Daring Mystery Comics #1
Captain America #423
Marvel Mystery Comics #14 (Terry Vance)
Red Raven's Bird People are retconned to be Inhumans in a backup story in Thor Annual 12.
Posted by: Michael | October 4, 2012 7:55 PM
Strange, seeing the golden age Vision I just see it as Marvel's own version of the Martian Manhunter from DC, even though he's years before J'onn Jonnz...I think.
Posted by: Ataru320 | October 4, 2012 9:08 PM
Yeah, Martian Manhunter came out in 1955 but there's a definite resemblance.
Posted by: fnord12 | October 4, 2012 9:46 PM
Gorgeous Bill Everett art, especially on those Fin scans. And I love those diagonal panels on the Sub-Mariner scans. But boy the Sub-Merienr talked like a goofball back then.
Posted by: S | October 6, 2012 4:16 PM
Joe Simon likely had a hand in the Vision stories as well.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | October 6, 2012 6:48 PM
Aww, I like the voodoo-zombies. They're the type I grew up with. Feed 'em some salt and free 'em.
Posted by: Thanos6 | September 1, 2014 8:15 PM
I never realized that "Behold... The Vision!" cover was a direct homage. Wonder if that was Thomas's choice?
Posted by: cullen | September 2, 2014 1:16 AM
It's THOMAS. Of course it was. :) (Not a complaint, I love the man, just an observation)
Posted by: Thanos6 | September 2, 2014 1:23 AM
I remember being surprised when I learned that Marvels The Twelve were all actual Timely, proto-Marvel, Comics. Fiery Mask is one of the main characters in that mini.
Thankfully no Golden Age Citizen V but there is Captain Wonder who forgot to add legs to his costume too.
Posted by: david banes | September 2, 2014 1:57 AM
Wouldn't it make more sense to swap this entry and the next (Captain America Comics #1) if this entry already has a Cap story?
Posted by: Berend | January 5, 2015 12:34 AM
Yeah, it does. This trade actually has some of the stories from Captain America Comics #1, which is why it was placed where it was, but i subsequently got a better reprint of CAC #1 and split out that entry and missed the fact that this book also has the All Winners Cap story. Thanks! I've also pushed this past the Tales of Suspense stories that follow CAC #1.
Posted by: fnord12 | January 5, 2015 1:06 AM
I like the Fiery mask story as it is an actual ORIGIN story, very rare in golden age. He doesnt get his powers till the end of the story and never shows up in costume.
Something hilariously mundane about the Vision calling police headquarters. "Hello? Police headquarters? This is the Vision." no other explanation needed.
And tying up the thugs with their own clothes, heh.
Posted by: kveto from prague | July 1, 2016 4:22 PM
Kveto - I'm stunned. I was going to say that it's rare but not unheard of as both the Golden Age Green Lantern and Atom had origin stories without costumes (GL did sport a costume in the final panel and on the cover but Atom doesn't have one at all in his first appearance). But when I looked closer, I was stunned to realize that those both came after the Fiery Mask story by several months. Maybe All-American got the idea from Simon.
Posted by: Erik Beck | July 2, 2016 8:18 AM
Erik- Possibly. I was only comparing Fiery Mask's origin to other Timely origins, which are usually a one panel summary on the splash page. FM does appear in the final panel in his (hideous) costume, but it's basically an ad for the next issue.
Posted by: kveto from prague | July 2, 2016 9:23 AM
I really like the girl sassing Red Raven with that "Life begins at forty" line!
Posted by: S | October 21, 2017 11:28 PM
Pardon my ignorance, but was it supposed to be a secret that the Whizzer was Bob Frank? If so, I suppose he could've used that old Superman trick of the "fast vibrating face" so people could not tell the difference between the two ID's. Also, when Baron Helmut Zemo assumed Citizen V's name for the Thunderbolts, I for one am SO glad he didn't duplicate that costume. That look is just...so...wrong. I did spit out some tea after reading fnord's "flash of his white thighs" line, so it does make for endless comedy material.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | October 30, 2017 11:58 PM
I recall reading somewhere that Ben Grimm's speech patterns were based on those of Jimmy Durante. From the looks of the above scans, it looks like the Fin has a bit of the Durante influence as well. It's also a good thing that Everett drew him boarding that boat at the proper angle, lest he bump his fin (or the rest of his noggin, for that matter) on that ludicrously oversized title font, which is only slightly smaller than the end credit to a French film.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | April 7, 2018 12:07 AM