Marvel celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2009. They released 11 specials of their wartime titles. These are surprisingly good. Some of them have the originality of the stories of the age, what we'd call now an independent flavor. In Captain America James Robinson and Marcos Martin tells us a story of 1940 Steve Rogers which shows how this 98-pound weakling had the moral qualities of the Captain America we know. All-Winners Comics shows us the 1946 All-Winners Squad aftermath of their fight in All Winners 21 as well as the difficulties of Jeff mace to live up to the Captain America's legend. All Select Comics gives us a hardboiled story of the Blonde Phantom in present day as well as a marvelous story of Marvex the Super-robot, certainly one of the best Golden Age inventions. In Sub-Mariner Comics Roy Thomas and Mitch Breitweiser present a story set in Sept 1940 where Namor questions his involvement in the conflict. Human Torch Comics features a tale about prejudice. USA Comics is a tale set in Oct 1941 of the relentless Destroyer. Marvel Mystery Comics has several heroes from the era in Spring 1941. Young Allies Comics updates us on what happened to these forgotten characters, a very good story inspired by Ed Brubaker's current run on Captain America. Mystic Comics by David Lapham is a noir story of the Vision, very much in the style of the Spectre. Miss America Comics revolves around women's work in factories during wartime. Daring Mystery Special reveals the origin of the Phantom Reporter from The Twelve. This volume is rounded up by the Marvel Mystery Handbook with entries on their Golden Age characters.