(February 1974)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas ?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

I Was Kidnapped by a Flying Saucer! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Giacoia credit by Nick Caputo, Jan 2011. Original indexer credited Mike Esposito.

Crack-Up! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Doug Wildey (signed)
Inks:
Doug Wildey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[G-467]

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Spaceship pilots who can't make the grade in rocket flight school are tested in simulations
Reprints:

I Was Kidnapped by a Flying Saucer! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[G-441]

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A carnival owner comes across small aliens who are spraying crops so that humans who eat the food will produce midgets so they won't have a size advantage when they invade, but he fools them into leaving Earth by claiming that the food is only producing small children ten percent of the time and producing giants the rest. He displays his circus giant to them as proof and they buy into his lie and leave.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Aliens redrawn from original story, possibly by Mike Esposito.

The Unwanted! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Walton (signed)
Inks:
Bill Walton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[E-445]

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Human colonists are forced off Mars and so attempt to return to Earth only to be rejected by the cavemen remnants left after atomic war. They go into orbit around Earth and wait for the cavemen to evolve to the point that they will no longer be considered another race.
Reprints:

Murdock's Brain! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Murdock invents a serum that will preserve his brain even though his body appears dead because he hopes to avoid atomic war that is impending. Peace breaks out and scientific advances occur that allow immortality, but Murdock lies in a coffin appearing dead but really just thinking, immobile.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Was Kidnapped by a Flying Saucer!
  2. 1. Crack-Up!
  3. 2. I Was Kidnapped by a Flying Saucer!
  4. 3. The Unwanted!
  5. 4. Murdock's Brain!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • James Zee
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Dan Kocher
  • Terry Watkins
  • Roger Reus
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore