(December 1973)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date:
1973-09-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Watch Out, World!! The Colossus Lives Again! (Table of Contents)

It! The Living Colossus! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
It, the Living Colossus; Bob O'Bryan
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B, the cover is also reprinted as page 10 panel 3 of the story in Astonishing Tales #24.

It! (Table of Contents)

It! The Living Colossus! / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Linda Lessmann
Letters:
Dick Ayers [as R.B. Ayers]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
It, the Living Colossus; Dr. Aloysius Vault (First Appearance; Villain); Bob O'Bryan; Dorian Delazny (Introduction); Diane Cummings; Grant Marshall; Dr. Braun (Introduction); Daniel; a Gargoyle creature from Stonus Five (named in the next issue)
Synopsis:
Bob O'Bryan is a successful special effects man whose legs are broken by a vengeful actor on his series. He then finds that he can take over the body of It, the Living Colossus when it is kidnapped from his set by Dr. Vault, however, there is a time limit to how long he can control the body.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Revival of Colossus from Tales Of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #14 and #20 (stories reprinted in Monsters On the Prowl (Marvel, 1971 series) #17 and #25). Bob O'Bryan, Diane Cummings and Grant Marshall were introduced in the Colossus story from Tales of Suspense #20 (reprinted in Monsters On the Prowl #25). According to the text article in Astonishing Tales #22 (Kings and Things To Take By Storm by Tony Isabella) Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman and Don McGregor all helped put this story together.

The Man Who Captured Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-471

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Death; Tom
Synopsis:
A dying man traps Death to save himself but soon finds that Death actually brings peace to things and is needed to keep things running smoothly.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from the Atlas Tales website.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Monumental Memorandums of Mice and Marveldom! [December 1973]; Mighty Marvel Checklist; The Ultimate Fan Club! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist; FOOM / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Items about how martial arts is coming to Marvel with Shang-Chi-Master of Kung Fu (the son of Fu Manchu) by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin, Uncanny Tales, The Dead of Night and Weird Wonder Tales are debuting, the address to give your college bookstore if they aren't carrying the latest Marvel masterworks, Crazy #2 features satire by none other than Art Buchwald, FOOM is shipping out the third issue, a cryptic message about an upcoming Marvel event which can be decoded with the Spider-Man code and the sad news that Syd Shores has passed away. Marvel checklist for comics listed with a synopsis are Dracula Lives #4, Tales of the Zombie #3, Savage Tales #3, Crazy #2, Fantastic Four #141, Spider-Man #127, Avengers #118, Captain America & the Falcon #168, Daredevil #106, Fear #19, Werewolf By Night #11, Marvel Team-Up #16, Doc Savage #8, Astonishing Tales #21, Marvel Double Feature #1, Marvel Spotlight #13 and Master of Kung Fu. Also includes a small advertisement for FOOM Magazine. Appears between pages 2 and 3 of the second story sequence.

A Genuine Spider-Man Medallion-Coin (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man Medallion Coin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for a Spider-Man Medallion Coin, Coin Holder, Keychains and Neckchains.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Watch Out, World!! The Colossus Lives Again!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  2. 1. It!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  3. 2. The Man Who Captured Death!
  4. 3. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Monumental Memorandums of Mice and Marveldom! [December 1973]; Mighty Marvel Checklist; The Ultimate Fan Club!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist; FOOM
  5. 4. A Genuine Spider-Man Medallion-Coin
    Spider-Man Medallion Coin
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