(July 1968)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Gary Friedrich
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#1-33 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; The Scorpion
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Indexer Notes

Background color is different from the original, also more cover blurbs are added.

[MARVEL TALES Credits] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Tales / credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko; Bill Everett; Dick Ayers; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko; Bill Everett; Dick Ayers; George Roussos
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; The Scorpion; Human Torch; The Electric Eel; Marvel Boy; Orion Rex; Thor; Zarrko the Tomorrow Man

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover with credits and one piece of panel art from each main story.

The Coming of the Scorpion! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg?
Letters:
Sam Rosen [as S. Rosen]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Scorpion [Macdonald "Mac" Gargan]; Liz Allen; Flash Thompson; Aunt May; Betty Brant; J. Jonah Jameson; Ned Leeds; Dr. Farley Stillwell
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The Greatest Event in the History of Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1.

Caves of Doom (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Noiro; Marvel Boy; Donna Lake; Marie; Orion Rex
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[The Merry Marvel Marching Society] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

A nifty new membership kit "for the paltry sum of 1.00".

"The Living Bomb!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Jerry Siegel [as Joe Carter] (Script)
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg?
Letters:
Sam Rosen [as S. Rosen]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Ted Braddock (TV commentator); The Eel [Leopold Stryke] (Intro); Charles Lawson (inventor); Moxie Gahagan (fence); Wizard (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Baldy (gangster; cameo)
Synopsis:
Flying over Glenville, Johnny wonders if the residents have grown bored with him. He gives them a "free show", but the reaction is decidedly negative. This turns out to be the fault of TV commentator Ted Braddock, who's been doing a series of very negative editorials about Johnny, which have succeeded in turning many people against him. Meanwhile, The Eel steals a bag containing "Project X" from inventor Charles Lawson, who begs him to return it. It turns out the bag contains a miniature radio-active atomic pile, which is danger of going off within one hour of being exposed to air if the proper switch is not thrown on it! Hearing about it on the news, a fence tells The Eel why it's too "hot" to handle. Lawson helps Johnny track down The Eel, who's gotten rid of the device, but not believing him, Johnny attacks. Johnny manages to fly the device into the upper atmosphere where it explodes, as he absorbs most of the blast-- but nearly dies in the process. As Reed uses a ray to restore Johnny's "half-dead cells" to vitality, Braddock broadcasts a editorial retracting everything bad he ever said about The Torch. Johnny recovers, causing cheers in the general public and frustration among the underworld.
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"The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos [as G. Bell]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg?
Letters:
Sam Rosen [as S. Rosen]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man; Hank Pym; Tony Stark; Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Odin; Loki; Heimdall; Norn Hag (I); Don Blake; Mr. Hyde (flashback); Jane Foster (flashback)
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Norn Hag and the Well of Centures, story continued in Journey Into Mystery #102.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 10 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 10 one-page advertisements for: Tired of Being Skinny? (Weight Gainables, Joe Welder), Bosy Sell Grit (sales club, Grit Publishing), Baseball Game (game, Strat-o-matic Game Co), Forbidden Oriental Fighting Arts (book, Precise Publications), Missile Firing Tank (toy, Honor House Products, 1/2 page), Lincoln Penny (coins, Centre Coin, 1/2 page), Shop By Mail (miscelleneous ads, 2 pages), Shamed by Your English? (language school, Don Bolander), Fishing Outfits (fishing gear, Niresk Discount Sales), 132 Roman Soldiers (toys, Roman War Soldiers).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers; Bill Everett; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers; Bill Everett; George Roussos
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover featuring scenes from interior stories.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. [MARVEL TALES Credits]
    Marvel Tales
  3. 2. The Coming of the Scorpion!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. The Greatest Event in the History of Comic Magazines!
  5. 4. Caves of Doom
    Marvel Boy
  6. 5. [The Merry Marvel Marching Society]
  7. 6. "The Living Bomb!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  8. 7. "The Return of Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man!"
    Thor
  9. 8. [Ads]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
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