(April 1971)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly except December, semi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Hostage Must Die! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

John Romita pencils; Sal Buscema inks cover credits provided by Nick Caputo, confirmed by original art as seen in Sal Buscema, Comics Fast and Furious Artist book.

Trap For A Terrorist! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Robbie Robertson; J. Jonah Jameson; Mary Jane Watson; Aunt May; Anna May Watson; Harry Osborn; Arthur Stacy; Gwen Stacy; Herbert Knowles; Inspector Hargraves; Captain George Stacy (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
Peter heads for England looking for Gwendy but is forced to fight terrorists as Spider-Man; Realizing that Peter Parker can't show up with Spidey already swinging around, Peter heads home, leaving Gwendy in mourning for her father.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story pages are numbered 1-20, but pages 12 and 13 are half-story and half-ads.

The Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Marvel comics now on sale. Top half of page after page six of the story.

2 More Triumphs from Marvel (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Nick Fury

Indexer Notes

Bottom half of page after page six of the story. Promos for Fear #3 and Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #18, with covers depicted.

Wondrous Words of Wit and Wisdom with Which to Waste Some Time! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Stan Lee
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Sam Rosen has been ill. Promo for Conan the Barbarian. Nancy Murphy is in charge of subscriptions. Visit by Vic Ghidalia of ABC-TV. John Buscema has drawn a cover for PRO, the magazine of the National Football League. Bob Raleigh Jr., disc jockey on WPGC radio, Washington, D.C. has been plugging Marvel comics. Marvel received fan letters from French film director Alain Resnais and Italian film director Federico Fellini, the latter in Italian. In Stan's Soapbox, Stan complains that all the letters for Captain America deal with social issues and nobody comments on the stories or art.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spider's Web / letters page / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Spider-Man (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jean Laidig; Don Tyler; F.C. Freeth; and Bruce Long. Also includes a panel from a previous story and a promo for Fantastic Four #109.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
R. C. Le Crow ? (business manager)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Bottom of first page of letters column. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1970. Average paid circulation for past 12 months is 322,195. Issue nearest to filing date is 269, 255.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Hostage Must Die!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Trap For A Terrorist!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Comics
  4. 3. 2 More Triumphs from Marvel
    Marvel Comics
  5. 4. Wondrous Words of Wit and Wisdom with Which to Waste Some Time!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Spider's Web
  7. 6. Statement of Ownership
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Merlin Haas
  • Nick Caputo
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