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fox_centaur's scans of Wham Comics #1, now updated
Issue: #1
Published: November 1940, Price: 0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD, Pages: 68, Editing:
Color: Color Cover; Color Interior Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: November, 1940. Number 1. WHAM COMICS is published monthly by Centaur Publications, Inc., 221 East 20th St., Chicago, Illinois. Editorial and Executive Offices: 215 Fourth Ave., New York, N. Y. Application for entry as second class matter at the Post Office at Chicago, Ill., pending. Single copies 10c; 15c in Canada. Yearly subscription $1.00 in the U.S.A. (other countries $1.50). Copyright 1940 by Centaur Publications, Inc. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. No actual person is named or delineated in this fiction magazine. Printed in the U.S.A. The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Craig Carter Zeus

Advertisement (1 page) The Stamp Album
Featuring: Tatham Stamp Co.
Credits: Letters: ?; typeset

Advertisement (1 page) Two of a Kind and Both Aces!
Featuring: Super-Mystery Comics; Sure-Fire Comics
Credits: Pencils: Harry Lucey ?; ? | Inks: Harry Lucey ?; ? | Letters: ?; typeset
Genre: Superhero

Comic Story (10 pages) Craig Carter and the Magic Ring
Synopsis: Craig declares to his girlfriend that he wants to become a crime fighter. He discovers that an Egyptian named Aben Toumaj whose life he once saved has given him a magical ring that commands the (Greek) gods (although Thor is also mentioned). When thieves steal the formula for a powerful acid from Nikky's father, Craig gets his first case!
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Craig Carter (introduction) Nikky Darnier (introduction) Professor Darnier (introduction) Zeus Mercury Pegasus

Comic Story (7 pages)
Synopsis: The Sparkler stops in a supposedly quiet town where two mobs are fighting for control.
Characters: The Sparkler [Red Morgan] Madge Sherman (introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages)
Featuring: Copper Slugg
Synopsis: Slugg needs to learn to control his fists, but even though he gets suspended he still catches the crooks.
Credits: Pencils: Martin Filchock (signed) | Inks: Martin Filchock (signed)
Characters: Copper Slugg Police Chief

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Phantom Rider
Synopsis: The Phantom Rider saves a man who was framed for murder when he pulled his gun but did not shoot it.
Credits: Pencils: A. L. Petersen (signed) | Inks: A. L. Petersen (signed)
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Phantom Rider Thunder (his Horse)

Text Story (2 pages) The Mystery of the "Circle-X"
Credits: Script: Ray Gill | Letters: typeset
Genre: Western-frontier

Comic Story (6 pages)
Synopsis: Mike reminisces to Speed about the old days of the railroad and wishes they'd get robbed, and then they do.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Speed Silvers Mike Muldoon

Comic Story (8 pages)
Synopsis: After Jon helps Alpha defeat the Nogos, he and the Kanes journey back to the 3rd dimension and Earth. To their surprise, Alpha joins them en route and explains that they may have travelled in time as well as space. They arrive in 1940, sixty years before their time, and are greeted with suspicion and disbelief.
Genre: Adventure Science Fiction
Characters: Jon Linton Dr. Kane Lisa Kane Alpha-712

Illustration (1 page) "Togo" Hero of the Alaskan Trail
Genre: Non-fiction Animal

Comic Story (10 pages)
Featuring: Speed Centaur
Synopsis: Speed takes Reel to see the ruined city of his people, but they are captured by hostile humans who have taken up residence there.
Credits: Pencils: Malcolm Kildale (signed) | Inks: Malcolm Kildale (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Speed Centaur Jerry "Reel" McCoy

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Detecto
Synopsis: Scientist Jack Strand discovers "detecto," the wonder beam, and installs it in his car. When he hears of a dangerous criminal on the loose, Jack pursues him and captures him using detecto.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Jack Strand

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Amazing Facts
Genre: Non-fiction Biography

Advertisement (1 page) This Beautiful Desk for only $1.00
Featuring: Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) "Boys! Girls! Have you seen our new 1941 catalog?"
Featuring: Johnson Smith & Company
Credits: Letters: typeset

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