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117: Red Raven Comics #1 [C Story]

" Mercury in the 20th Century "
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Red Raven Comics #1c
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Editor-in-Chief: Joe Simon
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby
Writers: Jack Kirby
Pencilers: Jack Kirby
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Editors: Joe Simon
Cover Date: August 1940
Release Date: May 1940
Story Arc: -
Pages: 8
Cover Price: $0.10
Times Read: 68                 Times Rated: 42
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Crash Comics #3 [A Story]
Red Raven Comics #1 [A Story]
Red Raven Comics #1c
Red Raven Comics #1h
Mystic Comics #4c (v1)
115: Crash Comics
#3a
116: Red Raven Co...
#1a
 
118: Red Raven Co...
#1h
119: Mystic Comic...
#4c (v1)
 
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Jupiter sends his son, Mercury, to Earth to protect humans from the chaos being created by evil Pluto.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Mercury
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Mercury in the mainstream continuity. Mercury next appears in Captain America Comics #1f.
     
Supporting Characters
  Jupiter
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Jupiter in the mainstream continuity. Jupiter next appears in Captain Marvel #29 (v1).
     
  Vulcan
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Vulcan in the mainstream continuity. Vulcan next appears in Eternals #1a (v2).
     
  Minerva
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Minerva in the mainstream continuity. Minerva next appears in Eternals #5 (v1).
     
Villains
  Pluto
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Pluto in the mainstream continuity. Pluto next appears in Captain America Comics #1f.
     
  Heinrich Goertz
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Heinrich Goertz in the mainstream continuity.
     
  L-5
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by L-5 in the mainstream continuity.
     
 
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Olympians
This is the first appearance by Olympians in the mainstream continuity. Olympians next appears in Iron Man #55 (v1).
   
     
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  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2017-02-21 20:07:22  
  Rudolph Hendler?!! Oh, come on!  
 
 

  Ice Says:    
  2017-04-13 23:17:50  
  "By the eternal!" I thought Mercury might be an early, unintentional link to Hercules. But it looks like he'll later be retconned as Makkari of the Eternals. This makes this really one of the bigger debuts so far in the Expanded Order.

Obviously, Namor and Human Torch are the really big ones. There have been several other characters making their entry to the world who show up randomly later. But, I think The Character Formerly Known As Mercury is the first character after Namor and Torch who'll really be a long term presence in what becomes the Marvel Universe.

For the issue itself, Kirby's art and pacing is quite a bit more dramatic than most anything I've seen so far in the order and the Peace VS War story actually has something to say beyond the generic hero dude stories we've seen so far. I'm thinking this one's earned five stars when weighed against the stories around it.

Note: If one has found this old comic on the web and is interested, there's one more Jack Kirby story in the issue that doesn't appear to be in the Expanded Order. Comet Pierce, a crazy time travel adventure story that (after flipping through) reminds me a lot of Kirby's later gloriously ridiculous action adventure stories, Challengers of the Unknown. ...Oh, and that other one, Fantastic Four.
 
 
 

 
 
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Updates
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   April 14, 2017 fragsel Added L-5 to the issue.
   April 14, 2017 fragsel Added Heinrich Goertz to the issue.
   April 14, 2017 fragsel Added Vulcan to the issue.
   April 14, 2017 fragsel Deleted listing of Valkin.
   April 13, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Minerva.
   April 13, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Valkin.
   April 13, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Jupiter.
   April 13, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Mercury.
   April 13, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Olympians.
   April 13, 2017 fragsel Added Olympians to the issue.
   August 17, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   March 31, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Mercury.
   July 9, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Pluto.
   July 9, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Mercury.
   July 9, 2014 Drax Added Minerva to the issue.
   July 9, 2014 Drax Added Valkin to the issue.
   July 9, 2014 Drax Added Jupiter to the issue.
   July 9, 2014 Drax Added Pluto to the issue.
   July 9, 2014 Drax Added Mercury to the issue.
   June 23, 2014 vanhornluke Changed comic details.
   June 16, 2014 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   June 16, 2014 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   June 16, 2014 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   June 16, 2014 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   June 16, 2014 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
   June 16, 2014 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   June 16, 2014 TStarnes Added comic into the database.
     
 
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