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WHIZ Comics   (1940)
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Publisher: Fawcett

Publication Date: January 1940 - June 1953

Country: United States

Language: English

Notes:
Perhaps as a pre-cursor to Fawcett's problems with DC, the first issue of this series was named, Flash Comics, but was only produced as an ashcan. When copyright application failed, thanks to DC, the series continued as WHIZ Comics.

Note that the titular "WHIZ" isn't a word, but the call sign of the radio station at which Billy Batson is made a reporter in Issue #2. In other words, these are the comic books of radio station WHIZ.

Numbering on this series is slightly confusing due to two phenomena. The first issue, and the only one actually cover-numbered "#1" was, as we've said, actually entitled Flash Comics. This name made sense because the main character at the time was called Captain Thunder, not Captain Marvel. But it was not a name that could endure because of DC's Flash.

This ashcan was not released to the general public, but it existed in the minds of the publisher as the "first issue". Thus the newly titled WHIZ Comics started with issue #2.

This is simple enough to understand.

However, when they got to #3, Fawcett, through either mistake or intent, used the number twice. Thus, if viewed from the perspective of the second number 3 (and, therefore, all the issues that followed it), WHIZ #2 unofficially became WHIZ #1.

Consequently, many indices and scholarly works will speak of a "WHIZ Comics #1", by which they almost always are referencing what is cover-numbered WHIZ Comics #2.

Number of issues cataloged: 156

Number of users with this title in their pull list: 2



Issue   Title   Story Arc   Cover Date
155
 
 
  June 1953
154
 
 
  April 1953
153
 
 
  March 1953
152
 
 
  February 1953
151
 
 
  January 1953
150
 
 
  October 1952
149
 
 
  September 1952
148
 
 
  August 1952
147
 
 
  July 1952
146
 
 
  June 1952
145
 
 
  May 1952
144
 
 
  April 1952
143
 
 
  March 1952
142
 
 
  February 1952
141
 
 
  January 1952
140
 
 
  December 1951
139
 
 
  November 1951
138
 
 
  October 1951
137
 
 
  September 1951
136
 
 
  August 1951
135
 
 
  July 1951
134
 
 
  June 1951
133
 
 
  May 1951
132
 
 
  April 1951
131
 
 
  March 1951
130
 
 
  February 1950
129
 
 
  January 1951
128
 
 
  December 1950
127
 
 
  November 1950
126
 
 
  October 1950
125
 
 
  September 1950
124
 
 
  August 1950
123
 
 
  July 1950
122
 
 
  June 1950
121
 
 
  May 1950
120
 
 
  April 1950
119
 
 
  March 1950
118
 
 
  February 1950
117
 
 
  January 1950
116
 
 
  December 1949
115
 
 
  November 1949
114
 
 
  October 1949
113
 
 
  September 1949
112
 
 
  August 1949
111
 
 
  July 1949
110
 
 
  June 1949
109
 
 
  May 1949
108
 
 
  April 1949
107
 
 
  March 1949
106
 
 
  February 1949
105
 
 
  December 1948
104
 
 
  November 1948
103
 
 
  November 1948
102
 
 
  October 1948
101
 
 
  September 1948
100
 
 
  August 1948
99
 
 
  July 1948
98
 
 
  June 1948
97
 
 
  May 1948
96
 
 
  April 1948
95
 
 
  March 1948
94
 
 
  February 1948
93
 
 
  January 1948
92
 
 
  December 1947
91
 
 
  November 1947
90
 
 
  October 1947
89
 
 
  September 1947
88
 
 
  August 1947
87
 
 
  July 1947
86
 
 
  June 1947
85
 
 
  May 1947
84
 
 
  April 1947
83
 
 
  March 1947
82
 
 
  February 1947
81
 
 
  December 1946
80
 
 
  November 1946
79
 
 
  October 1946
78
 
 
  September 1946
77
 
 
  August 1946
76
 
 
  July 1946
75
 
 
  June 1946
74
 
 
  May 1946
73
 
 
  April 1946
72
 
 
  March 1946
71
 
 
  February 1946
70
 
 
  January 1946
69
 
 
  December 1945
68
 
 
  Nov/Dec 1945
67
 
 
  Sep/Oct 1945
66
 
 
  July 1945
65
 
 
  May 1945
64
 
 
  April 1945
63
 
 
  March 1945
62
 
 
  February 1945
61
 
 
  January 1945
60
 
 
  November 1944
59
 
 
  October 1944
58
 
 
  September 1944
57
 
 
  August 1944
56
 
 
  July 1944
55
 
 
  June 1944
54
 
 
  May 1944
53
 
 
  April 1944
52
 
 
  March 1944
51
 
 
  February 1944
50
 
 
  January 1944
49
 
 
  December 1943
48
 
 
  November 1943
47
 
 
  October 1943
46
 
 
  September 1943
45
 
 
  August 1943
44
 
 
  July 1943
43
 
 
  June 1943
42
 
 
  May 7 1943
41
 
 
  April 7 1943
40
 
 
  February 19 1943
39
 
 
  January 22 1943
38
 
 
  December 25 1942
37
 
 
  November 27 1942
36
 
 
  October 30 1942
35
 
 
  October 2 1942
34
 
 
  September 4 1942
33
 
 
  August 7 1942
32
 
 
  July 10 1942
31
 
 
  June 12 1942
30
 
 
  May 15 1942
29
 
 
  April 17 1942
28
 
 
  March 20 1942
27
 
 
  February 20 1942
26
 
 
  January 15 1942
25
 
  The Coming of Captain Naz...
  December 12 1941
24
 
 
  November 28 1941
23
 
 
  October 31 1941
22
 
 
  October 3 1941
21
 
 
  September 5 1941
20
 
 
  August 8 1941
19
 
 
  July 11 1941
18
 
 
  June 13 1941
17
 
 
  May 16 1941
16
 
 
  April 18 1941
15
 
 
  March 2 1941
14
 
 
  March 1941
13
 
 
  February 1941
12
 
 
  January 1941
11
 
 
  December 1940
10
 
 
  November 1940
9
 
 
  October 1940
8
 
 
  September 1940
7
 
 
  August 1940
6
 
 
  July 1940
5
 
 
  June 1940
4
 
 
  May 1940
3-April 1940
 
 
  April 1940
3
 
 
  March 1940
2
  WHIZ Comics
 
  February 1940
1-ashcan
  Flash Comics
 
  January 1940







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