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Without a doubt, the original Captain Marvel is one of the greatest comic book characters of all time because of a rare combination of pure, unadulterated whimsy and slam-bang super-heroics. DC Comics offers up a chronological reprinting of his earliest adventures in this beautiful hardcover series. Here, readers are treated to the Big Red Cheese’s appearances in Fawcett’s Whiz Comics, as well as tales from Special Edition Comics and Captain Marvel Adventures. Among the comics legends represented in this series are C.C. Beck, the Captain’s co-creator and the artist most closely associated with him and Pete Costanza, who would later add to the Superman mythos by drawing Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen. Also included is Bill Parker, the Captain’s other co-creator and the man behind most of his supporting cast; and the team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, arguably two of the most influential figures in the history of comics and the men behind the first issue of the solo title Captain Marvel Adventures.

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#1

 
  $49.95
  $28.00
No copies available
Reprints ashcan editions (Flash Comics #1 and Thrill Comics #1) and Captain Marvel stories from Whiz Comics #2-14Bill ParkerC.C. Beck

#1 (2nd printing)

 
  $49.95
  $49.95
No copies available
 Bill ParkerC.C. Beck

#2

 
  $49.95
  $41.00
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Reprints Shazam! appearances from Special Edition Comics #1; Captain Marvel Adventures #1; Whiz Comics #15–20Bill Parker, Joe SimonC.C. Beck, Jack Kirby, Pete Costanza, Charles Sultan

#3

  12/1/2002
  $49.95
  $49.95
2 copies available from $49.95
Reprints Shazam! appearances from America’s Greatest Comics #1, Captain Marvel Adventures #2–3, Whiz Comics #22, Cptain Marvel Thrill Book #1, Xmas Comics #1  

#4

  5/1/2004
  $49.95
  $49.95
3 copies available from $49.95
Reprints Shazam! appearances from Captain Marvel Adventures #4-5, Whiz Comics #25, Master Comics #21-22, America’s Greatest Comics #2, Foreword by P.C. HamerlinckWilliam Woolfolk, P.C. HamerlinckC.C. Beck, Mac Raboy, Jack Binder