(December 1966)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Zenith Books, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound (#1-2 saddle-stitched)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Characters:
Captain America; Red Skull
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Indexer Notes

New material on cover by Kirby/Colletta. Other scenes taken from interior stories. Colletta inking credit by Nick Caputo. Original indexer listed Frank Giacoia.

["More Lump-in-the-throat Nostalgia-Laden nifties from the Golden Age of Comics"] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Don Heck; Paul Reinman
Inks:
Joe Simon; Don Heck; Dick Ayers; Paul Reinman
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Inside from cover featuring scenes from interior stories, with gray tones added by Marie Severin. Credits include Stan Lee, Sol Brodsky, Roy Thomas, Flo Steinberg, Stan Goldberg, Marie Severin, Morrie Kuramoto and Ron Whyte.

The Red Skull; An Ear for Music (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Duffy; Betty Ross; Captain Craig [death]; The Red Skull [Johann Schmidt] (introduction); von Ratt; Kroft [death]
Synopsis:
Cap has to contend with the return of the Red Skull and figure out why he is using Chopin's "Funeral March" as the means of his diabolical mission of destruction.
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Indexer Notes

Two story titles for this story.

The Phantom Hound of Cardiff Moor (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Thaddeus Duffy; Betty Dean; Senor Ramos (death); Miss Primm; Dr. Amos Willard; Mary Scott; The Hound of Cardiff Moor [Mister Murdock] (introduction)
Synopsis:
Cap solves the mystery of Cardiff Manor and a "ghost" dog, used by the only living relative of the family that once owned the manor.
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Indexer Notes

Oddity: Sgt. Duffy's first name in this story is Thaddeus, yet in earlier Cap stories, he is called Mike. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

I Found the Lair of the Lizard Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)
Job Number:
T-1000

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Eric Kane
Synopsis:
A convict escapes and hides in a deep cave, where he finds a society of lizard men unable to breathe on the surface. When he tries to steal the diamond that provides their light he is transformed into a lizard man and forced to live among them as an outcast.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Was Trapped in the Chamber of Fear! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mike Mathews; Hiram Cragmoor; Vera Vandeer; Chuck Dawson
Synopsis:
A man tries to pitch to Stan Lee the story of a blackmailer who becomes trapped within a mystic ruby as an agent of Fate to direct recently departed souls to their destination. Stan rejects the story as too outlandish even for Tales of Suspense and the man leaves the office. Outside, the man mutters to himself that his secret is safe since even if the blackmailer escapes the ruby no one will believe him and then he blinks out of existence.
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Indexer Notes

Last page of story shows a poster of The Hulk on the wall of Stan Lee's office, considered by some to be the first Hulk crossover/cameo.

Germ Warfare (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Editing:
Stan Lee (original editor)
Job Number:
V-367

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
John Marshall; Molitis germ
Synopsis:
A medical researcher working while on a boat with friends tries to enlarge a germ to more closely examine it, but it grows to human size and hijacks the boat. The doctor takes the germ to an island where it intends to enlarge an army of microbes to conquer the world, but the germ is destroyed by an atomic test that the doctor knew was planned there.
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Keywords:
monsters

Meet the Fang, Arch-Fiend of the Orient (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Howard Ferguson
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Duffy; Betty Ross; Chan; Liang; The Fang (introduction); Baron Nushima; Chu Yin
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky battle against the evil Fang and Baron Nushima, who seek to prevent two emissaries from China from obtaining money loans from the American government.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston. Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. ["More Lump-in-the-throat Nostalgia-Laden nifties from the Golden Age of Comics"]
  3. 2. The Red Skull; An Ear for Music
    Captain America
  4. 3. The Phantom Hound of Cardiff Moor
    Captain America
  5. 4. I Found the Lair of the Lizard Men
  6. 5. I Was Trapped in the Chamber of Fear!
  7. 6. Germ Warfare
  8. 7. Meet the Fang, Arch-Fiend of the Orient
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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