"Captain Marvel: "Beautia For President!"": Story begins "two months before the presidential election." So 1940-Sep-early, Beautia Sivana runs for president (her last name doesn't appear on the posters). Beautia's beauty has the same effect on all men that it has on Captain Marvel, 'lik
- One kiss and I'll make you my Secretary of War!
Appearing in Captain Marvel: "Beautia For President!"
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Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "Beautia For President!"
Story begins "two months before the presidential election." So circa 1940-Sep-early, Beautia Sivana runs for president (her last name doesn't appear on the posters). Beautia's beauty has the same effect on all men that it has on Captain Marvel, 'like a powerful drug,' so she's doing pretty well. Sivana is secretly backing Beautia; this is is fourth evil scheme; he has big plans for the USA once she's elected president. One day just before the election, circa 1940-Nov-early, Billy spots Beautia, inexplicably alone, walking through the city, and he stalks her to a dark alley, where suddenly Billy gets ambushed by two ruffians, who tie and gag him and deliver him to Sivana, who has invented a Memory Mangler, to make him forget how to change to C.M. Sivana turns on the machine then leaves Billy unsupervised and Billy escapes, by busting his bonds, but his memory is gone. Beautia (who somehow does not know that BB=CM) helps Billy escape, and before Sivana can process that info, his two ruffians revolt against him, leaving him and Beautia trussed up atop a big barrel of TNT with a burning fuse.
Meanwhile Billy with his paralyzed memory is blundering aimlessly around in Sivana's basement, and accidentally works his way through a series of tunnels and caverns, until he finds himself in the gallery with the carven Seven Deadlies, where he soon finds and reads aloud an inscription that SHAZAMs him into Captain Marvel, whose memory is just fine, and he races back through the galleries and caverns and tunnels to arrive in the nick of time to rescue Sivana and Beautia from getting blown up. Sivana has a post-rescue tantrum about all this machines getting destroyed. Beautia wants to smooch Cap to get him on their side but Sivana gasses him with deadly poison (concealed in a pen), then steals a motorcycle and rides away with Beautia to their campaign HQ. Soon CM shakes off the poison (enough to kill 50 men) and pursues them on foot; he crashes through a speeding freight train, destroying at least one car but not derailing the train. Sivana whips out a death ray gun capable of annihilating an army, but the jagged lightning rays dissolve into smoke as they strike Captain Marvel's mighty chest. Soon he catches them, and loads them up, motorcycle and all, into that spaceship he built last issue, and sends them back to Venus. Then Billy Batson reports this story on the radio, and that's all it takes to smooth over the disappearance of a presidential candidate on Election Day Eve. Meanwhile Sivana escapes from the spacerocket and parachutes to Earth, leaving Beautia alone to return to Venus, her home.
Appearing in Golden Arrow: "The Plots of the Braddock Brothers"
- White Wind, his horse
- Dr. Bledsoe
- Western United States
Synopsis for Golden Arrow: "The Plots of the Braddock Brothers"
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in Spy Smasher: "The Mask Steals a Submarine"
- The Mask
- Admiral Corby
Synopsis for Spy Smasher: "The Mask Steals a Submarine"
The Mask's agent, disguised in a fake beard, steals a model of a new U.S. submarine from the witless Admiral Corby, but luckily his daughter Eve is still dating Alan Armstrong and they show up at just the right moment to expose the spy, who has still managed to get rid of the model, in some way, and refuses to talk. The next day the admiral embarks on the test voyage of new-model submarine XP1. Eve stows away. Enemy spies, led by The Mask, then electrify the sub's hull, magnetize it, and pull it towards an electromagnet hung from a fishing boat, steered by The Mask, which leads the craft into a secret underwater cave. A secret alarm goes out, on a frequency that Alan Armstrong monitors, and he has (since last issue) built a new gyrosub, so he zooms out in search of XP1 and, by eyeball alone, he finds the secret cave. The Mask has got a secret underground harbor, accessible from his secret underwater cave. Spy Smasher arrives and shoots at The Mask, but is using steel bullets, which are pulled off-course by the big electromagnet, which is still active and nearby. The Mask dives into the inky water and escapes. The missing model sub is found.
Appearing in Dan Dare: "Kidnaped Beauty "
- Carol Clews
- Jim Carson (Single appearance)
- Blackhawk Pete (Single appearance)
- Eduardo (Only appearance; dies)
- Pedro (Only appearance; dies)
- Myra Carson
- Four Texas Rangers
- Dan Dare's airplane
Synopsis for Dan Dare: "Kidnaped Beauty "
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in Lance O'Casey: "The Coming of Daniel Doom"
- Daniel Doom (First appearance)
- giant man-eating lizard
- Maloana Island, in the South Seas, O'Casey's home port
- Horseshoe Island
- Pirate Captain Roger Doom's Treasure (lost in a cave during an earthquake)
- Brian Boru, schooner
Synopsis for Lance O'Casey: "The Coming of Daniel Doom"
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in Scoop Smith: "The Emerald of Rooirand"
- Scoop Smith, reporter
- Blimp Black, photographer
- Bruce Lane, editor
- Joe Laputario aka Chief Laputa (Single appearance)
- savage tribesmen
- Sam Jones aka Keeper of the Snakes
- Emerald of Rooirand
Synopsis for Scoop Smith: "The Emerald of Rooirand"
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in Ibis the Invincible: "The Rescue of Boyville"
- Murder Malone (First appearance)
- Bobby Locke
- The Ibisship, flies @ 400 mph
Synopsis for Ibis the Invincible: "The Rescue of Boyville"
One morning in New Thebes a carrier pigeon brings Ibis a note from Bobby and his pals in America, asking for his help because Boyville, the model town that Ibis built for the boys of America, is going to be shut down. Ibis magics up a 400-mph airplane called the Ibisship and flies to the US. Along the way he encounters a German fighter plane and turns it into a parade-balloon. Ibis & Taia arrive at Boyville and sure enough some seedy-looking mobsters (led by Murder Malone) have turned the place into a slave-labor ammo factory. Ibis and his Ibisstick fix this problem, turning gangsters into skunks and lambs, and bullwhips and torches into custard pies and banana peels. But soon, Murder Malone has escaped from Boyville's brand new jail, abducted Taia (her 2nd abduction), and roared off into the night in the stolen Ibisship.
To be continued.
- This series was published by Fawcett Publications. All characters and likeness(es) thereof associated with the Captain Marvel family of titles became the legal property of National Periodical Publications (DC Comics) in 1991.
- Captain Marvel
- "Beautia for President" is reprinted in The Shazam! Archives Vol. 1''.
- The cover misleadingly depicts a scenario set on Venus, but "Beautia For President!" is set entirely on Earth.
- At this point in their careers, Beautia Sivana's last name was not only unknown to the general public, but to Billy Batson and Captain Marvel as well.
- The title of this issue's Dan Dare story, "Kidnaped Beauty," is spelled that way in the original comic book.
- This issue of Whiz Comics also features "Big Brother" (text story).
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- Shazam: The New Beginning
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- Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #4 (Captain Marvel biography page)
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Links and References
- Captain Marvel at Wikipedia
- Captain Marvel at Toonopedia
- Captain Marvel at DCU Guide
- Dan Dare at Wikipedia
- Golden Arrow at Wikipedia
- Golden Arrow at Toonopedia
- Ibis the Invincible at Wikipedia
- Ibis the Invincible at Toonopedia
- Ibis the Invincible at DCU Guide
- Lance O'Casey at Wikipedia
- Marvel Family at Toonopedia
- Scoop Smith at DCU Guide
- Shazam at Wikipedia
- Shazam at DCU Guide
- Spy Smasher at Wikipedia
- Spy Smasher at Toonopedia
- Spy Smasher at DCU Guide
- Whiz Comics article at Wikipedia
- Whiz Comics series index at the Grand Comics Database (creator credits)
- Whiz Comics #4 May 1940, entire issue