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Marvel Comics Group

LC control no.n 80005697
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Corporate name headingMarvel Comics Group
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Variant(s)Cadence Industries Corporation. Marvel Comics Group
Marvel Entertainment Group. Marvel Comics Group
Marvel Comics (Firm)
Marvel UK
Marvel Comics Ltd.
Atlas Magazines
See alsoPredecessor: Atlas Comics (Firm : 1951-1957)
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Beginning date1961
Associated countryUnited States
LocatedNew York (N.Y.)
Special noteMarvel Comics has been owned by many parent companies, sometimes very briefly, e.g., Bard Publishing, Magazine Management, etc. Do not establish these bodies separately. If publisher access is desired on bib records for comics published by Marvel during these eras, use Marvel Comics Group as authorized access point. Parent company names may be included in publication information, in a quoted note, or ignored.
Found inLee, S. Origins of Marvel Comics, 1974.
Phone call to Susan Gaffney, Marvel Books, Div. of Marvel Entertainment Group, 7-12-89 (Marvel Entertainment Group owns Marvel Comics Group)
Marvel encyclopedia, c2002: v. 1, t.p. verso (Marvel Comics; division of Marvel Entertainment Group)
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)
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)
National bib agency no.1050L4125E
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