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Always loved this issue! Syd Shores created an absolutely spectacular cover for Captain America #60.

To start with, The Human Fly is a bizarre villain with suction-cups, goggled mask and tails and a distressed female kidnap victim under his arm. The elevated angle of the battle with Cap & Bucky from the free swinging water tower ladder is intense. Great stuff from a post-war Timely!



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Does that say "A MARVEL MAGAZINE" in the upper right corner? How much does this predate the the actual name change to Marvel?


Great observation and question! I'm interested in this answer myself.


This particular issue probably hit the stands Nov '46 and the publisher name change to Marvel was in '61 just prior to the launch of FF#1
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The indicia in CAPTAIN AMERICA #64 lists the publisher as
COMPLETE PHOTO STORY CORP.

Marty
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One of my all time favorite "One-Shots".



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Judy has good reason to be scared. This is what's behind the house...



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I have this issue as well. The colors on this GA cover are vibrant considering the depiction is a dark, gloomy, eerie, night scene. The artist did a good job with the moon.
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One of my all time favorite "One-Shots".



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dude send me that book and I'll press it for ya
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One of my all time favorite "One-Shots".



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dude send me that book and I'll press it for ya


Thanks for the offer!

Marty
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The indicia in CAPTAIN AMERICA #64 lists the publisher as
COMPLETE PHOTO STORY CORP.

Marty


True, but unless I'm mistaken ...which is entirely possible... the indicia is required for compliance with postal regulations, not as a method of trademark or branding.

For several months the publisher ...assuming this was Martin Goodman's decision... tried establishing a Marvel Magazine or Marvel Group imprint on Timely comics. Captain America #61, 62 & 63 all sport a turned page emblem with the book's featured character in either the upper left or right-hand corner of the cover. This carries over to most if not all other lines of comics under Goodman.

Also, ...and I'm assuming this was entirely at Martin Goodman's request as well... the Marvel Comics imprint was employed briefly in the late 40's with a circle and wreath emblem before settling on the Atlas globe logo throughout most of the 50's.

And for a brief time in the early 60's ...before the establishment of the familiar rectangular emblem in the upper left-hand corner featuring SA characters above the Marvel Comics Group logo... there was a small square placed somewhere near the title with the letters "MC" in it. I'm assuming that meant Marvel Comics as well.

If there's more to this story or a better explanation, I'd appreciate those familiar with the details sharing.
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Even as late as 1968, the Marvel title "Groovy" was published under the Atlas name.

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BTW, here's Captain America # 61 (CGC, 8.0, OW) labeled as having a Syd Shores cover (although I'm not convinced that this is Shores' work)...


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Finally, here is Captain America #62 (CGC, 9.2, OW/W) with a slight variation (Marvel Group instead of A Marvel Magazine) on the prior Cap logos. This cover is also attributed to Syd Shores, bears the initials SLS and has stylistic similarities to other Shores covers from this period...



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Brightness issue = resolved.

Bummer about that corner bump. Sharp book otherwise.


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Always avoid people with green hair. Words to live by.


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Always avoid people with green hair. Words to live by.


le
The Joker moonlighted on Western covers too?!?! Nice one!
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....Raise ya another Western Pardner
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And I'll raise ya 6 six guns that is.
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And I'll raise ya 6 six guns that is.
Stunner!
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And I'll raise ya 6 six guns that is.
Stunner!


I love yellow covers, and that is a beauty.
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And speaking of yellow covers, I finally broke down and added the first "Golden Age" book to my collection. I've always been a "Silver Age" collector, but decided I wanted to add a nice looking, affordable, war-time Batman book to the leger. This is the one that fit the bill just because it has such nice eye appeal and was the right price to take the best advantage of last week's 15% off ebay promotion.


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And speaking of yellow covers, I finally broke down and added the first "Golden Age" book to my collection. I've always been a "Silver Age" collector, but decided I wanted to add a nice looking, affordable, war-time Batman book to the leger. This is the one that fit the bill just because it has such nice eye appeal and was the right price to take the best advantage of last week's 15% off ebay promotion.


Congrats! But like Lays Chips "You can't (have) just one"
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This is yellow
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This is yellow

...and it's moving.
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Recent Yellow Acquisitions







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And some EC goodness







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Yellow


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More yellow


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Wait more yellow

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Early four color yellow


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Yellow duck

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Super tough yellow SOTI issue
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Yellow Judo Joe. Who the hell is this guy anyhow?


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