Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing on 10 significant issues from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic view at the Marvel Age of Comics.
This third episode takes a concentrated look at Marvel‘s output throughout the calendar year 1964. The Sarcastic Four talk about Marvel Comics’ further expansion and its shared sandbox in the pages of the Fantastic Four and the Amazing Spider-Man, the boys once again discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck and “newcomers” Bill Everett, Joe Orlando and Vinnie Colletta, the S4 take an extended tour of the politically incorrect pages of early Iron Man Tales of Suspense, and our team breaks down the first appearance of Daredevil and the triumphant Silver Age return of the legendary Captain America.