AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS #17 – Shazam!/Captain Marvel Issue

Volume 5, Number 17 - April 1978

Cover: Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr. and Shazam, by Alan Weiss - Inside Cover: Inside Amazing World editorial, by Cary Burkett includes a preview of the never-published AWODCC # 18, which was to have featured DC’s science fiction comics, including a look at Star Hunters, as well as an interview with science fiction author Alfred Bester - Back Cover: Captain Marvel in The Magic Word, by John Workman.

Table of Contents

The Wizard Of Gods, by E. Nelson Bridwell - Page 2
Shazam is interviewed by Marvel Family scribe Bridwell.

When Titans Clash... In Court!, by Michael Uslan - Page 6
What really happened in the celebrated Superman/Captain Marvel court case.

“I Am Having Immense Fun!” by Mike W. Barr - Page 11
Barr interviews E. Nelson Bridwell, focusing mainly on SHAZAM!

S-H-A-Z-A-M Spells Mary Marvel, by Thomas Tuna - Page 17
A conversation between Mary Marvel and the six goddesses who empower her: Selena, Hippolyta, Ariadne, Zephyrus, Aurora and Minerva.

With One Magic Pencil... Schaffenberger! Stepfather Of The World’s Mightiest Mortal, by Mike W. Barr and Jack C. Harris - Page 21
Interview and career retrospective of Kurt Schaffenberger.

Center Spread: The Marvel Family and other Fawcett heroes, by Kurt Schaffenberger.

Captain Marvel Jr.: The Little Blue Cheese, by Larry Herndon and Lynn Wooley - Page 26
History of the World’s Mightiest Boy.

Shazam! On Television, by Jim Burns - Page 32
A behind-the-scenes look at the “Shazam!” TV series.

Remembering: Otto Binder - Page 35
Reprints a letter from Binder to Roy Thomas that originally appeared in Alter Ego # 7; includes photos and portions of an unpublished script.

The Fawcett Family Of Heroes, by Mike Gold - Page 39
A look at other Fawcett heroes, such as Bulletman and Bulletgirl, Spy Smasher, Minute Man, Ibis, Commando Yank, Lance O’Casey, and Golden Arrow.

Amazing World Of Letters, by Cary Burkett - Page 46

Scrapbook: A Meeting Of The Mighty, by Larry Herndon - Page 48
The meeting of Superman (Kirk Alyn) and Captain Marvel (Jackson Bostwick) in costume at the American Nostalgia Convention in Dallas, TX.