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Marvel Comics Group


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    • Cadence Industries Corporation. Marvel Comics Group
    • Marvel Entertainment Group. Marvel Comics Group
    • Marvel Comics (Firm)
    • Marvel UK
    • Marvel Comics Ltd.
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    • Atlas Comics (Firm: 1951-1957)
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  • Sources

    • found: Lee, S. Origins of Marvel Comics, 1974.
    • found: Phone call to Susan Gaffney, Marvel Books, Div. of Marvel Entertainment Group, 7-12-89(Marvel Entertainment Group owns Marvel Comics Group)
    • found: Marvel encyclopedia, c2002:v. 1, t.p. verso (Marvel Comics; division of Marvel Entertainment Group)
    • found: Wikipedia, December 3, 2018(Marvel Comics, the brand name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc. (formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc.) and Marvel Comics Group, a publisher of American comic books and related media; Marvel started in 1939 as Timely Publications, and by the early 1950s, had generally become known as Atlas Comics; the Marvel branding began in 1961)
    • found: Wikipedia, December 3, 2018(Timely Comics; umbrella name for the comics division of pulp magazine publisher Martin Goodman; founded in 1939 as Timely Publications, during the Golden Age of comic books; based in the McGraw-Hill Building, New York City; Timely Comics, Inc. was formed April 1941; moved in 1942 to the 14th floor of the Empire State Building, where it remained until 1951; Timely eliminated virtually all its staff positions in 1948; for Timely, the Golden Age of comics appears to have ended with cancellation of Captain America Comics as issue #75 (Feb. 1950); Timely Comics was rebranded as Atlas Comics; Goodman's strategy involved having various magazines and comic books published by a number of companies all operating out of the same office and with the same staff; one of these shell companies under which Timely Comics was published was named Marvel Comics by at least May 1944, years before he would formally adopt the name in 1961)
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    • 1980-07-28: new
    • 2018-12-05: revised
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