(April 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Olympia Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

["The world's most powerful mortal... in his own full-length magazine at last -- origin and all!"] (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen; Morrie Kuramoto (bottom caption)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints:

--This World Not His Own! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Friedrich
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
George Tuska; Syd Shores
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Hulk (Origin); GUESTS: Odin; Oldar; Warriors Three--Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg; VILLAINS: Enchantress; Executioner; Trolls; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Igor; Rick Jones; Thunderbolt Ross; Thor; Silver Surfer
Synopsis:
Bruce Banner is falling down a bottomless pit back to Midgard when the Enchantress plucks him back to Asgard out of curiosity; The Warriors Three consult Oldar the Oracle and find out the origins of the Hulk; Captured by Enchantress and Executioner, Banner transforms into the Hulk which enrages the Executioner who has fought the jade giant before (back in TTA #77); Leaving the Hulk behind, the evil duo lead an army of trolls against Asgard and the Hulk arrives on the scene just in time to lend a hand in the victory of Odin's forces; Even though he has proven himself an ally, the Hulk still manages to tick the All-Father off so an enraged Odin sends him back to earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cont'd from TALES TO ASTONISH #101

More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents)

Not Brand Echh; Daredevil / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin; Gene Colan
Inks:
Marie Severin; Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Not Brand Echh #7 (April 1968) and Daredevil #38 (March 1968), both advertised as "Now On Sale".

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
John F. Hayes
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title: Tales to Astonish. Total copies printed (average in last 12 months): 449213. Total copies printed (issue nearest to filing date): 463000. Total paid circulation (average in last 12 months): 269132. Total paid circulation (issue nearest to filing date): 293950. Total distribution (average in last 12 months): 269227. Total distribution (issue nearest to filing date): 294045. Office use, left-over, unaccounted, spoiled after printings (average in last 12 months): 179986. Office use, left-over, unaccounted, spoiled after printings (issue nearest to filing date): 168955. Filing Date: October 1, 1967.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Skin Grab-Bag / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Paul Horton, Bobby Vitto, Thomas Kalina, Dean Crawford, Patrick Snead, Brad Annis, Ken Free, and Steve Chapman.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The world's most powerful mortal... in his own full-length magazine at last -- origin and all!"]
    Hulk
  2. 1. --This World Not His Own!
    Hulk
  3. 2. More Triumphs for Marvel..!
    Not Brand Echh; Daredevil
  4. 3. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Green Skin Grab-Bag
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