Publication Dates: 1946 – 1950
Number of Issues Published: 20 (#nn – #58)
Color: Three Colour
Binding: Saddle-stitched

Captain Marvel Adventures was one of several ongoings during the Golden Age starring Fawcett’s Captain Marvel, who was more popular than Superman in the late 40’s and early 50’s. The series told the adventures of young Billy Batson, who by speaking the magic word “SHAZAM!” would receive super powers. Trouble was, these powers were kind of similar to those attributed to the Man of Steel. Depite the fact that Captain Marvel’s stories tended to have a lighter and more humourous element to them, DC was not impressed. After a protracted plagiarism lawsuit, which DC eventually won, Cap and the rest of the Marvel Family disappeared from the comic world for about 20 years. Funnily enough, they would re-appear at DC.


UPDATE 26-01-2018

Annual 1953



Adventures 55,62,63,68,69,71,73,75


Adventures Weekly v1 1-8,10-12


Adventures Weekly v1 13-15,17-24


5 responses »

  1. Phil. says:

    Thank you for your wonderful work.
    Sorry to tell you apart from the Annual, none of these links work.


  2. Al says:

    Thank you so much. Been searching for 50s UK comics for years without success. What a brilliant site. As a young kid i was heartbroken when Captain Marvel “retired” and Marvelman came along. Was never the same. It was never explained at the time but we now know it was due to copywrite problems with the US.

    Same stories under different numbersare readilly available on US sites in colour but we Brits were used to good old B&W not like the posh Yanks (Just joking. Love our American cousins)


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