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(April 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1968-01-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Olympia Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group; MCG
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

On Sale Date from the publication date reported to the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 22, Part 2, Periodicals, January-December 1968. Copyright number B474853. Date given is what was in the application form, but per the Copyright Office also notes it received notice of the issue in 1967. Copyright given to Olympia Publications, Inc., Marvel Comics Group.


["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) (Expand) /

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

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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