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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
  • 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
Low $4k
Mid $12k
High $20.3k
  • 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
  • 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
Low $34k
Mid $86k
High $280k
  • 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, later renamed the Seven Deadly Sins
  • While not a precise swipe of Action Comics #1 artwork, this cover and other aspects of Captain Marvel led to DC (formerly National) filing a lawsuit against Fawcett for Captain Marvel too closely resembling Superman
  • Premiere issue of the series though the copyright notes read issue #2
  • There exists a very scarce Ashcan edition of this issue
  • 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, later renamed the Seven Deadly Sins
  • While not a precise swipe of Action Comics #1 artwork, this cover and other aspects of Captain Marvel led to DC (formerly National) filing a lawsuit against Fawcett for Captain Marvel too closely resembling Superman
  • Premiere issue of the series though the copyright notes read issue #2
  • There exists a very scarce Ashcan edition of this issue
Low $680
Mid $2k
High $12.5k
  • 2nd appearance of Captain Marvel, later becomes Shazam
  • 2nd appearance of Dr. Sivana
  • 2nd appearance of Spy Smasher
  • This is the second issue of the series although the copyright notes indicate this is issue #3
  • 2nd appearance of Captain Marvel, later becomes Shazam
  • 2nd appearance of Dr. Sivana
  • 2nd appearance of Spy Smasher
  • This is the second issue of the series although the copyright notes indicate this is issue #3
Low $815
Mid $2k
High $8.3k
  • 3rd appearance of Captain Marvel
  • 1st appearance of Beautia, the daughter of Dr. Sivana
  • Cover correctly reads issue #3, interior notes read #4
  • 3rd appearance of Captain Marvel
  • 1st appearance of Beautia, the daughter of Dr. Sivana
  • Cover correctly reads issue #3, interior notes read #4
Low $345
Mid $1k
High $4.2k
  • 4th appearance of Captain Marvel (Shazam)
  • 4th appearance of Dr. Sivana
  • 2nd appearance of Beautia
  • 4th appearance of Captain Marvel (Shazam)
  • 4th appearance of Dr. Sivana
  • 2nd appearance of Beautia
Low $290
Mid $850
High $3.5k
  • Debut of Captain Marvel costume with full buttons on chest flap
  • Interior splash page only
  • Debut of Captain Marvel costume with full buttons on chest flap
  • Interior splash page only
Low $160
Mid $500
High $1.9k
  • Origin of Dr. Sivana
  • 1st appearance of Magnificus Sivana, the son of Dr. Sivana
  • Revealed that Beautia is the daughter of Dr. Sivana
  • Origin of Dr. Sivana
  • 1st appearance of Magnificus Sivana, the son of Dr. Sivana
  • Revealed that Beautia is the daughter of Dr. Sivana
Low $4k
Mid $19k
High $89k
  • 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
  • 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
Low $455
Mid $1.4k
High $8.2k
  • Second issue
  • Second issue
Low $325
Mid $990
High $5.8k
  • Classic cover art by C.C. Beck with lightning bolt colored metallic silver
  • Classic cover art by C.C. Beck with lightning bolt colored metallic silver
Low $100
Mid $300
High $1.1k
  • 1st team appearance of the Lieutenant Marvels: Tall Marvel, Fat Marvel and Hill Marvel
  • 1st team appearance of the Lieutenant Marvels: Tall Marvel, Fat Marvel and Hill Marvel
Low $225
Mid $675
High $3.5k
  • Classic cover art by C.C. Beck featuring Shazam
  • Classic cover art by C.C. Beck featuring Shazam
Low $490
Mid $1.4k
High $6.3k
  • 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
  • 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
Low $130
Mid $385
High $2k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Ibac
  • 1st appearance and origin of Ibac
Low $130
Mid $385
High $2k
  • 2nd appearance of Ibac
  • 2nd appearance of Ibac
Low $200
Mid $800
High $2.2k
  • The Sivanas coin the nickname "Big Red Cheese" as an insult to Captain Marvel and the name stuck for decades thereafter
  • The Sivanas coin the nickname "Big Red Cheese" as an insult to Captain Marvel and the name stuck for decades thereafter
Low $420
Mid $1.3k
High $7.8k
  • 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.
  • 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.
Low $825
Mid $2.1k
High $8.3k
  • World War II cover art by C.C. Beck
  • World War II cover art by C.C. Beck
Low $150
Mid $500
High $1.5k
  • 1st cameo appearance of Mr. Mind, as a voice on the radio
  • 1st team appearance of the Monster Society of Evil
  • 1st appearance of Herkimer, the Crocodile Man
  • 1st cameo appearance of Mr. Mind, as a voice on the radio
  • 1st team appearance of the Monster Society of Evil
  • 1st appearance of Herkimer, the Crocodile Man
Low $12
Mid $40
High $140
  • 1st appearance of Captain Tootsie, a superhero created to sell Tootsie Rolls, in a one page advertisement
  • 1st appearance of Captain Tootsie, a superhero created to sell Tootsie Rolls, in a one page advertisement
Low $155
Mid $515
High $1.7k
  • 1st full appearance of Mr. Mind, revealed to be a tiny, alien worm
  • In issue Captain Marvel Adventures #22 - #25, Mr. Mind presence is in dialogue alone
  • 1st full appearance of Mr. Mind, revealed to be a tiny, alien worm
  • In issue Captain Marvel Adventures #22 - #25, Mr. Mind presence is in dialogue alone
Low $60
Mid $180
High $975
  • 1st cover appearance of Mr. Mind
  • 1st cover appearance of Mr. Mind
Low $50
Mid $150
High $525
  • 1st appearance of Radar, a U.S. operative with special powers
  • Released the same month as Master Comics #50, also the first appearance of Radar
  • 1st appearance of Radar, a U.S. operative with special powers
  • Released the same month as Master Comics #50, also the first appearance of Radar
Low $50
Mid $150
High $500
  • Final appearance of Steamboat, a character depicted in a racially offensive manner that was protested by a group of schoolchildren who demanded his removal from Fawcett comics
  • Final appearance of Steamboat, a character depicted in a racially offensive manner that was protested by a group of schoolchildren who demanded his removal from Fawcett comics
Low $5.5k
Mid $14k
High $39k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Black Adam, an Egyptian prince named Teth-Adam who was first granted powers by the wizard Shazam though it corrupted him
  • Origin of The Marvel Family: Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Junior, Mary Marvel and Uncle Marvel
  • 1st appearance and origin of Black Adam, an Egyptian prince named Teth-Adam who was first granted powers by the wizard Shazam though it corrupted him
  • Origin of The Marvel Family: Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Junior, Mary Marvel and Uncle Marvel
Low $40
Mid $120
High $450
  • 1st appearance of Sivana Jr.
  • 1st appearance of Sivana Jr.
Low $50
Mid $150
High $550
  • Promotional comic packaged with Wheaties cereal
  • Promotional comic packaged with Wheaties cereal
Low $40
Mid $120
High $400
  • 1st appearance of Mr. Atom
  • 1st appearance of Mr. Atom
Low $80
Mid $200
High $800
  • 1st appearance of Mr. Tawky Tawny, a anthropomorphic tiger and friend of Captain Marvel
  • 1st appearance of Mr. Tawky Tawny, a anthropomorphic tiger and friend of Captain Marvel
Low $60
Mid $200
High $600
  • 2nd appearance and origin of Mr. Tawky Tawny
  • Infinity cover
  • 2nd appearance and origin of Mr. Tawky Tawny
  • Infinity cover
Low $150
Mid $500
High $1.5k
  • Origin of Captain Marvel retold
  • Origin of Captain Marvel retold
Low $50
Mid $150
High $750
  • Anniversary of Captain Marvel Adventures issue #100
  • Anniversary of Captain Marvel Adventures issue #100
Low $40
Mid $115
High $460
  • Classic cover art by C.C. Beck featuring Shazam
  • Classic cover art by C.C. Beck featuring Shazam
Low $40
Mid $145
High $600
  • Final issue of Whiz Comics
  • Final issue of Whiz Comics
Low $4
Mid $12
High $55
  • 1st appearance and origin of Fatman
  • 1st appearance and origin of Fatman
Low $6
Mid $20
High $60
  • DC begins publishing Shazam after licensing the Captain Marvel character from Fawcett who they had successfully sued 20 years earlier for copyright infringement due to the character's similarities to Superman
  • 1st appearance of Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel since the Golden Age
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Sivana and family since the Golden Age
  • Origin of Captain Marvel retold
  • DC begins publishing Shazam after licensing the Captain Marvel character from Fawcett who they had successfully sued 20 years earlier for copyright infringement due to the character's similarities to Superman
  • 1st appearance of Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel since the Golden Age
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Sivana and family since the Golden Age
  • Origin of Captain Marvel retold
Low $3
Mid $8
High $25
  • Introduction of Mr. Tawky Tawny to DC Comics
  • Introduction of Mr. Mind to DC Comics
  • Introduction of Mr. Tawky Tawny to DC Comics
  • Introduction of Mr. Mind to DC Comics
Low $3
Mid $8
High $25
  • 1st cover appearance of Captain Marvel Jr and Mary Marvel since the Golden Age
  • 1st cover appearance of Captain Marvel Jr and Mary Marvel since the Golden Age
Low $9
Mid $20
High $90
  • Reprint of The Marvel Family #1 (1945), the first appearance of Black Adam
  • Reprint of The Marvel Family #1 (1945), the first appearance of Black Adam
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Flash Comics #1 Fawcett $1.4k $5.5k $18.5k
Thrill Comics (Fawcett) #1 Fawcett $4k $12k $20.3k
Whiz Comics #1 Fawcett $34k $86k $280k
Whiz Comics #2 Fawcett $680 $2k $12.5k
Whiz Comics #3 Fawcett $815 $2k $8.3k
Whiz Comics #4 Fawcett $345 $1k $4.2k
Whiz Comics #5 Fawcett $290 $850 $3.5k
Whiz Comics #15 Fawcett $160 $500 $1.9k
Captain Marvel Adventures #1 Fawcett $4k $19k $89k
Captain Marvel Adventures #2 Fawcett $455 $1.4k $8.2k
Captain Marvel Adventures #3 Fawcett $325 $990 $5.8k
Whiz Comics #21 Fawcett $100 $300 $1.1k
Captain Marvel Adventures #4 Fawcett $225 $675 $3.5k
Whiz Comics #25 Fawcett $490 $1.4k $6.3k
Captain Marvel Adventures #8 Fawcett $130 $385 $2k
Captain Marvel Adventures #9 Fawcett $130 $385 $2k
Captain Marvel Adventures #17 Fawcett $200 $800 $2.2k
Captain Marvel Adventures #18 Fawcett $420 $1.3k $7.8k
Captain Marvel Adventures #21 Fawcett $825 $2.1k $8.3k
Captain Marvel Adventures #22 Fawcett $150 $500 $1.5k
Ace Comics #76 David McKay $12 $40 $140
Captain Marvel Adventures #26 Fawcett $155 $515 $1.7k
Captain Marvel Adventures #29 Fawcett $60 $180 $975
Captain Marvel Adventures #35 Fawcett $50 $150 $525
Captain Marvel Adventures #48 Fawcett $50 $150 $500
Marvel Family #1 Fawcett $5.5k $14k $39k
Captain Marvel Adventures #52 Fawcett $40 $120 $450
Captain Marvel Adventures Fawcett $50 $150 $550
Captain Marvel Adventures #78 Fawcett $40 $120 $400
Captain Marvel Adventures #79 Fawcett $80 $200 $800
Captain Marvel Adventures #82 Fawcett $60 $200 $600
Captain Marvel Adventures #80 Fawcett $150 $500 $1.5k
Captain Marvel Adventures #100 Fawcett $50 $150 $750
Captain Marvel Adventures #138 Fawcett $40 $115 $460
Whiz Comics #155 Fawcett $40 $145 $600
Captain Marvel Adventures #150 Fawcett $50 $200 $850
Fatman the Human Flying Saucer #1 Milson $4 $12 $55
Shazam! #1 DC $6 $20 $60
Shazam! #2 DC $3 $8 $25
Shazam! #3 DC $3 $8 $25
Shazam! #8 DC $9 $20 $90