(October 1971)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

War At the Bottom of the World! / "Some Call It...Witchcraft!" (Table of Contents)

Ka-Zar; Dr. Doom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
jungle; superhero
Characters:
Ka-Zar; Zabu; Dr. Paul Allen; Dr. Doom (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

The Battle of New Britannia! (Table of Contents)

Ka-Zar / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Gary Friedrich
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Tom Sutton
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar; Zabu; (Barbara) Bobbi Morse (full name not revealed until Astonishing Tales #12); Germans of Lost Lake (introduction, villain); British of New Brittannia (introduction); Paul Allen (introduction, full name not revealed until Astonishing Tales #12); Wilhelm (New Britannian); Reggie (New Britannian)
Synopsis:
While flying to see Ka-Zar in the Savage Land Barbara Morris and Paul Allen crash, with Paul being saved by Ka-Zar and Barbara being rescued by the British of New Britannia. Ka-Zar and Paul don't know that Barbara has been saved so they venture into the Lost Lake to save her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is continued in issue #10.

Pick a Pair of Winners From Mighty Marvel! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement reproducing covers for Fantastic Four King-Size Special #9 and Spider-Man King-Size Special #8.

This Badge Bedeviled! (Table of Contents)

Brothers Link / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein; Mike Friedrich (Plot)
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
540Z

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joshua Link [Gemini] (Introduction, Origin); Damian Link (Introduction, Origin); Jeff Hanley (Death); Brackett; Monk (Death)
Synopsis:
While Damian Link is trying to stop a robbery he and his twin brother Joshua Link are somehow linked together by experimental rays. Later when his gang tries to kill him Joshua is able to summon Damian to help him. While helping Joshua Damian finds himself with new powers when Joshua's energy enters his body.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mike Friedrich Plot credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: While the Cat's Away, the Bullpen Will Play! [October 1971]; Roy's Rosterum (Table of Contents)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Roy's Rosterum / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Roy Thomas
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Dr. Strange

Indexer Notes

Items about who is filling in for Stan Lee while he is on vacation, information on some of the comics that went double-size this month, information on Marvel Feature #1, Stan Lee is on Alex Bennett's radio show, WBAI-FM has been dramatizing some of Marvel's comics, Gerry Conway has authored a book called "The Midnight Dancers" and Marie Severin designed the costumes for a play by Sheldon Feldner. Roy Thomas explains that Stan Lee is on vacation this month while working on a screenplay for Alain Resnais during his off-hours. Also includes small headshots of Thor, Human Torch [Johnny Storm], Iron Man [Tony Stark], Daredevil, Captain America [Steve Rogers], Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff], Spider-Man, Conan the Barbarian, Thing, Hulk [Bruce Banner] and Sub-Mariner.

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Advertisement reproducing the cover for My Love Queen-Size Special #1.

...Though Some Call It Magic! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Doom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jean Izzo
Job Number:
682Z

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Doom; Satan (Villain); Kagrok The Killer (Introduction, Villain); Boris; Kristin; Cynthia Von Doom (cameo)
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom fights a creature of Satan's choice for the soul of his mother.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last Doctor Doom strip in Astonishing Tales. Dr. Doom's stories continue in Sub-Mariner #47-49 and later in Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up #1.

The Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Marvel checklist for comics now on sale! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #115, Spider-Man #101, Thor #192, Avengers #92, Captain America & The Falcon #142, Hulk #144, Iron Man #42, Sub-Mariner #42, Astonishing Tales #8, Conan the Barbarian #10, Daredevil #80, Marvel Feature #1 and Sgt. Fury #92. Includes a headshot of Captain America [Steve Rogers]. Appears between pages 5 and 6 of the third story.

2 More Triumphs From Marvel (Table of Contents)

Thor; Defenders / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Neal Adams
Inks:
Vince Colletta; Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Advertisement reproducing covers for Thor King-Size Special #4 and Marvel Feature #1. Appears between pages 5 and 6 of the third story.

Now It Begins! Double-Sized Dynamite From Magnificent Marvel! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Barry Windsor-Smith (signed); Neal Adams
Inks:
Barry Windsor-Smith (signed); Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery; superhero
Characters:
Conan; Bull of Anu; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner]

Indexer Notes

Advertisement reproducing covers for Conan the Barbarian #10 and Marvel Feature #1.

Astonishing Mails (Table of Contents)

Astonishing Mails / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]; Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]; Wally Wood; Wally Wood; ?
Inks:
Sam Grainger; Frank Giacoia; Wally Wood; Wally Wood; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Ka-Zar; Zaladane; Dr. Doom; Exiles [Baldini; Iron-Hand Hauptmann; Krushki; Cadavus; Gruning; General Ching]

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from (and answers to) Richard K. Hall, Martin Britton, Wayne H. Reese, David Kalis and Mike Towry. Includes panels from the Ka-Zar stories in issue #4, #5 and 2 panels from the Dr. Doom story in issue #4. Also includes a small promo for Marvel Feature #1 with small headshots of the Defenders [Dr. Strange, Hulk [Bruce Banner] and Sub-Mariner].

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. War At the Bottom of the World! / "Some Call It...Witchcraft!"
    Ka-Zar; Dr. Doom
  2. 1. The Battle of New Britannia!
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. Pick a Pair of Winners From Mighty Marvel!
    Fantastic Four; Spider-Man
  4. 3. This Badge Bedeviled!
    Brothers Link
  5. 4. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: While the Cat's Away, the Bullpen Will Play! [October 1971]; Roy's Rosterum
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Roy's Rosterum
  6. 5. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  7. 6. ...Though Some Call It Magic!
    Doctor Doom
  8. 7. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  9. 8. 2 More Triumphs From Marvel
    Thor; Defenders
  10. 9. Now It Begins! Double-Sized Dynamite From Magnificent Marvel!
    Conan; Defenders
  11. 10. Astonishing Mails
    Astonishing Mails
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