Marvel Comics was founded as Timely Publications in
1939, and is now the largest comic company in the world. It was founded
by Martin Goodman, a pulp-magazine publisher whose first publication
was a Western pulp in 1933. Expanding into the emerging and by then
already highly popular new medium of comic books, Goodman began his new
line at his existing company at 330 West 42nd Street, New York City,
New York. His official titles were editor, managing editor, and
business manager, with Abraham Goodman officially listed as publisher.
Tune into the second hour of this show. Everything
from Howard The Duck to Fantastic Four. The first of a four part
special on The History of Comic books film adaptations.