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March Forth On March 4th With The Merry Marvel Marching Society

It’s March 4th … that means it is time to MARCH FORTH!!

(video by Matthew Hawes of The Happy Show)

I was a FOOM kid, myself, but were any of my readers a member of the Merry Marvel Marching Society? Sound off in the comments, below (after you’ve marched back from marching forth!)

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Super Tuesday: The Merry Marvel Marching Society

Here’s the ad introducing Marvel’s first fan club — the Merry Marvel Marching Society. Actually I’m not sure it was a club so much as it was an excuse to sell some swag that your average collector would die to have today. For the price of a dollar you scored a membership card, some “absolutely worthless” stickers, a button, and a 33 1/3 vinyl record (which you can listen to HERE, thanks to the miracle of the intertubes).

Interesting that if you got six friends together to join at once, you’d both get discounted membership fees and a special certificate, too.

Any Longbox Graveyard readers been around long enough to have been a part of the M.M.M.S.? Give me your membership numbers, in the comments below.

(This image grabbed from the excellent and high-recommended Marvel Age of Comics blog).

And for more Marvel nostalgia, don’t miss tomorrow’s blog!

TOMORROW AT LONGBOX GRAVEYARD: Marvel Comics — The Untold Story

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