Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang

cbwbEdited by Captain Billy Fawcett, a veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I, this complete facsimile edition of the February, 1922 issue of Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang featuring a collection of humorous prose, poetry, and essays on the carefree life was the racy magazine for libertines in its day. From its opening description of Cuba as “the land of liberty” through the jokes littered with the situations, slang, and bigotries of the day, this book serves as a fascinating time capsule of what great great grampa’s world was like. Entertaining and educational, Capt. Billy’s Whiz Bang is a lively piece of pop culture history, living up to both its masthead description as “America’s Magazine of Wit, Humor, and Filosophy” and its cover motto, “Explosion of Pedigreed Bunk.”
List Price: $6.99
5.25″ x 7.63″ (13.335 x 19.38 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
66 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0979075032
ISBN-10: 0979075033
BISAC: Humor / General
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Capt. Billy’s Whiz Bang Winter Annual: Pedigree Follies of 1922-23

Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang Winter AnnualCaptain Billy’s Whiz Bang was the scandalous humor magazine of its day, and this is a reproduction of the 1921-1922 Annual, a quadruple-length dose of everything that made the magazine what it was – the jokes, the poems, the homespun philosophy, salacious articles like “The Passing of ‘Sappho'” or a randy travelogue by the Reverend “Golightly” Morrill. And to make this of special interest for those curious about WhizBang, it leads off with the story of the early days of the magazine.

This is a real look at what your great granddaddy may have laughed at… and with that comes all of the attitudes of the time, with racism, sexism, and antisemitism that you would never find in a mainstream magazine today. This book is not recommended for those with strong sensitivities who cannot view it as a piece of our history.

List Price: $12.99
5.25″ x 7.5″ (13.335 x 19.05 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
258 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404407
ISBN-10: 1936404400
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century