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Issue Details

Issue #45
Published April 1945
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing J. B. Magill

Cover Details

Characters Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Genre superhero
Pencils C. C. Beck
Inks C. C. Beck

1 page Captain Marvel public service announcement

Characters Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam
Synopsis Table of contents and a PSA asking kids to collect and turn in paper for the war effort.
Pencils C. C. Beck
Inks C. C. Beck

8 page Captain Marvel story "The Blood Bank Robberies"

Characters Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Dr. Crowder; Mr. Morris; Johnny; Dr. Curtis
Synopsis Captain Marvel must stop the gang that is robbing Blood Banks.
Genre superhero
Pencils Pete Costanza?
Inks Pete Costanza?

Half page Dopey Danny Dee story "Business is so slow, even I'm not tired from the work"

Characters Danny Dee
Synopsis Danny decides to give himself a shave.
Genre Gags
Pencils George Marko
Inks George Marko

Half page Captain Marvel Club promo (ad from the publisher) "It's a Knockout!"

Characters Shazam [Billy Batson]
Synopsis Promo for the Captain Marvel Club which can be joined for 10cents.

1 page Wheaties advertisement "I should have warned you about shaking hands with Willie."

Synopsis Wheaties ad with a little kid man-handling a soldier when shaking his hand.
Pencils Reamer Keller (signed)
Inks Reamer Keller (signed)

7 page Captain Marvel story "Captain Marvel Gets Mothered"

Characters Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Steamboat; Mr. Morris; Mrs. Sadie Simpson
Synopsis Mrs. Simpson wants to be a mother to Billy Batson.
Genre superhero
Script Otto Binder
Pencils C. C. Beck?
Inks C. C. Beck?

1 page Volto From Mars; Grape Nuts Cereal advertisement "A shark! Hey! Look out!"

Characters Volto

1 page Sergeant Sandy filler "Beans! Beans! Beans!"

Characters Sergeant Sandy
Synopsis Sergeant Sandy tries to order a sandwich.
Genre Gags

2 page text story "Hoya, the Fugitive"

Script Arthur Lane
Letters typeset

8 page Captain Marvel story "The Monster Society of Evil Ch. 24: The Undersea Monster Brigade"

Characters Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Mr. Mind (villain); Herkimer (villain); Monster Brigade (first appearance; villain)
Genre superhero
Script Otto Binder
Pencils C. C. Beck
Inks C. C. Beck
Reprinted in Monster Society of Evil, The (Hawk Books, 1989 series) #1