Tuesday, 8 September 2009

70 Years Of Marvel - 1947

By 1947, the superhero books were in a decline, evidenced by the renaming of All Winners Comics to All Teen Comics, with accompanying dancing teenagers dressed in outfits that were almost as garish as those worn by the superheroes. Namor, Cap and the Torch still had their own books, but Timely had sensed that things were changing, and the remained of the 40s would see a move away from super-books to more family-orientated fare.

Meanwhile, at the pictures, adventure fans could see Danny Kaye living the Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Those of a more arty disposition could watch Blanche Dubois depend on the kindness of strangers. Oh, and in the real world, aliens were turning up in Roswell. Or were they?

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