Monday, August 27, 2007

what do marvel super heroes do on their day off?

Vintage Ad #271: What Does The Hulk Do On His Day Off?
We suspect most heroes follow the Thing's route of relaxation, as did readers of Fun and Games. This comic book/puzzle magazine hybrid had a short, 13-issue run, which ended a month after this ad appeared. The series had a Canadian link, as it was developed and drawn by Halifax cartoonist Owen McCarron.

We won't dig too deeply into what exactly turned Spider-Woman on.

Marvel Super-Heroes began its life as Fantasy Masterpieces in 1966, a series that reprinted a mixture of 1940s superhero tales and late 1950/early 1960s monster stories. The latter were dropped when the title changed with issue #12 in 1967, replaced by new stories intended to introduce new characters or spotlight existing ones without a series, a la DC's Showcase (with the exception of a Spider-Man tale in #14 not drawn by the web-spinner's regular art team). With #21, the title switched to 1960s Marvel reprints, including early tales of the X-Men and Daredevil. The Hulk took over the lead reprint spot with #32, sharing the book with the Sub-Mariner through #55. The series lasted through 1982, with its last issue (#105) among the first comics I bought used.

Links: Grand Comics Database entries for Fun and Games and Marvel Super-Heroes.

Source: Marvel Super-Heroes #90, August 1980 

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