(August 1968)

Marvel, 1965 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1968-05-06 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Animated Timely Features, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Original entry for Editor was Roy Thomas but comic lists Stan Lee.


The Return of the Mole Man! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing]; Mole Man
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Don Heck
Inks:
George Roussos; Chic Stone; Paul Reinman
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

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

The Return of the Mole Man! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [The Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; the Mole Man
Synopsis:
The Mole Man arranges for the neighbors of the Fantastic Four to complain about their activities so they will be interested when they receive an ad for an island that is for sale. When they visit the island, the Mole Man is waiting for them.
Reprints:

The Greatest Event in the History of Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Harry Rosenbaum (painting); John Romita (layout)
Inks:
Harry Rosenbaum (painting)
Colors:
Harry Rosenbaum (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

House advertisement for Spectacular Spider-Man #1 reprinting the cover.

Now Twice as Many Pages! (Table of Contents)

Not Brand Echh / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Forbush-Man; Boney; Claude

Indexer Notes

House advertisement for Not Brand Echh #9 reprinting the cover.

The Most Daringly Dramatic Superhero of all Time! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer

Indexer Notes

House advertisement for Silver Surfer #1 reprinting the cover.

The Black Knight! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-775

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Synopsis:
Iron Man versus the villainous Black Knight.
Reprints:

Mordo Must Not Catch Me! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-773

Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo]; Ancient One [Yao]
Synopsis:
Three followers of Mordo attack Strange in his sanctum. After dispatching them, he uses the Eye of Agamotto and his amulet to contact his mentor, but to no avail! Mordo appears saying he's captured The Ancient One. In their ectoplasmic forms, a running battle begins that takes them halfway around the world, until Strange locates his mentor in a half-hidden jungle somewhere in Tibet. The battle continues, until the light of Strange's amulet forces Mordo to give in and free The Ancient One. With Mordo apparently beaten "for a long time," Strange heads back to NYC.
Reprints:

The Hulk Triumphant! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; General Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; the Gargoyle (introduction, death)
Reprints:

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Medusa

Indexer Notes

House advertisement for Marvel Super-Heroes #15 reprinting the cover.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Gangway, World! Marvel's Marching On! [August 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)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Spider-Man; Dr. Strange

Indexer Notes

Announcement of Silver Surfer #1 and the increase to 25 cents and the doubling of the size of Not Brand Echh, information on Spectacular Spider-Man #1, Stan Lee discusses why Marvel puts out so many comics and a very small illustration of Spider-Man. Marvel checklist for Marvel-ous Mags on sale right now! Comics listed with a synopsis are the 35 cent Spectacular Spider-Man #1, Not Brand Ecch #9, Silver Surfer #1, Fantastic Four #77, Spider-Man #63, Marvel Super-Heroes #15, Avengers #54, X-Men #46, Daredevil #42, Mighty Thor #154, Captain America #104, Incredible Hulk #106, Iron Man #4, Sub-Mariner #4, Marvel's Space-Born Superhero! Captain Marvel #4, Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #3, Dr. Strange #171, Sgt. Fury #56, Captain Savage #4 and Marvel Tales #15.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of the Mole Man!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Return of the Mole Man!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Greatest Event in the History of Comic Magazines!
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. Now Twice as Many Pages!
    Not Brand Echh
  6. 5. The Most Daringly Dramatic Superhero of all Time!
    Silver Surfer
  7. 6. The Black Knight!
    Iron Man
  8. 7. Mordo Must Not Catch Me!
    Dr. Strange
  9. 8. The Hulk Triumphant!
    Hulk
  10. 9. Another Marvel Masterpiece
    Medusa
  11. 10. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Gangway, World! Marvel's Marching On! [August 1968]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
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