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The Seven Soldiers of Victory Archives, Vol. 3
Joe Samachson, Arthur Cazeneuve
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Satan Burger
Carlton Mellick III
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Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics, Vol. 1 - Carl Burgos, Paul Gustavson, Bill Everett, Al Anders, Tohm Dixon, Ben  Thompson, Paul Lauretta, David C. Cooke, Steve Dahlman, Stockbridge Winslow, Harry Ramsay, Irwin Hasen It is somewhat interesting to hold even a reprint of the first Marvel Comic book in your hands. There's very little here that sets it apart from any other comic book of that era, with the exception of the beautifully murky inking and coloring of Bill Everett's Sub-Mariner. The first adventures of the Human Torch are very primitive artistically, as as those of many other features in this series. But there is that forties' charm to them, especially when you realize that the nooks and crannies of the tales were cliches back then. The restoration and printing of this first volume is above par. If you are a Marvel fan, or more importantly a Timely Comics fan, then this is a great way to start your reprint collection.