(September 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

To Save You, Why Must I Kill You? (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Trapster; Wizard; Sandman; Medusa
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from index to original presentation.

The Brutal Betrayal of Ben Grimm! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Mr. Curtis; Alicia Masters; Frightful Four [Wizard; Sandman; Trapster; Medusa]
Synopsis:
The Frightful Four kidnap the Thing and brainwash him into aiding them against the rest of the FF.
Reprints:

The Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 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 #112, Spider-Man #98, Avengers #89, Thor #189, Captain America #139, Hulk #141, Daredevil #77, Iron Man #39, Sub-Mariner #39, Amazing Adventures #7, Sgt. Fury #89, Conan the Barbarian #7 and Creatures on the Loose #12.

Official Marvel Stationery (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Silver Surfer; Nick Fury; Hulk; Thor; Spiderman; Dr. Doom; Captain America
Synopsis:
Advertisement for Official Marvel Stationery from Marvelmania, includes a small reproduction of some of the pieces.

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Odin; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Demon

Indexer Notes

House advertisement for Special Marvel Edition #3 reprinting the cover.

To Save You, Why Must I Kill You? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Frightful Four [Medusa; Wizard; Sandman; Trapster]; Fantastic Four [the Thing; Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl]
Synopsis:
The Frightful Four brainwash the Torch and, together with the brainwashed Thing, pursue Reed and Sue.
Reprints:

The Terrible Trio! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Frank Giacoia [as Frank Ray]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doris Evans ("Dorrie"); Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Yogi Dakkor; Handsome Harry Phillips; Bull Brogin; Thing [Ben Grimm]
Synopsis:
On the golf course, Doris nags Johnny by comparing him to "gentlemanly" Peter Parker. When the latest emergency arises, she says a girl like her should have her head examined. Johnny falls into a trap of The Terrible Trio, but manages to send out a distress signal to Ben, who takes on these losers and saves Johnny's life in a railway yard. "Dr. Doom would be so proud of us!" Yogi Dakkor said...guess again!
Reprints:

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Funky Facts and Freaky Fables, from the Fickle Finger of Forbush! [September 1971]; Stan Lee's Soapbox (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy); Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Big changes are coming for Captain America and the Thing, Tomb of Dracula (or House of Dracula) will follow Savage Tales, Tower of Shadows and Chamber of Darkness have been renamed Monsters on the Prowl and Creatures on the Loose, Tom Palmer and Sal Buscema just had babies, Roy Thomas was on TV in Missouri, Gene Colan and Tom Palmer are now on Daredevil, Dick Ayers is now on the Hulk, the Academy of Comic Book Arts nominations for 1970 and Stan wants to know why people think that copy and captions on comic book covers looks juvenile.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. To Save You, Why Must I Kill You?
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Brutal Betrayal of Ben Grimm!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. Official Marvel Stationery
  5. 4. Another Marvel Masterpiece
    Thor
  6. 5. To Save You, Why Must I Kill You?
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. The Terrible Trio!
    Human Torch and Thing
  8. 7. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Funky Facts and Freaky Fables, from the Fickle Finger of Forbush! [September 1971]; Stan Lee's Soapbox
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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