Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #70


This is an interesting one, courtesy of reader John McDonagh, as the story that Namor and the Human Torch were the first superheroes from their own strips to ever cross over with each other has been reprinted many times in the past, most recently in a Wizard Special on classic comics.

However, the team-up between Human Torch and Namor that occured in the pages of Marvel Mystery Comics #8 and 9 in Summer 1940...

actually took place a month or so AFTER the actual first superhero crossover, which happened in Pep Comics #4, between the Shield and the Wizard (it's a small appearance, but it's there!), earlier in the Summer of 1940.

The two a month or so later gained their own team-up magazine!

Cool, eh?

Well, that's it for this week, thanks for stopping by!

Feel free to drop off any urban legends you'd like to see featured!!

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