Wow Comics

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Wow Comics
Issue #1 of Wow Comics. Art by C. C. Beck.
Publication information
PublisherFawcett Comics
Publication dateWinter 1940 – Aug. 1948
No. of issues69
Main character(s)Mary Marvel

Wow Comics was an ongoing monthly Golden Age comic book anthology series published by Fawcett Comics from winter 1940 to August 1948. From issue #9 to #58, the book's cover features were the solo adventures of Fawcett's Mary Marvel character. The title's inaugural issue holds the very first comic book mentioning of Gotham City. Wow comics later evolved into a boys' title beginning with issue #59.

Publication history[edit]

The book changed the format to a Western comic and was renamed Real Hero Western with issue #70, and Western Hero from issue #76 until the book's final issue, #112, in 1952.


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