(November 1973)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
7 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Ruler of Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby ?; George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth)
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Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo, Sept 2011 based on research which can be seen on his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/09/kirby-inking-kirby.html

Original indexer credited Paul Reinman.

The Ruler of Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth)
Synopsis:
In the near future of 1990, humanity has created a computer, named R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth), to settle disputes for it. A handful of communists attempt to re-program the computer to serve their aims, but the computer is incapable of any wrongdoing. Only man, the computer says, has the capacity to be evil.
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They Called Her a Witch! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[A-566]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Peasants call an old woman a witch, a man gives her the benefit of the doubt, but it turns out the peasants were right.
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Indexer Notes

Lee and Heath credits are added for this reprint.

When the Earth Vanished! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-981

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Tiny alien invaders decide to detonate their ultimate bomb thinking that unobserved Earthlings have gone into hiding to avoid their invasion force and end up blowing up an Earth boy's ping pong ball and themselves as they are caught in the aftershocks of the blast.
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Indexer Notes

Ditko credit is added for this reprint.

The Man Who Fell! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original editor)
Job Number:
V-173

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hans; Katrina; Albert
Synopsis:
A town's mayor threatens to imprison a gypsy fortune-teller who spurned his advances if her prediction that he will be injured by a fall does not come true. He goes to the basement and has himself tied down to prevent this, but realizes too late that a chandelier above him is coming loose.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ruler of Earth!
  2. 1. The Ruler of Earth!
  3. 2. They Called Her a Witch!
  4. 3. When the Earth Vanished!
  5. 4. The Man Who Fell!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Keith Smith
  • Ramon Schenk