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Issue: #2
Published: December 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: December, 1940. Number 2. 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.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Blue Fire
Credits: Pencils: Lew Glanzman | Inks: Lew Glanzman
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Fire [Jack Knapp] The Frost

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

Comic Story (10 pages)
Featuring: Blue Fire
Synopsis: Jack Knapp, who spends his time experimenting with chemicals, causes an explosion that surrounds him with blue flame. While the fire engulfs him, he can pass through any object. Memorizing the formula, he goes to investigate an ocean liner sabotaged by a strange man encased in ice. Blue Fire discovers the Frost, a foreign agent who can freeze himself and his surroundings by consuming a small pill. Their powers produce a stalemate, but Jack only captures him temporarily.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Fire [Jack Knapp] (introduction, Origin) The Frost (introduction)

Activity (0 pages) Boys--Girls! Solve this Puzzle!
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Solarman
Synopsis: On Saturn, the dwarf scientist Quino sends Solarman to help the people of Earth. His first assignment is to capture a fugitive gangster attempting to leave the country on a forged passport and bring him to justice.
Genre: Science Fiction Superhero
Characters: Solarman (introduction, Origin) Quino (Saturian Scientist, Introduction) Al Ravoni (villain, Gangster) Joe (villain) Tony (villain)

Comic Story (8 pages)
Synopsis: The Sparkler must track down Queen Marie and her mob who are smuggling diamonds.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Sparkler [Red Morgan]

Comic Story (7 pages) How the Buzzard Came to Be!
Featuring: Buzzard
Synopsis: The Mayor gives an unidentified man a device that produces a gas that makes all see him as the "nemesis of the underworld", The Buzzard (an odd man in tails with glasses, a large beak-like nose and a receding hairline)! When the Chief of Police hears that his forces have a gang cornered in a building, he rushes to the scene, expressing his annoyance over his son Flash's presence in the police department. To his dismay, the Buzzard routs the gang before the police can do anything. Flash and his girlfriend are amused by the Chief's frustration, as they know that Flash is in fact the Buzzard.
Credits: Script: Martin Filchock [as Filchock] (signed) | Pencils: Martin Filchock [as Filchock] (signed) | Inks: Martin Filchock [as Filchock] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Buzzard [Flash] (introduction, Origin) The Mayor (introduction) The Police Chief (introduction) Flash's Girlfriend (introduction)

Text Story (2 pages) Light Signals
Featuring: Blue Fire
Synopsis: Blue Fire corners the Frost and his spy Tanya, preventing them from attacking an ocean liner. But they escape his grasp once more.
Credits: Script: ? [as Eric Reid] | Pencils: Frank Thomas ? [as F. T.] (signed) | Inks: Frank Thomas ? [as F. T.] (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Fire [Dick Knapp] (name Was Jack Knapp In The Lead Story) The Frost Tanya Gerhst (introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages)
Featuring: Larry Hunter
Synopsis: Professor Larry Hunter is detoured on his way to a lecture and is imprisoned by Dr. Z, who has been studying the same topics of thought reception. Dr. Z forces Larry to work to complete his thought receiver, but with the help of fellow captive Mary Brown and the now-working receiver, Larry and Mary both escape. Larry vows to use the receiver to fight crime.
Credits: Pencils: Patrick Weld (signed) | Inks: Patrick Weld (signed)
Characters: Larry Hunter (introduction, Origin)

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Spark O'Leary
Synopsis: Spark uses radio to help the police catch a gang that's been blowing up buildings.
Credits: Pencils: Charles Pearson [as Chas Pearson] (signed) | Inks: Charles Pearson [as Chas Pearson] (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Spark O'Leary

Comic Story (7 pages) "Satan" Takes a Holiday
Featuring: Jeb Tinker
Credits: Pencils: Arthur Hoffman (signed) | Inks: Arthur Hoffman (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery

Comic Story (8 pages)
Synopsis: After reading about the events from last issue in the paper, some thugs kidnap Nikky to force Craig to give them his magic ring. With the help of the gods at his command through the ring, Craig defeats them, but Pluto decides to have some "fun" rather than return to the ring once his work is done.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Craig Carter Nikky Darnier Professor Darnier Zeus Pluto Thor

Illustration (1 page) Berg "Stout Fellow"
Genre: Non-fiction Animal

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Wilson Chem. Co., Inc.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Johnson Smith & Company
Credits: Letters: typeset

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