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Uploader: Erik Larsen
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New larger version upgrade!
c2c paper, Hi Res scan by Erik Larsen. With permission from Erik, mild editing by Krac (just enough to find a happy medium between the small size edit originally posted and the super huge Original big beautiful scans by Erik that were too big for CB+ and DCM)
A huge thank-you to Erik for sending us this all Paper scan of one of the key Fawcett comics!
And to Krac for arranging for this new upgraded version.

22-January-2019 4:50 pm
Username: titansfan
Comment: Many thanks Erik.
23-January-2019 6:53 am
Username: Fortress Keeper
Comment: Wonderful scan! Thank you so much!!
23-January-2019 11:09 pm
Username: tz1963
Comment: What happened to Erik's explanation of why he scanned the book and what was changed? That was a really informative description. In any event, thank-you Erik for the wonderful scan! Anthony
24-January-2019 5:08 am
Username: SteveD
Comment: A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Or at least until the heat-death of the universe.
26-January-2019 11:54 pm
Username: OtherEric
Comment: Agreed, a HUGE thank you to Erik for scanning this. One of the all-time most important comics ever. The first Golden Age Superhero comics I ever owned were some Captain Marvel Adventures; my first introduction to Golden Age heroes was a 100 Page Shazam giant. I fell in love with the Marvel Family at a young age and that's never gone away.
30-January-2019 1:47 am
Username: rangerhouse
Comment: Thank You
18-October-2020 1:24 am
Username: 3Face
Comment: Thank you ALL for this treasure of Whiz Comics posted over the years. I have the 75 years of Shazam book, it'll be great to read many of the original Captain Marvel comics... in years to come!

Issue: #2
Published: February 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Bill Parker
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: No copyright registration or renewal appears to be on record for the issue. As such, the exact publication date is unknown. However, it most likely went on sale in December 1939. Whiz Comics was a monthly series, and the publication date reported to the U. S. Copyright Office for #3 is January 12, 1940. According to the indicia, Fawcett's corporate address was 1100 West Broadway Louisville, KY. Its general offices were in the Fawcett Building in Greenwich, CT. The address of the editorial offices was 1501 Broadway, New York City.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Gangway for Captain Marvel!
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]

Comic Story (13 pages) Introducing Captain Marvel
Synopsis: After being taken by a mysterious stranger to meet the ancient wizard, Shazam, and gaining the powers of Captain Marvel, Billy Batson learns of a mysterious boss called the Phantom Scientist, and decides to report it to the head of Amalgamated Broadcasting Company.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] (introduction, Origin) Shazam (wizard, Death) Sterling Morris (President Of Amalgamated Broadcasting Company) Hammond (Amalgamated Broadcasting Company Receptionist) Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana [aka The Phantom Scientist] (villain) Ebenezer Batson (villain, In Flashback)

Comic Story (8 pages) Ibis Lives Again
Synopsis: From the Egyptian wing of a famous American museum, young Prince Amentep rises from the dead as prophesied, and, with the help of the Ibistick, begins helping people in need. He then boards a ship, embarking on a search for the Princess Taia.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Ibis The Invincible [Prince Amentep] (introduction) Princess Taia (introduction)

Comic Story (10 pages) Origin of Golden Arrow
Synopsis: A band of criminals shoot down a hot air balloon piloted by Professor Paul Parsons, his wife and son, in order to get a secret gas formula. The young son is rescued by a lioness, which is shot by an old prospector who raises the child to manhood. That young man, now called Golden Arrow, tracks down the men responsible for his parent's deaths.
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Golden Arrow [Roger Parsons](introduction, Origin) Prof. Paul Parsons (introduction, Death) Gloria Parsons (introduction, Death) White Wind (his Horse, Introduction) Nugget Ned (prospector, Death) Brand Braddock (villain, Introduction) Bronk Braddock (villain, Introduction) Brute Braddock (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Coming of Spy Smasher
Synopsis: Spy Smasher goes on the trail to capture the Mask, who is after designs of the new naval mine layer from a safe in Admiral Corby's home.
Genre: Spy Superhero
Characters: Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong] (introduction) Admiral Corby (introduction, Naval Intelligence Officer) Eve Corby (introduction, Adm. Corby's Daughter) The Mask (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Radium Theft of Dr. Death
Synopsis: Scoop is hired to recover $35,000 in radium stolen from a local hospital.
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Scoop Smith (introduction) Dr. John Galt (introduction, Hospital President) Blimp Black (introduction, Cameraman) Bruce Lane (introduction, Newspaper Editor) Dr. Death [Dr. James Kirk!] (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) Incident At Maloana
Synopsis: Finding the owner of the Moloana Trading Company severely injured, Lance learns that natives made the attack and kidnapped an American girl and her father in the process. Lance and Mr. Hogan track down the kidnapper and rescues the pair.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Lance O'Casey (introduction) Mr. Hogan (Lance's Chimp, Introduction) Skipper Jones (retired Sea Captain, Introduction) Barracuda Brent (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) Seals of Doom
Synopsis: Dan is engaged to investigate the murder of a man on the estate of wealthy Carlos Peseta, but, in the process, uncovers a drug smuggling operation.
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Dan Dare (introduction) Carol Clews (introduction) Unnamed Police Chief Seminole Sam (death) Carlos Peseta (villain) Manuel (villain, Peseta's Servant) Portugese Pete (villain)

Activity (1 page) Lucky Seven Cash Contest
Synopsis: Illustrated contest page in which readers are asked to name their favorite Whiz Comics character in a 50 word or less letter. There are $25 in cash prizes awarded: $10 for 1st place, $5 for 2nd place and $1 each for the next 10 places. Deadline for entry is given as January 15, 1940.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Characters: Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Ibis [Prince Amentep] Lance O'Casey Dan Dare Golden Arrow [Roger Parsons] Scoop Smith Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]

  The data in the above section is courtesy of the Grand Comics Database™ under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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