Sub-Mariner: Imperius Rex, the First Flying Hero


  Marvel’s first character debuted in a special promotional called Motion Picture Funnies in April 1939. Creator Bill Everett repackaged the story and added new pages to fit the format Martin Goodman had in mind for Marvel Comics #1 in October 1939.   He was Marvel’s first hero (technically,  the original versions of The Human Torch,… Read More Sub-Mariner: Imperius Rex, the First Flying Hero

Bill Everett’s Final Run on Sub-Mariner Collected in Masterworks Volume 7


This review is from: Marvel Masterworks: Sub-Mariner Volume 7 Bill Everett created Marvel’s first hero in 1939. Namor’s first adventure for Marvel appeared in Marvel Comics #1. This volume contains the fifth and last run by the series creator. He launched the title in the pre-war years, before being drafted into the Armed Forces in… Read More Bill Everett’s Final Run on Sub-Mariner Collected in Masterworks Volume 7

Black Knight/Yellow Claw Two of the Best Atlas Era Titles from Marvel


This review is from: Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Black Knight / Yellow Claw Collects Black Knight 1-5 and The Yellow Claw 1-4. Extras include a lavish 12-page tribute to Joe Maneely by Dr Michael J. Vassallo and a great 4-page introduction by Roy Thomas.  The tribute piece has 14 pieces of artwork at thumbnail size… Read More Black Knight/Yellow Claw Two of the Best Atlas Era Titles from Marvel

Journey into Mystery Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks


Classic Pre-code Horror from pre-Marvel Atlas Comics Journey into Mystery Volume 2 collects #11-20 of Journey into Mystery from the pre-code Atlas Era (pre-Marvel) cover dates from August 1953 to December 1954. What a great collection of artists in this edition: Russ Heath, Bill Everett, Pablo Ferro, George Tuska, Paul Reinman, John Forte, Harry Anderson,… Read More Journey into Mystery Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks