(September (October) 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; Hulk; Dr.Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (Fantastic Four & Tales of Suspense cover); Steve Ditko (Hulk cover & Dr. Strange image)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four cover); George Roussos (Tales of Suspense cover); Steve Ditko (Hulk cover & Dr. Strange 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]]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Scarecrow [Ebanezar Laughton]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Metal Master; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #60, Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #51, and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 Series) #6. Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #120 used as a background for an image of Doctor Strange.

Marvel's Merry Living-End Line-Up (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Don Heck
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko; Don Heck
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto ?

Indexer Notes

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

The Micro-World of Doctor Doom! (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; King Pearla (introduction); Princess Pearla (introduction); Molly Margaret McSnide (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four answers a cry for help from someone too small to be seen. They arrive in a micro-world whose leader is Doctor Doom.
Reprints:

The Sinister Scarecrow (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Scarecrow [Ebenezer Laughton, stage name "Uncanny Umberto"] (introduction, origin); Veronica Vogue
Synopsis:
A contortionist becomes the Scarecrow and steals some plans from Tony Stark to sell them to Cuba. Iron Man follows the Scarecrow and steals back the plans.
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The House of Shadows! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange, Master the Mystic Arts / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-650

Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Bill Brinkly (TV reporter); Allan Stevens (TV reporter)
Synopsis:
Strange is on the scene to observe a TV crew as they prepare to enter & broadcast about a "Haunted House". Strange discovers something is amiss, as he is unable to enter via his spirit form. When the signal goes dead, Strange enters the house physically, and uncovers a surprising secret...the house is alive!
Reprints:

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: A Sagacious Smattering of Scuttlebutt, Scoops and Space-wasting Small-talk! [October 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:
?

Characters:
Thing

Indexer Notes

Announcement that the new weekly Fantastic Four series will kick off with an hour-long evening TV special, the name of the new comic book is Not Brand Echh, not Brand Echh as it has been referred to, Daredevil Annual #1 and Avengers Annual #2 will both feature all-new material, Raymond Marais is the newest scripter for Dr. Strange and Sub-Mariner and Stan starts a new poll asking if fans want more or less editorializing on current events. Marvel checklist for Marvel-ous Mags on sale right now! Comics listed with a synopsis are Not Brand Echh #3, Fantastic Four #67, Spider-Man #53, Avengers #44, X-Men #36, Daredevil #32, Thor #144, Strange Tales #161, Tales of Suspense #94, Tales to Astonish #96, Sgt. Fury #46, Fantasy Masterpieces #10 and Marvel Tales #10. 26 more M.M.M.S. members are listed.

The Incredible Hulk vs The Metal Master! [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-116

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Metal Master (introduction)
Synopsis:
Finding his transformations more and more difficult using his gamma ray machine, the Hulk with Banner's brain also finds that he has Banner's features when he zaps himself to face the alien invading Metal Master and his head does not transform. The power of the Metal Master is too much for the Hulk and he is captured by Ross.
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Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Gabe Jones; Robert "Rebel" Jones; Percival "Pinky" Pinkerton; Izzy Cohen; Jasper Stillwell

Indexer Notes

House advertisement for Sgt. Fury Annual #3 with a reprint of its cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Hulk; Dr.Strange
  2. 1. Marvel's Merry Living-End Line-Up
  3. 2. The Micro-World of Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Sinister Scarecrow
    Iron Man
  5. 4. The House of Shadows!
    Dr. Strange, Master the Mystic Arts
  6. 5. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: A Sagacious Smattering of Scuttlebutt, Scoops and Space-wasting Small-talk! [October 1967]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  7. 6. The Incredible Hulk vs The Metal Master! [Part 1]
    The Incredible Hulk
  8. 7. Another Marvel Masterpiece
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