Whiz comics comic books issue 1
- This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($339.00) will be charged at checkout.
- Paper: Off white to white
- Coverless. Piece missing from 1st 3 pages, slightly affects story.
- Label #311822-001
No number on cover, #2 inside. Cover by C. C. Beck. Origin and 1st appearance of newsstand Capt. Marvel in "Introducing Captain Marvel," script by Bill Parker, art by C. C. Beck; After being taken by a mysterious stranger to meet the ancient wizard, Shazam, and gaining the powers of Captain Marvel, Billy Batson learns of a mysterious boss called the Phantom Scientist, and decides to report it to the head of Amalgamated Broadcasting Company. "Ibis Lives Again," script by Bill Parker, art by C. C. Beck; From the Egyptian wing of a famous American museum, young Prince Amentep rises from the dead as prophesied, and, with the help of the Ibistick, begins helping people in need. "Origin of Golden Arrow," script by Bill Parker, art by Pete Costanza; A band of criminals shoot down a hot air balloon piloted by Professor Paul Parsons, his wife and son, in order to get a secret gas formula. Introduction of the Spy Smasher in "The Coming of Spy Smasher," script by Bill Parker, art by C. C. Beck; Spy Smasher goes on the trail to capture the Mask, who is after designs of the new naval mine layer from a safe in Admiral Corby's home. "The Radium Theft of Dr. Death," script by Bill Parker, art by Greg Duncan. "Incident At Maloana" starring Lance O'Casey, script by Bill Parker, art by Bob Kingett. "Seals of Doom" starring Dan Dare, script by Bill Parker, art by Greg Duncan. Illustrated contest page in which readers are asked to name their favorite Whiz Comics character in a 50 word or less letter. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.
Whiz Comics #1 (Origin and 1st newsstand appearance of Captain Marvel, originally published in 1940) is one in a series of reprints published in 1975 by comic and toy collector Don Maris. While similar in format to the Flashback reprints published by DynaPubs (Alan Light), the Maris editions reprint different Gold Age issues and represent better reproduction quality. Note: Hit Comics #1 and Silver Streak #6 are the only known issues reprinted by both publishers. The Maris and Flashback issues have become very collectible in their own right. They also represent a very inexpensive way for comic readers to read and enjoy comics that typically sell for thousands of dollars. This Maris edition reproduces the complete original comic including ad pages, but all interior pages are in black-and-white rather than the original color. Cover price $3.00.
Special Edition Series: Book 1 - 1st printing. This perfect bound volume is part of the Special Edition Series and features Golden Age adventures of Captain Marvel! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 208 pages, B&W.