(March 1971)

Marvel, 1969 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
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

Behold a Distant Star! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List (9 January 2005). Original indexer credited Sal Buscema with the pencils and Vince Colletta with the inks.

Behold! A Distant Star! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Morrat; Anelle; Alicia Masters; Skrulls; Rev. Miller; the Skrull king
Synopsis:
Vs. the Skrulls as the FF travel to the Skrull empire to avenge the death of Franklin Storm.
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Defeated by the Frightful Four! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 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 Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl]; Frightful Four [Wizard; Medusa; Trapster; Sandman]
Synopsis:
vs the Frightful Four. Paster-Pot Pete changes his name to The Trapster. The FF lose their powers, regaining them in issue 40.
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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

The Mighty Marvel Checklist now on sale. Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #106, Spider-Man #92, Avengers #83, Thor #183, Captain America #133, Hulk #135, Daredevil #71, Iron Man #33, Sub-Mariner #33, Amazing Adventures #4, Tower of Shadows #9, Sgt. Fury #83, Ka-Zar #3, Marvel's Greatest Comics #30, Astonishing Tales #3, Conan the Barbarian #2, Chamber of Darkness #8 and the X-Men #67.

The Mystery Villain! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Wizard (flashback); Paste-Pot Pete (flashback); Sub-Mariner (flashback); Willie Lumpkin (mailman, cameo)
Synopsis:
Following a race, Ben & Johnny complain to Reed that they've done pretty good on their own, and he tells them the FF "isn't a prison." They reply to an invitation to take part in a high-speed race, but discover on arrival that they're the only 2 contestants! On the salt flats, they suddenly find out their cars are running out of control, and it looks like someone's suckered them in for a big fall. However, they find themselves in an underground cavern, facing an unknown villain with a question mark on his mask! Before it's over, they're ready to admit they're happy Reed is on their side.
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Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Spider-Man; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Daredevil; Bird-Man; Cat-Man

Indexer Notes

House advertisement for Marvel Tales #29 and Daredevil Annual #2 reprinting their covers.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Behold a Distant Star!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Behold! A Distant Star!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Defeated by the Frightful Four!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  5. 4. The Mystery Villain!
    Human Torch and Thing
  6. 5. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Darrel McCann
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein