(April 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); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image); Steve Ditko ? (Tales of Suspense cover); Don Heck ? (Tales of suspense cover)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four cover); Don Heck (Tales of Suspense cover); Steve Ditko (Hulk cover & 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]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Jack Kirby; Stan Lee; Iron Man [Don Heck]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Jack Frost [Gregor Shapanka]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross
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Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #10, Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #45, and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 Series) #2. Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #118 used as a background for an image of Doctor Strange.

[no title indexed] (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 and Flo Steinberg.

The Return of Doctor Doom! [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:
X-38

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom returns from his unwanted journey in space and visits Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in order to make them set a trap for the Fantastic Four.
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[The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 2: Back from the Dead! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; the Ovoids (flashback, introduction); Doctor Doom (villain); Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom tells how he managed to return to Earth with the help of the Ovoids and then he changes bodies with Mr Fantastic using Ovoid technology.
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[The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 3: The End 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:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom convinces the rest of the Fantastic Four that he is Mr Fantastic.
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[The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 4: No Place to Turn! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom (as Mr. Fantastic) displays his new shrinking-ray and Mr. Fantastic (in Doom's body) escapes his captivity in Doom's castle.
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[The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 5: The Real Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom and Mr. Fantastic get their bodies back and Doom is put under his own shrinking-ray and shrinks down to sub-atomic size.
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More Marvel Masterpieces... (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House advertisement for Fantasy Masterpieces #7, Amazing Spider-Man #47 and Marvel Tales #7 reprinting their covers.

The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 18 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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Happy Hogan (introduction); Pepper Potts (introduction); Jack Frost [Gregor Shapanka] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A washed up boxer saves Stark's life, and he hires him as a chauffeur. Meanwhile, a scientist fired by Stark creates a suit that gives him the power to freeze whatever is near him. He attacks Stark and Iron Man stops him.
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The Possessed! (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Herr Braun; Fraulein Lieber
Synopsis:
Using his "Earthly Scanner," which is a small replica of the planet, Strange senses evil somewhere in Bavaria. In a remote village, he finds the townspeople the victims of some strange form of possession, and believes a supernatural force is at work. But he soon discovers it's really the work of aliens from another dimension. He sends them packing, and seals off the dimensional doorway forever.
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Keywords:
magic

The Terror of the Toad Men, Part 1: Enter...the Toad Men (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-781

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner](origin recap); Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Toad Men (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Toad Men are above Earth, in search of its brightest scientist. Meanwhile, Rick and Bruce explore an underground cave where they hope to imprison Hulk each night.
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Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: A Batty Barrage of Bombastic Bulletins, Burstin' With Bi-partisan Banter, Bare-faced Banality, and Unabashed Bull! [April 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:
?

Indexer Notes

Comments about the Marvel Super-Heroes show on TV, Gene Colan bought a motorcycle (and then fell off), Larry Lieber and Bill Everett both hurt their sacroiliacs, Johnny Verpoorten is a new Art Associate, Roy Thomas gave up a scholarship to George Washington University to write for Marvel and Jack Kirby is considered the best artist in the Bullpen. Marvel checklist for comics on sale right now! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #61, Spider-Man #47, Avengers #38, X-Men #30, Daredevil #26, Thor #138, Strange Tales #155, Tales of Suspense #88, Tales to Astonish #90, Sgt. Fury #40, Fantasy Masterpieces #7 and Marvel Tales #7. A list of 26 more M.M.M.S. members.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Hulk
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Return of Doctor Doom! [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 2: Back from the Dead!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 3: The End of Mr. Fantastic?
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 4: No Place to Turn!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 5: The Real Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. More Marvel Masterpieces...
  9. 8. The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost!
    Iron Man
  10. 9. The Possessed!
    Dr. Strange
  11. 10. The Terror of the Toad Men, Part 1: Enter...the Toad Men
    The Hulk
  12. 11. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: A Batty Barrage of Bombastic Bulletins, Burstin' With Bi-partisan Banter, Bare-faced Banality, and Unabashed Bull! [April 1967]; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
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