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Marvel Comics (1939) - #1
"Marvel Comics" (2nd Printing)
Timely Comics


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Martin Goodman

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Frank R. Paul - 'Rudolph Franz Paul'
 

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Cover Date: November 1939
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 68 pages

This is a version of the following issue:
Marvel Comics (1939) #1 - Marvel Comics

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This first issue of the series was simply called Marvel Comics. The title changed to Marvel Mystery Comics with issue #2.

Print run of the first printing is estimated at 70,000 copies, quite a conservative run for the time. When it was seen as a success, a second printing of 700,000 was produced. This second printing bears a cover date of November 1939, versus the first printing's cover date of October 1939.

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Carl Burgos

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Trigger Bolo
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Steve Enkel
Dutch Hansen
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Rod Nelson
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