Whiz Comics

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Whiz Comics

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Publisher: Fawcett Publications

About:
Whiz Comics Whiz Comics was a monthly comic book series published by Fawcett Comics which debuted in February of 1940 and ran for 155 issues until June of 1953. The main character was Captain Marvel. He was the star of the first ever superhero film, released by Republic Pictures in 1941. He was the most popular superhero of the 1940s, outselling even Superman, although it was Captain Marvel's similarity to Superman that caused Fawcett Comics to cease publication when they were sued for copyright infringement by DC Comics. Nearly two decades later, DC Comics licensed the rights to Captain Marvel and returned the character to publication. In an ironic twist of fate, DC Comics was sued by rival Marvel Comics and forced to change the character's name to Shazam! Other Whiz Comics characters include Ibis the Invincible, an Egyptian prince who is given a talisman that allows him to become a magician, Spy Smasher, who used his wit and his gadgets to ferret out foreign spies in Cold War America, Golden Arrow, an archer who brought justice to the Old West, Dan Dare, a skilled detective, Lance O'Casey, a sailor and adventurer, and Scoop Smith, a crime-fighting news reporter. Besides the earliest issues, notable issues include #25, with the first appearance and origin of Captain Marvel Jr.; #30, wherein Captain Marvel enters the Pacific Theater of World War II, a true sign of the times; and #47, in which Captain Marvel's origin story is retold.


 

Whiz Comics Comic Book Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett Publications, 1940) CGC GD/VG 3.0 White pages
Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett Publications, 1940) CGC GD/VG 3.0 White pages....
Lot 91277
Auction 7136
Saturday, May 30, 2015
$52,580.00
Whiz Comics #8 Allentown pedigree (Fawcett Publications, 1940) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages
Whiz Comics #8 Allentown pedigree (Fawcett Publications, 1940) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white to white pages....
Lot 91169
Auction 7147
Saturday, August 29, 2015
$16,730.00
Whiz Comics #2 (#1) Incomplete (Fawcett Publications, 1940) CGC PR 0.5 Slightly brittle pages
Whiz Comics #2 (#1) Incomplete (Fawcett Publications, 1940) CGC PR 0.5 Slightly brittle pages....
Lot 91118
Auction 7137
Saturday, May 14, 2016
$15,535.00
Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett, 1940) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Extensive (P) Cream to off-white pages
Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett, 1940) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Extensive (P) Cream to off-white pages....
Lot 91391
Auction 7002
Friday, February 27, 2009
$11,352.50
Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett, 1940) CGC GD+ 2.5 Cream to off-white pages
Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett, 1940) CGC GD+ 2.5 Cream to off-white pages....
Lot 92140
Auction 7017
Saturday, February 27, 2010
$9,560.00

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ItemCurrent Bid
Whiz Comics #19 (Fawcett Publications, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages
Whiz Comics #19 (Fawcett Publications, 1941) CGC VF+ 8.5 Cream to off-white pages....
Lot 94250
Auction 7163
Saturday, May 20, 2017
$280.00
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Whiz Comics #16 (Fawcett Publications, 1941) CBCS VG 4.0 Off-white pages
Whiz Comics #16 (Fawcett Publications, 1941) CBCS VG 4.0 Off-white pages....
Lot 15647
Auction 121718
Sunday, April 30, 2017
$60.00
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Whiz Comics #32 (Fawcett Publications, 1942) CBCS FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages
Whiz Comics #32 (Fawcett Publications, 1942) CBCS FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages....
Lot 15648
Auction 121718
Sunday, April 30, 2017
$14.00
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