(December 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; MCG
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.


In the Clutches of Dr. Doom! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (FF images); Steve Ditko (Hulk scene); Don Heck (Iron Man scene)
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Joe Sinnott (FF scenes); Steve Ditko (Hulk scene); Don Heck (Iron Man scene)
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]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Metal Master; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Boris Turgenev]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

FF cover scene is an amalgamation of images: Dr. Doom is a blow-up of a Kirby/Ayers image; FF figures are taken from Kirby/Sinnott images.

Introducing...The Merry Marvel Menagerie (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:
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover featuring 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, Flo Steinberg.

Defeated by 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
Job Number:
X-315

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Ant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Princess Pearla (cameo); President John F. Kennedy (cameo, partially hidden); Nikita Khrushchev (cameo)
Synopsis:
Back from the Micro-world, Doctor Doom attacks the Fantastic Four once more by kidnapping Alicia.
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The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Don Rico [as N. Korok]
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Dr. Anton Vanko; Crimson Dynamo [Boris Turgenev] (introduction); Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff] (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Black Widow and Boris are sent to America to kill Anton Vanko, the Crimson Dynamo, for defecting to America. They are also tasked with killing both Iron Man and Tony Stark.
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Witchcraft in the Wax Museum! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo]
Synopsis:
A phone call lures Strange away in his ectoplasmic form, so Baron Mordo can steal his body. Knowing that if the two are not reunited in 24 hours Strange is doomed, Mordo places a spell over the body so Strange cannot return to it. Using his amulet to retrace Mordo's steps, he finds Mordo, and his own body, in a wax museum. Tricking Mordo into fighting him in his ectoplasmic form, Strange turns the tables by trapping Mordo outside his body, and with Mordo held thus, is able to return to his own. Mordo warns Strange his unwillingness to finish him will be his undoing.
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America's Best TV Comics are Here..Saturdays! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? (advertisement copy)
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl]; Spider-Man; Casper; King Kong; George of the Jungle; Beatles

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for the new Saturday morning cartoons on ABC featuring the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Journey to the Center of the Earth, King Kong, George of the Jungle and the Beatles.

The Incredible Hulk vs The Metal Master! [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 9 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; Teen Brigade (introduction); Metal Master
Synopsis:
The power of the Metal Master is too much for the Hulk and he is captured by Ross. Rick forms the Teen Brigade.
Reprints:

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Instant Info, Insanely Inspired by Irrelevant Items of Incredible Inconsequence! [December 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:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm] [Johnny Storm ]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]

Indexer Notes

Announcement that Jack and Roz Kirby had their 25th wedding anniversary, there will be an hour block on Saturday morning TV of Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, Tales of Asgard has been replaced with the origins of the Inhumans, Dan Adkins, Jim Steranko, Marie Severin and John Buscema are Marvels latest artistic luminaries, R.F.O. (Real Frantic One) is the title for anyone who regularly buys at least 3 marvel comics per month, the X-Men have added a 5 page feature of the origins of the X-Men and Stan says their rivals write for the bubblegum brigade. Marvel checklist for Marvel-ous Mags on sale right now! Comics listed with a synopsis are Not Brand Echh #5, Fantastic Four #69, Spider-Man #55, Avengers #46, X-Men #38, Daredevil #34, Thor #146, Strange Tales #163, Tales of Suspense #96, Tales to Astonish #98, Sgt. Fury #48, Fantasy Masterpieces #11 and Marvel Tales #11. 26 more M.M.M.S. members are listed.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In the Clutches of Dr. Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Introducing...The Merry Marvel Menagerie
  3. 2. Defeated by Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!
    Iron Man
  5. 4. Witchcraft in the Wax Museum!
    Dr. Strange
  6. 5. America's Best TV Comics are Here..Saturdays!
  7. 6. The Incredible Hulk vs The Metal Master! [Part 2]
    The Incredible Hulk
  8. 7. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Instant Info, Insanely Inspired by Irrelevant Items of Incredible Inconsequence! [December 1967]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
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