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 look at the Marvel Age of Comics.
This inaugural episode takes a concentrated look at Marvel’s output from November 1961 until the end of 1962. The Sarcastic Four talk about Marvel Comics’ origins as a company, they discuss the extremely crucial contributions of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, and our team chronologically looks at the first comic book appearances of the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man and Ant-Man.