"Introducing Captain Marvel!"


Main Details
Volume 1
Issue F-4
Date 1974-11
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 66
Language English
  • Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) (Earth S)(First appearance) (Origin)
  • Shazam (Earth S) (First appearance)
  • Ibis The Invincible (Amentep) (Earth S) (First appearance)
  • Golden Arrow (Roger Parsons) (First appearance)
  • Spy Smasher (Alan Armstrong)(First appearance)
  • Scoop Smith (First appearance)
  • Lance O' Casey (First appearance)
  • Dan Dare (First appearance)
Story Location Earth-S: Rock of Eternity, New York: New York City, Egypt; Thebes, American West, Washington, D.C. Area, South Sea; Maloana Island, Barracuda Island, Florida; Sea Castle
Notes This is an exact reprint of the edition of Whiz Comics originally published in February 1940. As an exact reprint it reproduces all advertising contained in the original. It comes with a caution note about trying to order items in the advertising because they were printed in 1940.

Reprinted Issue:
Whiz Comics Vol 1 #2, February, 1940
1st Story: "Introducing Captain Marvel"
2nd Story: Ibis Lives Again!
3d Story: The Origin of Golden Arrow
4th Story: The Coming of Spy Smasher
5th Story: The Radium Theft of Dr. Death
6th Story: Incident at Maloana
7th Story: Seals of Doom

Golden Arrow is currently a licensed property of DC Comics, but to date he has yet to appear in an actual DC Comics comic book.

Whiz Comics was published by Fawcett Publications. The premiere issue of the series actually begins with issue #2. The character of Captain Marvel was originally to be named Captain Thunder for the first issue of Thrill Comics. Thrill Comics would have taken the #1 slot for this series, but it was never published beyond a single ashcan preview edition.


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