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Red Raven Comics (1940) - #1
Timely Publications


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  Editor(s):
Joe Simon

Cover Artist(s):
Jack 'King' Kirby
 

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Cover Date: August 1940
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Anthology; 68 pages

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Synopsis:
The classic comic book Red Raven Comics features some early Joe Simon work & is also believed to be Jack Kirby's 1st work for Marvel/Timely. It features the debuts of Marvel's Red Raven, Eternal Brain, Mercury (Makkari), Human Top (the Top), & more. The series only ran for the one issue (However, the numbering continued into Human Torch Comics which debuted with issue #2). Also features the 1st time a Marvel/Timely hero debuted in a book that carried his own name, predating even Captain America!

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Golden Age of Marvel Comics (1997) TPB vol. 02
Marvel Super-Heroes (1967) #14
Marvel Visionaries: Jack Kirby (2004) HC vol. 01

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Reprint/TradePaperback Info: Only the Red Raven story is reprinted in the "Golden Age of Marvel Comics : Vol.2" TPB and only the Mercury story is reprinted in the "Marvel Visionaries : Jack Kirby" Hardcover.

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