(February 1965)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Terrible Trio (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yogi Dakkor; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Handsome Harry Phillips; Bull Brogin; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Reprints:

The Terrible Trio! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; Dick Ayers (co-plot)
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Frank Giacoia [as Frankie Ray]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doris Evans ("Dorrie"); Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Yogi Dakkor; Handsome Harry Phillips; Bull Brogin; Thing [Ben Grimm]
Synopsis:
On the golf course, Doris nags Johnny by comparing him to "gentlemanly" Peter Parker. When the latest emergency arises, she says a girl like her should have her head examined. Johnny falls into a trap of The Terrible Trio, but manages to send out a distress signal to Ben, who takes on these losers and saves Johnny's life in a railway yard.
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Indexer Notes

Third (and final) appearance of "The Terrible Trio"; previous appearance in STRANGE TALES #122 (July 1964). With his costume and flying carpet, Yogi Dakkor may have served as the inspiration for the 1967 SPIDER-MAN cartoon villain, "The Fabulous Fakir." Johnny & Doris have a run-in with The Beetle, Peter Parker (and Spider-Man) in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 (February 1965) shortly before this story.

Beware...Tiboro! The Tyrant of the Sixth Dimension! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot); Don Rico (script)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Dr. Green (scientist); Schuyler (scientist); Mr. James (producer, "The Twelth Hour" TV show); The Ancient One; Tiboro
Synopsis:
A panel of three scientists appear on a TV program, rejecting Dr. Strange as an authority on the supernatural and dismiss magic as superstition. When the lights go out the men vanish and Dr. Strange is summoned. He discerns that the idol they dismissed is a gateway to the dimension of Tiboro, a powerful entity set to attack Earth. Strange travels to Tiboro's land and a fierce battle commences. Strange triumphs and returns to earth with the scientists who intend to expose the truth on TV. The mystic weaves a spell of forgetfulness, returning the men to the point before the lights went out.
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Indexer Notes

On this issue's letters page, Stan says he "asked Steve to come up with something really different for next issue," indicating that Ditko may have been plotting the series solo for some time.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Strange Mails / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Robert Weis, Robert Metz, Clint Bigglestone, Bob Suter; The Mighty Marvel Checklist

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Terrible Trio
    Human Torch; Thing
  2. 1. The Terrible Trio!
    Human Torch; Thing
  3. 2. Beware...Tiboro! The Tyrant of the Sixth Dimension!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
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