(August 1970)

Marvel, 1969 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1970-05-18 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
?
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date based on stamp on book.


["The Torch and the Thing are down!"] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
John Verpoorten
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Frighful Four [Wizard; Paste-Pot Pete; the Sandman; Madame Medusa]

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List (9 January 2005). Original indexer credited Joe Sinnott.

The Frightful Four! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Frighful Four [Wizard; Paste-Pot Pete; the Sandman; Madame Medusa]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; X-Men [Professor Charles Xavier; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Iceman; Beast; Angel]; the Avengers [Captain America; Thor; Giant Man; Wasp; Iron Man]; Rick Jones; Alicia Masters
Synopsis:
Reed and Sue announce their engagement. The Wizard forms the Frightful Four and attacks the Baxter Building.
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Indexer Notes

vs. the Frighful Four, 1st, which includes the Wizard, Paster-Pot Pete, the Sandman and Madame Medusa. Madame Medusa is introduced here for the first time. Page 2 panels 2-5, page 3 panel 1, page 6 panels 2-6 and page 7 panel 1 are not reprinted.

The Gladiator, the Girl and the Glory! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Batroc [Georges Batroc]; Agent 13 [Sharon Carter]
Synopsis:
Batroc and Cap duke it out over the vial of Inferno 42.
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Indexer Notes

Page 4 panels 2-3, page 5 panels 1, 3-4 are not reprinted.

Fight On! For A World Is Watching! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Titanium Man [Boris Bullski]; Countess Stephanie De La Spirosa; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Senator Harrington Byrd
Synopsis:
The Battle between Iron Man and Titanium Man continues.
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The Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Marvel checklist for Marvel-ous Mags on sale right now! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #100, Spider-Man #86, Silver Surfer #17, Avengers #77, Thor #177, Captain America #127, Daredevil #65, Hulk #129, Captain Marvel #21, Iron Man #27, Sub-Mariner #27, Sgt. Fury #79, Tower of Shadows #6, Marvel Super-Heroes #27, Marvel Tales #27, Chamber of Darkness #5 and Marvel's Greatest Comics #27.

Marvelmania (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Silver Surfer; Spider-Man; Thor; Daredevil; Dr. Doom

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for the Marvelmania membership kit using a small version of the Poster and Decals that came with the membership.

Beware...! Dormammu is Watching! (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; Baron Mordo; Dormammu; The Ancient One; Clea (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Dormammu reveals The Ancient One, who tells Strange he must fight on, and he can only expect token aid. Dormammu forces Clea to watch Strange's defeat. Strange and Mordo square off and battle. After a time, Dormammu grows frustrated at how Mordo has been out-fought, and prepares to strike personally...!
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The Torch and the Thing are down!"]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Frightful Four!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Gladiator, the Girl and the Glory!
    Captain America
  4. 3. Fight On! For A World Is Watching!
    Iron Man
  5. 4. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  6. 5. Marvelmania
  7. 6. Beware...! Dormammu is Watching!
    Dr. Strange
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein