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Gibi Mensal #168  "Grail"

*Origin story Human Torch Marvel Mystery N° 1  1939 - Timely Publications

Complete original story and original art by Carl Burgos.


Published by O Globo, Brazil June, 1940

First appearance of characters in this issue: Phineas T. Horton , Human Torch I


Characters: Human Torch I , Phineas T. Horton , Sardo
Screenplay: Carl Burgos
Design: Carl Burgos

The origin story of the Human Torch.

In 1939, Professor Horton creates an artificial being that, due to a manufacturing defect, ignites when exposed to oxygen.

Easily the most significant comic in Brazilian History and among the rarest of all International Editions Globally with only a handful of these artifacts know to exist.

The single most wanted comic among the most experience Golden
Age collectors in Brazilian history.


*O Globo began publishing Monthly editions called (Mensal) thus the Title Gibi Mensal (Comic Monthly) This edition is part of the first 12 monthly editions of which the first three were Smash Comics.

The other nine editions were the dawn of Timely Comics Internationally all complete original story's and original art.


The Brazilian publications are the earliest Timely Comic International editions I have found in 44yrs in collecting vintage comics and our family has lived in Latin America most of the last 30yrs.

Key first appearances in year one are Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, Ka-Zar among Timely characters. Marvel Mystery Comic stories were predominantly published from 1940-1943 by O Globo in Brazil.

O Guri #73 is the first appearance of Capitain
America
Published by Diario de Noite, Brazil 1943

O Guri #73 is the first International publishing world-wide of Captain
America outside the US.

The publisher Diario de Noite, Brazil 1943 began publishing more timely characters such as the Patriot, Phantom Blonde etc. They published the most comprehensive editions of Captain A
merica Internationally I have ever discovered including dozens of original stories complete with original art.

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That's wonderful KK - a grail indeed!

I'm curious - what was in the previous 167 issues?

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2 hours ago, AJD said:

That's wonderful KK - a grail indeed!

I'm curious - what was in the previous 167 issues?

There were 12 editions of Gibi Mensal published in 1940 beginning in January. Mensal (Monthly). These were the first ever monthly comic editions produced in Brazil and they are numerically numbered the way they are because they were released thru the original comic series called Gibi Globo which was a weekly Journal. The number of those issues coincide with journal for that publishing sequence.

O Globo began its second volume in 1941 of Gibi Mensal and all those editions were numbered #1-#12 that year and beyond for the years to come. Gibi Globo was the dawn of comics in Brazil during the Super Hero era.

O Globo is the most significant publisher in Brazilian history from the era 1937-1959. The produced Gibi Globo, O  Globo Juvenil, O Globo Juvenil Mensal, Gibi Mensal, Novo Globo, Comic Titles.

Find here the link to your question so you can see the evolution of the publisher and its format changes from 1939 into 1940. The first Glossy comic in Brazilian history is the very first #Gibi Mensal which is #100. This has stories from Quality Comics - Smash Comics #1- #4 in fact the first three monthlys were mostly Smash Comics, stories with Bozo the Robot etc.

Here is the link....

http://www.guiadosquadrinhos.com/capas/gibi/gi002101

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Gibi Mensal #142 "Grail"

Published by O Globo, Brazil april, 1940

Cover art: Bill Everett Marvel Mystery Comics No. 3/1940 - Timely Publications from page #1.

The Dawn of Timely Comics in Brazil.

First appearance of characters in this issue: Atlantes, Red Mask, Namor: The Sub-Mariner Prince.

Story's Included in this edition are:

a.) Characters:

Namor, The Submarine Prince
Screenplay: Bill Everett
Drawing: Bill Everett
Original editor: Martin Goodman

Originally published in Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) n ° 2/1939 - Timely Publications

b.)Characters:

Red Mask
Screenplay: Will Harr
Design: Maurice Gutwirth

Originally published in Daring Mystery Comics (1940) n ° 2/1940 - Timely Publications

c.) Characters:

Gong (The Clock)
Screenplay: George Brenner
Design: George Brenner
Original editor: Ed Cronin

Originally published in Feature Funnies (1937) n ° 14/1938 - Quality Comics

Historically important the very first Timely Comic in Brazilian History.

Thought to be the first complete International Edition of Timely Comics Globally outside the US.

Cover art and Interior complete story by Bill Everett.

Cover art: Bill Everett Marvel Mystery Comics No. 3/1940 - Timely Publications from page #1.

The beginning Internationally of the of Marvel Comics in the Foreign Comic market.

O Globo the single most important publisher in Brazilian history, and when is all said and done I feel the historians will state the obvious.

They were the Pioneers that brought history to the International market, with complete stories and original art of the Grand Masters.

Bill Everett and Carl Burgos among others.

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Gibi Mensal

Published by O Globo, Brazil 1940

The Dawn of Timely Comics in Brazil.

Believed to be by our family as the earliest complete International Editions of Timely Comics world-wide.

These are also among the very first comics in Brazilian history in traditional glossy form.

The publisher O Global published every story complete, and by the original artist making them very important.

Typically other country's of origin in many cases when they published early editions only published one page from the story.

O Globo publishings are now some of the most sought by Golden age Foreign comic collectors because of these important aspects of these editions.

Our family has collected all 9 of the Timely Editions which started with the 4th edition from year one.

The first three editions have the interior stories are Smash Comics, significant as well and also extremely rare.

I am including images of all 12 editions. The last 9 are from our personal collection, and the first three are images from Edino Stuhr collection.

I wanted all those inquiring about these historically important editions to get the chance to view the complete series from year one.

Known to be by among the most experience Golden age collectors from Brazil. The single most important comics in Brazilian history.

These editions have the first appearances of the following, and also have many more of the very early Timely Comics publications.

1) Gibi Mensal #142 "Grail"

Published by O Globo, Brazil april, 1940

Cover art: Bill Everett Marvel Mystery Comics No. 3/1940 - Timely Publications from page #1.

First appearance of characters in this issue: Atlantes, Red Mask, Namor: The Sub-Mariner Prince.

Story's Included in this edition are:

a.) Characters: Namor, The Submarine Prince
Screenplay: Bill Everett
Drawing: Bill Everett
Original editor: Martin Goodman
Originally published in Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) n ° 2/1939 - Timely Publications

b.)Characters: Red Mask
Screenplay: Will Harr
Design: Maurice Gutwirth
Originally published in Daring Mystery Comics (1940) n ° 2/1940 - Timely Publications

c.) Characters: Gong (The Clock)
Screenplay: George Brenner
Design: George Brenner
Original editor: Ed Cronin
Originally published in Feature Funnies (1937) n ° 14/1938 - Quality Comics

2) Gibi Mensal #155 "Grail"

*Origin Story *Origin Story Adventures of Ka-Zar The Great Marvel Comics (1939) n ° 1/1939 - Timely Publications

Published by O Globo, Brazil May, 1940

First appearance of characters in this issue: Ka-Zar The Great

a.) Characters: Ka-Zar The Great
Drawing: Ben Thompson
Originally published in Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) No. 1/1939 - Timely Publications

b.) Characters: Namor, The Underwater Prince , Betty Dean, Princess Fen ,Diana ,Inspector Peterson
Drawing: Bill Everett
Original editor: Martin Goodman
Originally published in Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) No. 3/1940 - Timely Publications

2nd appearance Sub-Mariner Brazil.

2nd Timely Comic publication in the history of Brazil.

3) Gibi Mensal #168 " Grail"

*Origin Story Human Torch Marvel Comics (1939) n ° 1/1939 - Timely Publications

Published by O Globo, Brazil June, 1940

First appearance of characters in this issue: Phineas T. Horton , Human Torch I

a.) Characters: Namor, The Submarine Prince , Betty Dean , Emperor Thakorr
Screenplay: Bill Everett
Drawing: Bill Everett
Original editor: Martin Goodman
Originally published in Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) n ° 4/1940 - Timely Publications

3rd appearance Sub-Mariner Brazil.

3rd Timely Comic publication in the history of Brazil.

b.) Characters: Human Torch I , Phineas T. Horton , Sardo
Screenplay: Carl Burgos
Design: Carl Burgos
Originally published in Marvel Comics (1939) n ° 1/1939 - Timely Publications

The origin of the original Human Torch. In 1939, Professor Horton creates an artificial being that, due to a manufacturing defect, ignites when exposed to oxygen.

Easily the most significant comic in Brazilian History and among the rarest of all International Editions Globally with only a handful of these artifacts know to exist.

The single most wanted comic among the most experience Golden age collectors in Brazilian history.

4) Gibi Mensal #182

Published by O Globo, Brazil July, 1940

2nd appearance of Ka-Zar

a.) Characters: Namor, The Underwater Prince , Betty Dean , Emperor Thakorr
Screenplay: Bill Everett
Drawing: Bill Everett
Original editor: Martin Goodman
Originally published in Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) No. 5/1940 - Timely Publications

b.) The arsonists

Characters: Human Torch I , Phineas T. Horton
Design: Carl Burgos
Original editor: Martin Goodman
Originally published in Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) n ° 2/1939 - Timely Publications

5) Gibi Mensal #196

Published by O Globo, Brazil august 1940

Characters: Namor, The Submarine Prince , Betty Dean
Screenplay: Bill Everett
Drawing: Bill Everett
Original editor: Martin Goodman
Originally published in Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) n ° 6/1940 - Timely Publications

Wanting human friendship, Namor breaks up a gang. But when he arrives at the police, he finds that he will be arrested for attacking New York. Betty convinces him that he will have a fair trial, but in the end he is sentenced to the electric chair. The hero is doped on the day of execution, but the chair's electricity frees him from torpor and he escapes, promising revenge. Note that, besides electricity, not even a machine gun can hurt you in this HQ (as early as the 1960s, a rifle bullet was capable of hurting you).
 

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O Guri Mensal #88

Published by Diário da Noite, Brazil 1943

World War II Cover of Captain America

This is the 4th appearance overall of Captain American in Brazil, and only the 2nd cover appearance in this historically important Timely Comic Title!

This issue is as rare as O Guri Mensal No.73 which is the 1st appearance of Captain America in Brazil.

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