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"What did you get for a Marvel 'No Prize'?" Topic


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Deucey18 Aug 2015 2:25 p.m. PST

Was there an actual prize, or just a mention in the Marvel Comic? They kept it secret.

jpattern218 Aug 2015 2:42 p.m. PST

Originally the "prize" was seeing your letter in print in the comics. Later Stan the Man began mailing out empty envelopes. I never won one, but one of the guys in my elementary school did. Lucky dog!

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Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2015 2:50 p.m. PST

At first, there was literally no prize; later on Marvel started mailing a specially-marked envelope, which was empty.

Ron

P.S. Kudos to Jpattern2 for typing faster than me; sadly, there is no prize. laugh

jpattern218 Aug 2015 5:59 p.m. PST

I won a TMP no-prize! grin

Deucey20 Aug 2015 10:29 a.m. PST

I have to say I'm disappointed! I thought it was something cool.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2016 9:05 p.m. PST

I'm browsing some of these older threads,and trying to resist necro-posting,but thought you might be interested to know that in the very early years of the "new" Marvel,there was a prize:five bucks. I guess it got too expensive,and when the new superhero titles really took off,they probably figured they didn't need it. That's not the reason Stan Lee gave at the time,of course.

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