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Marvel Comics (1939) - #1
"Marvel Comics"
Timely Publications


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Frank R. Paul - 'Rudolph Franz Paul'
 

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Cover Date: October 1939
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

Issue Tagline:
This Month
"The Human Torch"
"The Angel"
"Submariner"
"Masked Raider"
Featuring Ka-Zar The Great 12 Pages of Jungle Adventure!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 68 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
Marvel Comics (1939) #1 2nd Printing
Marvel Comics (1939) #1 Marvel Comics Re-Presents

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Reprinted/Collected in:
Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus (2009) Omnibus HC vol. 01
Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus (2009) Omnibus HC vol. 01 (Classic Cover)
The Golden Age of Marvel Comics (1997) TPB vol. 01
The Golden Age of Marvel Comics (1997) TPB vol. 02
Marvel Comics (Faksimile) (1999) #1
Marvel Comics #1: 70th Anniversary Edition (2009) #1
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics (2004) HC vol. 01
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics (2004) TPB vol. 01
Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner (2002) HC vol. 01
Marvel Milestones: Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, and Hulk (2005) #1
Sub-Mariner Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009) #1
Sub-Mariner Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009) #1 (Marcos Martin Variant)
Sub-Mariner Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009) #1 (Sketch Variant)
Wizard Ace Edition (1995) #16

Notes:
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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Writer(s):
Carl Burgos

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Carl Burgos

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Carl Burgos

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An image for Phineas T. Horton exists Phineas T. Horton
An image for Human Torch (Marvel)(01 - Jim Hammond) exists Human Torch (Marvel)(01 - Jim Hammond)
Red (Marvel) (01 - gangster)
Anthony Sardo

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Paul Gustavson

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An image for Angel (Marvel)(01 - Thomas Halloway) exists Angel (Marvel)(01 - Thomas Halloway)
Big Boss (Marvel)
Trigger Bolo
John Dillon
Steve Enkel
Dutch Hansen
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Mike Malone
Gus Ronson

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Six Big Men

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An image for Dorma (Marvel) exists Dorma (Marvel)
Karal
An image for Namor the Sub-Mariner (Marvel) exists Namor the Sub-Mariner (Marvel)
Rod Nelson
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Cal Brunder
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John Crafton
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Professor John Roberts
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Chaka (Marvel)(01 - Ape)
Paul 'Fat Face' De Kraft
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N'jaga
Quog
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John Rand
Trajah
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Zar

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Adapted from "King of Fang and Claw" by Bob Byrd, a text story in the pulp magazine Ka-Zar (1936) #1.

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