(September 1970)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Mankind Is Doomed! Taboo Lives Again! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Marie Severin (alterations)
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Marie Severin (alterations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek; Sam Rosen

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Taboo (alien)
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Some figures added by Marie Severin. Info per Nick Caputo, August 2012.

The Return of Taboo! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-809

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan; Susan (only appearance for both); Taboo
Synopsis:
After his apparent destruction, Taboo reconstitutes himself and runs amok. He is eventually stopped by the arrival of others from his world, who reveal that he is not an advance scout for invasion, but merely a deranged criminal.
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Sequel to story in issue #2 (March 1970). Unconfirmed writer and letterer credits removed pending clearer attribution.

The Strange Magic of Master Khan! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-796

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hawk Gormey (only appearance); Master Khan (introduction)
Synopsis:
A pirate steals the ship of an Asian sorcerer. The ship's owner curses the thieves, shrinking the ship and imprisoning them in a glass bottle.
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Indexer Notes

Unconfirmed writer and letterer credits removed pending clearer attribution.

We Met in the Swamp! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee?; Larry Lieber?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-473

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lem Whipple
Synopsis:
A hermit claims to have helped a group of aliens in return for a chest of treasure. The chest is empty, but he realizes that air is precious to space travellers.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Lived a Ghost Story! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee?; Larry Lieber?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-477

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mr. Howard; John Lang
Synopsis:
A real estate agent tries to dissuade a man from buying a haunted house, but he insists on spending a night there. He is chased from the house by spirits and is scared off, which relieves the agent, since he is one of the ghosts, and wouldn't want to have to share their home.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mankind Is Doomed! Taboo Lives Again!
  2. 1. The Return of Taboo!
  3. 2. The Strange Magic of Master Khan!
  4. 3. We Met in the Swamp!
  5. 4. I Lived a Ghost Story!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Keith Smith
  • Ramon Schenk