(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:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
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 [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man [Harvey Elder]
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 G. Bell]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man [Harvey Elder]
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) (Expand) /

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

Now Twice as Many Pages! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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 [Donald Blake]]; 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, Master of the Mystic Arts / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
George Roussos [as Geo. Bell]
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 Coming of the Hulk] Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-709

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Igor; Gargoyle [Yuri Topolov] (death)
Reprints:

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Gangway, World! Marvel's Marching On! [August 1968]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

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, Master of the Mystic Arts
  9. 8. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant!
    The 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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