Bill Everett comic
Imperius Rex! Namor gets the Marvel Masterworks treatment for the first time! Focusing on the Sub-Mariner's Silver Age revival, this deluxe hardcover delivers aquatic action to serious collectors! It's Namor in all his bitter, arrogant glory; fighting underwater threats and surface-dwellers alike!
When Doctor Strange faces a threat to Earth so big the Sorcerer Supreme can't handle it alone, he calls on two allies from his past: Namor, the Sub-Mariner, and the Incredible Hulk! Can these three powerful individuals find a way to work together to thwart...the Omegatron?! Or will their forceful personalities get in the way of victory? And assuming they survive, is there any chance they'd be willing to make a habit of this? Relive the issue that united three titans as the Marvel Universe's greatest non-team - one Doctor Strange would name the Defenders! It's one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting MARVEL FEATURE (1971) #1.
- Issue #1: Facsimile Edition Full (one year ago)
Comedy Comics was an anthology published during the 1940's, beginning with #9 (the first eight issues were published in the superhero title Daring Mystery Comics), by its sixth issue the comic began to feature Super Rabbit (who starred in several 1940's Timely Comics). As World War II was going on at the time, he would of course occasionally defeat Nazis although he would also stop regular criminals. After holding onto the title for twenty issues (and four years), with #34, Margie became the feature and with #35 the series changed its name to reflect this, becoming Margie Comics.
70 years ago, a new publishing company named Marvel Comics stuck its toe into the first waters of the comic book industry. Before they became a pop culture powerhouse publishing famous superheroes like Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man, Marvel's first ever comic book featured a daring new anti-hero named the Sub-Mariner, created by legendary artist Bill Everett. 70 years later, Everett's watery creation continues to be one of the pinnacles of the Marvel Universe of superheroes, as attested to by its recent option as a major motion picture. Bill Everett invented comics' first anti-hero in 1939; an angry half-breed (half-man, half sea-creature) that terrorized mankind until uniting with the Allied Forces to conquer fascism's march across Europe during World War II. But the reasons to celebrate Bill Everett's monumental career in comics books don't stop with his water-based hero. Everett was a master of many comic genres, and was one of the pre-eminent horror comic-book artists in the 1950s (before government and societal pressures led the comics industry to censor itself with the imposition of the Comics Code Authority), producing work of such quality and stature that he ranked alongside the artists who produced similar material for the justifiably lauded EC Comics.
Marvel presents more Golden Age goodness, reprinting the first four issues of HUMAN TORCH, #2-5a, from 1940-41. (Yes, folks, odd numbering was not solely the province of modern comic books; the Torch’s solo book started with issue #2 and had two #5s.) This hardcover collection remasters and restores these early adventures, including the introduction and origin of Toro, the Flaming Torch Kid. See the Torch and Toro fight side-by-side with the Sub-Mariner, as he once again crashes into New York City! Also featuring the adventures of Microman, Mantor the Magician, the Fiery Mask and the Patriot.
Bob Grayson investigates potential cult activity that sees a number of insurance policies signed over to one man -- only for their owners to die shortly after. Featuring MARVEL BOY.
The second of a series of celebratory specials commemorating Marvel's 70th Anniversary and its rich history and characters! It's the year 1940, and thanks to policewoman Betty Dean, the young Namor the Sub-Mariner has momentarily halted his jihad against the surface world. But now, an envoy from the Axis powers attempts to sway the undersea prince to the Nazi cause! Can the less worldly Sub-Mariner be tempted? Plus, a second never-before-seen Namor story by Mark Schultz and Al Williamson, and a reprint of Namor's first appearance from 1939!
- Issue # Full (3 years ago)
The Human Torch is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is a founding member of the Fantastic Four. A similar, unrelated character of the same name and powers was created in 1939 by writer-artist Carl Burgos for Marvel Comics' predecessor company, Timely Comics.