The Marvel Family
is a term that has been attached to the family of characters similar in appearance and powers to the original Captain Marvel
(this group primarily consists of Mary Marvel, Freddy Freeman and of course Captain Marvel), a character that first appeared in Fawcett's Whiz Comics. About five years after his first appearance, and a few years after the other "Marvel Family" character's premieres, the Marvel Family volume was born (December, 1945). Since Captain Marvel was (at the time) the top-selling comic out there, it was no surprise that the Marvel Family series also had some success and it lasted for a little over eight years but ended with a total of 89 issues (January, 1954).