Flashback 02: Special Edition Comics #1 (1940/1970) comic books
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The second issue of the Flashback reprint series presents Special Edition Comics # 1 originally published in 1941 by Fawcett Publications. This was the only issue of the title. It appeared on the newsstands several months before Captain Marvel Adventures #1, and at the same time Whiz #8 was released. Note the costume of Captain Marvel shown on the cover. In this early version, he has a buckle on his sash with the initial M, does not have a buttoned shirt flap, and his arm bands are a bit different. Cover art by C.C. Beck. "The Menace of Doctor Allirog," script by Bill Parker, art by C.C. Beck; Billy is stunned, like the rest of the crowd, when the challenger in the heavy weight boxing match knocks out the champion with one punc; While trying to get an interview, Billy learns the truth behind what happened and is captured by a giant ape. "The Haunted House," script by Bill Parker, pencils by C.C. Beck, inks by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza (backgrounds); In 1890, a recluse millionaire, with his dying breath, informs his servant that no one is to enter this house after his death; Anyone doing so will fall under the dying man's curse; Captain Marvel intervenes. "Gamblers of Death," script by Bill Parker, pencils by C.C. Beck, inks by Pete Costanza; Risking death, Billy investigates a phantom gambling ring which uses men's lives as chips in a fantastic game of murder for money. "Sivana the Weather Wizard," script by Bill Parker, art by C.C. Beck; Billy seeks to learn why there has been ten times as much damage by tornado, earthquake, hail storms, and floods than the previous year, disasters that threaten to bankrupt American insurance companies; Billy smells a rat and it's Captain Marvel who discovers the truth and the man behind it: Sivana! 64-pages, full color cardstock covers, 7-3/4-in. x 10-3/8-in., black-and-white interior on white paper stock, saddle-stitched binding. Cover price $3.00.