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@esaravo @Studley_Dudley Hey Ed and Mike, do you know if the FF run was ever cancelled or paused for some time and then resumed again? I ask because FF started is 1961 but the Thor, Hulk and Cap (volume 2 which I assume @martymann submussion is) submissions all have lower cover prices implying they started before the FF
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@GAC The CAPTAIN AMERICA is Volume 1 Number 257 from May 1981.

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@GAC Thor, Hulk and Cap did not start with issue 1. That is why they have higher numbering even though they all began after FF#1. Their numbering carried over from the Atlas mystery books, all of which began before FF.
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@michaelekrupp Right!! Thor was continued from Journey into Mystery (83) but I'm assuming JIM 1 predates FF1....the Cap numbering continues from Tales of Suspense (I believe) and #1 predates FF1...and with the Hulk, numbering continues from Tales To Astonish which #1 also predates FF#1. I think this is correct?
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@GAC You are correct.
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@esaravo @Studley_Dudley Hey Ed and Mike, do you know if the FF run was ever cancelled or paused for some time and then resumed again? I ask because FF started is 1961 but the Thor, Hulk and Cap (volume 2 which I assume @martymann submussion is) submissions all have lower cover prices implying they started before the FF


Of that group, only the Fantastic Four had what can be called a normal/uninterrupted run, starting with issue #1 in 1961. Thor first appeared in Journey Into Mystery #83 in 1962. The title was changed to Thor in issue #126 in 1966. The Incredible Hulk originally started in 1962, but only lasted 6 issues. Five years later (in 1968), the title of Tales to Astonish was changed to the Incredible Hulk with issue #102. This is similar to Captain America (2nd series). Issue #100 of Captain America also appeared in 1968, prior to that issues #1-99 were titled Tales of Suspense. So three of those titles originally started out in the 1950’s with totally different content, and changed titles to reflect the main character. Hope that helps, Angelo.
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For some reason, a shop owner explained that it had to do with distribution at the time. Marvel could only distribute so many super hero titles and their way around it was to put the heroes in the anthology series. I heard it also had something to do with DC owning or having some sort of relationship with the distributor at the time that prevented Marvel from printing and distributing a ton of hero titles.
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For some reason, a shop owner explained that it had to do with distribution at the time. Marvel could only distribute so many super hero titles and their way around it was to put the heroes in the anthology series. I heard it also had something to do with DC owning or having some sort of relationship with the distributor at the time that prevented Marvel from printing and distributing a ton of hero titles.


That's about right. They were limited by how many books they could put out period, so they had the anthologies and books also tended to be every other month, so you could have 16 titles even if you only did 8 per month. There's a little bit of the story here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Comics_(1950s)#Layoffs
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For some reason, a shop owner explained that it had to do with distribution at the time. Marvel could only distribute so many super hero titles and their way around it was to put the heroes in the anthology series. I heard it also had something to do with DC owning or having some sort of relationship with the distributor at the time that prevented Marvel from printing and distributing a ton of hero titles.


That's about right. They were limited by how many books they could put out period, so they had the anthologies and books also tended to be every other month, so you could have 16 titles even if you only did 8 per month. There's a little bit of the story here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Comics_(1950s)#Layoffs


Also Marvel was using a cheap quality paper at the time, plus they had to use dulled cutting blades because the DC books were cut first. This accounts for the Marvel Chipping on many books from that era.
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For some reason, a shop owner explained that it had to do with distribution at the time. Marvel could only distribute so many super hero titles and their way around it was to put the heroes in the anthology series. I heard it also had something to do with DC owning or having some sort of relationship with the distributor at the time that prevented Marvel from printing and distributing a ton of hero titles.


That's about right. They were limited by how many books they could put out period, so they had the anthologies and books also tended to be every other month, so you could have 16 titles even if you only did 8 per month. There's a little bit of the story here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Comics_(1950s)#Layoffs


Also Marvel was using a cheap quality paper at the time, plus they had to use dulled cutting blades because the DC books were cut first. This accounts for the Marvel Chipping on many books from that era.


To complete the story: the situation changed in the late 1960s. This is why there was such an explosion of new titles from Marvel around 1968. The dual feature “split books” became separate titles and new Marvel titles began flooding the newsstands during this period.
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Do not have a single #258 anywhere in my collections...

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