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  • 12-page black and white Ashcan, a way to establish copyright by printing small-quantities and distributing to show proof of intellectual property ownership
  • 1st appearance of Captain Thunder (Billy Batson), renamed Captain Marvel to avoid more copyright issues from Fiction House's character Captain Terry Thunder
  • Fawcett couldn't use the title Flash Comics due to All-American Comics (DC) already having secured the rights
  • 8 copies were printed in 1940 but prior to 1986, collectors were unaware of its existence
  • High value is from a 2008 sale of a 9.4 graded copy
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  • 12-page black and white Ashcan, a way to establish copyright by printing small-quantities and distributing to show proof of intellectual property ownership
  • 1st appearance of Captain Thunder (Billy Batson), renamed Captain Marvel to avoid more copyright issues from Fiction House's character Captain Terry Thunder
  • Fawcett was forced to select the name Whiz Comics after Better Publications acquired the title Thrilling Comics
  • 3 copies were printed in 1940 but prior to 1986, collectors were unaware of its existence
  • High value is from a 2008 sale of a 9.0 graded copy
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain Marvel, later renamed Shazam
  • 1st appearance of the Wizard Shazam
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Sivana, a scientific genius and the archenemy of Captain Marvel
  • 1st appearance of Ibis the Invincible and Spy Smasher
  • 1st team appearance of the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man
  • ***premiere issue of the series though the copyright notes read issue #2 - it is assumed this is due to securing a title that wasn't copyrighted
  • **Ashcan first appearances are unaccounted for since they were not intended for market distribution
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  • 2nd appearance of Captain Marvel (Shazam)
  • 2nd appearance of Dr. Sivana
  • 2nd appearance of Spy Smasher
  • *second issue of the series although the copyright notes indicate this is issue #3
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  • 3rd appearance of Captain Marvel (Shazam)
  • 1st appearance of Beautia, the daughter of Dr. Sivana
  • *cover correctly printed issue #3, interior notes read #4
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  • 3rd appearance of The Shadow
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  • 4th appearance of Captain Marvel (Shazam)
  • 4th appearance of Doctor Sivana
  • 2nd appearance of Beautia
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  • Premiere issue of Captain Marvel's first ongoing series
  • Captain Marvel's costume was inspired by military officer-uniforms that had similar attributes to the ornate half-cape affixed by braided rope at the neck and slung over the shoulder
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  • Origin of Dr. Sivana
  • 1st appearance of Magnificus Sivana, the son of Dr. Sivana
  • Revealed that Beautia is the daughter of Dr. Sivana
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  • Second issue
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  • Classic cover art by C.C. Beck with lightning bolt colored metallic silver
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  • 1st team appearance of the Lieutenant Marvels: Tall Marvel, Fat Marvel and Hill Marvel
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  • Classic cover art by C.C. Beck featuring Shazam
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain Marvel Jr., Freddy Freeman, a boy who Billy Bastion shared his power with in order to save his life
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Ibac
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  • 2nd appearance of Ibac
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  • The Sivanas coin the nickname "Big Red Cheese" as an insult to Captain Marvel and the name stuck for decades thereafter
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Mary Marvel
  • 1st appearance of the Marvel Family together in one issue: Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr.
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  • Cover art by C.C. Beck
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Mr. Mind (as a voice on the radio)
  • 1st team appearance of the Monster Society of Evil
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Tootsie, a superhero created to sell Tootsie Rolls (1 page advertisement)
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  • 1st full appearance of Mr. Mind, revealed to be a tiny, alien worm
  • 🚨 Key Issue Alert sent February 22 notifying subscribers of a Mr. Mind cameo appearance in the Shazam movie
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  • 1st cover appearance of Mr. Mind
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  • 1st appearance of Radar, a U.S. operative with special powers who teamed-up with Captain Marvel on occasion
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  • Final appearance of Steamboat, a character depicted in a racially offensive manner that was protested by a group of schoolchildren who demanded he be eliminated from Fawcett comics
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Black Adam, an Egyptian prince named Teth-Adam who was first granted the powers by the wizard Shazam though it corrupted him
  • Origin of The Marvel Family: Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Junior, Mary Marvel and Uncle Marvel
  • ***Black Adam appears only once in the Golden Age, next appearing in Shazam #28
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  • 1st appearance of Sivana Jr.
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  • Promotional comic packaged with Wheaties cereal
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  • 1st appearance of Mr. Atom
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  • 1st appearance of Mr. Tawky Tawny, a anthropomorphic tiger and friend of Captain Marvel
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  • Origin of Captain Marvel retold
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  • Anniversary of Captain Marvel Adventures issue #100
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  • Classic cover art by C.C. Beck featuring Shazam
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  • Final issue of Whiz Comics
  • Final appearance of Captain Marvel before appearing two decades later in DC's Shazam! #1
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Fatman
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family in DC Comics
  • 1st cover appearance of Captain Marvel and Superman (Superman did not appear in the story with Captain Marvel)
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  • 1st DC appearance of Mr.Tawny
  • 1st DC appearance of Mr. Mind
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  • Origin of Captain Marvel
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  • DC 100 Page Giant