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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Membership In Marvelmania International...
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Book History
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Mentions That He Was A Member Of...
Marvelmania International!
Back In 1970!

 Back In 1973 at My 2nd San Diego Comic Con as a Comic Book Dealer.  At the Sheraton Hotel on Mission Bay!
The above Marvelmania International Club Card is from my own personal collection when I joined back in 1970! True, it is a little worn, but I was really proud to be a card carrying member back in the early 1970's!
The above items are what I received when I joined Marvelmania, everything was in black and white at that time!
The Above Picture is Showing What I Would Have Received If I Had Joined In 1969 When the Club Was First Announced with everything in Color! Kit #1.  I joined a little later...!

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3752 -   I just had a person ask me about the clubs that I had belonged in during my years of comic book reading / collecting.  He was interested in the M.M.M.S. and Marvelmania International, and if I had been a member.

Well... The MarvelMania Club had started in 1969 and early members received kit #1 which had its' membership items in full color.  See bottom right photo shown above.

When I joined in 1970, kit #2 was mailed to me. For my payment I received:

    Club Merchandise Catalog #2
    Official Membership Certificate (Yellow)
    Official Membership Card (Yellow) see above pic
    Sample Issue Of  Their Marvelmania Magazine
    Six Mini-Posters With Art By Jack Kirby
    Various Merchandise Flyers

I took a recent look to see what I had left from Kit #2.

Note: Marvelmania Magazine only lasted for six issues. This was the second club based on Marvel Comics, however it was a business outside the direct control of the Marvel Comics publishing group, but like the earlier M.M.M.S. it didn't last long it didn't last long....

The membership kit included flyers to purchase additional items.  As I was just graduating high school and entering college, my discretionary income was minimal. The few items I did buy from the club were resold at the SDCC during the following years.

The above Marvelmania International Club Card is from my own personal collection when I joined back in 1970! True, it is a little worn, but I was really proud to be a card carrying member back in the early 1970's!!!

For more info on Marvelmania...

Here is the link to the Wikipedia entry.

BTW... This Marvelmania had nothing to do with the Marvel Mania Restaurant, as seen in this link, that ran from 1998-1999.

At times I do receive items from all three Marvel fan clubs, (MMMMS, Marvelamania, FOOM),and they usually end up in my online comic book shop for sale, (ComicBooksCircus.com)!

~ Michael


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Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com, including the book 'Gotham City 14 Miles' that I am shown holding to the left. I'm 1 of 14 essayists in that book! !     

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Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012 12:10 PM PST
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