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  • 1st appearance and origin of Banshee
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  • 1st appearance of Atlas, a titan from Greek mythology condemned to carry the world on his shoulders
  • The 'A' in Shazam represents Atlas who provides stamina to the hero when the magic word is spoken
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  • Adaptation of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice In Wonderland'
  • First printing identified by a $0.10 cover price and the letters/numbers HRN 47
  • There are often multiple reprints of a Classics Illustrated publication with similar if not exactly the same front cover details
  • One method of identification used by the industry is the "code" HRN which means Highest Reorder Number
  • In the case of Alice In Wonderland, the first printing is HRN 47
  • Simply put, on the back cover (see image) there are 47 titles in the yellow box numbered 1 - 47
  • These were the other titles available to order from the publisher. The company continued to adapt classic novels in comic book form month after month which would be added to the back cover
  • Alice In Wonderland second printing would be described in Overstreet or an eBay listing as HRN 64 meaning 64 titles are listed on the back cover instead of 47
  • Third printing - HRN 85
  • Fourth printing - HRN 155
  • Fifth printing - HRN 165
  • Sixth printing - HRN 167