Tuesday, April 27, 2021

"Young Men on the Battlefield" aka "Young Men" aka "Cowboy Romances"

"Young Men started as a romance-based title named Cowboy Romances for issue 1, 2 and 3.  It then became a war-based title named Young Men with issue 4 (even adding the words on the Battlefield to its title for several issues) until issue 24, when it became a revived super-hero title.  The changes reflected the changing moods of this particular eras comic readers.  With issue #24, Publisher Martin Goodman and writer Stan Lee tried to revive successful heroes from the Golden Age - Human Torch & Toro, Captain America & Sub-Mariner.  Although initially greeted with enthusiasm, this mini revival was short lived.  Within 12 months of Young Men #24, Torch & Caps own titles would be revived (and canceled again) - followed soon after by the cancellation of Sub-Mariner."  Read it in all its manifestations here.

A diverse title,
Brian & Mel

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