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marvel bullpen (1960s)

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Marvel Comics moved their offices from the Empire State Building to Madison Avenue in the 1960s. They were located here at 635 Madison Avenue during the Silver Age of Comic Books. In the early 70s they moved down the street and spent the Bronze Age at 575 Madison Avenue where they would stay until the early 1980s.

In Fantastic Four #10 (1963) Doctor Doom visited Stan Lee and Jack Kirby as they worked on Madison Avenue. Doom's evil meta plan was to force Lee to summon Fantastic Four's Reed Richard to the office in order to capture him.

Most artists, including Kirby, would have worked from home at that time, so a Marvel Bullpen where artists and writers collaborated together in one space, along with the idea of Lee and Kirby sharing an office, was largely Lee's invention.

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