(August 1967)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1967
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Zenith Books, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee; Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound (#1-2 saddle-stitched)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Stan Lee is credited as King of Comics Editors, Roy Thomas as Warlord of Word-Balloons


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

All-Winners Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Al Avison; Jack Kirby; Larry Lieber
Inks:
Syd Shores; Dick Ayers; Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Winners Squad [Captain America; Bucky; Human Torch; Toro; Sub-Mariner; Whizzer; Miss America]
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Fantasy Masterpieces (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Syd Shores; Jack Kirby; Larry Lieber
Inks:
Syd Shores; Dick Ayers; Paul Reinman
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto ?

Indexer Notes

Inside from cover featuring scenes from interior stories, with gray tones added by Marie Severin. Credits include Stan Lee, Sol Brodsky, Roy Thomas, Flo Steinberg, Stan Goldberg and Marie Severin.

[Chapter 1] The Crime of the Ages! (Table of Contents)

All-Winners Squad / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
Al Avison ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Winners Squad [Captain America [Steve Rogers; William Naslund] (see note for Chapter 7); Bucky [Bucky Barnes; Fred Davis] (see note for Chapter 7); Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Whizzer [Robert Frank]; Miss America [Madeline Joyce]]; Professor Saba (introduction); Isbisa [Meke] (introduction)
Synopsis:
The All-Winners Squad is hurriedly called to meet with the curator of a museum, whose exhibit, "The Ages of Mankind", has been smashed. In addition, a note has been left, signed by the mysterious Isbisa, who has challenged the members to follow up various clues he has left with each part of the exhibit in a winner-take-all battle. To make matters graver, Ibisa has left a spurious clue behind, intimating that Prince Namor is a part of the enemy camp.
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[Chapter 2] The Age of Bronze! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
?; Allen Bellman ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers; William Naslund] (see note for Chapter 7); Bucky [Bucky Barnes; Fred Davis] (see note for Chapter 7); Isbisa; Porky (introduction); Cellini (introduction)
Synopsis:
Cap and Bucky head to a museum of art to locate a valuable piece of bronze art and find the "Idol With the Starry Eyes".....a bronze idol that actually has star sapphires for eyes. When a gang infects the idol with "bronze disease", Cap figures out the crooks are planning to hijack the idol as it is shipped off for electrolysis treatment, only to discover the idol is a red herring and the crooks really want to valuable art on display.
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[Chapter 3] The Iron Age! (Table of Contents)

Whizzer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sd Shores; ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Whizzer [Robert Frank]; Cameron (movie director); Clark (movie actor); Isbisa; Shut-Eye (introduction)
Synopsis:
Whizzer arrives at the movie set for a film involving the life of notorious train robber, Mal Brennings, and the director mentions that the old railroad locomotive was secured for the film that originally had been robbed of the non-recovered gold on board. Some of Isbisa's men attempt to rob the train again for real, but it is the Whizzer who discovers the missing gold under the planks of the locomotive's cab.
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Awe-inspiring Announcements for You to Yawn With! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

[Chapter 4] The Steel Age (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Bobby Lee (a policewoman); Isbisa; James Flore (architect)
Synopsis:
The Torch is lured into a trap, but is rescued by a lady policewoman who is engaged to a detective that wants her to quit the force. However, she refuses to do so until she can solve one important case, and the Torch offers to help her do just that. The case: why does a newly constructed bank have a secret entrance that connects to a sewage tunnel?
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[Chapter 5] The Stone Age (Table of Contents)

Miss America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss America [Madeline Joyce]; John (Millstone Chief of Police); Isbisa; the Calcium Master (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Miss America heads to Millstone to visit the Chief of Police, but finds him turned to stone. When she finds a note from someone called the Calcium Master, who claims to be able to restore him to life for $10,000, she smells a rat and tracks down the vile sculptor responsible.
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[Chapter 6] The Ice Age! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner; Toro / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Namor the Sub-Mariner; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Isbisa; Black Patch (introduction)
Synopsis:
Toro joins Namor as the Prince heads up to a major Eskimo trading post to deal with a band of cut-throats who are using their whaling ship as a hideout for their fur hijacking mob!
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[Chapter 7] Conclusion (Table of Contents)

All-Winners Squad / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Winners Squad [Captain America [Steve Rogers; William Naslund] (see note); Bucky [Bucky Barnes; Fred Davis] (see note); Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Whizzer [Robert Frank]; Miss America [Madeline Joyce]]; Isbisa [Meke]
Synopsis:
When the All-Winners Squad members reconvene after their various adventures, they discover Isbisa's challenge to them was a red herring, so that the master criminal would be free to pursue his main crime: the stealing of the atomic bomb, and to accomplish his main goal: to become dictator of the world!
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Indexer Notes

Chronologically, the next All-Winners Squad story is What If? (Marvel, 1977 series) #4, which retroactively establishes that the post-war Captain America and Bucky here are William Naslund (a.k.a. The Spirit of '76) and Fred Davis. In that story, Naslund is killed and replaced as Captain America by The Patriot (Jeff Mace).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

includes letters from Roy L. Davis and David Kies

There Were Five Frightened Men...! (Table of Contents)

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
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Victor Conrad; Mr. Smythe
Synopsis:
An art thief steals a painting of frightened men, only to be trapped in it as one of them.
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Beware! He Isn't Human! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber; Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)
Job Number:
V-493

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Eric Krugg; Diane Harper
Synopsis:
A Hollywood special effects man builds an android to slay a woman who rejected his advances because she was "waiting". After he sends the robot to the museum where she works, he relaxes for a sufficient time, and then is startled when she appears at the door with the robot. She reveals that she too, is a robot, and she was "waiting" for a robot to be a mate. The two machines slowly approach him as he backs towards an open window which he falls through.
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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.)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    All-Winners Squad
  2. 1. Fantasy Masterpieces
  3. 2. [Chapter 1] The Crime of the Ages!
    All-Winners Squad
  4. 3. [Chapter 2] The Age of Bronze!
    Captain America
  5. 4. [Chapter 3] The Iron Age!
    Whizzer
  6. 5. Awe-inspiring Announcements for You to Yawn With!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  7. 6. [Chapter 4] The Steel Age
    Human Torch
  8. 7. [Chapter 5] The Stone Age
    Miss America
  9. 8. [Chapter 6] The Ice Age!
    Sub-Mariner; Toro
  10. 9. [Chapter 7] Conclusion
    All-Winners Squad
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fantasy Mailbag
  12. 11. There Were Five Frightened Men...!
  13. 12. Beware! He Isn't Human!
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