Shazam!

 SHA8   (DC, 1973-1976)

™ and ©1973 DC Comics, Inc.

The original Captain Marvel was created for Fawcett’s Whiz Comics in 1939. In 1953, DC sued Fawcett, claiming that Captain Marvel, who has superhuman strength, can fly at supersonic speed, and is impervious to bullets, was a copy of Superman. Fawcett was forced to retire the hero, but in an act of sheer irony, DC rival Marvel Comics succeeded in locking in a trademark on the name Captain Marvel for one of their super-heroes in the 1960s.

DC brought the original Captain Marvel out of suspended animation in the 1970s for a Saturday morning children’s television show. This title, which coincided with the show, told of how a homeless boy named Billy Batson was given the power to turn into a super-hero by invoking the names of six mighty heroes in the acronym SHAZAM (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury). Drawn by the original artist, C.C. Beck, Shazam! maintains the classic feel of the original Captain Marvel series.

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#1

  2/1/1973
  $0.20
  $110.00
6 copies available from $62.00
Origin of Captain Marvel (Golden Age)Denny O’Neil, E. Nelson BridwellC.C. Beck

#2

  4/1/1973
  $0.20
  $41.00
11 copies available from $12.50
Partial photo cover; Infinity coverDenny O’Neil, Elliot S! MagginC.C. Beck

#3

  6/1/1973
  $0.20
  $25.00
7 copies available from $5.00
 Denny O’Neil, Elliot S! MagginC.C. Beck

#4

  7/1/1973
  $0.20
  $23.00
6 copies available from $5.00
Reprint from Captain Marvel Adventures #97; Otto Binder L.O.C.; David Micheline L.O.C.Denny O’Neil, Elliot S! Maggin, Otto BinderC.C. Beck

#5

  9/1/1973
  $0.20
  $21.00
10 copies available from $3.99
Reprint from Marvel Family #25; Captain Marvel Jr. Backup storyElliot S! MagginC.C. Beck

#6

  10/1/1973
  $0.20
  $19.00
11 copies available from $3.54
Photo coverDenny O’Neil, Elliot S! MagginC.C. Beck, Kurt Schaffenberger

#7

  11/1/1973
  $0.20
  $21.00
12 copies available from $4.00
Reprint from Marvel Family #53Denny O’Neil, E. Nelson BridwellC.C. Beck, Kurt Schaffenberger

#8

  12/1/1973
  $0.50
  $72.00
4 copies available from $34.00
Reprints from Captain Marvel Adventures #18, 71, 79-80, 82, Marvel Family #1, Captain Marvel, Jr. #14, Mary Marvel #17; Scheduled as DC 100-Page Super-Spectacular #DC-23; 100 Page giantOtto BinderC.C. Beck, Mac Raboy, Jack Binder

#9

  1/1/1974
  $0.20
  $22.00
8 copies available from $1.75
 Denny O’Neil, Elliot S! MagginC.C. Beck, Dave Cockrum

#10

  2/1/1974
  $0.20
  $24.00
9 copies available from $4.85
Versus Aunt MinervaElliot S! Maggin, E. Nelson Bridwell, C.C. BeckBob Oksner, Vince Colletta

#11

  3/1/1974
  $0.20
  $22.00
10 copies available from $2.75
 E. Nelson Bridwell, Elliot S! MagginBob Oksner, Vince Colletta, Kurt Schaffenberger

#12

  6/1/1974
  $0.60
  $41.00
2 copies available from $20.00
Reprints from Mary Marvel #24 (May 1948), Captain Marvel Adventures #59 (Apr 1946), and Marvel Family #10 (Apr 1947); May-Jun issue; Time travelE. Nelson Bridwell, Elliot S! Maggin, William WoolfolkBob Oksner, Dick Giordano, Jack Binder, Pete Costanza

#13

  8/1/1974
  $0.60
  $47.00
4 copies available from $9.75
Reprints from Captain Marvel Jr. #92, Captain Marvel Adventures #67, 79, 119, 133, Marvel Family #72; 100 Page giantElliot S! MagginBob Oksner, C.C. Beck, Pete Costanza

#14

  10/1/1974
  $0.60
  $49.00
7 copies available from $7.00
Reprints from Captain Marvel Adventures #57, 102, 126, Captain Marvel Jr. #83, Mary Marvel #2, Marvel Family #86; 100 Page giantDenny O’NeilKurt Schaffenberger, Pete Costanza, C.C. Beck, Jack Binder

#15

  12/1/1974
  $0.60
  $54.00
5 copies available from $10.00
Reprints from Marvel Family #47, 50, 88, Captain Marvel Adventures #53, 115, 134; 100 Page giantDenny O’Neil, E. Nelson BridwellBob Oksner, Pete Costanza, Kurt Schaffenberger, C.C. Beck

#16

  2/1/1975
  $0.60
  $42.00
5 copies available from $10.95
Reprints from Marvel Family #29, 53, 59, Captain Marvel Adventures #103, 137, Captain Marvel Jr. #118; Versus Seven Deadly Sins; 100 Page giantElliot S! Maggin, Otto Binder, William Woolfolk, E. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger, C.C. Beck, Pete Costanza, Bud Thompson, Bob Oksner

#17

  4/1/1975
  $0.60
  $47.00
2 copies available from $24.00
Reprints from Marvel Family #7 (Dec 1946), #33 (Mar 1949), and #41 (Nov 1949), Captain Marvel Adventures #53 (Feb 1946), #57 (Mar 1946), #129 (Feb 1952), and #150 (Nov 1953); Mar-Apr issueDenny O’Neil, Otto Binder, William WoolfolkKurt Schaffenberger, C.C. Beck, Jack Binder

#18

  6/1/1975
  $0.25
  $21.00
5 copies available from $9.99
 Elliot S! Maggin, E. Nelson BridwellBob Oksner, Kurt Schaffenberger

#19

  8/1/1975
  $0.25
  $13.50
2 copies available from $12.00
 Elliot S! Maggin, E. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger, Bob Oksner

#20

  10/1/1975
  $0.25
  $7.50
2 copies available from $2.50
 Elliot S! MagginKurt Schaffenberger

#21

  12/1/1975
  $0.25
  $25.00
3 copies available from $10.50
Reprints from Captain Marvel Adventures #145 & Captain Marvel Jr. #106C.C. Beck, Pete CostanzaC.C. Beck, Bud Thompson

#22

  2/1/1976
  $0.25
  $300.00
7 copies available from $2.50
Reprints from Captain Marvel Adventures #149 (Oct 1953)and Marvel Family #19 (Jan 1948); Jan-Feb issueOtto Binder, E. Nelson BridwellC.C. Beck, Jack Binder, Kurt Schaffenberger

#23

  12/1/1976
  $0.30
  $38.00
3 copies available from $9.99
Winter 1976; Reprint C.C. Beck

#24

  3/1/1976
  $0.30
  $21.00
2 copies available from $3.25
Spring 1976  

#25

  10/1/1976
  $0.30
  $53.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Isis; Origin of Isis; Don Glut L.O.C.Denny O’Neil, E. Nelson BridwellDick Giordano, Kurt Schaffenberger

#26

  12/1/1976
  $0.30
  $18.00
2 copies available from $4.00
 E. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger

#27

  2/1/1977
  $0.30
  $50.00
3 copies available from $9.00
 E. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger, Curt Swan

#28

  4/1/1977
  $0.30
  $440.00
1 copy available for $215.00
Versus Black AdamE. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger

#29

  6/1/1977
  $0.30
  $31.00
3 copies available from $12.99
Versus IbacE. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger

#30

  8/1/1977
  $0.35
  $11.00
2 copies available from $4.75
Versus Dr. Sivana; Jul-Aug issueE. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger

#31

  10/1/1977
  $0.35
  $9.50
No copies available
 E. Nelson BridwellKurt Schaffenberger

#32

  12/1/1977
  $0.35
  $13.00
2 copies available from $10.50
 E. Nelson BridwellTenny Henson

#33

  2/1/1978
  $0.35
  $5.50
No copies available
Versus Mr. AtomE. Nelson BridwellTenny Henson, Kurt Schaffenberger

#34

  4/1/1978
  $0.35
  $5.25
1 copy available for $8.00
Origin of Captain Marvel Jr.E. Nelson BridwellAlan Weiss

#35

  6/1/1978
  $0.35
  $21.00
3 copies available from $7.00
Final issue; Continued in World’s Finest Comics #253E. Nelson BridwellDon Newton