Friday, September 21, 2012

This Month in Marvel: July 1964

  • As we've already seen, the summer of 1964 is when certain things started to fall into place for Marvel. "Filler" stories were on their way out, the Hulk had been announced as sharing a book with Giant-Man ... and as declared in the Special Announcements page below (from Fantastic Four #31), Captain America will soon be joining Iron Man in a similar capacity. And just look at how many heroes are now guest-starring in each other's books!

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  • Once again, these scans come to us thanks to Barry Pearl, author of The Essential Marvel Age Reference Project. And as an extra treat this month, Barry's also included an ad that ran in that selfsame comic, appearing right after the letters page. Take a gander at this fascinating artifact from the past!