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"Captain Marvel: "The Olympic Game of the Gods"": A severe storm strikes the city, but when Billy tries to change to use his powers to help with all the damage, nothing happens until he's called his word several times. Strangely, Zeus is having some kind of throwing competition and doesn't want

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Ibis the Invincible

Whiz Comics #125 is an issue of the series Whiz Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1950.

Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "The Olympic Game of the Gods"

A severe storm strikes the city, but when Billy tries to change to use his powers to help with all the damage, nothing happens until he's called his word several times. Strangely, Zeus is having some kind of throwing competition and doesn't want to be interrupted, until Mercury convinces him it might be important. Soon a meteor falls toward the city too, but in catching it Captain Marvel realizes it's actually the wheel of an ancient chariot. He flies to Mount Olympus where Shazam explains that the elders who empower Cap are playing in a divine Olympics. Every thousand years they have a contest against a coalition of dark gods, and the winners will oversee Earth for the next thousand years. It's worse than just infernal powers replacing Shazam's elders, though: since he embodies all of Shazam's allies, if they lose and are exiled, Captain Marvel will have to go with them and can't protect Earth anymore.

The Elders have all given up since they haven't won a single event, but Captain Marvel agrees to compete for them in the rest of the events against Mars and his cronies. He does well, such as by racing the Centaur , over a mountain, and then using his strength to bash through the mountain and getting ahead, and using super-breath to win a boat race when Neptune denies his sail any wind. The score's tied for the final event, a gladiator match. Since Captain Marvel's whipped them one by one, none of the evil gods wants to get into a fight with him. Mars has the brilliant idea to combine those gods' names into a magic word like "Shazam", VCTMAN, and transforms into a giant. Captain Marvel still outdoes the empowered Mars, because the powers of peace are stronger than the powers of war, which he uses to beat the bejeezus out of Mars.

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Synopsis for Colonel Corn and Korny Kobb: "The Script Saps"

Korny becomes the Story Editor at Acme Publishing and Corn tries to sell him a script.

Appearing in Colonel Corn and Korny Kobb: "The Script Saps"

Featured Characters:

  • Colonel Corn
  • Korny Kobb

Locations:

  • Acme Publishing Company

Synopsis for Golden Arrow: "Mountain Peak Murder"


Appearing in Golden Arrow: "Mountain Peak Murder"

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Antagonists:

  • Bully, prospector (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Steve Tatum, mountain climber guide
  • Red Tatum, prospector (Dies)

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Synopsis for Lance O'Casey: "Dangerous Cargo"


Appearing in Lance O'Casey: "Dangerous Cargo"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Mike Bellew

Antagonists:

  • Herr Slitz, war criminal, old enemy of O'Casey's
    • Boltz, hench lummox

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Mendago, U.N. dignitary

Locations:

  • Tabago Island

Items:

  • Slitz' Germ Bombs

Vehicles:

  • "Starfish"

Synopsis for Freshman Freddie: "The Prize Package"


Appearing in Freshman Freddie: "The Prize Package"

Featured Characters:

  • Freshman Freddie

Supporting Characters:

  • Freddie's Mother (Mentioned only)

Antagonists:

  • Ace
  • Stooge

Other Characters:

  • cop

Locations:

  • Podunk University

Synopsis for Ibis the Invincible: "Davy Jones' Locker"


Appearing in Ibis the Invincible: "Davy Jones' Locker"

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  • Captain Redbeard (Dies) (Resurrected) (Dies)
    • his pirate crew (Dies) (Resurrected) (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Davy Jones (Single appearance)
  • Captain Lansing
    • his freighter crew

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  • Redbeard's sloop, the Vulture (Destroyed) (Resurrected) (Destroyed)
  • Lansing's freighter, S.S. Crown
  • luxury liner, S.S. Matteo (radio report only)

Notes

  • Lance O'Casey and Mike Bellew both get head-whacked unconscious, with a blackjack. Then they both get knocked out again, with a belaying pin.
  • Ibis the Invincible gets head-konked unconscious, with an antique pistol.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Whiz Comics were:
    • "The Captain Marvel Club" (bottom 1/3 of last page of this issue's Captain Marvel story)
    • "Quiz" (bottom 1/3 of last page of this issue's Golden Arrow story)
    • Doc Sorebones: "No Soft-Soap!"
    • Wilbur the Waiter: "Slow Retort!"
    • The Culture Corner: "How to Butter Your Bread" by Basil Wolverton
    • Wicky and O'Shawnessy: "Elephant Ride" (text story) by Rod Reed
    • Dude Ranch Dewey
    • Moglethorpe the Millionaire: "Expensive Minutes!"



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