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286: U.S.A. Comics #1 [B Story]

" Origin of the Whizzer "
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U.S.A. Comics #1b
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Editor-in-Chief: Joe Simon
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby
Writers:
Pencilers: Al Avison
Inkers: Al Gabriele
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Editors: Joe Simon
Cover Date: August 1941
Release Date: April 1941
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Pages: 6
Cover Price: $0.10
Times Read: 77                 Times Rated: 54
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Infused with the blood of a mongoose, Bob Frank becomes The Whizzer and vows terrible whizzing vengeance against the gangster who wronged his father.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Whizzer
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Whizzer in the mainstream continuity. Whizzer next appears in All-Winners Comics #2d (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Emil Frank
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Emil Frank in the mainstream continuity. Dies in this issue.
     
  Jennings
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Jennings in the mainstream continuity. This is flashback appearance. Dies in this issue.
     
Villains
  Granno
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Granno in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Spike
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Spike in the mainstream continuity. This is flashback appearance.
     
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  vanhornluke Says:    
  2014-09-15 16:17:46  
  That has to be one of the stupidest origin stories for a hero I've ever read.  
 
 

  Mwesty @ vanhornluke (original post):    
  2014-10-03 04:03:16  
  Yeah that was pretty silly.  
 
 

  g2thet Says:    
  2015-06-11 20:49:49  
  When I first read his name I didn't think of speed. Fun stuff!  
 
 

  Webslinger Says:    
  2015-08-23 20:28:31  
  Don't people know that simplicity is best? Why would a gangster go through black,ailing a Doctor of murder if he's, well, a mothafocka gangster? And why would he fall for it? And why bloody hell, why would a Doctor put an animal's blood on his son? Is that safe? Can we benefit from it (I mean, like havin O2 transported 'nd so on)?
 
 
 

  chademe Says:    
  2016-07-06 12:03:55  
  A blood transfusion from a mongoose gave him superhuman speed? That's just ridiculous. Now, if it had been a radioactive mongoose, that'd be different.  
 
 

  Zirilian Says:    
  2016-09-17 12:28:50  
  He should have just called himself the Mongoose, or anything else for that matter. Would have been better then the Whizzer. Not a great choice for a super hero name in my opinion. Didn't help that the majority of his costume is yellow either....  
 
 

  Ice Says:    
  2017-04-29 22:44:47  
  Socko! When I realized the Whizzer's debut was coming up in the order, I got a little bit excited, as silly as that sounds. Unfortunate superhero name and costume color combo, to say the LEAST. But, he goes on to be pretty important in a handful of stories in the 70's.

And, that's...quite a weird story structure. If a writer starts in the middle of a story, it seems like you'd want to start with the action, then go back to the origin, then maybe the climax of the action. Not show the last bit of the origin, then the beginning of the origin, then all of the action. Obviously, pacing is pretty crude in most of these Golden Age stories, but it's still strange to see it put together this way.

"Thanks for saving my son! Let me...forcibly drain your blood!" Very nice way to show your thanks, Whiz-dad. And, I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure transfusing a wild mongoose's blood into a dying human wouldn't work out well for anybody involved.
 
 
 

  Deadpool7850 Says:    
  2017-05-27 11:04:37  
  A bit silly.. but an ok story.  
 
 

  kent18 Says:    
  2018-03-30 03:34:03  
  The superhero origin story that flat-out DARES you not to laugh in its face! ;)  
 
 

 
 
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Date User Name Update
   April 13, 2018 ViolentPhlegm
   January 18, 2018 fragsel Added Jennings to the issue.
   January 18, 2018 fragsel Added Spike to the issue.
   January 18, 2018 fragsel Updated the listing for Emil Frank.
   December 10, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   December 10, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   September 15, 2014 vanhornluke Changed comic details.
   September 15, 2014 vanhornluke Added Granno to the issue.
   September 15, 2014 vanhornluke Added Emil Frank to the issue.
   September 3, 2014 Drax Added Whizzer to the issue.
   August 24, 2014 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
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   August 24, 2014 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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