(March 1970)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1969-12-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#1-33 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date derived by stamp on comic.


Spider-Man Can't Be Stopped! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man
Reprints:

Man on a Rampage! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Doctor Octopus; Betty Brant; Ned Leeds; J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May; Dr. Curt Conners; Frederick Foswell
Synopsis:
Aunt May is dying due to some radioactivity in her blood, and Dr. Octopus has stolen the radioactive isotope that Peter and Dr. Conners need to create a serum to save her life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover used for splash page

The Birth of the Beetle! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Storm [Human Torch]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Beetle [Abner Jenkins] (introduction, origin); Alicia Masters; Doris Evans
Synopsis:
Mechanic-inventor Abner Jenkins creates the identity of The Beetle. While taking the Fantasti-Car for a double-date, Johnny & Ben wind up being humiliated by The Beetle. But when he tries to rip off the NY World's Fair, the rematch goes the other way.
Reprints:

The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Don Blake]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor] (flashback); Odin; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The majority of this story is a flashback to the events of Avengers #3 (both previously shown and new scenes elaborated on).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Spider-Man Can't Be Stopped!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Man on a Rampage!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. The Birth of the Beetle!
    Human Torch
  4. 3. The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk!
    Thor
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Darrel McCann
  • Nick Caputo
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