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    The Marvel:   (about)
    The (Halfpenny) Marvel was the first of Alfred Harmsworth’s storypapers aimed at putting the “penny dreadfuls” out of business by producing “pure, healthy literature” at a cheaper price. Early issues contained a long, complete tale and as many as three or four shorter ones (of very short length). These short stories would later be replaced by installments of serial stories. The issues are not dated themselves and are usually dated for the Saturday following the Wednesday when they appeared; this convention is followed below.













    The Halfpenny Marvel [#10, January 13, 1894] (½d, 16pp) []
    Details supplied by Steve Holland.
    • 1 · The Silver Cave; or, The Adventures of Ralph Douglas, Scout to the Mexican Army · S. Clarke Hook · na
    • 16 · The Editor Speaks · [uncredited] · ed




    The Halfpenny Marvel [#13, February 3, 1894] (½d, 16pp) []
    Details supplied by Steve Holland.
    • 1 · The Diamond of Death; or, The Buried El Dorado of the Dark Continent · Paul Herring · na
    • 16 · The Editor Speaks · [uncredited] · ed



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