Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang, Vol. 3, No. 28, December, 1921

W. H. Fawcett (1885 – 1940)

“Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang” was an iconic magazine of American wit and humor launched by W.H. Fawcett in 1919. Each 64-page issue is packed with jokes, quips, and humorous bits of writing. Each year it grew in popularity, and Fawcett’s success lead to the formation of the well-known Fawcett Publications, which issued “Whiz Comics” and introduced Captain Marvel. The magazine was immortalized in a line in the song “Trouble” from Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man.”

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction

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