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THE MERRY MARVEL MARCHING SOCIETY

Hi gang! Today, Robby's going to tell you about the Merry Marvel Marching Society -- Marvel's fan club back in the early Sixties. Readers sent Marvel just one dollar, and they were in! As a member of MMMS, you were mailed a treasure-trove of Marvel goodies, as seen in the ad above. We're going to examine at them all. First, a membership badge, with crude tracings of Johnny, Ben and Spidey...
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Members also got a small sticker based on the famous WWII recruiting poster, "Uncle Sam Wants You!" with The Thing (by Kirby and Chic Stone?) replacing Uncle Sam...
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Humorous bumper stickers poked fun at Marvel's superheroes...
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Of course, there was also an official MMMS membership card...
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Fans could also get a series of giant posters, as seen in the ad below:
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The IRON MAN poster...
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These goodies were fantastic, but the most mind-blowing treat of all was an actual 33 1/3 RPM record you could play on your record player. Described below!
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Front cover of the record sleeve for "The Voices Of Marvel."
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AND NOW, THE GRAND FINALE...
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