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    Whiz Comics #2 (#1) (Fawcett, 1940) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Slight (P) Cream to off-white pages. Holy Moley! The origin and first newsstand appearance of the Big Red Cheese himself, Captain Marvel. This book, listed as "uncommon" by Gerber, is one of the most desirable of all Golden Age comics, and was sure to be found on every major collector's want lists. The story behind this issue is the stuff of legends; how during the planning stages, the character and title went through several name changes (Captain Thunder, Flash Comics, Thrill Comics) before finally being released as Whiz Comics #2 instead of #1 (confusing early fans for years); and how actor Fred MacMurray was the model for Captain Marvel (there is a resemblance on this first cover, drawn by C. C. Beck). This is the starting point for one of the most popular and successful comic book characters of all time. CGC notes "Restoration includes: spine splits sealed to cover, cover and centerfold reinforced." Overstreet 2003 GD 2.0 value = $7,000; VG 4.0 value = $14,000; FN 6.0 value = $21,000; VF 8.0 value = $40,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0083344001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    February, 2004
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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