Characters Appearing: Alicia Masters, Doris Evans, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Thing
Strange Tales #130 (Human Torch)
Issue(s): Strange Tales #130 (Human Torch & Thing story only)
...but Ben and Johnny have to foil a robbery and don't get to actually see the concert.
This is a somewhat significant issue because of the Beatles, but the Marvel Sliding Timescale is problematic here. The standard rule is just to replace topical references with their modern equivalents, but who is the modern equivalent to the Beatles?
I originally had this entry attached to a different Fantastic Four entry (because the reprints were in the same book) but this story didn't belong with that one. My Comments system doesn't allow me to move comments from one entry to another, but Mark Drummond left an informative comment about this story so i'm reprinting it here:
The Beatles story is Bob Powell's first Silver Age Marvel story, and it doesn't bear much resemblance to his extensive Golden age/1950s work(mostly for Harvey). His comics career would end about a year later for Myron Fass' MF Enterprises.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP places this between Fantastic Four #35-36.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel's Greatest Comics #33
Beatles tribute band, maybe?
Posted by: Thanos6 | April 27, 2015 5:10 PM
I've always thought that to update this story you would have to use the biggest selling act of the decade: 70's Elton John, 80's Michael Jackson, 90's Garth Brooks and I don't know who after that. As far as an actual equivalent to the Beatles they are none as they were the greatest of all time. (To me at least).
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | October 31, 2016 8:08 PM
Not Brand ECHH #8. Has the death of John Lennon And the Dakota
Posted by: Jason Gray | April 21, 2017 11:27 PM
OR ... this story could be retold and show that Ben and Johnny were using the FF's time machine to take the ladies back to see a Beatles concert. Lord knows that's one thing I would do if I had a time machine!
Posted by: Gary Himes | April 21, 2017 11:33 PM
OK. That is a absolutely brilliant, Gary Himes!
Posted by: Omar Karindu | April 22, 2017 6:34 AM
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