(1974)

Simon and Schuster, 1974 Series
 
Volume:
?
Price:
5.95 USD
Pages:
264
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Fireside Book
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee
Format:
Color; square-bound; 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

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
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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

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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