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Magazine Management Co. was the name of an imprint used by Marvel Comics to publish black and white magazines in the 1970s. While the imprint published comics featuring both Marvel heroes and creator-owned properties, it also experimented with traditonal news magazine formats and text-based stories.

Originally exisiting as a large publishing company, of which Marvel Comics was a branch, Magazine Management Co. published men's adventure magazines, popular film magazines, and erotic comics starting in the 1950s before being renamed Marvel Comics Group in 1973. The company's other branch was Humorama, which solely published sensual, but non-nude, "girly" comics.

The Magazine Management Co. logo first began appearing as an imprint in 1974, alongside Marvel's other magazine imprint, Curtis Magazines. However, the Curtis Magazines name would be phased out by the spring of 1976, and all magazine titles were moved to Magazine Management Co.'s banner.

The imprint ran steadily until 1981 when Marvel phased out the declining magazine format. The only remaining title, Savage Sword of Conan, was moved to the main Marvel Comics line in the spring of 1983 with the subtitle A Marvel Magazine, starting with issue #99.