(July 1968)

Marvel, 1967 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US format then standard modern US format
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound (#12-31) then saddle-stitched (#32-105)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Medusa, The Most Uncanny Inhuman Of Them All! (Table of Contents)

Medusa / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Medusa; Trapster; Sandman
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Colan; Bill Everett; John Romita; Joe Maneely; ?
Inks:
Vince Colletta; Bil Everett; John Romita; Joe Maneely; ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, issue credits, listing of stories with one panel reprinted from each story. Credits include Roy Thomas, Sol Brodsky, John Verpoorten, Stan Goldberg, Morrie Kuramoto and Flo Steinberg.

Let the Silence Shatter! (Table of Contents)

Medusa / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Archie Goodwin
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Inhumans [Medusa; Black Bolt]; Frightful Four [Wizard; Trapster; Sandman]
Reprints:

[The All New Spider-Man Spectacular is Here!] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad featuring a Romita drawn image of the cover to Spectacular Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1968 series) #1 (July 1968). Placed between pages 14 and 15 of the Medusa story.

[The Siege of Camelot!] (Table of Contents)

Black Knight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-64

Genre:
historical; superhero
Characters:
Black Knight [Sir Percy]; Modred; Hawkes; Morgan Le Fey; Sir Gillis (introduction); King Arthur
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from cover. Stan Lee writer credit removed based on information from the Timely/Atlas discussion list.

The Dawn of the Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
E-805

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor] (origin details; story takes place in Namor's boyhood); Princess Fen; Prince Byrrah
Synopsis:
Sub-Mariner, as a boy, learns that he can live outside of water indefinitely.
Reprints:

[The Origin of the Black Marvel] (Table of Contents)

Black Marvel / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Gabriele ?
Inks:
Jack Alderman ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Marvel [Dan Lyons] (introduction; origin); Chief Man-To (introduction; death); Running Elk; Dan Lyons; Al; Steve; Mickey; Vannie; Jund
Synopsis:
The Black Marvel stops a group of criminals who have sabotaged the power plant to provide cover to steal weapons to set themselves up as the local criminal power. In the middle of this story, we see the Black Marvel's origin as a white man who successfully completes the physical trials to take over the position of the dying chief of the Blackfeet tribe after all of the tribe's braves had failed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Note that some sources claim that Stan Lee co-created the Black Marvel, but Lee's first writing credit for a text filler, has been established as being in Captain America Comics #3, with his first comic scripting credit a few issues after that.

Captain America Turns Traitor! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
John Romita (signed)
Inks:
John Romita (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D 740

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Oranoff; Dr. Standish; Sub-Mariner [Namor] (cameo); Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (cameo); Toro [Thomas Raymond] (cameo)
Synopsis:
A Russian scientist tries to drug Cap into becoming a communist.
Reprints:

Marvel Mailbag (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Gene Colan (letterhead)
Inks:
Vince Colletta (letterhead)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset; ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Medusa

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Bob Schoenfeld, George Parsons Jr., Leonard Lipton and Jeff Pierce. Includes promo for the next issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Medusa, The Most Uncanny Inhuman Of Them All!
    Medusa
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Let the Silence Shatter!
    Medusa
  4. 3. [The All New Spider-Man Spectacular is Here!]
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. [The Siege of Camelot!]
    Black Knight
  6. 5. The Dawn of the Sub-Mariner
    Sub-Mariner
  7. 6. [The Origin of the Black Marvel]
    Black Marvel
  8. 7. Captain America Turns Traitor!
    Captain America
  9. 8. Marvel Mailbag
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