(1974)

Simon and Schuster, 1974 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
5.95 USD
Pages:
264
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Fireside Book
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Binding:
squarebound; trade paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Doctor Strange; Thor; Sub-Mariner; Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Human Torch; Thing]; Spider-Man; Doctor Strange; Thor; Sub-Mariner; Hulk; Stan Lee (hands at typewriter)

Origins of Marvel Comics (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page.

Prologue (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Part One: If One Is Good, Four Will Be Better (Table of Contents)

text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Stan describes his early career and his creation, with Jack Kirby, of the Fantastic Four.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein?; Christopher Rule?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein; Christopher Rule (assist)?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]
Synopsis:
Dr. Reed Richards takes his friends on a rocket trip that changes their lives forever.
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The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein; Christopher Rule (assist)?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Moleman [a.k.a. Mole Man] (intro and origin); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; Invisible Girl; Thing]
Reprints:

The Moleman's Secret! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein; Christopher Rule (assist)?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Moleman [a.k.a. Mole Man] (intro and origin); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; Invisible Girl; Thing]
Reprints:

[Introduction to Fantastic Four #55] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing; Silver Surfer
Reprints:

When Strikes the Silver Surfer! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Thing; Human Torch]; Silver Surfer; Wyatt Wingfoot; Lockjaw
Reprints:

Part Two: There Shall Come a Jolly Green Giant (Table of Contents)

Hulk / text article / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Stan discusses the creation of The Hulk and his inspirations.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk; Bruce Banner; Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross
Reprints:

Part 1: The Coming of the Hulk (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Igor; Gargoyle
Synopsis:
Scientist Bruce Banner saves a young boy from being killed by a nuclear blast but absorbs deadly amounts of gamma radiation which transforms him into a monster dubbed the Hulk.
Reprints:

Part 2: The Hulk Strikes! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk; Rick Jones
Synopsis:
Rick accompanies The Hulk until he reverts back to Bruce Banner.
Reprints:

Part 3: The Search for the Hulk (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk; Rick Jones; Betty Ross
Synopsis:
Rick helps cover for Banner and explains to the scientist what happened.
Reprints:

Part 4: Enter...the Gargoyle (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; General Thunderbolt Ross; Gargoyle
Synopsis:
The Gargoyle hears about The Hulk and heads out to find and capture him.
Reprints:

Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; General Thunderbolt Ross; Gargoyle
Synopsis:
Banner helps restore the Gargoyle, who turns against his masters.
Reprints:

[Introduction to The Incredible Hulk #118] (Table of Contents)

Hulk / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Herb Trimpe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Dorma
Reprints:

A Clash of Titans (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe [as Herbie Trimpe]
Inks:
Herb Trimpe [as Herbie Trimpe]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Lord Vashti; Lady Dorma; Fara
Synopsis:
Dorma finds Bruce Banner floating in the ocean and brings him down to Atlantis where, inevitably, the Hulk and the Sub-Mariner battle.
Reprints:

Part Three: The World's Best-Selling Swinger (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / text article / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Stan describes the improbable creation of Spider-Man.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man
Reprints:

Spider-Man! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Aunt May; Uncle Ben; Flash Thompson
Synopsis:
Peter Parker finds that with great power comes great responsibility.
Reprints:

[Introduction to The Amazing Spider-Man #72] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shocker
Reprints:

Rocked by..the Shocker! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; John Buscema (plot)
Pencils:
John Buscema (layouts); John Romita (finishes)
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Shocker; Gwen Stacy; Captain George Stacy; Aunt May; J. Jonah Jameson; Lizard (flashback); Flash Thompson
Reprints:

Part Four: Meanwhile, Back in Asgard... (Table of Contents)

Thor / text article / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Stan describes the creation of Thor and the involvement of his brother Larry Lieber, along with Jack Kirby.

Introducing... the Mighty Thor! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
Reprints:

"The Stone Men from Saturn!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek
Job Number:
V-786

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor (I)(O); Don Blake (I); Gorr (I)
Synopsis:
After witnessing the beginnings of an alien invasion, Don Blake discovers the hammer of Thor, and becomes the Norse god.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Thor, Don Blake and Gorr, origin of Thor.

Part 2: The Power of Thor! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek
Job Number:
V-786

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Don Blake; Gorr
Synopsis:
Don Blake explores his new abilities.
Reprints:

Part 3: Thor the Mighty Strikes Back! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Gorr
Synopsis:
Thor repels the alien invasion.
Reprints:

[Introduction to Thor #143] (Table of Contents)

Thor / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Balder; Sif; Brona; Magnir
Reprints:

"--And, Soon Shall Come: the Enchanters!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Heimdall; Don Blake; Mr. Markham; Balder; Sif; Enchanters Three [Magnir; Forsung; Brona] (I); Living Talisman (I)
Synopsis:
Sif and Balder face The Enchanters Three, possessors of the Living Talismen.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearances of the Enchanters Three (Magnir, Forsung and Brona), the Living Talisman and the land of Ringsfjord.

Part Five: Mainly about a Master of the Mystic Arts (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Stan describes the genesis of Dr. Strange.

Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szanics

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange; Nightmare; Ancient One
Synopsis:
Dr. Strange enters a man's dreams.
Reprints:

The Origin of Dr. Strange (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange; Ancient One; Baron Mordo
Synopsis:
Seeking healing, Stephen Strange stumbles onto the Ancient One and studies with him.
Reprints:

[Introduction to "--The Fearful Finish--!"] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

The Fearful Finish..! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Marie Severin (co-plot); Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue)
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Clea; Umar; Ancient One
Synopsis:
Dr. Strange saves Clea.
Reprints:

Epilogue (Table of Contents)

Origins of Marvel Comics / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Stan talks about the current new wave of Marvel talent.

Editing
Edits to this Issue are being reviewed by GCD Editor Andrés Jiménez

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Doctor Strange; Thor; Sub-Mariner; Hulk
  2. 1. Origins of Marvel Comics
  3. 2. Prologue
  4. 3. Part One: If One Is Good, Four Will Be Better
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. The Fantastic Four!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. The Moleman's Secret!
    Fantastic Four
  9. 8. [Introduction to Fantastic Four #55]
    Fantastic Four
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  11. 10. When Strikes the Silver Surfer!
    Fantastic Four
  12. 11. Part Two: There Shall Come a Jolly Green Giant
    Hulk
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  14. 13. Part 1: The Coming of the Hulk
    Hulk
  15. 14. Part 2: The Hulk Strikes!
    Hulk
  16. 15. Part 3: The Search for the Hulk
    Hulk
  17. 16. Part 4: Enter...the Gargoyle
    Hulk
  18. 17. Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant!
    Hulk
  19. 18. [Introduction to The Incredible Hulk #118]
    Hulk
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  21. 20. A Clash of Titans
    Hulk
  22. 21. Part Three: The World's Best-Selling Swinger
    Spider-Man
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  24. 23. Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  25. 24. [Introduction to The Amazing Spider-Man #72]
    Spider-Man
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  27. 26. Rocked by..the Shocker!
    Spider-Man
  28. 27. Part Four: Meanwhile, Back in Asgard...
    Thor
  29. 28. Introducing... the Mighty Thor!
    Thor
  30. 29. "The Stone Men from Saturn!"
    Thor
  31. 30. Part 2: The Power of Thor!
    Thor
  32. 31. Part 3: Thor the Mighty Strikes Back!
    Thor
  33. 32. [Introduction to Thor #143]
    Thor
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  35. 34. "--And, Soon Shall Come: the Enchanters!"
    Thor
  36. 35. Part Five: Mainly about a Master of the Mystic Arts
    Doctor Strange
  37. 36. Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!
    Doctor Strange
  38. 37. The Origin of Dr. Strange
    Doctor Strange
  39. 38. [Introduction to "--The Fearful Finish--!"]
    Doctor Strange
  40. 39. The Fearful Finish..!
    Doctor Strange
  41. 40. Epilogue
    Origins of Marvel Comics
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