Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Martin Goodman?

According to sources, Goodman is the founder of Marvel comics in 1939. But there is little information about his birthdate in 1910. Six years later, Oct 9, 1916, Mars Ravelo was born. Subtracting 1916 from the release date of Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939), it could be seen that Ravelo is 23 by then. That could be a reasonable age to start a comic book considering that there were no strict formal beaurucratic requiements to be a comic book creator during those times (and even now). It should also be noted that by those times, the Philippines is still under American territory. Travel would have been done through military ships. Ignoring the quality of the materials and media used, it could also be seen that there are similarities in the artwork of the comic books. Thus there is a good possibility about the 'Ravelan' origin of Marvel comics.

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