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Martin Goodman

More widely known for starting Timely/Marvel Comics, Martin Goodman broke into the pulp publishing business in 1933 with Western Supernovel Magazine (quickly retitled Complete Western Book Magazine).

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Martin Goodman
Born: Jan. 18, 1908
Died: June 6, 1992
Goodman's Red Circle group published pulps under the Red Circle, Timely, Star, Atlas and Manvis brands.

Among the pulp Goodman published were:
At the same time he was publishing pulps, Goodman began publishing comic books. Circulations for the comic books took off in the 1940s, and by the mid-1950s were the main focus of the company. His Timely/Atlas comics were retooled into the current-day Marvel Comics in 1961.

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