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MARVEL SCIENCE STORIES (1938-51) Pulp
Aug 1938; First issue! Cover by Norman Saunders; Illustrations by Paul; Science Fiction stories by Arthur J. Burks, Henry Kuttner "Avengers of Space", Robert O. Kenyon, James Hall, Stanton A. Coblentz, and Leon Byrne
ow/w pgs; sharp complete spine; beautiful copy
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F/VF: 7.0
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Aug 1938; First issue! Cover by Norman Saunders; Illustrations by Paul; Science Fiction stories by Arthur J. Burks, Henry Kuttner "Avengers of Space", Robert O. Kenyon, James Hall, Stanton A. Coblentz, and Leon Byrne
ow/w pgs; sharp complete spine; beautiful copy
Cuthbert Collection
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In August 1938, Red Circle Productions launched the pulp series Marvel Science Stories. Overseen by Martin Goodman, uncle of comic-book magnate Stan Lee, these early "Marvel" pulps formed part of the publishing empire that would later lead to Timely, Atlas, and even Marvel Comics.
This issue features a classic pulp cover painted by Norman Saunders, highlighting the Henry Kuttner novel "Avengers of Space". This cover is so strange and uniquely pulp. It features a bikini-clad Good Girl leashed to an incomprehensible alien torture device, while a classic strong-man pulp hero runs away from ape-men chasing him, to shoot a nefarious brain in a jar. This is the kind of strange, sexy, sci-fi pop-art that can only be found in pulps. A first issue of an early Marvel title, this pulp would be a welcome addition to any comic or pulp fan's collection.

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This copy of the August 1938 first issue of Marvel Science Stories earned a glorious 7.0 F/VF grade. A 7.0 pulp is an unusually high-grade desirable pulp. This copy features stunning off-white to white pages, not betraying the nearly 85 years that have passed since it's first release. The spine is sharp and complete, and the cover is glossy and vibrant, making for a beautiful pulp.
The pulp market becomes hotter and more competitive every month and year, and this is a key issue that will become increasingly more valuable with time. A 4.0 copy sold in ComicConnect's Amazing Pulp Auction in August of 2021 for a whopping $891, and this copy is far, far superior. High-grade pulps like this only become increasingly more rare and desirable with time. It is the perfect time to get this book, before it becomes even more valuable and tougher to find.



 

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