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Issue: #83
Published: May 1953, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing: Wendell Crowley (editor); Will Lieberson (executive editor)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) The Flying Skull
Featuring: The Marvel Family
Credits: Pencils: Pete Costanza ? | Inks: Pete Costanza ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman] Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] The Scarlet Skull The Skull's Crew

Text Story (2 pages) FBI Triumphs
Featuring: A Wicky & O'Shawnessy Story
Synopsis: Wicky's Mom tells him that he has been selected to do a baby sitting job for Mrs. Eando, but Wicky fears his friends will make fu of him for doing this job. Taking his dog with him, he arrives but is warned that he should lock the doors as Mrs. Eando is afraid of kidnappers. Wicky calls his buddy, Boit, and asks him over to help guard the little girl he is sitting for. They even go so far as to write a ransom note, which Mrs. Eando sees when she arrives home....and she faints dead away!
Credits: Script: Rod Reed [as Walter Farmer] (credited) | Pencils: ? (spot illustrations) | Inks: ? (spot illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Wicky Burke Mrs. Burke (Wickey's Mother) O'Shawnessy (Wicky's Dog) Mrs. Eando Mary Lorine Eando Boit Byrd (Wicky's Friend)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Marvel Family Battles the Flying Skull
Featuring: The Marvel Family
Synopsis: Billy, Mary and Freddy are visiting Pa Potter and discover an old treasure map parchment, and decide to all go and look for the treasure. Suddenly, their helicopter is attacked and brought down by a giant scarlet flying skull inhabited by the Scarlet Skull and his men. When they eventually find the treasure and open it, the zombies all die.
Credits: Script: Otto Binder | Pencils: Kurt Schaffenberger | Inks: Kurt Schaffenberger
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman] Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] Pa Patter (Billy's Landlord) The Scarlet Skull (villain, A Zombie, Introduction, Death) The Skull's Ghostly Crew (villains, Zombies, All Die)

Comic Story (1 page) The Dreamy Type!
Featuring: Lazy Lee
Synopsis: Lee had the strangest dream: he dreamed he was awake when he was asleep, but when he tried to go back to sleep, he woke up.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Lazy Lee Lee's Friend

Comic Story (1 page) Isn't It the Truth!
Featuring: Boxcar Benny
Synopsis: Benny and his buddy try to mooch some money off a guy, but he says that he didn't have any cold cash on him. When questioned by his buddy why they call it cold cash, Benny has a ready answer: no one keeps it long enough to warm up!
Genre: Humor
Characters: Boxcar Benny Benny's Hobo Friend Rich Man

Comic Story (4 pages) The Handy Hand Grenade!
Featuring: Headline Harry
Synopsis: Harry reports to his editor that he couldn't find a story, but he did find a grenade....and tosses it at his boss. Not amused at the rubber grenade, the editor sends Harry out on a story in regards to all the criminals that have moved into town, and Harry discovers yet another use for his grenade when two pickpockets give Harry the once-over.
Credits: Script: Howard Boughner | Pencils: Howard Boughner | Inks: Howard Boughner
Genre: Humor
Characters: Headline Harry Ump (Harry's Editor) Two Crooks (villains, Pickpockets)

Comic Story (1 page) No Back Talk!
Featuring: Wilbur the Waiter
Synopsis: When a customer complains that his butter is so strong that it could get up and walk over to a nearby table and say hello to a up of coffee, Wilbur says that the coffee is roo weak to answer back.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Wilbur Customer

Comic Story (1 page) No Bargain!
Featuring: Rubbernose Randolph
Synopsis: Rubbernose's friend shows him his new car that he had just bought used at a bargain price, but the car suddenly comes to a stop when they take a ride. Rubberbose remarks that it's hard to drive a bargain.
Credits: Script: Art Helfant | Pencils: Art Helfant | Inks: Art Helfant | Letters: Art Helfant
Genre: Humor
Characters: Rubbernose Randolph Randolph's Friend

Activity (1 page) No. 63
Featuring: The Marvel Family Puzzle Page
Genre: Children
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman] (head-view) Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] (head-view)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Marvel Family Battles Chief Thundercloud: Chapter One: Redskin Vengeance
Featuring: The Marvel Family
Synopsis: Billy, Mary and Freddy are visiting some cliff dwelling ruins when they run into an Indian that is a petty thief. The thief bolts from them, trying to get away and somehow discovers a sealed cave in the ruins, and releases the Spirit of Chief Thundercloud, who grants Dull Tomahawk many wishes, including that of becoming a powerful Chief like his father.
Credits: Script: Otto Binder | Pencils: Kurt Schaffenberger | Inks: Kurt Schaffenberger
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman] Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] Chief Thundercloud (villain, A Ghost, Introduction) Dull Tomahawk (villain, Petty Thief, Introduction) Chief Bloody Tomahawk (villain, Dull Tomahawk's Father, Flashback)

Comic Story (6 pages) Chapter Two: The Pow-Wow of Peril
Featuring: The Marvel Family
Synopsis: To save Dull Tomahawk from the jail he has been put in, the spirit of Thundercloud attacks Gulchville with a terrific wind, but the Marvel Fam,ily saves it by erecting a tepee of logs around the town. Vengefully, the spirit decides to attack three villages at once with a lightning storn, poison rain and a choking mist, hoping to defeat each of the Marvels assigned to protect the towns. Chief Thundercloud is defeated by the Marvels and the trio change back to their civilian identities, which allows them to be captured and tied to the stake to be destroyed by Dull Tomahawk.
Credits: Script: Otto Binder | Pencils: Kurt Schaffenberger | Inks: Kurt Schaffenberger
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman] Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] Chief Thundercloud (villain, A Ghost, Introduction) Dull Tomahawk (villain, Petty Thief, Introduction)

Comic Story (5 pages) Chapter Three: Terror on the Warpath
Featuring: The Marvel Family
Synopsis: Dull Tomahawk decides to scalp Billy first, but the hatchet severs his gag, and Captain Marvel is on the job, only thwarted by Chief Thundercloud's heavy fog. Freed, the Marvels confront the Chief, who decides to use Thunderclaps of Death to destroy the villagers once and for all. However, the Marvels use a giant tuning fork to counter the thunderclaps, then feed the Chief dry ice to strink and freeze him, then they re-seal him back into the cliffdwellings with a warning to anyone not to open the seal.
Credits: Script: Otto Binder | Pencils: Kurt Schaffenberger | Inks: Kurt Schaffenberger
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman] Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] Chief Thundercloud (villain, A Ghost, Introduction) Dull Tomahawk (villain, Petty Thief, Introduction)

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Credits: Pencils: ? (photos) | Inks: ? (photos) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Aviation

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