The First Marvel Spider Man Story

Well, not really. But that hasn't stopped some dealers from selling this issue as a "prototype" to Marvel's more famous web-slinger. And because of that, there's a bit more interest in this one throw-away one-off fantasy story than pretty much anything else that was put out by Marvel (known as Atlas) that month. So all … Continue reading The First Marvel Spider Man Story

Secrets Behind the Comics 1

In 1947, still more than a decade before the Marvel revolution that would forever change the comic book industry and make his name a household word, Stan Lee toiled in obscurity at the editor of Martin Goodman's Timely Comics. It was a safe postwar job to go back to, but not one with a lot … Continue reading Secrets Behind the Comics 1