(October 1969)

Marvel, 1969 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver & Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound (#23-33), Saddle-Stitched (#34-96)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[none] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

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

The Mad Menace of the Macabre Mole Man! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)
Job Number:
X-764

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Mole Man (villain); Dr. Franklin Storm (introduction); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Moloids; the Avengers [Thor; Giant Man; Wasp; Captain America; Iron Man]
Reprints:

Hawkeye and the New Black Widow Strike Again! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Brushnev (communist scientist, in flashback); Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Synopsis:
Iron Man tackles Hawkeye and the new Black Widow, who is now a costumed villainess.
Reprints:

Pick A Pair Of Winners From Mighty Marvel! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advert reproducing covers of THE AVENGERS KING-SIZE SPECIAL #3, THE INCREDIBLE HULK KING-SIZE SPECIAL #2. Sequence information from Michel Faber (June 30, 2006).

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up: Hawkeye (Table of Contents)

Hawkeye / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema? (Hawkeye); ? (background)
Inks:
John Buscema? (Hawkeye); ? (background)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkeye
Reprints:
  • from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #?

Indexer Notes

Sequence information from Michel Faber (June 30, 2006).

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up: The Black Widow (Table of Contents)

Black Widow / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Don Heck (Black Widow); ? (background)
Inks:
Don Heck (Black Widow); ? (background)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Widow
Reprints:
  • from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #?

Indexer Notes

Sequence information from Michel Faber (June 30, 2006).

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up: Iron Man (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby?
Inks:
Jack Kirby?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man
Reprints:
  • from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #?

Indexer Notes

Sequence information from Michel Faber (June 30, 2006).

The Watcher's Power! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Watcher / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)
Job Number:
X-732

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Watcher [Uatu]
Synopsis:
Space Pirates plan to attack a rich planet, thinking the Watcher will not interfere. They are destroyed, because they unknowingly targeted the Watcher's home world, the one planet that he can interfere with.
Reprints:

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: The Latest and Greatest Goodies from Maniacal Marvel! [October 1969]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy); Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Information about M.M.M.S. being sold to Marvelmania International, announcements about Gil Kane, Dan Adkins, Captain Marvel and Sammy Grainger, Artie Simek plays the harmonica and spoons on the Alan Burke show, the latest Fantastic Four storyline has overtones of every vintage gangster movie you've ever seen and Stan promises to get rid of most continued stories. Marvel checklist for Marvel-ous Mags on sale right now! Comics listed with a synopsis are Chamber of Darkness #1, Silver Surfer #8, Fantastic Four #91, Spider-Man #77, Avengers #68, Avengers King-Size Special #3, Thor #168, Captain America #118, X-Men #60, Daredevil #56, Hulk #120, Hulk King-Size Special #2, Iron Man #18, Sub-Mariner #18, Captain Marvel #17, Sgt. Fury #70, Captain Savage #16, Marvel's Greatest Comics #23, Rawhide Kid #72, Millie the Model #175, Chili #6, Mad about Millie #3, Our Love Story #1, Tower of Shadows #1, Dr. Strange #182, SHIELD #14, Marvel Super-Heroes #22, Marvel Tales #22 and My Love #1.

Face-to-Face at Last With Baron Mordo! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; The Demon; The Ancient One; Hamir (unnamed); Baron Mordo; Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Clea's father (unnamed)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 17. Though not indicated in the dialogue, The Demon is the same villain last seen in STRANGE TALES #128 (January 1965).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [none]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Mad Menace of the Macabre Mole Man!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Hawkeye and the New Black Widow Strike Again!
    Iron Man
  4. 3. Pick A Pair Of Winners From Mighty Marvel!
  5. 4. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up: Hawkeye
    Hawkeye
  6. 5. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up: The Black Widow
    Black Widow
  7. 6. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up: Iron Man
    Iron Man
  8. 7. The Watcher's Power!
    Tales of the Watcher
  9. 8. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: The Latest and Greatest Goodies from Maniacal Marvel! [October 1969]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  10. 9. Face-to-Face at Last With Baron Mordo!
    Dr. Strange
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