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M F Enterprises

Entry updated 4 April 2017. Tagged: Comics, Publisher.

US publishing company based in New York City, founded and sometimes edited by the notorious Myron Fass, who had issued cheaply-produced magazines under various names and imprints in numerous genres since the 1950s. Launched in 1966, M F Enterprises produced a short-lived line of colour Comics including titles in the western and teenage humour genres. It is best remembered for an additional version of Captain Marvel, created by Carl Burgos (1916-1984) and unrelated to either the Fawcett Publications character or the familiar Marvel Comics version. This Captain was an Alien Android who by crying "Split!" could split himself into up to six parts capable of independent action; he reunited himself by crying "Xam!" After four issues as Captain Marvel, the title became Captain Marvel Presents the Terrible Five for two more issues. The entire line folded in 1967. Burgos had created the original Android Human Torch for Marvel's predecessor Timely Comics in 1939, rebooted as a mutant human for Marvel's Fantastic Four in 1961.

Prior to the formation of the company, Fass used "M.F. Ent." as the publisher credit for Shock Tales. [GSt]

see also: Eerie Publications.

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