Does this Mary Marvel story remind anyone else of the two movie versions of Little Shop of Horrors? Were the filmmakers inspired either directly or indirectly by this 1950 tale from The Marvel Family #54? I don’t know, but it was a connection I made when I saw the splash panel.
Mary Batson is the only Marvel who got to use her first name; if the others had followed suit we would have had Billy Marvel and Freddie Marvel.
The Grand Comics Database tells us Otto Binder wrote the story, and Pete Riss penciled the artwork. Mary Marvel, created by Binder, was named after Otto’s daughter.