Marvel Brings Back Timely Comics Along With a Shockingly Good Idea

Marvel Brings Back Timely Comics Along With a Shockingly Good Idea

Marvel likes to say it’s been around since 1939, but the truth is the company was known as Timely Comics back then (and Atlas Comics before the change to Marvel in 1961). This year, Timely Comics will return—as an imprint that sells the first three issues of a series in one collection for a mere $3.

Yes, Timely is basically turning into a budget-priced line of decently-sized samples of Marvel’s “all new, all different” comics, beginning in June. This is a great idea. Single issues are so short that it’s impossible to get a sense of an overarching story. Three issues is actually a decent amount of material, enough for a reader to make an informed judgment of whether they actually like the comic or not.

And for $3? That’s a great price that should inspire a…

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