(September 1975)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
7 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Colossus That Challenged the World! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson ?
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Cover pencil and cover ink credits from Nick Caputo (April 1, 2006).

I Fought the Colossus! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[T-463]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Prof. Reynolds; "Colossus" supercomputer
Synopsis:
An advanced supercomputer turns Earth into a utopia, but suspicion remains, only to be inflamed when it is found to be building a giant robot. Humanity turns on the computer and destroys the robot, only to find that it was intended to replace the supercomputer, which breaks down, leaving humanity without its intelligence.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Hidden Martians (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[D-215]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Major Caswell; Bill Hamilton; Fred; Tess
Synopsis:
A man charged with detecting hidden Martians is unaware that his girlfriend is one of them.
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Earth Will Be Destroyed! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[T-641]

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Aliens plot to devastate Earth before invading, but they cannot pinpoint its location. They are unaware that they are on Earth as a speck of dust in a petri dish, which is casually discarded.
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Indexer Notes

This concept was re-used with a single creature in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #18 (April 1961) as "Monsteroso!" drawn by Steve Ditko and in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #9 (February 1962 series) as "The Terror of Tim Boo Baa" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Stan Lee is speculatively credited as the writer on the basis of his authorship of the second re-telling.

He Never Reached the Ground! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alfonso Greene
Inks:
Alfonso Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[M-550]

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man falls 35 floors but disappears at ground level just before impact, saved by a Tibetan mystic indebted to his great-grandfather.
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Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox [September 1975] (Table of Contents)

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Stan Lee talks about MGM's Marvelous Wizard of Oz (Marvel, 1975 series) #1. Miscellaneous Marvel news items. Small obituary for Artie Simek, who passed away on February 20, 1975.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Colossus That Challenged the World!
  2. 1. I Fought the Colossus!
  3. 2. The Hidden Martians
  4. 3. Earth Will Be Destroyed!
  5. 4. He Never Reached the Ground!
  6. 5. Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox [September 1975]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox
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