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Marvel Comics (1939) #1

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Good start to Marvels first creation. 65 pages is a little long and takes time to get use too, but it has a couple different characters to give you variety, Ka-Zar, Human Tourch and Namor The Sub Mariner leading the way with great stories. 2.5 out of 5. Mainly for nostalgic reasons, and the 3 above stories, but some of the stories are smart and pretty entertaining for 1939. Enjoy this read and a great beginning of history. Happy reading everyone!

gwines member

Numbering continues with Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) #2.


To be able to go back and see how it all began is truly wonderful.  The Marvel Universe as we know it today started with The Human Torch and Sub Mariner, and in this one comic, you can step back in time and soak it all in.  I read all the stories just for kicks and to see the progression of Marvel over the years, but to think that these characters were around in 1939 and during the World War II era is simply amazing.  Looking very forward to reading many more of the old publications to get the history behind it all.

hayden02 member

Human torch is good, if you ignore the bad art its kinda a good story about a robot/clone(don't know what it is) that combusts uncontrollably. Namor is amazing, that's all I can say. Angel is a good batmanish story, even though I still have no idea who the heck he is or why he kills people. ka-zar is meh and not interesting. I didn't read the rest.

Livethehero member

I like these comics... I have a whole tub of the 70's comics including 3 sinful DC comics...

eharriett member

The origin of Marvel Comics. A good golden age issue


Was cool seeing the old style and enjoyed the Human Torch.. Classic stuff.

JFW1980 member

Human Torch & Sub-Mariner are a must read. Jungle Story about the diamonds thieves is awful. Also, skip the short story about the racing car.


@&& the comics