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Throwback Thursday: 75 Years of Marvel's All Winners

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In the fall of 1946 Timely Comics, the predecessor to Marvel, introduced The All-Winners Squad in All Winners Comics #19. The team consisted of Captain America and then-sidekick Bucky Barnes, the Human Torch (Jim Hammond) and sidekick Toro, the Sub-Mariner, the patriotic Miss America, and speedster the Whizzer.

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Timely’s first superhero team was introduced 75 years ago in an adventure, titled “The Crime of the Ages.” Written by Batman co-creator Bill Finger, the team fought a Nazi spy known as Isbisa in the 43-page story.

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Otto Binder, who would go on to co-create Supergirl, penned the next story, “Menace from the Future World.” Another 43-pager, this one pitted the team against Madame Death and the time-traveling Future Man.

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At a time when superhero teams were not as well established with readers, The All-Winners Squad would only have a few appearances during the Golden Age. They did see a resurgence in popularity when Marvel reprinted their stories in the 1960s.

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MARVEL COMICS
MMW GOLDEN AGE ALL WINNERS TP VOL 02
(W) Various, Mickey Spillane (A) Various (CA) Alex Schomburg
You've been conscripted into the Golden Age in all its glory with ALL-WINNERS COMICS! Captain America stops a plot against General Douglas MacArthur! The Human Torch foils a plan to freeze the English Channel! The Destroyer fights the forces of the Devil himself! Plus: the Sub-Mariner, the Whizzer and more! With such wartime villains as the Stone-Man Slayer, Doctor Togu the Vampire, the Mock Mikado and Doctor Crime - and little-known characters like the Black Avenger, Raffles the Cracksman and Slow Motion Jones - there's no way you can lose with this spectacular collection of Golden Age tales! Collecting ALL-WINNERS COMICS (1941) #5-8.
In Shops: Nov 26, 2014
SRP: $29.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #91

MARVEL COMICS
INVADERS TP VOL 01 WAR GHOSTS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Carlos Magno (A/CA) Butch Guice
The greatest generation of Marvel heroes is back - to stop one of their own! Captain America. The Human Torch. The Winter Soldier. Namor the Sub-Mariner. They fought together in World War II as the Invaders. But now Namor is the enemy - a global threat more powerful than ever! His deadly plans are as deep and far-reaching as the ocean, and revelations about his past could threaten the Marvel Universe! It's up to Namor's old allies to stop him, but what chance do they have against a man who knows their every move? As the Torch digs deep into Namor's past and Bucky takes on a dangerous mission, Cap takes the direct route - to Atlantis! But the clock is ticking as a new world war looms - one that will reveal the Sub-Mariner's secret history! Collecting INVADERS (2019) #1-6.
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 31, 2019
SRP: $17.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #129

MARVEL COMICS
INVADERS TP VOL 02 DEAD IN THE WATER
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Carlos Magno (A/CA) Butch Guice
The world is forever changed. The Invaders are shattered, and Namor is humanity's greatest threat. How did it all come to this? As mankind inches toward disaster, the Torch is transformed, the Winter Soldier undertakes a deadly mission and Captain America deals with the fallout as Roxxon targets Atlantis! Which classic Invader will join the fight to bring the Sub-Mariner to justice? Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes must sacrifice everything to find a way to overcome both Roxxon and Namor - but whose side will their former comrade in arms be on as doomsday approaches? After all that's happened, can the Sub-Mariner possibly be redeemed? Or will the Spear crush the Invaders and remake the world in its image? Collecting INVADERS (2019) #7-12.
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 26, 2020
SRP: $17.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #130

This article originally appeared in Gemstone Publishing’s e-newsletter Scoop.

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