"Marvel Family: "The Interplanetary Theft"": The Marvel Family joins forces to defeat interplanetary mineral-resource-looters led by Grazz, planetary dictator, and his thousands of planet-looting Flying Saucers.
- Wait! Don't tell me we ALL saw flying saucers! Then they must have some connection with all this!
Appearing in Marvel Family: "The Interplanetary Theft"
- Grazz, dictator
- planet-looting Flying Saucer crews
- secret police
- downtrodden alien citizens
- high government official
- vast volumes of coal, oil, and metal ores
- Flying Saucers, thousands of them
Synopsis for Marvel Family: "The Interplanetary Theft"
Appearing in Kanvasback: "The Pugilistic Pushover!"
- Mal Arky
- Battling Basher, boxer
- Tex, fight promoter
Synopsis for Kanvasback: "The Pugilistic Pushover!"
Kanvasback doesn't box very well and gets defeated a lot.
Appearing in Captain Marvel, Jr.: "The Worm That Grew"
- colony of ants
- Professor Lemuel Dakin, Entomologist
- giant fly (Dies)
- giant earthworm (Dies)
- Dakin's Growthene formula
Synopsis for Captain Marvel, Jr.: "The Worm That Grew"
Professor Lemuel Dakin, Entomologist, developed a formula called Growthene which caused a common earthworm to grow to gigantic size and endanger everything around itself. Captain Marvel, Jr. flew it into the sun where it perished.
Reconstructing the day's events, Prof. Dakin and Capt. Marvel, Jr. together found good evidence to suspect a nearby colony of ants of having deliberately dosed the worm with the Growthene.
Appearing in Mary Marvel: "The Chameleon Girl"
- Lucy Todd
- Mr. Blair, her boss
- Mrs. Peters, her landlady
- Jim, her boyfriend
- Todd's Chameleon Hormone Formula
- Marvel's Chameleon Hormone Antidote
Synopsis for Mary Marvel: "The Chameleon Girl"
A young woman, Lucy Todd, doesn't want to be herself anymore. She toils at chemistry in all of her spare time until she discovers a chameleon hormone that enables her to change her height, weight, complexion, hair color, eye color, and apparent age. Despite some good advice from Mary Marvel, Lucy makes poor use of her new ability, and complicates her own life in unforeseen ways, losing her job and her apartment, and getting arrested for murder, and losing her boyfriend. Also she loses control of the changing ability, as the chameleon hormone formula continues to work on her, and the changes become more random. Mary invents an antidote for Lucy's hormone formula, and Lucy agrees that it's best to just be herself.
Appearing in Headline Harry: "The Hay Ride"
- Headline Harry
- Harry's editor
- Mr. Van Snoop
- wild boar
Synopsis for Headline Harry: "The Hay Ride"
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in Captain Marvel: "The Mysterious Migration"
- Dimensional Toll Collector
- thousands of refugees from Zokolia
- Zokolian gold currency
- Dimensional Gate (Destroyed)
- giant dinosaur-type monster (Dies)
Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "The Mysterious Migration"
Earth begins to be overrun by refugees from the adjacent dimension of Zokolia. Captain Marvel finds his way to Zokolia, finds the problem that's causing all the ex-migration, solves it by killing a really large dinosaur-style monster, and encourages all the Zokolians to return to their homeland, then destroys the dimensional gateway equipment.
- "Mary Marvel Meets the Chameleon Girl!" was reprinted in Shazam! #15.
- All three Marvels are able to fly, and converse, in outer space, without any air supply.
- Captain Marvel Junior is able to fly into the sun and emerge unscathed.
- Lucy Todd's first test of her Chameleon Hormone Formula is to drink a test-tube full of it.
- Also appearing in this issue of Marvel Family were:
- Table of Contents
- The Marvel Family Puzzle Page
- Lazy Lee: "Milk Sap!"
- Thirteenth on the List (text story), by Clement Good
- Horse Trader Hawley: "Quarter Wits!"
- No trivia.
- Marvel Family Recommended Reading
- Whiz Comics (Volume 1)
- Captain Marvel Adventures (Volume 1)
- Captain Marvel, Jr. (Volume 1)
- Mary Marvel (Volume 1)
- Master Comics (Volume 1)
- Marvel Family (Volume 1)
- Hoppy the Marvel Bunny (Volume 1)
- Shazam! (Volume 1)
- Shazam!: The New Beginning (Volume 1)
- The Power of Shazam! (Volume 1)
- Superman/Shazam!: First Thunder (Volume 1)
- Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil (Volume 1)
- The Trials of Shazam! (Volume 1)
- Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! (Volume 1)
Links and References
- The Marvel Family #47 May 1950, almost entire issue. 1st page of "Headline Harry" story is missing one clipped-out panel.