M. F. Enterprises
|Country of origin||United States of America|
|Headquarters location||New York City|
|Key people||Carl Burgos|
|Fiction genres||Superhero, Teen humor, Western|
M. F. Enterprises was a 1966–67 comic book publisher owned by artist and 1970s pulp-magazine entrepreneur Myron Fass, whose holdings also included the black-and-white horror comics magazine imprint, Eerie Publications.
M.F.'s best-known effort was "Captain Marvel" (no relation to the old Fawcett Comics superhero nor to the later Marvel Comics characters of that name). The first issue of the character's comic book claimed he was based on a character created by Golden Age writer-artist Carl Burgos, creator of the original Human Torch. This Captain Marvel was an alien android who fought crime by splitting into six parts (head, torso, arms, and legs) upon crying “Split!”, and reuniting upon crying “Xam!” The title lasted four issues, followed by two issues of Captain Marvel Presents the Terrible Five. (The M. F. Enterprises' version of Captain Marvel made a cameo appearance—along with other alternate versions of Captain Marvel—in issue #27 of The Power of Shazam! [DC Comics, 1997]. The character is shown performing his trademark division while wearing a traditional Fawcett Captain Marvel thunderbolt costume. Other versions shown include Captain Thunder, Monica Rambeau, Mar-Vell, and The Marvel Bunny.)
Although the M. F. Enterprises brand stopped publishing comics in 1967, publisher Myron Fass continued with his Eerie Publications line of black-and-white mostly horror comic magazines until 1981.
- Captain Marvel (4 issues, Apr. – Nov. 1966)
- Captain Marvel Presents The Terrible Five (1 issue, 1966)
- Captain Marvel Presents The Terrible Five (1 issue, Sept. 1967)—continues the numbering of Captain Marvel
- Great West (1969)
- Henry Brewster (7 issues, Feb. 1966 - Sept. 1967)
- M.F. Publications at the Grand Comics Database
- M.F. (Myron Fass) Enterprises at the Comic Book DB
- Myron Fass enterprises entry, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999
- Bad Mags entry on Myron Fass
- Captain Marvel (1966) at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on April 9, 2012.
- International Catalog of Superheroes entry on M.F.'s Captain Marvel
- Captain Marvel Culture — history of the many Captain Marvels
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