(April 1967)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Statement of Ownership average # of copies in preceding 12 months: 404,314.


The Menace of... Byrrah! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Byrrah; Lord Vashti; Lady Dorma
Reprints:

To Be Beaten by Byrrah! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Bill Everett; Marie Severin (see notes)
Inks:
Bill Everett; John Tartaglione ? (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto [as Sherigail]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; GUESTS: Lord Vashti; Lady Dorma; VILLAIN: Byrrah
Synopsis:
Namor's cousin wins the favor of the populace of Atlantis as well as the Atlantean council by belittling the regime of the Sub-Mariner as violent and unstable; He challenges Namor to single combat for the right to rule and no one is more surprised than the avenging son when his powers desert him during the fight and Byrrah handily wins.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Byrrah, Namor's cousin, is re-introduced from the continuity of the 1950's.

Pages 10-12 have uncredited art/corrections by Marie Severin with inking likely by John Tartaglione. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2014.

Kuramoto lettering credit also by Nick, who explains it is based upon an examination of lettering styles. Previous indexer credited Ray Holloway as using the pseudonym "Sherigail" but the name was derived from Morrie Kuramoto's wife and daughter, Gail and Sherry, as noted here:

http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/new/larryhama/?p=129

The Abomination! (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; GUESTS: Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Glenn Talbot; VILLAIN: Abomination [Emil Blonsky] (introduction; origin); CAMEO: Stranger
Synopsis:
The Stranger leaves earth with the rampaging Hulk left behind to wreak destruction on his behalf; Turning back into his alter ego, Banner surrenders himself to Gamma base and tries to kill himself with radiation to stop the Hulk's destruction; Stopped before he can use his gamma machine, the machine is instead used by a foreign spy who is transformed into the Abomination; More powerful than even the Hulk, Abomination beats the jade giant down and kidnaps Betty as he escapes from the base.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mails to Astonish / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Bill Mantlo and images from earlier issues.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Menace of... Byrrah!
    Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. To Be Beaten by Byrrah!
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. The Abomination!
    The Incredible Hulk
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mails to Astonish
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Alan Smith
  • Nick Caputo
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose