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Note there was no Whiz #1 published but this is the first issue to be distributed.
#1 was an 'ashcan'
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If anyone owns this comic PLEASE consider scanning it for the site or letting a trusted scanner do the work for you.
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28-December-2006 9:31 pm
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Username: citaltras
Comment: This is #2
28-February-2007 12:02 am
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Username: cs42
Comment: To clarify for everyone: This is Whiz Comics #2, which also happens to be the first issue of Whiz Comics, because a glitch issue #1 was never commerically produced. In regard to this scan, it is crisp, clear and not in the least bit blurry. The colors look excellent.
2-October-2009 3:16 pm
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Username: plasticman6
Comment: From the colors and the texture I think this is actually a fiche. That said, it's the best scan of a fiche I've seen.
28-April-2010 4:52 pm
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Username: moondood
Comment: I did a screen comparison of this file to the 1970's oversized reprint of this book. The colors are identical, so methinks this is a fiche file of the oversized reprint. Still nice to have in file format, tho'.
3-July-2010 6:11 am
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Username: cooperway4
Comment: Appears to be an Old Wayne fiche scan by comparison to other Old Wayne scans like Daredevil Battles Hitler.
17-April-2011 11:02 pm
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Username: douglassmith2009
Comment: Hello I have always wondered about this issue of WHIZ, I know the large size DC reprint,contains no editorial content from Fawcett????? Also no ad's So i don't think this is a scan of the actual first Fawcett printing
12-December-2011 3:14 am
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Username: douglassmith2009
Comment: Hello Again This is the large size DC famous first edition, reprint of Whiz # 2, the proof of this is the missing text on the front cover "gangway for captain marvel"
12-December-2011 3:15 am
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Username: douglassmith2009
Comment: Hello Again This is the large size DC famous first edition, reprint of Whiz # 2, the proof of this is the missing text on the front cover "gangway for captain marvel"
24-July-2014 3:18 pm
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Username: BillyBatson
Comment: I believe the "Thrill Comics" ashcan was printed to secure copyright. As you all know, Whiz Comics (no number on the cover) was denoted as No. 2 in the publisher's info block; this may have been for legal reasons, as it followed the ashcan version. The numbering picked up with Whiz Comics No. 3 (the second published edition of Whiz). Now, I thought I remembered an ashcan version of "Thrill" as "Flash Comics," and indeed I did. This link may shed some light on the backstory: http://www.legendaryauctions.com/lot-27043.aspx From what I gather (admittedly culled from the Legendary Auctions website and a helpful Wikipedia entry), Fawcett Publications may have been trying to beat Max Gaines' All-American Publications to the punch to secure the naming rights to "Flash Comics." Gaines would successfully gain backing from National Allied Publications CEO Harry Donenfeld, creating the confluence of National, Detective and All-American, which would eventually unite under the brand DC. In an interesting side note, I learned that National Allied Publications published Action Comics, whereas its sister company, Detective Comics, published its namesake. All-American created its stable of heroes, such as the Flash, Hawkman, the Atom, the Green Lantern and Wonder Woman (who first appeared in All-Star Comics No. 8), under the National imprint, but the companies were editorially separate. Thus, the Justice Society of America, with National characters Hour-Man, Dr. Fate, the Spectre and the Sandman joining their All-American breathren, was an inter-company crossover. Who knew?
3-April-2016 11:06 pm
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Username: fegno
Comment: i purchased the 1974 reprint of this comic, known as the Don maris reprint, the size and cover are identical to the real thing, only the interior is in black and white which is the only difference. be wary of some sellers who are selling this don maris reprint stating its the original 1940 whiz comics 2 (1)
 
 

Published: February 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Bill Parker
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: No copyright registration or renewal appears to be on record for the issue. As such, the exact publication date is unknown. However, it most likely went on sale in December 1939. Whiz Comics was a monthly series, and the publication date reported to the U. S. Copyright Office for #3 is January 12, 1940. According to the indicia, Fawcett's corporate address was 1100 West Broadway Louisville, KY. Its general offices were in the Fawcett Building in Greenwich, CT. The address of the editorial offices was 1501 Broadway, New York City.
Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Gangway for Captain Marvel!
Credits: Pencils: C. C. Beck | Inks: C. C. Beck
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]

Comic Story (13 pages) Introducing Captain Marvel
Synopsis: 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.
Credits: Script: Bill Parker | Pencils: C. C. Beck | Inks: C. C. Beck | Colours: Bill Parker
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] (introduction, origin); Shazam (wizard, death); Sterling Morris (President of Amalgamated Broadcasting Company); Hammond (Amalgamated Broadcasting Company receptionist); Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana [aka The Phantom Scientist] (villain); Ebenezer Batson (villain, in flashback)

Comic Story (8 pages) Ibis Lives Again
Synopsis: 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. He then boards a ship, embarking on a search for the Princess Taia.
Credits: Script: Bill Parker | Pencils: C. C. Beck | Inks: C. C. Beck | Colours: Bill Parker
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Ibis the Invincible [Prince Amentep] (introduction); Princess Taia (introduction)

Comic Story (10 pages) Origin of Golden Arrow
Synopsis: 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. The young son is rescued by a lioness, which is shot by an old prospector who raises the child to manhood. That young man, now called Golden Arrow, tracks down the men responsible for his parent's deaths.
Credits: Script: Bill Parker | Pencils: Pete Costanza | Inks: Pete Costanza | Colours: Bill Parker
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Golden Arrow [Roger Parsons](introduction, origin); Prof. Paul Parsons (introduction, death); Gloria Parsons (introduction, death); White Wind (his horse, introduction); Nugget Ned (prospector, death); Brand Braddock (villain, introduction); Bronk Braddock (villain, introduction); Brute Braddock (villain, introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Coming of Spy Smasher
Synopsis: 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.
Credits: Script: Bill Parker | Pencils: C. C. Beck | Inks: C. C. Beck | Colours: Bill Parker
Genre: Spy; Superhero
Characters: Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong] (introduction); Admiral Corby (introduction, Naval Intelligence Officer); Eve Corby (introduction, Adm. Corby's daughter); The Mask (villain, introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Radium Theft of Dr. Death
Synopsis: Scoop is hired to recover $35,000 in radium stolen from a local hospital.
Credits: Script: Bill Parker | Pencils: Greg Duncan | Inks: Greg Duncan | Colours: Bill Parker
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Scoop Smith (introduction); Dr. John Galt (introduction, hospital President); Blimp Black (introduction, cameraman); Bruce Lane (introduction, newspaper Editor); Dr. Death [Dr. James Kirk!] (villain, introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) Incident At Maloana
Synopsis: Finding the owner of the Moloana Trading Company severely injured, Lance learns that natives made the attack and kidnapped an American girl and her father in the process. Lance and Mr. Hogan track down the kidnapper and rescues the pair.
Credits: Script: Bill Parker | Pencils: Bob Kingett | Inks: Bob Kingett | Colours: Bill Parker ?
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Lance O'Casey (introduction); Mr. Hogan (Lance's chimp, introduction); Skipper Jones (retired sea Captain, introduction); Barracuda Brent (villain, introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) Seals of Doom
Synopsis: Dan is engaged to investigate the murder of a man on the estate of wealthy Carlos Peseta, but, in the process, uncovers a drug smuggling operation.
Credits: Script: Bill Parker | Pencils: Greg Duncan | Inks: Greg Duncan | Colours: Bill Parker
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Dan Dare (introduction); Carol Clews (introduction); un-named Police Chief; Seminole Sam (death); Carlos Peseta (villain); Manuel (villain, Peseta's servant); Portugese Pete (villain)

Activity (1 page) Lucky Seven Cash Contest
Synopsis: Illustrated contest page in which readers are asked to name their favorite Whiz Comics character in a 50 word or less letter. There are $25 in cash prizes awarded: $10 for 1st place, $5 for 2nd place and $1 each for the next 10 places. Deadline for entry is given as January 15, 1940.
Credits: Pencils: various | Inks: various | Letters: typeset
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Ibis [Prince Amentep]; Lance O'Casey; Dan Dare; Golden Arrow [Roger Parsons]; Scoop Smith; Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]

The data in the above section is courtesy of the Grand Comics Database™ under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


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