Monday, August 19, 2013

Captain Marvel Jr. #35 (Twenty Four Hours To Live!, January 1946)

Twenty-Four Hours To Live! 

This story's premise is based on a misunderstanding that the reader doesn't find out until the end.  This tale actually has the World's Mightiest Boy displaying some emotions--sadness, depression and resolve to do the right thing with the time he has left. Dr. Sivana appears but has only a marginal role as he attempts to free Bill Banion from prison is foiled by Cap Jr. The cover of this issue has Junior battling Sivana Jr. Perhaps this issue is a forever a collector's anomaly concerning the question --as to why or who's fault the error was made to run CMJ #36's cover on this issue and miss a number )issue #34). In this very rare instance perhaps both Will Lieberson and Wendell Crowley dropped the ball on this one. Bud Thompson does the art on this story.

As noted above: This issue is noteworthy as the cover says this is issue No. 35 but the third page indicia information says January, 1946, Vol. 6., No. 34. While there were 119 issues only 118 issues of Captain Marvel Jr. actually were published.

No comments:

Post a Comment