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(from Wikipedia)
As explained in the 2007 edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (pp 592–593), Fawcett created two black-and-white ashcan #1 issues to solicit advertisers and to secure the copyrights to the material. The two copies were identical but carried different titles: Flash Comics and Thrill Comics; the Captain Marvel character was called Captain Thunder in a near-identical story. When Fawcett went to press with the magazine, the first issue was retitled as Whiz Comics #2, a name inspired by the company's bawdy humor magazine, Captain Billy's Whiz Bang.
This is a interesting look at the birth of the Whiz title and explains why it started with #2. A question some have been asking for years.

13-September-2018 2:33 am
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Username: Magni
Comment: Hi, did this ashcan not enter the public domain? Does anyone know the height and width of it (dimension)? Does it have the same dimension as golden age comic books?
 
 

Issue: #1
Published: January 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 0, Editing:
Color: Black & White Cover; Black & White Interior ? Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover ? Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Ashcan
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: C. C. Beck | Inks: C. C. Beck
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Thunder [Billy Batson]

Comic Story (8 pages)
Featuring: Capt. Thunder
Synopsis: After being taken by a mysterious stranger to meet the ancient wizard, Shazam, and gaining the powers of Captain Thunder, Billy Batson learns of a mysterious boss, and decides to report it to the head of Amalgamated Broadcasting Company.
Credits: Script: Bill Parker | Pencils: C. C. Beck | Inks: C. C. Beck
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Captain Thunder [Billy Batson] Un-named Phantom Companion Of Billy Shazam (wizard, Death) Sterling Morris (President Of Amalgamated Broadcasting Company) Hammond (Amalgamated Broadcasting's Receptionist) Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana (villain, Scientist) Ebenezer Batson (villain, Billy's Uncle, Flashback)

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


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