(February 1967)

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 & Hulk image); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image)
Inks:
Don Heck? (Fantastic Four cover); Dick Ayers (Tales of Suspense cover & Hulk image); 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]]; Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
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Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #13 and Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #44. Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #117 and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 Series) #5 used as a background for an image from the Doctor Strange story, page 3, panel 8 and Hulk story, page 11, panel 5.

Hear Ye! See Ye! Read Ye! (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Don Heck
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, Morrie Kuramoto, Ron Whyte, and Flo Steinberg.

The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-138

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff] (introduction, origin); Super-Apes (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
While Reed prepares a journey to the Blue Area of the Moon, Ivan Kragoff trains three apes to pilot a spaceship and take possession of the Moon "for the communist empire".
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[The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes!] Part 2: Menace on the Moon! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; Super-Apes; Watcher [Uatu] (introduction)
Synopsis:
In space, the Fantastic Four's ship crosses that of Ivan Kragoff and they learn of the powers the apes have acquired before landing on the moon.
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[The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes!] Part 3: The Watcher Appears! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-138

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Watcher [Uatu]; Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; Super-Apes
Synopsis:
The Watcher appears and explains where he comes from and why he cannot take sides in the battle between the Fantastic Four and the Red Ghost.
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[The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes!] Part 4: Duel in the Dead City! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-138

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; Super-Apes; Watcher [Uatu]
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four battles the Red Ghost and his Super-Apes on the Moon.
Reprints:

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: The Latest Low-down on Marvel's Light-Hearted Luminaries for Literature Lovers at Large! [February 1967]; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Thing

Indexer Notes

Comments about the great write-up in Stars and Stripes, the big Comics Fan Convention in Manhattan and other information. Marvel checklist for comics on sale right now! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #59, Spider-Man #45, Avengers #36, X-Men #28, Daredevil #24, Thor #136, Strange Tales #153, Tales of Suspense #86, Tales to Astonish #88, Sgt. Fury #38, Fantasy Masterpieces #4 and Marvel Tales #6. A list of 26 more M.M.M.S. members.

The Mad Pharaoh! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-229

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mad Pharoah [Hatap] (introduction); Cleopatra VII; Paul (archeologist)
Synopsis:
After waking up from a 2000 years long sleep, Hatap, the Mad Pharoah, brings Tony Stark into the past to resume his war against Cleopatra. Stark helps Cleopatra defeat Hatap as Iron Man.
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The Many Traps of Baron Mordo! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-557

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo]; Ancient One [Yao]
Synopsis:
Mordo places a spell over Strange's house that causes it to vanish to another dimension. Strange manages to track Mordo down using his ethereal form, but it becomes trapped in Mordo's lair. Mordo goes to see the Ancient One, claiming he's changed his way, just so he can attack him unawares. But Strange had found a way to escape by going straight thru the center of the Earth itself, and warned his mentor in advance. Though defeated, both Strange and the Ancient One know Mordo is becoming more powerful all the time.
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Keywords:
magic

The Hordes of General Fang! (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-47

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Thunderbolt Ross; General Fang (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Hulk thwarts a would-be Genghis Khan conqueror named General Fang from taking over the Asian province of Llhasa, and he only has to dress up as the Abominable Snowman once to do it.
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[Aurora Hobby Kits] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Spider-Man; Kraven; Hulk; Captain America

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Aurora Hobby Kits for Spider-Man (Kit No. 447), Hulk, Captain America and more of the Fantastic Four coming soon.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Hulk
  2. 1. Hear Ye! See Ye! Read Ye!
  3. 2. The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes!] Part 2: Menace on the Moon!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes!] Part 3: The Watcher Appears!
    Fantasric Four
  6. 5. [The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes!] Part 4: Duel in the Dead City!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: The Latest Low-down on Marvel's Light-Hearted Luminaries for Literature Lovers at Large! [February 1967]; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  8. 7. The Mad Pharaoh!
    Iron Man
  9. 8. The Many Traps of Baron Mordo!
    Dr. Strange
  10. 9. The Hordes of General Fang!
    The Incredible Hulk
  11. 10. [Aurora Hobby Kits]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose