(October 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 Toro... (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Toro / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Larry Lieber; Joe Maneely (Black Knight)
Inks:
John Verpoorten; Joe Maneely (Black Knight)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Black Knight
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Indexer Notes

John Verpoorten credit by Nick Caputo, Jan 2010. Former indexer credited Lieber with inks. Black Knight scene taken from interior story.

["Another Halcyon Hallmark From The Hectic Hierarchy of Marvel-Land"] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos; Bill Everett; Syd Shores; Joe Maneely; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Carl Burgos; Bill Everett; Syd Shores; Joe Maneely
Letters:
?

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.

Introducing Toro, the Flaming Torch Kid (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Toro / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Toro Raymond] (introduction); Mr. Raymond (introduction, death, Toro's father); Mrs. Raymond (death, Toro's mom); Pops (a circus owner, introduction); Samson (introduction)
Synopsis:
Passing by a traveling circus, Torch spots a young kid on the ground with his body aflame. Landing, and a bit puzzled, he helps the young boy named Toro to be able to flame on at will and fly. Toro relates how he was involved in a train accident and lost both his parents after trying to save them in the fire. He fell unconscious, holding a piece of molten metal in his hand. He was adopted by two circus performers and has been with the circus since. Meanwhile, Samson, who lost a fight earlier to the Torch, is planning his revenge against the circus and especially the Torch.
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[Conquering the Communists] (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]
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The Menace of Modred the Evil! (Table of Contents)

Black Knight / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Knight [Sir Percy]; Merlin; King Arthur; Lancelot; Galahad; Guinevere; Lady Rosamund; Modred (introduction); Morgan Le Fey (introduction); Hawkes (introduction)
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Mister Morgan's Monster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Philip Morgan; Mrs. Morgan; humanoid robot
Synopsis:
Humanoid robots are banned, but their inventor keeps one in secret, and aliens try to turn it against humanity. It resists and they are forced to flee, but the robot’s inventor thinks that it disobeyed him by leaving hiding, not knowing that it saved humanity.
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Hotel of Death (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 13 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]; Netman [Charley Boswell] (introduction); Miss Wallace
Synopsis:
An avowed 5th Columnist uses a city celebration to lure Cap and Bucky to it, so that he can convince the good Captain to join his organization....or die!
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Indexer Notes

Original title of the story is "Hotel of Horror".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Origin of Toro...
    Human Torch; Toro
  2. 1. ["Another Halcyon Hallmark From The Hectic Hierarchy of Marvel-Land"]
  3. 2. Introducing Toro, the Flaming Torch Kid
    Human Torch; Toro
  4. 3. [Conquering the Communists]
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Menace of Modred the Evil!
    Black Knight
  6. 5. Mister Morgan's Monster
  7. 6. Hotel of Death
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Darrel McCann
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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