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Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus, Vol. 1
by Carl Burgos , John Compton, Bill Everett, Irwin Hasen, Ben Thompson, Paul Gustavson, Steve Dahlman, Al Anders , more…Ray Gill, Paul Lauretta, Stockbridge Winslow, Bob Oksner, Ben Thompson (Goodreads Author) …less
In September, 1939 a new voice hit the newsstands and changed the comic-book world forever: Marvel Comics #1, with its blazing Human Torch cover, had arrived And this 64-page pulp package wasn't your typical assortment of super-powered, straight-laced, do-gooders - this was something completely new. The amazing android creation of Dr. Phineas Horton, the Human Torch was ne ...more
Hardcover, 848 pages
Published October 7th 2009 by Marvel
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The Marvel Golden Age Omnibus is an extraordinary book. It collects the first 12 issues of Marvel Comics, plus a great introduction to the volume giving you gads of information about Martin Goodman and the founding of Marvel Comics. Plus this basically smashes together, three Marvel Masterworks productions, you also get three introductions by the great comic writer, editor, and historian Roy Thomas. Plus you get reproductions of the covers of Marvel's pulp predecessors and some rare pictures.
Wonderful collection of the first twelve issues of Marvel Mystery Comics, published by the company that eventually becomes Marvel Comics. Introduced are long time characters such as the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner and Ka-Zar and other less known characters such as The Angel, the Masked Raider, and Ferret. Very good stories for many characters but the Masked Raider and Ferret stories were fairly weak compared to the rest. A great treasure trove of early comics though - not sure was worth the ...more
Max Finkelstein created Jim Hamond, the Human Torch, for Marvel Comics in 1939, using the pen-name Carl Burgos. He also created the Thunderer for Daring Mystery Comics. Both series were published by Timely Comics, the forerunner of Marvel. He was drafted in 1942 and did mostly commercial art in subsequent years, occasionally drawing science fiction stories for Marvel, by that time known as Atlas. ...moreMore about Carl Burgos...