There’s a major pig pile in the Marvel Comics clubhouse, but it appears no girls are allowed. I see Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Goliath, Thing, Sub-Mariner, Ant Man, Beast, Iron Fist, Thor, and Nightcrawler on the scene, but none of Marvel’s female heroes (unless that’s one of them crushed beyond recognition where the wall is bulging out on the right side).
The almost-too-tiny-to-see credit lays the responsibility at the feet of artist Bob Layton.
The fine print tells us to allow ten weeks (!) for delivery, which reminds me of the one time I actually subscribed to a comic book. I kept buying the book off the rack while waiting for my first subscription issue to arrive … and when it did, I found that DC’s subscriptions ran two or three months behind their newsstand distribution. So, in addition to receiving a mangled book in a plain brown (half) wrapper, I also had the privilege of owning duplicates of Batman and Superman books where I was trying to save a couple nickles by subscribing in the first place!
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