Marvel Science Stories

Marvel Science Stories was an American pulp magazine that ran for a total of fifteen issues in two separate runs. The first issue was dated August 1938, and carried stories with more sexual content than was usual for the genre. The magazine was canceled after the April 1941 issue, but when a boom in science fiction magazines began in 1950, the publishers revived it. It was published by Postal Publications and Western Publishing.

About Marvel Science Stories in brief

Summary Marvel Science StoriesMarvel Science Stories was an American pulp magazine that ran for a total of fifteen issues in two separate runs. The first issue was dated August 1938, and carried stories with more sexual content than was usual for the genre. The magazine was canceled after the April 1941 issue, but when a boom in science fiction magazines began in 1950, the publishers revived it. In addition to Henry Kuttner, contributors to the first run included Arthur J. Burks and Jack Williamson. The second run published stories by Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Jack Vance, and L. Sprague de Camp, among others. This was the first of several titles featuring the word “Marvel”, and Marvel Comics came from the same stable in the following year. The word may have been chosen to appeal to advertisers Marvel Home Utilities and Marvel Mystery Oil, or it may be that Martin Goodman liked the name because it was similar to his own. After five issues, the title was changed to Marvel Tales; at the same time the number of stories published under the same name was the same as at the time of the publication of the magazine’s last issue.

The last issue of Marvel Science Stories, dated May 1952, was the last issue in which the magazine was published. It was published by Postal Publications and Western Publishing; both companies were owned by Abraham and Martin Goodman, who also published Detective Short Stories and Mystery Tales. The name Marvel was used in other titles, notably Marvel Comics in the next year. This is the first time that the word ‘Marvel’ was used by a publishing company, and it went on to be used in a number of other titles including The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Adventures of Captain Marvel. The title of Marvel Comics was also used in the first issue of The Incredible Hulk, which was published in the same year as Marvel Comics.