Golden Age Captain Marvel Treasury: Volume 1 last edited by cbishop on 10/19/18 08:25PM View full history

Facebook solicitation, December 14, 2017:

The Complete Captain Marvel: Volume 1: Gwandanaland Comics #1651 -- The Exciting Adventure of Earth's Mightiest Mortal! -- This Book: From Whiz Comics #2-20 Plus Pages From His Unreleased First Issue

258 PAGES - SUPERHEROES

An entire generation thrilled to the comic adventure of Captain Marvel. Unlike that “other” Golden Age hero, young comic readers could connect with Captain Marvel because he was from Earth, and he was also Billy Batson – just an American boy like them. Saying the name of the mystic SHAZAM transforms Billy into The World's Mightiest Mortal. Captain Marvel enjoyed a long run (though woefully short) in comics, and Gwandanaland Comics is bringing the largest collection of Captain Marvel ever in print!

  • THE COMPLETE WHIZ COMICS (All 155 Complete Issues)
  • THE COMPLETE CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES (All 150 Complete Issues)
  • THE COMPLETE MARVEL FAMILY (All 89 Complete Issues)
  • THE COMPLETE CAPTAIN MARVEL (Every Captain Marvel Story from these great series', and any other appearances we can track down!)

The early issues of Whiz Comics are often taken from microfiche, which is a lower quality image. We are always upgrading our books with the best images available, but when it comes to rare books like this, sometimes we have to take what we can get.

Note: The above announcement from December 14, 2017, is for the "Complete" version of this book. On May 13, 2018, this book was updated and released as the "Golden Age" version. Info has not been found concerning the title change- usually the "Complete" version is the later version of the book.

Amazon solicitation, December 14, 2017:

The Complete Captain Marvel: Volume 1: Gwandanaland Comics #1651 - The Exciting Adventure of Earth's Mightiest Mortal! - This Book: From Whiz Comics #2-20 Plus Pages From His Unreleased First Issue

258 pages

An entire generation thrilled to the comic adventure of Captain Marvel. Unlike that “other” Golden Age hero, young comic readers could connect with Captain Marvel because he was from Earth, and he was also Billy Batson – just an American boy like them. Saying the name of the mystic SHAZAM transforms Billy into The World's Mightiest Mortal. Captain Marvel enjoyed a long run (though woefully short) in comics, and Gwandanaland Comics is bringing the largest collection of Captain Marvel ever in print!

Why should you, the discriminating reader of comic reprints, wait around while Gwandanaland Comics completes the largest, best quality, and most unique Captain Marvel collection in history, instead of getting the collection(s) already out there?

  • 1) It will be the largest, most complete, best quality;
  • 2) Each volume will have material you won't find in any other Captain Marvel collection, no matter how "ultimate" they claim to be;
  • 3) Our books are a better per-page value;
  • 4) We're using the most up-to-date files available and when we significantly upgrade volumes, we'll replace what you have;
  • 5) The Captain Marvel volumes will come out at least once per week until the full series is done, which will include every Captain Marvel story from Whiz Comics, Captain Marvel Adventures, Marvel Family, America's Greatest Comics and much more!

When you are fishing for great comic reprints, if it doesn't say Gwandanaland Comics....throw it back!!!

Facebook solicitation, May 9, 2018:

So, here's the question of the day -- why should you, the discriminating reader of comic reprints, wait around while Gwandanaland Comics completes the largest, best quality, and most unique Captain Marvel collection in history, instead of getting the collection(s) already out there?

  • 1) It will be the largest, most complete, best quality;
  • 2) Each volume will have material you won't find in any other Captain Marvel collection, no matter how "ultimate" they claim to be;
  • 3) Our books are a better per-page value;
  • 4) We're using the most up-to-date files available and when we significantly upgrade volumes, we'll replace what you have;
  • 5) In addition to Amazon availability, you will be able to order direct for 20% off with free shipping and guarantee 12-day delivery;
  • 6) There is no #6 ; I hate #6 - it is a stupid number;
  • 7) The Captain Marvel volumes will come out at least once per week until the full series is done, which will include every Captain Marvel story from Whiz Comics, Captain Marvel Adventures, Marvel Family, America's Greatest Comics and much more!

When you are fishing for great comic reprints, if it doesn't say Gwandanaland Comics....throw it back!!!

Amazon solicitation, May 13, 2018:

The Golden Age Captain Marvel: Volume 1: Gwandanaland Comics #1651 -- The Largest And Most Complete Golden Age Captain Marvel Collection In History -- ... Plus Pages from the Unreleased "Ashcan" #1

258 pages

An entire generation thrilled to the comic adventure of Captain Marvel. Unlike that “other” Golden Age hero, young comic readers could connect with Captain Marvel because he was from Earth, and he was also Billy Batson – just an American boy like them. Saying the name of the mystic SHAZAM transforms Billy into The World's Mightiest Mortal. Captain Marvel enjoyed a long run (though woefully short) in comics, and Gwandanaland Comics is bringing the largest collection of Captain Marvel ever in print!

This is the first volume of what will be the largest and most complete collection of Captain Marvel stories in history. Sure, there have been other collections, so why should you choose Gwandanaland Comics instead of the others?

  • 1) It will be the largest, most complete, best quality; the volumes will reproduce the stories in rough chronological order, so you can enjoy the development and continuity of the character and series.
  • 2) Each volume will have material you won't find in any other Captain Marvel collection, no matter how "ultimate" or complete they claim to be;
  • 3) Our books are a better per-page value;
  • 4) We're using the most up-to-date files available and when we significantly upgrade volumes, we'll replace what you have;
  • 5) The Captain Marvel volumes will come out at least once per week until the full series is done, which will include every Captain Marvel story from Whiz Comics, Captain Marvel Adventures, Marvel Family, America's Greatest Comics and much more!

When you are fishing for great comic reprints, if it doesn't say Gwandanaland Comics....throw it back!!!

Please Note: In September, 2018, upon discovering that not as many of the Marvel Family issues were in the public domain as they believed, the publisher immediately and voluntarily pulled many of the books from their catalog. The issues in this book are okay, except for Whiz Comics #3-6. For some unknown reason, the copyright on those four issues were renewed, and they are not in the public domain.

Facebook solicitation, October 1, 2018:

NEW RELEASE -- CAPTAIN MARVEL TREASURY 1940-1942 -- ALL PAPER - NO FICHE!

Golden Age Captain Marvel Treasury: Volume 1 --- Exciting Stories Featuring Earth's Mightiest Mortal -- Selected Stories Scanned from Paper Comics - Not Low-Resolution Microfiche!

222 PAGES

An entire generation thrilled to the comic adventures of Captain Marvel. Unlike that “other” Golden Age hero, young comic readers could connect with Captain Marvel because he was from Earth, and he was also Billy Batson – just an American boy like them. Saying the name of the mystic SHAZAM transforms Billy into The World's Mightiest Mortal. Captain Marvel enjoyed a long run (though also woefully short) in comics, and Gwandanaland Comics is bringing the best collection of stories in print!

The challenge with reprinting Golden Age stories is finding good quality copies. Gwandanaland Comics in this collection brings you stories scanned from actual comics – not from low-resolution microfiche – so you have a better comic-reading experience. We certainly respect completeness, and we'll publish that for you too – but this is about quality. The pages are not perfect – after all, many are three generation old – but this is as close to the authentic Golden Age experience you can have without paying for expensive originals.

Stories from: Whiz Comics #2, 7-9, 11, 17-18, 20-24, Master Comics #21, & Mighty Midget Comics

YES - If you want a PD series that focuses on completeness, we will do that, too --- but many readers have lamented that their Captain Marvel books are not high-quality --- so we're fixing that problem, too!

Amazon solicitation, October 2, 2018:

Golden Age Captain Marvel Treasury: Volume 1: Gwandanaland Comics #1651 -- Early Golden Age Adventures Of Earth's Mightiest Mortal -- Select Stories From Real Comics, Not Low-Resolution microfiche!

222 pages

An entire generation thrilled to the comic adventures of Captain Marvel. Unlike that “other” Golden Age hero, young comic readers could connect with Captain Marvel because he was from Earth, and he was also Billy Batson – just an American boy like them. Saying the name of the mystic SHAZAM transforms Billy into The World's Mightiest Mortal. Captain Marvel enjoyed a long run (though also woefully short) in comics, and Gwandanaland Comics is bringing the best collection of stories in print!

The challenge with reprinting Golden Age stories is finding good quality copies. Gwandanaland Comics in this collection brings you stories scanned form actual comics – not from low-resolution microfiche – so you have a better comic-reading experience. We certainly respect completeness, and we'll publish that for you too – but this is about quality. The pages are not perfect – after all, many are three generation old – but this is as close to the authentic Golden Age experience you can have without paying for expensive originals.

Stories from: Whiz Comics #2, 7-9, 11, 17-18, 20-24, Master Comics #21, & Mighty Midget Comics

List of covers and their creators:

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1stOriginal "Complete" Cover (Dec 14, 2017)?1
2ndUpdated "Golden Age" Cover (May 9, 2018)?3
3rdUpdated "Treasury" Cover (Oct 1, 2018)?2
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