(April 1968)

Marvel, 1965 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1968-01-09 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Animated Timely Features, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group; MCG
Editing:
Stan Lee (Editor); Roy Thomas (Associate Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date based on stamp on comic.


The Mysterious Molecule Man! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; John Verpoorten ? (alterations)
Inks:
George Roussos; John Verpoorten ? (alterations)
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]]; Molecule Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Verpoorten alterations per Nick Caputo, March 2011. Background has been changed/removed from the original cover.

The Mighty Marvel Hit Parade.. (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover featuring scenes from interior stories. Credits include Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Sol Brodsky, John Verpoorten, Gary Freidrich, Stan Goldberg, Morrie Kuramoto and Flo Steinberg.

The Mysterious Molecule Man! (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-419

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Molecule Man (introduction, origin); Watcher [Uatu]; The Yancy Street Gang; Alicia Masters
Synopsis:
The Watcher asks the Fantastic Four to stop a new menace who could destroy the whole universe: the Molecule Man.
Reprints:

The Uncanny Unicorn! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Unicorn [Milos Masaryk] (introduction, origin); Happy Hogan; Pepper Potts; Avengers [Thor [Donald Blake] (cameo); Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Wasp [Janet van Dyne] (cameo)]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko] (flashback)
Synopsis:
A Soviet agent with high-tech armor comes to the US to capture Iron Man. He kidnaps Pepper and injures Happy to draw Iron Man out, and then threatens to blow up Stark's factory unless Iron Man comes with him. Iron Man boards Unicorn's plane, but then destroys it, though the Unicorn escapes.
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Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Come N' Get It, Tiger-Here's Our New Year's Gift to You!! [April 1968]; 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
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Announcement that Captain America and the Incredible Hulk now have their own comics, Captain Marvel is Marvel's newest hit but there is a lot more to come, the top Marvel rank will be PMM (Permanent Marvelite Maximus) and is anyone who has earned the previous four ranks and Stan says that now that Marvel is a leader in their field they will no longer refer to the competition as Brand Echh. Marvel checklist for Marvel-ous Mags on sale right now! Comics listed with a synopsis are Not Brand Echh #7, Fantastic Four #73, Spider-Man #59, Avengers #50, X-Men #42, Daredevil #38, Captain Marvel, Starring in Marvel Super-Heroes #13, Thor #150, Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1, Captain America (Premiere Issue), Incredible Hulk (Premiere Issue), Strange Tales #167, Sgt. Fury #52, Captain Savage #2 and Marvel Tales #13. 26 more M.M.M.S. members are listed.

The Challenge of Loki! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Loki; Thor [Donald Blake]; Odin (cameo)
Synopsis:
Strange practices the art of levitation. Meanwhile, in faraway Asgard, home of the Norse Gods, Loki, God of Mischief, plots as always. He contacts Strange and tries to convince him that he is a prisoner of Thor, who is evil and deceiving his father. Strange uses a spell to take Thor's hammer, but on examining it, can sense no trace of evil. Realizing he's been had, Strange battles Loki, who later swears vengeance against the mage.
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[The Coming of the Hulk] Part 2: The Hulk Strikes! (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-709

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Igor
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mysterious Molecule Man!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Mighty Marvel Hit Parade..
  3. 2. The Mysterious Molecule Man!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Uncanny Unicorn!
    Iron Man
  5. 4. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Come N' Get It, Tiger-Here's Our New Year's Gift to You!! [April 1968]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  6. 5. The Challenge of Loki!
    Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts
  7. 6. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 2: The Hulk Strikes!
    The Hulk
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Darrel McCann
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose