(June 1967)

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

The Origin of the Human Torch! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner
Reprints:

"Never Have Thine Eyes Beheld More Encompassing Excitement" (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos; Bill Everett; Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Larry Lieber
Inks:
Carl Burgos; Bill Everett; Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko; Matt Fox
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Inside from cover featuring scenes from interior stories, with gray tones added by John Verpoorten. Credits include Stan Lee, Sol Brodsky, Roy Thomas, Flo Steinberg, Stan Goldberg, Gary Freidrich, Morrie Kuramoto and John Verpoorten.

[Origin of the Human Torch] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Editing:
Martin Goodman (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch (introduction and origin, an android); Prof. Phineas T. Horton (introduction); Mr. Harris (businessman); Tony Sardo (introduction, death), Red (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
After the Scientist's Guild convinces inventor Horton to dispose of his new creation, a "human torch", a clever criminal figures out a way to use this creation for his own evil purposes.
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[The Sub-Mariner Goes To War] (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Bill Everett
Editing:
Martin Goodman (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Tha-Korr; Council of Three (introduction, Atlantean rulers); the Nazis
Synopsis:
Betty, concerned on what effect the Nazi submarine warfare has had on ocean-going travel and commerce, enlists the aid of the Sub-Mariner and his aerial subs to deal with the problem.
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Monsteroso! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Monsteroso
Synopsis:
A creature hatches from an egg and imagines itself lord of all it surveys, but it is suddenly drowned, as it is only a microbe in a scientist's culture.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story was retold in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #9 (February 1962 series) as "The Terror of Tim Boo Baa" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Stan Lee is given a speculative writing credit based on his authorship of the retelling.

We Search the Stars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)
Job Number:
X-220

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sir Edward Ramsey
Synopsis:
A space expedition discovers what they believe is a savage human-like species and flee, not suspecting that they are an advanced psychic race able to meet all their needs through thought.
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I Don't Believe in....Ghosts! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber; Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)
Job Number:
V-494

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mr. Jordan; Wilbur Weems
Synopsis:
A man offers fifty thousand dollars to anyone who can show him a ghost but, time after time, he proves that there is a rational explanation behind the sightings. It turns out he does this because he is a ghost himself, and wants to prevent haunted houses from being demolished, rendering their occupants homeless.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script and inks added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Spy Ambush (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 11 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]; Countess Mara (introduction); Franz
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky face the unparalled fury of a female Nazi agent, bent on capturing America's only model of the new rapid fire grenade gun for Hitler.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantasy Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Gil Kane; Carl Burgos
Inks:
Gil Kane; Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters section includes images from earlier stories and letters from Albert Tindall and Ron Rencevicz

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Origin of the Human Torch!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. "Never Have Thine Eyes Beheld More Encompassing Excitement"
  3. 2. [Origin of the Human Torch]
    Human Torch
  4. 3. [The Sub-Mariner Goes To War]
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. Monsteroso!
  6. 5. We Search the Stars!
  7. 6. I Don't Believe in....Ghosts!
  8. 7. Spy Ambush
    Captain America
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fantasy Mailbag
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