Marvel Boy

Marvel Boy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marvel Boy is the name of several fictional comic book characters in the Marvel Comics universe, including predecessor companies Timely Comics and Atlas Comics. Martin Burns is the 1940s Marvel Boy. After a mysterious shadow revealed to him that he possessed the power of Hercules, he became a superhero. The character made only two appearances - Daring Mystery Comics #6 (June 1940), by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, and USA Comics #7 (Feb. 1943), by writer-artist Bob Oksner - each of which featured a wildly disparate version of his origin (the first had him the reincarnation of the legendary Greek hero while the second had him accidentally scratched by the demigod's mummified remains in a museum and 'infected' with his superhuman strength), although both shared the basics noted above. The Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe: Golden Age 2004 reconciles these different origins by stating that there were two Marvel Boys named Martin Burns active in the 1940s.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134916765
  • 9786134916769