Fill-In Episode (w/Joe Keatinge) - The 1950's Marvel Universe
Maybe we should have called this one "Atlas by the Month"? In the decade before Stan and Jack blew the doors off of the comics world with Fantastic Four #1, the company then known as Atlas Comics tried to relaunch their three biggest superheroes of the 1940's: Captain America, the Human Torch, and the Sub-Mariner! Our pal Joe Keatinge (Shutter, Ringside, Stellar, Marvel Knights: Hulk, Morbius: The Living Vampire) takes us on a tour of how these WWII heroes were retrofitted for the Red Scare in a pre-Comics Code world!
Reading List: Captain America's Weird Tales #74, Young Men #24-28, Captain America Comics #76-78, Sub-Mariner Comics #33-42, Human Torch Comics #36-38, Men's Adventures #27-28.
(Thanks to Tom Brevoort for his website articles and his chapters in Marvel Chronicle, which provided invaluable information.)
"Marvel by the Month" theme by Robb Milne, sung by Barb Allen. All incidental music by Robb Milne. Visit us on internet at marvelbythemonth.com.