(August 1966)

Marvel, 1965 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Animated Timely Features, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Original entry for Editor was Roy Thomas but comic lists Stan Lee.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Hulk; Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (cover repros); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (Hulk cover); Sol Brodsky (Tales of Suspense cover); Jack Kirby (Fantastic Four cover); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Doctor Carlo Strange; Carla Strange; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Mongu
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Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #7, Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #3, and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 Series) #36. Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #111 used as a background for an image from the Doctor Strange story, page 3, panel 3.

Introducing...The Merry Marvel Menagerie (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Hulk / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover featuring scenes from interior stories, with gray tones added by Marie Severin. Credits include Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Sol Brodsky, Marie Severin Stan Goldberg, Dennis O'Neil and Flo Steinberg.

Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X, Part 1: It Came from the Skies! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Kurrgo (introduction); Kurrgo's robot (introduction)
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[Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 2: Outlawed (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Synopsis:
The robot from Planet X puts broadcasts a "hostility ray" to make people riot against the Fantastic Four.
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[Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 3: Bound for Planet X! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Synopsis:
The robot grants the Fantastic Four asylum on Planet X.
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[Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 4: Twenty Four Hours till Zero! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Kurrgo
Synopsis:
Kurrgo orders the Fantastic Four to save his people from Planet X's destruction.
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[Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 5: The End of Planet X! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Kurrgo (death)
Synopsis:
Kurrgo perishes on Planet X, but his people get away from its destruction.
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More Marvel Masterpieces... (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; John Romita; Steve Ditko
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House advertisement for Fantastic Four #53, Amazing Spider-Man #39 and Marvel Tales #3 reproducing their covers.

The Stonghold of Doctor Strange! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Martin Epstein [as Marty Epp]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Doctor Carlo Strange (introduction); Carla Strange (introduction); Nikita Khrushchev (cameo)
Synopsis:
An imprisoned criminal scientist takes control of Iron Man in order to free himself. He threatens to blow up the world unless he is made world ruler. Iron Man stops him by shorting out his power and is helped by the villain's conscience-stricken daughter.
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Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo] (introduction); Hamir (introduction, unnamed); Ancient One [Yao] (called "the Master")
Synopsis:
In his castle in Europe, Baron Mordo plots to steal the secrets of his former master, the Ancient One. Sending his spirit form to Tibet, he causes Hamir to poison the Ancient One's food. From his NYC sanctum, Strange senses his master's plight, and challenges Mordo to a battle in their spirit forms. After, the Ancient One warns Strange that Mordo will be a danger to them both, as long as he lives.
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Keywords:
magic

The Monster and the Machine! (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (origin recap); Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis:
Rick uses some of Banner's machinery to transform the Hulk, who was stuck in his monster persona, back into Bruce; Bruce is incredibly weakened by the transformation and takes a chance in using the machinery on himself again which transforms him back into the Hulk's body but with Bruce Banner's mind; Now Bruce and the Hulk can switch at will using the gamma ray machine.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Hulk; Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Introducing...The Merry Marvel Menagerie
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Hulk
  3. 2. Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X, Part 1: It Came from the Skies!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 2: Outlawed
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 3: Bound for Planet X!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 4: Twenty Four Hours till Zero!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 5: The End of Planet X!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. More Marvel Masterpieces...
  9. 8. The Stonghold of Doctor Strange!
    Iron Man
  10. 9. Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!
    Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic
  11. 10. The Monster and the Machine!
    The Incredible Hulk
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