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Author Topic: Exact Date of Publication for Whiz Comics #1 (Ashcan covers) and Whiz Comics #2  (Read 5126 times)

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Offline Carl Shinyama

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Hello all! This is my first post here. My name is Carl Shinyama and I am the site owner of Shazam Movie Fan Page. I am planning a series of special articles celebrating the character on his birthday with a pretty in-depth look at his history. However, all I can find on the exact publication dates were that the Ashcan covers were published in late 1939 and that Whiz Comics #2 was published in February of 1940. I figure that coming here, there would more likely be some Golden Age historians, and that this is probably my best shot to get help in pointing me in the right direction. Any help at all will be greatly appreciated!

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GCD gives a Jan. 1940 date here -
http://www.comics.org/series/11513/

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Mike's Amazing World of Comics shows the first issue of Whiz Comics as on sale December 1, 1939.

Offline Carl Shinyama

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Thank you both so much! That's exactly what I was looking for!

Offline mr_goldenage (RIP)

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Keltner's Index gives it 1/1940 so be it.

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In the book Fawcett Companion edited by P.C. Hamerlinck, Roscoe Fawcett (son of owner of Fawcett Publications that published Whiz Comics) said he distributed promotional material for Whiz Comics in late 1939.  In those days, titles coming from Fawcett were released to the public one month before the cover date.  So, Whiz Comics #2 was released to the public in early 1940.