(August 1964)

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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 May 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Beetle!/Loki! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch; Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Superhero; Occult
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Beetle [Abner Jenkins]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Loki; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Thor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo (26 July 2005); originally credited to George Roussos.

The Birth of the Beetle! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-717

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Storm [Human Torch]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Beetle [Abner Jenkins] (introduction, origin); Alicia Masters; Doris Evans
Synopsis:
Mechanic-inventor Abner Jenkins creates the identity of The Beetle. While taking the Fantasti-Car for a double-date, Johnny & Ben wind up being humiliated by The Beetle. But when he tries to rip off the NY World's Fair, the rematch goes the other way.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Carl Burgos was the creator of the original Human Torch! The Beetle next appears in Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #21 (February 1965). Colors credit for Stan Goldberg removed due to lack of attribution.

The Challenge of Loki! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot, un-credited); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek
Job Number:
X-715

Genre:
Superhero; Occult
Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Loki; Thor [Donald Blake]; Odin (cameo)
Synopsis:
Strange practices the art of levitation. Meanwhile, in faraway Asgard, home of the Norse Gods, Loki, God of Mischief, plots as always. He contacts Strange and tries to convince him that he is a prisoner of Thor, who is evil and deceiving his father. Strange uses a spell to take Thor's hammer, but on examining it, can sense no trace of evil. Realizing he's been had, Strange battle Loki, who later swears vengeance against the mage.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Loki would seek revenge against Strange the very next month in Journey Into Mystery #108 (September 1964).

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

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #15 (August 1964) and Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #29 (August 1964). Printed between the pages of the Dr. Strange story.

[Strange Mission] (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-440

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Alfred Pook; Harold; Dr. Smith
Synopsis:
A man becomes confused over directions to the dentist and as a result accidentally pilots an expedition to claim a new planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Printed after Dr. Strange story. Continues from last issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Beetle!/Loki!
    The Human Torch; Dr. Strange
  2. 1. The Birth of the Beetle!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Challenge of Loki!
    Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts!
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. [Strange Mission]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
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