M. F. Enterprises

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M. F. Enterprises
Status defunct (1967)
Founded 1966
Founder Myron Fass
Country of origin United States of America
Headquarters location New York City
Key people Carl Burgos
Publication types Comics
Fiction genres Superhero, Teen humor, Western
Imprints Country-Wide Publications

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 product of 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 and The Marvel Bunny.)

M. F. Enterprises also published an Archie-style teen humor comic, Henry Brewster, which lasted seven issues, and a western series, Great West.

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.

Titles published[edit]

  • 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)

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