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Marvel Rock 1972

Album cover for THE MARVEL WORLD OF ICARUS
Album cover for THE MARVEL WORLD OF ICARUS (Pye Records)

In 1972, two rock albums inspired by Marvel Comics’ characters were released – one by the British progressive rock band Icarus entitled The Marvel World of Icarus, and the other a licensed “rockomic” focused on Spider-Man entitled The Amazing Spider-Man:  From Beyond the Grave:  A Rockomic, which was released by Buddah Records. Both albums provide insight into Marvel Comics’ efforts in the 1970s to reach a broader, more mature audience.

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