(December 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; Dr. Strange; Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (cover repros); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (cover repros); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Kala; Jim Evans; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Tyrannus; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
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Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #9, Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #43 and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 Series) #5. Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #116 used as a background for an image of Doctor Strange.

Marvel's Merry Living-End Line-Up (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

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, and Flo Steinberg.

The End of the Fantastic Four! [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-995

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four are bankrupt and the Sub-Mariner is scheming to use this.
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[The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 2: Sub-Mariner Gives the Orders! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-995

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; James Arness; Alfred Hitchcock; Dean Martin; Bob Hope
Synopsis:
The Sub-Mariner offers the Fantastic Four one million dollars if they star in a film that he's producing.
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[The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 3: The Fury of Mr. Fantastic (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Cyclops
Synopsis:
Mr. Fantastic discovers that the film project is a setup.
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[The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 4: The Flame of Battle (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis:
Human Torch and Thing discover that the film project is a setup.
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[The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 5: Vengeance Is Ours! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-995

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis:
The film is produced and an unwilling Sub-Mariner pays the Fantastic Four their money.
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Kala, Queen of the Netherworld! (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:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-216

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Kala (introduction); General Baxu (introduction); Jim; Evans
Synopsis:
Stark is abducted by the queen of an underground kingdom to help her invade the surface. As Iron Man, Stark shows her that she would rapidly age on the surface, convincing her to call off the invasion.
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Return to the Nightmare World! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-517

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Wong (unnamed); Ancient One [Yao] (cameo); Doctor Warren; Nightmare
Synopsis:
Nightmare has discovered the ability to capture humans and bring them to his world for study while they sleep. The police ask Strange's help, as a "last resort," to discover the cause behind a rash of people unable to awaken. Strange tracks the cause down to the Nightmare World, and has a rematch with his old foe.
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Keywords:
magic

See the New Superheroes (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? (advertisement copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Space Ghost; Jan; Jayce; Blip; Frankenstein, Jr.; Buzz; Superman; Lone Ranger; Tonto; Silver; The Impossibles [Coil Man; Fluid Man; Multi Man]; Dino Boy; Ugh; Bronty

Indexer Notes

An advertisement promoting CBS's Saturday morning television programs.

Beauty and the Beast! (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-48

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Tyrannus (introduction)
Synopsis:
Underground overlord Tyrannus kidnaps Betty and lures the Hulk into his subterranean kingdom, forcing the Hulk to do his bidding to keep Betty safe. The Jade Giant is powerless until Rick frees Betty, thus leaving the Hulk free to bring the house down on Tyrannus.
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Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; John Romita
Inks:
Joe Sinnott; Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Goliath [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]

Indexer Notes

House advertisement for Fantastic Four Annual #4 and Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3 reprinting their covers.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Hulk
  2. 1. Marvel's Merry Living-End Line-Up
  3. 2. The End of the Fantastic Four! [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 2: Sub-Mariner Gives the Orders!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 3: The Fury of Mr. Fantastic
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 4: The Flame of Battle
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 5: Vengeance Is Ours!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. Kala, Queen of the Netherworld!
    Iron Man
  9. 8. Return to the Nightmare World!
    Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic
  10. 9. See the New Superheroes
  11. 10. Beauty and the Beast!
    The Incredible Hulk
  12. 11. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Darrel McCann
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose