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Note there was no Whiz #1 published but this is the first issue to be distributed.
#1 was an 'ashcan'
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28-December-2006 9:31 pm
Username: citaltras
Comment: This is #2
28-February-2007 12:02 am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)

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