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This is a RE-EDIT of the EKR raw scans from 2012.
Paper and 1 fiche page.
Comic and scans from the Erwin K Roberts Collection - edits by Yoc
Thanks to Erwin for scanning the rest of his prized comic for posterity!

Part of the 'Fawcett Friday' flood November 2021.

27-November-2021 2:44 pm
Username: erwin-k
Comment: Hello Everybody, Oh does this comic bring back memories. I bought the issue from a well known dealer in early 1969. (Wish I could now remember which dealer.) The guy was honest in his mailer. The cover was starting to fall apart. The page edges were stained. I wondered if the interior pages would start to fall apart, like the cover. I took a chance and sent to six dollars he asked for. I was a college senior then at what is now the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. One of the classes I was taking, actual name not remembered, but it involved preparing materials for use in giving classes, speeches, and such. As soon as I could get the loose and crumbling cover to college I laminated it, with all the chunks and crumbs I could find in the shipping envelope. I even got some extra credit for doing it. Fast forward almost fifty years, I offered to scan the first ever Captain Marvel, Jr. solo story for an origin collection getting put together at the Digital Comic Museum. Shortly thereafter I scanned the rest of the issue. Now Yoc has improved the scans. Thank you, Yoc. Today my original Master Comics #23 spends most of its time resting in a short comic box on shelves I built in the basement. I can read the great issue at DCM anytime we've got power, just like you! Best, Erwin K. Roberts
27-November-2021 4:02 pm
Username: Yoc
Comment: Hi Erwin. Thanks for sharing the background story of this comic with us. It's collectors such as yourself that have helped make DCM's collection the wonderful resource that it has become! I hope your words inspire other collectors to think about their own books and perhaps consider scanning or letting a trusted scanner here scan their books for them. We've still got many holes to fill and small or incomplete scans to upgrade.

Issue: #23
Published: February 1942, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: France Herron
Color: Color Dimensions: 10.5" X 14" (#1-6); Standard Golden Age U.S. (#7-133) Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman] Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Shazam

Table Of Contents (1 page) The Ring Master Presents
Credits: Pencils: Various | Inks: Various

Comic Story (13 pages)
Synopsis: Captain Nazi kills an underground British agent, attends a secret conference meeting, and then sets out to kill the President of the United States before Captain Marvel Jr. can stop him.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman] President Franklin D. Roosevelt (cameo) Rastus (chauffeur) Herr Burke (death) Captain Nazi [Albrecht Krieger] (villain)

Comic Story (14 pages) The Weeper
Synopsis: The Flying Detectives face a circus performer, formerly known as the Crying Clown or Weeping Willie, who has been fired for dishonesty and now is carrying out revenge crimes.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Bulletman [Jim Barr] Bulletgirl [Susan Kent] The Weeper [Mortimer Gloom] (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) Minute Man and the Walking Dead Man
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Minute Man [Jack Weston]

Comic Story (7 pages) See the Freaks Free
Genre: Superhero
Characters: El Carim

Comic Story (1 page) Barney
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Barney

Comic Story (7 pages) Arizona Bound
Synopsis: Taggert is behind the robbings and killings on the stage line, and he will try to take over the line for himself.
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Buck Jones Silver (horse) Mesquite Mike (deputy) Joe Ruth (stage Line Owner) Aunt Miranda Taggert (crook)

Comic Story (1 page) Attila
Genre: Non-fiction History

Text Story (2 pages) Double for Death
Credits: Script: Joseph J. Millard (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Detective-mystery

Comic Story (8 pages) Battle with the Kraken
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Companions Three [Don Nifty Spike]

  The data in the above section is courtesy of the Grand Comics Database™ under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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