(February 1974)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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

Granitor--Lord of the Gargoyles! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
It, the Living Colossus; Granitor, Lord of the Gargoyles
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

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

...We, the Gargoyles! (Table of Contents)

It! The Living Colossus! / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
Dick Ayers; Jack Kirby (Strange Tales #74 reprint)
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Dick Ayers (Strange Tales #74 reprint)
Colors:
Linda Lessmann
Letters:
Dick Ayers; Dan Crespi (logo for pages 2 and 3)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
It, the Living Colossus; Bob O'Bryan; Granitor, Lord of the Gargoyles; Dorian Delazny; Crustor (Introduction); Magnor (Introduction); Diane Cummings; Grant Marshall; Strator; David Hartnell (Flashback, from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #74); Prince Gorgolla (Flashback, from Strange Tales #74); Gargoyles of Stonus Five
Synopsis:
Lord Granitor (father of Prince Gorgolla from Strange Tales #74) is finally able to leave Stonus Five and go to conquer Earth. Magnor, who is among a rebel group of Gargoyles on earth, warns Bob O'Bryan of the coming invasion. Bob takes over the body of It, the Living Colossus to try to stop Lord Granitor but is ultimately unable to stop him from leaving with Diane as his hostage.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Letters credit for Dan Crespi from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B. Incorporates 3 3/4 pages from "Gorgolla! The Living Gargoyle!!" from Strange Tales #74 appearing here as pages 8-10 and the first 6 panels of page 11. The original story in Strange Tales #74 is also reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell #1 and #35.

Kings and Things To Take By Storm (Table of Contents)

Astonishing Mails / text article / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Editorial about the origins of It, the Living Colossus. Appears between pages 12 and 13 of the story sequence.

Another Marvel Masterpiece! (Table of Contents)

Morbius / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Morbius

Indexer Notes

Promo for the premiere of the new series Morbius in Adventure Into Fear #20. Appears between pages 12 and 13 of the story sequence.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Plaudits, Pronouncements, and Just Plain Plugs--Pontifically Presented! [February 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist; The Ultimate Fan Club! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist; FOOM / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]

Indexer Notes

Stan Lee talks about how Marvel has succeeded in changing comic book's image judging by the number of colleges that have asked for lectures from him. The colleges he has lectured at are Iowa State, Bennington College, Allegheny, Montana State, the University of Delaware and Northwestern University just to name a few. Items including a teaser about Marvel Value Stamps (not named, just pictured), another Spider-Man code, Jim Steranko is putting the finishing touches on the fourth issue of FOOM, a plug for FOOM and starting next month there will be a full page of Bullpen Bulletins and a brand-new Bullpen Bonus Page. Mighty Marvel Checklist for comics now on sale! listed with a synopsis are Monsters Unleashed #4, Vampire Tales #3, Fantastic Four #143, Spider-Man #129, Avengers #120, Incredible Hulk #172, Power Man #17, Iron Man #66, Marvel Team-Up #18, Special Marvel Edition #17, Ghost Rider #4, Marvel Spotlight #14 and Astonishing Tales #22. Also includes a small advertisement for FOOM Magazine. Appears between pages 16 and 17 of the story sequence.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Granitor--Lord of the Gargoyles!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  2. 1. ...We, the Gargoyles!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  3. 2. Kings and Things To Take By Storm
    Astonishing Mails
  4. 3. Another Marvel Masterpiece!
    Morbius
  5. 4. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Plaudits, Pronouncements, and Just Plain Plugs--Pontifically Presented! [February 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist; The Ultimate Fan Club!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist; FOOM
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