Monday, September 16, 2019
Number 2389: Martan the Marvel Man: beware of gravity!
Oh, and Martan has to educate his wife to a deadly thing about Earth: it has gravity! Yikes! Perhaps it is the only planet in the known universe to possess such a dangerous thing. It can — and does — cut short the couple’s trip when they are “drawn to Earth!!” because of the dangerous gravity. One must ask: How do they keep their feet on the ground on Antaclea?
“Martan the Marvel Man” was a feature in Dell’s Popular Comics, beginning with the origin story I am showing today, appearing in issue #46 (1939). He and Vana lasted until Popular Comics #71, with a January 1942 cover date. The feature was copyright by R.S. Callender. He was a packager, someone who came up with original material to supplement the reprints of syndicated newspaper comic strips.
Another Martan story. Just click on the thumbnail.