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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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  • 1st appearance of Bulletman and Susan Kent (becomes Bulletgirl)
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  • 4th appearance of Captain Marvel (Shazam)
  • 4th appearance of Doctor Sivana
  • 2nd appearance of Beautia
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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