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Captain Marvel Adventures #83 is an issue of the series Captain Marvel Adventures (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1948.

Synopsis for "Captain Marvel and the World of Tomorrow"


Appearing in "Captain Marvel and the World of Tomorrow"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Publix Architectural Firm
    • boss
      • goons, 3 or more
  • Desperado Gang (Flashback only)

Other Characters:

  • Frank Janos, draftsman
  • Pudget & Kedge, Architects
    • Mr. Pudget, boss

Locations:


Synopsis for "Captain Marvel and Billy Batson Split!"

An unscrupulous rival broadcaster, Jasper Grasper, jams WHIZ's signal, to pressure Billy Batson to quit WHIZ and go to work for his station, WXW. In order to find Grasper's secret transmitter, Billy and Captain Marvel pretend to squabble, and Captain Marvel gets himself hired at WXW, to do some spying. Grasper puts him on the air, to denounce Billy and his station. Then Grasper orders Marvel to kidnap young Batson, and with help from Sterling Morris, Billy fakes his own kidnapping. Grasper falls for it, and carries Billy out to his secret transmitter site and attempts to murder him. It almost works, because Billy's rope gag gets wet and tightens up too much for him to say his magic word, but he partly dries out the rope by exposing it to a hot radio tube, escapes, powers up, and busts Mr. Grasper.

Appearing in "Captain Marvel and Billy Batson Split!"

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Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Jasper Grasper, WXW

Other Characters:

  • newspaper reporter

Locations:

Synopsis for "Captain Marvel Cuts a Rug"


Appearing in "Captain Marvel Cuts a Rug"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • James Ramsey, real estate tycoon

Other Characters:

  • Ellen's be-bop friends
  • carful of cops

Locations:

Synopsis for Captain Kid: "Rakes It In"

Captain Kid accidentally burns down his neighbors house, then to patch things up, he agrees to swap living quarters with him.

Appearing in Captain Kid: "Rakes It In"

Featured Characters:

  • Captain Kid

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Kid's Mother

Antagonists:

  • Mr. Brown, neighbor

Locations:

  • suburbs

Synopsis for "Captain Marvel, Indian Chief"

In 1754, in a remote valley Out West, a lost band of pioneers, hard put to survive in the remote wilderness, adopted the lifestyle of the local people, and after a few generations in isolation, lost their old nationality, culture, and even literacy itself.

In modern times, this area becomes the site where the U.S. Government establishes a Reservation For Indians. It's all very modern, with cottages and streetlights and so forth. The two cultures clash, when the wild White men ride their wild horses into town and attack the people, but Captain Marvel is on hand to quell the violence and chase the rampagers away. He follows them back to their village, where he challenges Big Chief Crooked Jaw for leadership of the tribe, wins three contests, and takes over, leading the wild tribe to rejoin civilization.

Appearing in "Captain Marvel, Indian Chief"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Big Chief Crooked Jaw
    • his many wild braves

Other Characters:

  • Modern Indians
  • Princess Phyllis, daughter of Crooked Jaw

Locations:

  • Earth-S
    • Out West
      • Hidden Valley Reservation For Indians

Vehicles:

  • Crooked Jaw's new motorscooter

Notes

  • Published monthly by Fawcett Publications, Inc.
  • Captain Marvel Cuts a Rug:
    • In this story, Sterling Morris is in negotiations to buy the land for WHIZ's new transmitter site. This plot thread continues into next issue, in which construction will begin.
    • Ellen Morris speaks a quasi-comprehensible 1940s be-bop teen-age dialect very similar to that of Candy O'Connor.

Trivia

  • Also featured in this issue of Captain Marvel Adventures were:
    • Tightwad Tad: "Money Trouble"
    • Dopey Danny Dee: "Short Sighted" by George Marko
    • Oscar the Office Boy: "Follow the Signs"
    • Tightwad Tad: "After Dinner Speech"
    • Dopey Danny Dee: "Cough It Up" by George Marko
    • Lazy Lee: "Burns It Up"
    • Judge Smudge: "Well Armed" by Howard Boughner
    • Jon Jarl: "The Atom Dictator" (text story) by Eando Binder
    • Wiseguy Wally: "Makes Us Sick"
    • Poor Paul: "...Sweats It Out"


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