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    Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett, 1940) CGC Apparent FN 6.0 Extensive (P) Off-white pages. This is one of the most beloved of all comic books, the origin and first appearance of Captain Marvel, who in his heyday was the bestselling superhero on the stands. Whether you read these when they came out or in reprints, many still prefer the more humorous approach of this character to the straight-arrow adventuring of Superman. This issue, while a #2, was the very first Fawcett comic book to make it to newsstands. The issue also has the first appearances of supporting characters Shazam (the old wizard) and Dr. Sivana, plus the first appearances of Spy Smasher, Ibis the Invincible, and Lance O'Casey, all long-running characters who had their own series at one time or another. Note that almost every nice copy you'll find of this issue is restored (we've never seen an unrestored one nicer than Fine-minus), and this is a bright copy that really beams at you. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforced." Overstreet 2009 GD 2.0 value = $7,000; VG 4.0 value = $14,000; FN 6.0 value = $21,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 162520001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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