(June 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 (covers & Hulk image); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four cover); Steve Ditko (Fantastic Four cover, Hulk & Dr. Strange images)
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]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]

Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #14 and Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #464. Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #119 and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 Series) #2 used as a background for an image from the Doctor Strange story, page 2, panel 5 and Hulk story, page 3, panel 7.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Don Heck; Larry Lieber
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko; Don Heck; Paul Reinman
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

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

The Merciless Puppet Master (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-144

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]; Puppet Master; Mole Man [Moleman] (cameo); Skrulls (cameo); Doctor Doom (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Puppet Master is declared healed and plans his revenge againt the Fantastic Four. This time, he'll use the Sub-Mariner.
Reprints:

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Dazzling Data, Dizzy Dispatches, and Dangerous Declarations of Rather Dubious Distinction! [June 1967]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy); Stan Lee
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Thing

Indexer Notes

Announcement of The Merry Marvel Messenger #1 (for M.M.M.S. subscribers) and the six annuals for this year, welcome to Dan Adkins and Herb Trimpe, the return of Ogden Whitney and George Bell, the first Stan's Soapbox where Stan explains "The Marvel Philosophy" and a small Thing illustration. Marvel checklist for Marvel-ous Mags on sale right now! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #63, Spider-Man #49, Avengers #40, X-Men #32, Daredevil #28, Thor #140, Strange Tales #157, Tales of Suspense #90, Tales to Astonish #92, Sgt. Fury #42, Fantasy Masterpieces #8 and Marvel Tales #8.

Iron Man Faces the Crimson Dynamo! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-411

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko] (introduction, origin); Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev; Happy Hogan; Pepper Potts
Synopsis:
Khrushchev sends the Crimson Dynamo in the United States to "wreck Stark's project and get rid of Iron Man". Iron Man defeats the Crimson Dynamo and convinces him to defect.
Reprints:

Beyond the Purple Veil! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Wong; Aggamon (introduction)
Synopsis:
Doctor Strange must rescue two thieves who unwittingly steal a magic gem from him and are trapped in a mystical dimension as a result.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic

The Way It Began... (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Watcher / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Watcher [Uatu] (origin); Ikor; Emnu
Synopsis:
The Watcher comes from a super-advanced race that decides to share its technology with others. When their first attempt ends in tragedy they vow never to interfere with the affairs of less advanced species.
Reprints:

[The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 2: Prisoners of the Toad Men! (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / comic story / 5 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]; Rick Jones; Thunderbolt Ross; Torrak
Synopsis:
The Toad men capture Bruce Banner and bring him to their spaceship.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Toad Men

[The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 3: Bruce Banner, Wanted for Treason! (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis:
Bruce Banner is found in a Toad Men crashed spaceship while their fleet arrives on Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Toad Men
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Hulk
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Merciless Puppet Master
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Dazzling Data, Dizzy Dispatches, and Dangerous Declarations of Rather Dubious Distinction! [June 1967]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  5. 4. Iron Man Faces the Crimson Dynamo!
    Iron Man
  6. 5. Beyond the Purple Veil!
    Dr. Strange
  7. 6. The Way It Began...
    Tales of the Watcher
  8. 7. [The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 2: Prisoners of the Toad Men!
    The Hulk
  9. 8. [The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 3: Bruce Banner, Wanted for Treason!
    The Hulk
This issue was most recently modified by:
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