(December 1969)

Marvel, 1969 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Stan Lee; Roy Thomas (associate editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver & Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound (#23-33), Saddle-Stitched (#34-96)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Death of a Hero! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen; Morrie Kuramoto (bottom caption)
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

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

Death of a Hero! (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)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; the Invisible Girl; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; the Super-Skrull; Skrulls; Invincible Man [Super-Skrull]; Franklin Storm (death); Mary Storm (death); Alicia Masters
Reprints:

Always Thing-ing of Ya! Bashful Benjamin (Table of Contents)

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Thing

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from an issue of Fantastic Four. Sinnott credit per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Chic Stone.

Fantastically Yours, Fantastic 4? (Table of Contents)

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic; the Thing; the Human Torch

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the splash page of Fantastic Four # 78, Sept 1968.

If I Fail, A World Is Lost! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Attuma; Senator Byrd; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Atlanteans
Reprints:

Mechanically Yours, Iron Man (Table of Contents)

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man

Indexer Notes

Image taken from an issue of Iron Man.

The Watcher Must Die! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)
Job Number:
X-770

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Watcher [Uatu]; Warlord Wrogg
Synopsis:
An alien warlord attacks the Watcher, and is instantly destroyed by accelerated aging.
Reprints:

A Nameless Land, A Timeless Time! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo; Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Shazana; Shazana's sister (unnamed); The Ancient One; Hamir (unnamed)
Synopsis:
After escaping from Mordo, Strange plummets thru dimension after dimension, finally coming to a stop in a world ruled by Shazana, a female tyrant who once conned a wizard into giving her some of his powers, which she repaid by destroying him. Believing her sister has recruited Strange to overthrow her she battles Strange into submission. Allowing himself to be imprisoned so he can recover from his earlier battle with Mordo, Strange gets the lay of the land, then helps Shazana's sister overcome the evil ruler, destroying the source of her power even as he uses it to begin his journey back home.
Reprints:

Mystically Yours, Dr. Strange (Table of Contents)

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange

Indexer Notes

Dr. Strange figure is an enlarged version taken from the splash page of Strange Tales # 127.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Death of a Hero!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Death of a Hero!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Always Thing-ing of Ya! Bashful Benjamin
    A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
  4. 3. Fantastically Yours, Fantastic 4?
    A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
  5. 4. If I Fail, A World Is Lost!
    Iron Man
  6. 5. Mechanically Yours, Iron Man
    A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
  7. 6. The Watcher Must Die!
    Tales of the Watcher
  8. 7. A Nameless Land, A Timeless Time!
    Dr. Strange
  9. 8. Mystically Yours, Dr. Strange
    A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Jim Stangas
  • Darrel McCann
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein