(January 1971)

Marvel, 1970 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:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#1-6 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

X the Thing that Lived!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
X
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Inks credits from the GCD index to the original publication. Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo. Nick has examined Kirby's solo inking for Marvel, as can be seen on his blog:
http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/09/kirby-inking-kirby.html

What Was "X" the Thing That Lived! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[X-185]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Charles Bentley; X
Synopsis:
A writer buys an enchanted typewriter that brings his monster stories to life.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. X next appears in Alpha Flight (Marvel, 1997 series) #17 (December 1998).

Orrgo...the Unconquerable! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-364

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Orrgo (introduction); Jo-Jo
Synopsis:
An alien race with immense telepathic and telekinetic powers send one of their kind to conquer Earth. He easily defeats the police and army and freezes Washington, DC in a block of ice, but is killed by a gorilla while resting because he only prepared defences against humans.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Orrgo or a character based on him next appears in Defenders (Marvel, 2001 series) #9 (November 2001).

One-Way Journey! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[V-184]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Adam Gree
Synopsis:
A heartless tycoon has a time machine built to take him forty years into the future, where he believes that war and disease will be wiped out.
Reprints:

I Dared Enter the Forbidden World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[T-952]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Derek; John; Monga; Uxmal; Antogg
Synopsis:
A white game hunter finds the legendary elephant's graveyard, hoping to make a fortune in ivory. He discovers that elephants were introduced to Earth by Martians, who use the graveyard as a gathering point for the ivory, and won't let him leave.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Inhuman! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-366

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
X-35
Synopsis:
In a future war between humans and robots the robots try to find a way to break the human defences by sending a robot spy disguised as a human. The spy's information leads them into a trap, and they discover that their spy was himself a human disguised as a robot.
Reprints:

I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-943

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Blip
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Defied the Curse of Tut-Ah-Anka! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-933

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A criminal hides from the police in an old Egyptian tomb, ignoring the warning of a curse. He not only escapes the police, but has a run of luck that makes him rich and happy. Or so he thinks, as the gas in the tomb drove him mad and he is delusional in an Egyptian hospital.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. X the Thing that Lived!!
  2. 1. What Was "X" the Thing That Lived!
  3. 2. Orrgo...the Unconquerable!
  4. 3. One-Way Journey!
  5. 4. I Dared Enter the Forbidden World!
  6. 5. The Inhuman!
  7. 6. I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip!
  8. 7. I Defied the Curse of Tut-Ah-Anka!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Mark Sangster
  • Nick Caputo
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