(May 1964)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in February 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Human Torch Meets The Iceman! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Barracuda
Reprints:

The Torch Meets Iceman! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot, script); Jack Kirby (plot, un-credited)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
[unknown, not X-649]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Doris Evans; Barracuda; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Angel [Warren Worthington III] (cameo); Marvel Girl [Jean Grey] (cameo); Professor X [Charles Xavier] (cameo);
Synopsis:
Johnny's riled because a newspaper compares Iceman (of The X-Men) to him. On a cruise liner, Bobby tries to pick up Doris, until Johnny arrives. Before the potential rivalry goes too far, The Barracuda (a modern-day pirate) and his men arrive and take over the ship. Johnny & Bobby team up to stop them.
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Indexer Notes

Barracuda next appears in Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #10 (February 1969).

The House of Shadows! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts! / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; Steve Ditko (co-plot)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-650

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Bill Brinkly (TV reporter); Allan Stevens (TV reporter)
Synopsis:
Strange is on the scene to observe a TV crew as they prepare to enter & broadcast about a "Haunted House". Strange discovers something is amiss, as he is unable to enter via his spirit form. When the signal goes dead, Strange enters the house physically, and uncovers a surprising secret... the house is alive!
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Indexer Notes

The phrase, "The house is alive" is reportedly one of the things Roger Corman said in order to convince his bosses as AIP to allow him to film Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"(1961). The origin of the house is strikingly similar to the one in "The Outer Limits" episode, "The Guests".

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko; Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Indexer Notes

promo for Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #12 (May 1964) and Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #26 (May 1964)include cover repros.

The Salesman (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-141]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Frankel; Mr. Karl; Red Mop
Synopsis:
A dull salesman gets some zing from a famous clown's laughing powder, but learns that confidence is its own magic.
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Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Human Torch Meets The Iceman!
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Torch Meets Iceman!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The House of Shadows!
    Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts!
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. The Salesman
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