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Hardcover collection of the earliest of Fawcett Publications' Captain Marvel stories. All stories in this collection were originally published from 1939 to 1941.



  • The story titles listed above are those given in this collection's table of contents.
  • Prior to the publication of Whiz Comics #2, actually the first issue of the series, Fawcett Publications released to a small number of newsstands black-and-white "ashcan" comics titled Flash Comics and Thrill Comics. The two ashcan comics each had similar covers and identical interior contents. The interior story featured the debut of a character called Captain Thunder. This story later appeared in Whiz Comics #2, in color and with the lead character renamed Captain Marvel.
  • Also features a three-page foreword by Richard A. Lupoff and brief biographies of C.C. Beck, Pete Costanza and Bill Parker researched and written by Rich Morrissey.
  • Black and white reconstruction on internal covers and selected stories by Rick Keene. Black and white reconstruction on Whiz Comics #9 by Yoe Yoe Studio.




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This hardcover collection is part of DC Comics' Archive Editions series. This volume reprints various DC Comics stories originally published during the Golden, Silver and Bronze Age publishing eras. This template will categorize articles that include it into Category:DC Archive Editions.
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