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Halloween

October 31, 2014

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Nothing says Halloween more than monsters. And nobody did monsters better than guys like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. But before they made the Marvel superheroes, they made…

MONSTERS!

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That’s actually not quite accurate. You see before they were called Marvel Comics, they were called Timely Comics. And before Timely, they were Atlas Comics. Atlas featured the likes of Captain America, Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch. That was the 40s. By the 50s it was about westerns and romance, and by the 60s, it was monsters monsters and more monsters.

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Publisher Martin Goodman saw that EC Comics was doing well with their monster line, so he had Marvel follow suit. As sales started to wain on the monster stuff, he saw DC Comics was doing well with the supers at the time…and well, we all know what happened next…

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So without further ado, here is a gallery of some ass kickin’ monster comics covers from the early days of Marvel. All of these titles would eventually switch over to the popular superheroes we know today, but for now…let’s get SCARY!

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Tales To Astonish #5 1959

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Tales To Astonish #6 1959

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Tales To Astonish #7 1960

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Tales To Astonish #8 1960

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Tales To Astonish #9 1960

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Tales To Astonish #10 1960

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Tales To Astonish #11 1960

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Tales To Astonish #12 1960

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Tales To Astonish #23 1961

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Tales To Astonish #33 1962

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Tales Of Suspense #4 1959

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Tales Of Suspense #8 1960

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Tales Of Suspense #10 1960

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Tales Of Suspense #20 1961

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Tales Of Suspense #29 1962

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Tales Of Suspense #30 1962

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Journey Into Mystery #53 1959

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Journey Into Mystery #56 1960

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Journey Into Mystery #67 1961

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Journey Into Mystery #69 1961

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Journey Into Mystery #74 1961

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Journey Into Mystery #77 1962

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Journey Into Mystery #78 1962

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Strange Tales #74 1959

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Strange Tales #82 1961

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Strange Tales #83 1961

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Strange Tales #85 1961

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Strange Tales #94 1962

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Strange Tales #96 1962

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Strange Tales #100 1962

Happy Halloween…

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