(August 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 (Editor); Roy Thomas (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (covers & Hulk image); Larry Lieber (Watcher image)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four cover); Sol Brodsky? (Tales of Suspense cover); George Roussos? (Tales of Supsense cover); Steve Ditko (Hulk image); Chic Stone (Watcher image)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mad Thinker; Awesome Android; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Melter [Bruno Hogan]; Watcher
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #15 and Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #47. Also, an image from the Watcher from the Tales of the Watcher story, page 5, panel 4 and the Hulk from the cover of Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 Series) #60.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Larry Lieber
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko; Don Heck ; Chic Stone
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, Gary Freidrich, Stan Goldberg, Morrie Kuramoto and Flo Steinberg.

The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-191

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Mad Thinker (introduction); Awesome Android (origin); Cousin Bones (introduction); Fatal Finnegan (introduction); Willie Lumpkin; Peggy; Shorty
Synopsis:
The Mad Thinker has summoned gang leaders to try to become the king of New York. To achieve his goal, he must defeat the Fantastic Four. So he makes sure they are all offered interesting opportunities. While they disband, the Thinker uses the Baxter Building to build his Awesome Android.
Reprints:

Iron Man Battles the Melter! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-448

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Melter [Bruno Horgan] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A former competitor of Tony Stark becomes the Melter and sabotages one of his plants. Iron Man tries to defend it but must flee before the Melter. He defeats him by constructing an aluminum suit that he cannot melt.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly indicates the story was originally presented in Tales of Suspense #54.

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Kingpin [Wilson Fisk]

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Amazing Spider-Man #51 using the cover.

Hands Off! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-634

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Watcher [Uatu]
Synopsis:
The Watcher is tempted to break his vow of non-interference, but sees that it is for the best to obey.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly indicates the story was originally presented in Tales of Suspense #47.

[The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 4: Hulk Runs Amok! (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis:
Hulk escapes from his cell while General Ross forgets about the Toad Men.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Toad Men

[The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 5: The End of the Hulk? (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis:
Bruce Banner repels the Toad Men invasion.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Toad Men

The Marvel-ous Master of the Mystic Arts! (Table of Contents)

A Marvel Masterwork / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen ; Morrie Kuramoto

Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]

Indexer Notes

This is the first publication of this drawing. Since Ditko had quit Marvel over a year earlier, this must have been an unused pin-up, prepared circa 1965 for either Strange Tales or Spider-Man Special #2. Info per Nick Caputo, February 2013.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Fabulous Facts and Frivolous Fables for Frantic Fans, Faithful Friends, and Fiendish Foes! [August 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

Indexer Notes

Announcement of the first issue of Not Brand Echh, details on the first four annuals for this year, a reminder that the new Spider-Man and Fantastic Four cartoons will start soon, a detailed list of what you get from in new M.M.M.S. membership kit and compliments from Stan Lee. Marvel checklist for Marvel-ous Mags on sale right now! Comics listed with a synopsis are Not Brand Echh #1, Fantastic Four #65, Spider-Man #51, Avengers #42, X-Men #34, Daredevil #30, Thor #142, Strange Tales #159, Tales of Suspense #92, Tales to Astonish #94, Sgt. Fury #44, Fantasy Masterpieces #9 and Marvel Tales #9.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Iron Man Battles the Melter!
    Iron Man
  5. 4. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  6. 5. Hands Off!
    Tales of the Watcher
  7. 6. [The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 4: Hulk Runs Amok!
    The Hulk
  8. 7. [The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 5: The End of the Hulk?
    The Hulk
  9. 8. The Marvel-ous Master of the Mystic Arts!
    A Marvel Masterwork
  10. 9. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Fabulous Facts and Frivolous Fables for Frantic Fans, Faithful Friends, and Fiendish Foes! [August 1967]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
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