(April 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 Bouncing Ball of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Bob Powell; Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange figure); Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
Inks:
Mike Esposito; Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange figure)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mad Thinker; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Dr. Strange
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mike Esposito credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list (December 2008); original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Dr. Strange image taken from page 3; panel 9 of Strange Tales # 128. Thing figure possibly drawn by Jack Kirby.

The Bouncing Ball of Doom! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee; Bob Powell (co-plot)
Pencils:
Bob Powell; Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Mad Thinker; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Dr. Vega (engineer)
Synopsis:
The Mad Thinker's latest plot involves a flying, electronics-laden metal ball, which nearly manages to destroy a dam.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo suspects that Jack Kirby provided alterations on many of the Thing figures.

The Hunter and the Hunted! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo; Dormammu
Synopsis:
In the far East, Strange is on the run from Mordo and his minions, unaware that Mordo's increased power comes from Dormammu. As Mordo forcibly recruits more followers to search for Strange the mage makes plans to hop a plane to New York City. The Wraiths discover him, and only by conning them into believing he's vanished is he able to make his getaway.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters section includes Marvel Checklist.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Bouncing Ball of Doom!
    Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange
  2. 1. The Bouncing Ball of Doom!
    Human Torch and Thing
  3. 2. The Hunter and the Hunted!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers