wager” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterers: Milt Snapinn, Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel (next appears in issue #261)
Supporting Characters: Merrill Batson, Jocelyn Batson (in flashback; Billy Batson’s parents; first appearance for both; both die in this story), Joan Jameson (last appearance in SHAZAM! #26)
Intro: Nate Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Stamford (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Gamester (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A man comes to Billy Batson with the claim that he was responsible for the deaths of Billy’s parents, and that his life will be claimed by the Gamester unless Captain Marvel can help.

World’s Finest Comics No. 257
June-July 1979
Story: “The Invincible Man” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Characters: Joan Jameson, Whitey Murphy (last appearance)
Villains: Mr. Mind (last appearance in SHAZAM! #33; next appears in issue #264), the Invincible Man (first and only appearance), Captain Nazi (last appearance in issue #253), King Kull (last appearance in issue #253; next appears in issue #264), Teth-Adam (Black Adam; last appearance in ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-58; next appears in issue #264)
Synopsis: The Invincible Man, a new foe of Captain Marvel’s, has enough power to resist the World’s Mightiest Mortal while draining the energy of humanity.

World’s Finest Comics No. 258
August-September 1979
Story: “The Courtship of Captain Nazi” (15 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr. (between issues #253 / ?)
Supporting Characters: Beautia Sivana (last appearance in SHAZAM! #27), Magnificus Sivana, Jim Bellows (last appearance in SHAZAM! #26; last appearance), Prof. Edgewise (last appearance in SHAZAM! #15), Ma Potter (last appearance in SHAZAM! #26; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #33)
Intro: Tandy McGraw, Miriam (only appearance for both)
Villain: Captain Nazi (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9)
Synopsis: Captain Nazi breaks out of jail and attempts to romance Beautia Sivana.

World’s Finest Comics No. 259
October-November 1979
Story: “The Secret of Mr. Tawny” (10 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Shelley Leferman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Characters: Tawky Tawny (last appearance in SHAZAM! #32; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7), Prof. Edgewise
Intro: Hubb, Miss Gresham (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearances: Tom Todd, the Old Hermit (both from CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #82; first appearance for both in a DC Comic; both in flashback; Old Hermit’s death revealed in this story)
Villain: The Superior (Weldon Ambrose; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A doctor takes an extract of the serum that evolved Tawky Tawny from a tiger into a man-tiger and becomes a hyper-evolved super-being, bringing him into conflict with Captain Marvel.

World’s Finest Comics No. 260
December 1979 / January 1980
Story: “There Goes the Neighborhood” (10 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Character: Sterling Morris (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3)
Intro: Dion, Nydia, Sylvius, Phylla, Pythia, Melissa, Dr. Stark Weldon (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel helps a family of mythological half-people to cope with the modern world.

World’s Finest Comics No. 261
February-March 1980
Story: “The Case of the Runaway Sculpture” (10 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel (between issues #256 / 264)
Villain: Georgia Sivana (last appearance in SHAZAM! #14; next appears in issue #273) and her gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Georgia Sivana sets a trap for Mary Marvel with a device that turns her into a plaster-coated statue.

World’s Finest Comics No. 262
April-May 1980
Story: “The Captain Marvel of 7,000 B.C.”  (10 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Intro: The Champion (a former identity of Shazam; first chronological appearance; next (?) chronological appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #61 (flashback); origin details revealed in this story; also appears as Shazam, between issues #254 / 267), Volkdar, Lumiun, Arel, Ribalvei, Elbiam, Merzosh (only appearance for all)
Villains: Sin, Terror, Wickedness, Laziness, Greed, Injustice, Envy, Hatred, Pride, Selfishness
Synopsis: A superhero from the distant past comes to 1980 to enlist the help of Captain Marvel.

World’s Finest Comics No. 263
June-July 1980
Story: “The Graybeard Gang” (10 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Captain Marvel, Jr. (next appears in issue #265), Billy Batson (Captain Marvel)
Villains: Greybeard (last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL, JR. #39; first appearance in a DC Comic; last appearance), the Waco Kid (Albert Trent), Scattergun Haines (Calvin Haines; first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel, Jr. reencounters Greybeard, the world’s oldest living active criminal.

World’s Finest Comics No. 264
August-September 1980
Story: “The Monster Society Strikes Back” (10 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel (between issues #261 / 267))
Villains: The Monster Society of Evil (Mr. Mind, Black Adam, King Kull (last appearance for all in issue #257), Oggar (last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #66; first appearance in a DC Comic), Ibac (last appearance in SHAZAM! #29), Dr. Sivana (between issues #253 / 266), Mr. Atom (last appearance in SHAZAM! #33); last team appearance in SHAZAM! #14)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Monster Society of Evil reconvenes and begins a new assault on the Marvel Family.

World’s Finest Comics No. 265
October-November 1980
Story: “The Plot Against the Human Race” (10 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr. (between issues #263 / 267)
Supporting Character: Prof. Edgewise
Villains: Mr. Mind, King Kull, Mr. Atom (the Monster Society of Evil)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: King Kull and Mr. Atom threaten humanity with a ray that can change the geography of Earth.

World’s Finest Comics No. 266
December 1980 / January 1981
Story: “Sivana’s Space Armada” (9 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Intro: Chalyus, Mulo (both die in this story)
Cameo appearance: Don Newton (as “Dom”)
Villains: Mr. Mind, Dr. Sivana, Ibac (the Monster Society of Evil), Chalyus (first and only appearance), Mulo (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Dr. Sivana and Ibac gain control of 247 planets and use their armadas to attack Captain Marvel.

World’s Finest Comics No. 267
February-March 1981
Story: “Assault on the Rock of Eternity” (10 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Bob Smith
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr. (last appearance in issue #265), Mary Marvel (last appearance in issue #264; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34), Fat Marvel, Hill Marvel, Tall Marvel (the Three Lieutenant Marvels; last appearance in SHAZAM! #30; all next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12))
GS: Shazam (last appearance in issue #262; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34)
Villains: The Monster Society of Evil (Mr. Mind (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #33), King Kull (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34), Dr. Sivana (next appears in issue #273), Ibac (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #491), Oggar, Mr. Atom (last appearance for both), Black Adam (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #49); next team appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9)
Synopsis: The Marvel Family reunites to take on the Monster Society.

World’s Finest Comics No. 268
April-May 1981
Story: “A Sleep and the Deep” (6 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Captain Marvel (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #33), Captain Marvel, Jr. (origin retold in detail; also appears in flashback, preceding his introduction in WHIZ COMICS #25)
GS: Kid Eternity (as Kit Freeman; name revealed in this story; last appearance in SHAZAM! #27; next appears in issue #279)
Supporting Characters: David Freeman, Rebecca Troop Freeman (in flashback; first appearance; Captain Marvel, Jr. and Kid Eternity’s parents; both die in this story; appear isochronally with issue #280), Shazam (in flashback)
Other Character: Dan Freeman (in flashback)
Villains: Captain Nazi (in flashback), Sabbac (behind the scenes)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Freddy Freeman confesses to Billy Batson that he has been having nightmares of the sea, which claimed the life of his parents and grandfather, claiming his life as well.

World’s Finest Comics No. 269
June-July 1981
Story: “Sabbac Strikes Back” (10 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Captain Marvel, Jr. (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34)
Cameo appearance: Adolf Hitler (in flashback)
Villains: Satan (between issues #254 / 278), Sabbac (Timothy Karnes; last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL, JR. #6; first appearance in a DC Comic; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #491), Any, Belial, Beelsebub, Asmodeus, Craeteis (last appearance for all in CAPTAIN MARVEL, JR. #4; first appearance for all in a DC Comic; last appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Marvel Family teams up with Superman and Captain Marvel Bunny to fight Mr. Mind, King Kull, and Mr. Mxyzptlk in DC COMICS PRESENTS #33, 34.
Synopsis: Sabbac continues using his nightmare inducer to try to get Freddy Freeman to sleepwalk into the sea.

World’s Finest Comics No. 270
August-September 1981
Story: “Our Son the Monster” (10 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Captain Marvel (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34; next appears in issue #273)
Supporting Characters: Ma Potter (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #33; last appearance), Pa Potter (last appearance in SHAZAM! #26; last appearance)
Intro: Dan Potter (Ma and Pa Potter’s son), the Emperor and his alien race (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The son of the Potters comes home years after having been abducted by aliens, but now wears an alien’s form.

World’s Finest Comics No. 272
October 1981
Story: “Chain Lightning” (10 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Mary Marvel (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34; next appears in issue #276)
Supporting Character: Mrs. Bromfield (last appearance in SHAZAM! #10; last appearance)
Villain: Chain Lightning (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An electrically-powered villainess, Chain Lightning, appears to challenge Mary Marvel and siphons her magic lightning away, gaining all her powers.

World’s Finest Comics No. 273
November 1981
Story: “Sivana’s Nobel” (10 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Characters: Joan Jameson, Magnificus Sivana, Beautia Sivana, Jerry Jameson (Joan’s brother; first appearance)
Villains: Dr. Sivana (last appearance in issue #267; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3), Sivana, Jr. (last appearance in SHAZAM! #18; last appearance), Georgia Sivana (last appearance in issue #261; last appearance)
Synopsis: Much to his dismay, Dr. Sivana is about to be awarded a Nobel Prize.

World’s Finest Comics No. 274
December 1981
Story: “Silence, Please” (10 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Pierre Bernard, Jr.
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Captain Marvel
Supporting Characters: Joan Jameson, Jerry Jameson
Intro: Leopold Quinlan (dies in this story)
Villains: The Silent Killer, Gus Canning (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel is called in to solve the mystery of a murder committed without a sound.

World’s Finest Comics No. 275
January 1982
Story: “The Snatching of Billy Batson” (10 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr. (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34)
Supporting Characters: Joan Jameson, Jerry Jameson, Magnificus Sivana, Beautia Sivana (last appearance for last two)
Villains: Benny Portis and his gang (including Jake; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Billy Batson is snatched by a gangster as leverage to gain control of Captain Marvel, who has to be impersonated by Magnificus Sivana with help from Captain Marvel, Jr.

World’s Finest Comics No. 276
February 1982
Story: “Magicians and Mercenaries” (10 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker:
Letterer:
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel (next appears in issue #278), Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel (between issues #272 / 278))
Supporting Characters: Joan Jameson (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6), Jerry Jameson (last appearance)
Intro: Biff (deceased, but brought back by Kid Eternity) and other mercenaries (only appearance for all)
Villains: The Prenzorians (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Mercenaries led by Joan Jameson’s brother Jerry help the Marvel Family fight off magical invaders, despite the fact that many of the soldiers are actually dead.

World’s Finest Comics No. 277
March 1982
Story: “The Menace of the Moon-Tree” (10 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Captain Marvel, Jr.
Supporting Character: Prof. Edgewise (last appearance)
Intro: Jack the Giant-Killer (only appearance)
Synopsis: Captain Marvel, Jr. is on hand when Prof. Edgewise plans to grow a plant that will reach from Earth to the Moon.

World’s Finest Comics No. 278
April 1982
Story: “The Power of Darkness” (10 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Mary Marvel (last appearance in issue #276), Billy Batson (Captain Marvel), Freddy Freeman (Captain Marvel, Jr.))
GA: Shazam (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34; next appears in issue #280)
Intro: Thajalfi (only appearance)
Villains: Satan (last appearance in issue #269; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #491), Darkling (Dora Keane; first appearance; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #491)
Synopsis: Dora Keane does a “deal with the devil” to give her the powers of Darkling and enable her to battle Mary Marvel.

World’s Finest Comics No. 279
May 1982
Story: “When Bancroft Fisher Dies, Everybody Dies” (9 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel)
GA: Kid Eternity (last appearance in issue #268; revealed as Captain Marvel, Jr.’s brother in this story)
Intro: Askelepios (only appearance)
Other Character: Sherlock Holmes (of Earth-S; last appearance in CAPTAIN MARVEL, JR. #2; first appearance in a DC Comic;  last appearance)
Villains: Bancroft Fisher (first and only appearance), Captain Nazi (in flashback)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A dying wealthy man threatens to destroy the Earth with two missles, unless his doctors and the Marvel Family can find a way to save his life.

World’s Finest Comics No. 280
June 1982
Story: “The Secret of the Freeman Brothers” (9 pages)
Editor: Mike W. Barr
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr. (origin retold with details), Mary Marvel)
GS: Kid Eternity (origin retold with details), Shazam (last appearance in issue #278; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #49; also appears isochronally with HIT COMICS #25, in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Mr. Keeper (last appearance in SHAZAM! #27), Jacob Freeman (in flashback; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in flashback in SHAZAM! #34), David Freeman, Rebecca Freeman (in flashback; both die in this story; both appear isochronally with issue #268), Dan Troop (in flashback; first chronological appearance; also appears isochronally with HIT COMICS #25; dies in this story)
Cameo appearance: Mr. Mind
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Villains: Captain Nazi, the Nazis, Mannheim (first and only appearance; all in flashback)
Synopsis: Shazam reveals the truth about the origins of Kid Eternity and Captain Marvel, Jr. to the Marvel Family.

World’s Finest Comics No. 281
July 1982
Story: “The One-Worm Monster Society” (9 pages)
Editor: Dave Manak
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: John Calnan
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #49), Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel)
GS: Kid Eternity
Supporting Character: Mr. Keeper
Intro: Sigurd Fafnir’s-Bane, Puck (only appearance for both)
Villain: Mr. Mind (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9)
Comment: Shortly after this story Captain Marvel teams up with Superman to fight Black Adam in DC COMICS PRESENTS #49.
Synopsis: Kid Eternity helps the Marvel Family battle a gigantic Mr. Mind.

World’s Finest Comics No. 282
August 1982
Story: “Charity Begins” (9 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characers: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #49; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #491), Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel (both next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #491), Uncle Marvel (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6))
GS: Kid Eternity (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #491)
Supporting Character: Mr. Keeper (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #491)
Intro: Clyde Beatty, Charles Blondin, Will Rogers, P. T. Barnum, Annie Oakley, Penthesileia (all of Earth-S; only appearance for all)
Villains: Silk, Her Highness (last appearance for both in HIT COMICS #57; first appearance in a DC Comic; last appearance for both), Aunt Minerva (last appearance in SHAZAM! #29; last appearance), Freddy the Fish, Ugly Hugo, Big Stanislaus (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This is the last Shazam! story in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS.  The feature moves to ADVENTURE COMICS for its final two appearances.
Synopsis: Aunt Minerva recruits Silk and Her Highness, two of Kid Eternity’s old foes, for her gang, and sends them to pull off crimes while the Marvel Family is performing in a circus.

Adventure Comics No. 491
September 1982
Cover: Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., and Mary Marvel vs. Ibac; Superboy, Lightning Boy, Cosmic Boy, and Saturn Girl //Keith Giffen / Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Story: “The Confederation of Hell” (10 pages)
Editor: Dave Manak
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel (last appearance for all in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #282))
GS: Kid Eternity (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #282)
GA: Zeus (last appearance in SHAZAM! #33; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3)
Villains: Satan (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #278), Ibac (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #267), Sabbac (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #269), Darkling (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #278), Master Man (last appearance in KID ETERNITY #15; first appearance in a DC Comic), Set, Ahriman, Cernobog, Tezcatlipoca (all of Earth-S; first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Satan gathers together the four super-villains he has empowered and sets them against the Marvel Family and Kid Eternity.

Adventure Comics No. 492
October 1982
Cover: Satan vs. Captain Marvel; Supergirl and Brainiac 5 //Keith Giffen / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “Battle With the Gods” (10 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Don Newton
Inker: John Calnan
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: The Marvel Family (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Mary Marvel; all next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3)
GS: Kid Eternity (last appearance)
Supporting Character: Mr. Keeper (last appearance)
Villains: Satan, Sabbac, Darkling, Master Man, Set, Ahriman, Cernobog, Tezcatlipoca (last appearance for all), Ibac (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7)
Synopsis: The Marvel Family and Kid Eternity continue their battle against the four super-villains and several ancient gods of evil.

Marvel Family’s later appearances:
DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #232 (Captain Marvel)
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6, 7
NEW TEEN TITANS #13 (Captain Marvel)
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10-12

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