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Marvel Science Stories

Identifier: PS648.S3 M37

  • Staff Only


Marvel Science Stories was begun in 1938 under Postal Publications. This collection contains issues from 1951, though the reader should note that the collection may not be complete.


  • 1951

Language of Materials

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

These materials have unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


1 Volume(s) (This collection consists of one volume. )

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds issues of the magazine published in 1951. It may not be a complete run of the publication.

Biographical / Historical

Marvel Science Stories was begun in 1938 with that name. Over the course of the publication, it changed names four times over fourteen years. The other titles were Marvel Tales ('39-'40), Marvel Stories ('40-'41), and Marvel Science Fiction ('51-'52). In total, there were fifteen issues published, with about two coming out a year. There was a nine-year hiatus from 1941 to 1950, during which nothing was published. Marvel Science Stories was one of the first magazines to take off during the pre-World War II rise in popularity, but it was not widely accepted by a general audience due to its hyper-fascination in sexual themes. When Keyes took over as publisher, the themes diversified, but it was not enough to change Marvel Science Stories's reputation. The magazine ceased publication in 1952.

The History of the Science-fiction Magazine Series by Michael Ashley and the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazine Index: 1890-2006+ by Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento was used to gather historical information about this publication.


These materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials for this collection were donated by William Scheick.

Processing Information

Materials processed by Jocelyn Jagrowski in April 2020.

Inventory of Marvel Science Stories
Jocelyn Jagrowski
April 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA