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  • Marvel Corrections – Imprints

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  • Posted: October 7, 2019 3:12:34 pm
  • As I am going through and cataloguing my collection, and add new issues, I thought it be useful to note down corrections needed in the CBR database. This way, the database can become just a little more accurate. As it is laborious, I’ll submit one per quarter.

    Here are some corrections I have noted down in regards to Imprints

    Assumption: Imprints cannot always be confirmed via the indicia. The name of the publisher as noted in the indicia is very rarely (if ever) the name of the imprint. Likewise almost all titles are labelled as part of the Marvel Comics Group.

    Therefore, where the imprint is not discernible from the indicia, it should be based upon imprints recognized either by Marvel or by the comic community at large.

    The following series require correction to their imprint series:
    • Captain America Vol. 4 (2002-2004) Marvel Knights. The series started out under Marvel Knights, but switch to Marvel Comics as of issue 29. It should therefore be split into two with a jump-link between issues 28 and 29
    • Captain Marvel Vol. 3 (1999-2002) Marvel Comics. The last issue, number 35, was issued by Ultimate Marvel and therefore should be labelled as a separate issue with a jump-link from issue 34

    Remaining from Q2 2019 (posted 22 June, 2019):
    • Black Panther Vol. 3 (1998-2003) Marvel Knights. This series starts out with Marvel Knights, but switches to Marvel Comics as of issue 13. Therefore, the series should split into two, with a jump-link between issue 12 and 13
    • Daredevil Vol. 2 (1998-2009) Marvel Knights. This series started out under Marvel Knights, but switched to Marvel Comics as of issue 82. As such, the series should be split at that point with a jump link in between.
    • Deathlok Vol. 3 (1999-2000) Marvel Comics. This series is part of the Marvel imprint ‘Marvel Tech’, this is clearly visible on the covers
    • The Incredible Hulk Vol. 2 (2000-200Cool Marvel Comics. Issues 70-76 were published by the Marvel Knights imprint. This is clearly visible on the covers. Therefore, these should be listed as a separate title under Marvel Knights, with a jump-link from issue 69, and back again for issue 77.
    • Marvel Age: Hulk (2004-2005) Marvel Comics. A few things with this one:
    o The title was published by the imprint ‘Marvel Age’. This is clearly visible on the covers
    o The indicia does not have a comma in the title, simply: ‘Marvel Age Hulk’
    o It is incorrectly labelled as a mini. Yes, it is only 4 issues, but that is because the Marvel Age Run got overtaken by the Marvel Adventures run, rather than it being a mini
    • The Rampaging Hulk (1977-1979) Curtis Comic Inc. This title is incorrectly labelled as published by Curtis Comic Inc. There was no imprint with that name. A bit of research shows that this title was published by Magazine Management Co, which was Marvel Comics’ publishing parent at the time. Initially, the only company brand on the magazines was the three c’s – The Curtis Circulation Company logo (Curtis being Marvel’s distributor). The Marvel Comics brand and logo did not always appear on the cover or the indicia; the only obvious relation to Marvel being the publisher’s name, Magazine Management. As such, this title should be listed with Marvel Comics as the publisher.

    Remaining from Q1 2019 (posted 30 March, 2019):
    • Ghost Rider Vol. 2 (1990-199Cool Marvel Comics. Issues 65 to 72 were published under the imprint Marvel Edge. As such, these issues should be listed separately with Marvel Edge as the publisher, with a jump link from issue 64, and then back again for issue 73. This can be found on many other titles that shift publishers in the middle of a series.
    • Spellbinders Vol. 2 (2005, 2012) Marvel Next. The series is incorrectly listed as ‘Marvel Next’. There is nothing to suggest that this is correct, neither on the cover, nor in the indicia. It should be listed as Marvel Comics
    • Warlock (Douglock) (1999-2000) Marvel Comics. This series is part of the Marvel imprint ‘Marvel Tech’, this is clearly visible on the covers
    • X-51 (1999-2000) Marvel Comics. This series is part of the Marvel imprint ‘Marvel Tech’, this is clearly visible on the covers
    • X-Men: Phoenix – Legacy Of Fire (2003) Max Comics. The first number was actually issued by Marvel Comics. Only issues 2-3 were issued by Max Comics. Therefore, the title should be split with a jump link in between like you have for other titles that change publisher in the middle of the series.
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