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Wham Comics (1940) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Wham Comics (1940) 1

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    Cover art by Eddie Robbins. "Craig Carter and the Magic Ring," script and art by Eddie Robbins; Craig declares to his girlfriend that he wants to become a crime fighter; He discovers that an Egyptian named Aben Toumaj whose life he once saved has given him a magical ring that commands the (Greek) gods (although Thor is also mentioned). Untitled story, script and art by John F. Kolb; The Sparkler stops in a supposedly quiet town where two mobs are fighting for control. Untitled story, art by Martin Filchock; Slugg needs to learn to control his fists, but even though he gets suspended he still catches the crooks. Untitled story, art by A. L. Petersen; The Phantom Rider saves a man who was framed for murder when he pulled his gun but did not shoot it. The Mystery of the Circle-X text story by Ray Gill. Untitled story, script and art by Paul Gustavson; Mike reminisces to Speed about the old days of the railroad and wishes they'd get robbed, and then they do. Untitled story, script and art by Harry Francis Campbell; After Jon helps Alpha defeat the Nogos, he and the Kanes journey back to the 3rd dimension and Earth; To their surprise, Alpha joins them en route and explains that they may have travelled in time as well as space. Untitled story, art by Malcolm Kildale; Speed takes Reel to see the ruined city of his people, but they are captured by hostile humans who have taken up residence there. Untitled story, pencils by Albert Tyler, inks by John Belfi; Scientist Jack Strand discovers "detecto", the wonder beam, and installs it in his car; When he hears of a dangerous criminal on the loose, Jack pursues him and captures him using detecto. Amazing Facts page. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Wham Comics (1940) 2

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    Cover art by Lew Glanzman. Untitled story, script and art by Louis Glanzman; Jack Knapp, who spends his time experimenting with chemicals, causes an explosion that surrounds him with blue flame; While the fire engulfs him, he can pass through any object; Memorizing the formula, he goes to investigate an ocean liner sabotaged by a strange man encased in ice. Untitled story, script and art by Frank Thomas; On Saturn, the dwarf scientist Quino sends Solarman to help the people of Earth; His first assignment is to capture a fugitive gangster attempting to leave the country on a forged passport and bring him to justice. Untitled story, script and art by John F. Kolb; The Sparkler must track down Queen Marie and her mob who are smuggling diamonds. "How the Buzzard Came to Be!", script and art by Martin Filchock; The Mayor gives an unidentified man a device that produces a gas that makes all see him as the "nemesis of the underworld", The Buzzard (an odd man in tails with glasses, a large beak-like nose and a receding hairline)!; When the Chief of Police hears that his forces have a gang cornered in a building, he rushes to the scene, expressing his annoyance over his son Flash's presence in the police department; To his dismay, the Buzzard routs the gang before the police can do anything; Flash and his girlfriend are amused by the Chief's frustration, as they know that Flash is in fact the Buzzard. Untitled story, art by Patrick Weld; Professor Larry Hunter is detoured on his way to a lecture and is imprisoned by Dr. Z, who has been studying the same topics of thought reception. Untitled story, art by Charles Pearson; Spark uses radio to help the police catch a gang that's been blowing up buildings. "Satan Takes a Holiday," art by Arthur Hoffman. Untitled story, script and art by Ed Robbins (as Robin); After reading about the events from last issue in the paper, some thugs kidnap Nikky to force Craig to give them his magic ring. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.