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"The Atomic War": Billy Batson's regular broadcast is interrupted by an emergency bulletin that Chicago was just destroyed by an atomic bomb launched from an unknown source. He changes to Captain Marvel and tries to help the army determine where the attacks originated, but things quickly go from



Appearing in "The Atomic War"

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Synopsis for "The Atomic War"

Billy Batson's regular broadcast is interrupted by an emergency bulletin that Chicago was just destroyed by an atomic bomb launched from an unknown source. He changes to Captain Marvel and tries to help the army determine where the attacks originated, but things quickly go from bad to worse as other countries use the sudden and mysterious attack as a cover to attack old enemies. Soon every major city in the world is destroyed, and even people in rural communities are killed by atomic fallout. Because of his divine invulnerability, Captain Marvel is the only living thing left in the world. It turns out this was only a TV show depicting the horrors of a nuclear war, and a couple of children watching opine that people, cities and countries need to all learn to coexist to prevent such a tragedy from happening.

Appearing in "The Cult of the Curse Chapter 6: The Battle of the Century"

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After using his strength to get the ship back to sea Captain Marvel ventures into the island trying to find Oggar. Instead he finds an old woman who reveals herself as the witch Circe. Ages ago Oggar had tried to convince her to be his queen, but she had rejected him. After his attempt to destroy her with magic failed to have any effect he instead placed a spell of immortality on her. As the years wore on and she lost her looks but remained alive thanks to Oggar's spell, she began to hate all men in the world and learned black magic to turn them into ridiculous animals. She demonstrates this by turning Captain Marvel into a centaur, and when he tries to escape by changing back to Billy she turns him into a goat.

Oggar turns out to have seen the whole thing and hunts down Billy, ultimately shooting him with a magically-conjured rifle. Luckily he turns out to have shot a normal goat instead, and Billy runs back and butts Circe until she changes him back. He changes to Captain Marvel and flies off before she has the chance to stop him. He launches a surprise attack on Oggar that knocks away the list of magic spells he'd been using to keep track of what he'd already tried. Captain Marvel tears it up, forcing Oggar into a purely physical fight.

After trading a few punches Captain Marvel appears to be weakening and runs away, but it's only a trick to lure Oggar into following him back to Circe's hut. Recognizing her hated enemy, the witch changes him into a wild boar that runs away and goes over a cliff. Going back to thank Circe, Captain Marvel only finds her skeleton and reasons that when Oggar finally died his spell over her died too. Before heading back to civilization he thinks on the irony of Oggar being a match for the world's mightiest man, but being defeated by an old woman.

Appearing in Captain Kid: "An Errand of Justice"

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Appearing in "The Return of Aunt Minerva"

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Notes

  • "The Atomic War" is not an Imaginary Story, but the TV show in the story is very similar in function to an Imaginary Story, so this story is often considered an "honorary" Imaginary Story.
  • Oggar returns in World's Finest Comics #264.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Captain Marvel Adventures were:
    • Table of Contents page, art by C. C. Beck
    • Tightwad Tad
    • Whitey Whiskers and Daniel Boone, Jr.: "Whittler Deluxe", art by C. C. Beck
    • Whippersnappers: "Ocean Voyage" & "Timely Tid-Bits"
    • Dopey Danny Dee: "In No Hurry", by George Marko
    • Jon Jarl: "Adventure In Space" (text story), by Otto Binder

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