(April 1974)

Marvel, 1970 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 Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

To Destroy A World! (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
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

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

Conquerors Three! (Table of Contents)

It! The Living Colossus! / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
Dick Ayers; Jack Kirby (Strange Tales #89 reprint)
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Dick Ayers (Strange Tales #89 reprint)
Colors:
Linda Lessmann
Letters:
Dick Ayers [as Richard B]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
It, the Living Colossus; Bob O'Bryan; Lord Granitor (Destroyed?); Fin Fang Foom; Dr. Vault; Dr. Braun; Freddy; Susan; Duffy; Grant Marshall; Dorian Delazny; Felix Simon (Introduction); Diane Cummings; Magnor; Sgt. Patten; Gargoyles of Stonus Five
Synopsis:
Dr. Vault uses his power to summon Fin Fang Foom to help him defeat It, the Living Colossus so that he can take over it's body. Bob O'Bryan, cast out of It's body because of the mental energy expended, uses Felix Simon to drive him closer to the body of It so that he can again take control. He takes control of It, and he along with Fin Fang Foom (who has shaken off Dr. Vault's control) battle Lord Granitor to save earth. Bob O'Bryan, who appears to be dead when his mind enters It, is driven to the hospital by Felix. When Lord Granitor uses his transportation device to try to escape It destroys the device which also destroys Lord Granitor. Dr. Vault takes control of Fin Fang Foom again and Bob O'Bryan is declared dead at the hospital.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Page 1 of "Fin Fang Foom!" from Strange Tales #89 is reprinted on page 7, panels 4-6 of page 5 of the original story is reprinted on page 8 panels 1-3, panels 2-4 of page 6 of the original story is reprinted on page 8 panels 4-6 and panel 2 of page 8 of the original story is reprinted as panel 7 of page 8. The Fin Fang Foom story is also reprinted in Fantasy Masterpieces (Marvel, 1966 series) #2 (April 1966), in Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #21 (May 1973) and in Monster Masterworks TPB.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Homilies, Hijinx, and Happy New year--From the Hallowed Halls of Marvel! [April 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Iron Fist

Indexer Notes

Stan Lee talks about since it's the start of a new year it's the perfect time to talk about the new stuff coming out. He mentions the Spider-Man Medallion Coins, a new series of hard-cover books about your favorite Marvel masterworks, FOOM, the Value Stamp project, a potential full-length feature film and how two top TV producers are making them an offer they can't refuse. Items about the New Year's Resolutions by Gerry Conway, Mike Ploog, Rich Buckler, Johnny Romita, Steve Gerber, Bob Brown, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan, Roy Thomas and Stan Lee, they are discontinuing the ads for FOOM for a few weeks because they can't keep up with the orders and another Spider-Man code. Mighty Marvel Checklist for comics now on sale! listed with a synopsis are Spider-Man #131, Thor #222, Tomb of Dracula #19, Captain America #172, Werewolf by Night #16, Conan the Barbarian #37, Iron Man #67, Fear #21, Marvel Team-Up #20, Kull the Destroyer #13, Strange Tales #173, Astonishing Tales #23 and Worlds Unknown #6. Also includes a small promo for Iron Fist in Marvel Premiere. Appears between pages 13 and 14 of the story sequence.

Bullpen Bonus Page: Value, Value--Who's Got the Value? [April 1974] (Table of Contents)

Bullpen Bonus Page / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
?; Esteban Maroto
Inks:
?; Esteban Marato
Colors:
?; ?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Article explaining some of the ideas behind the Marvel Value Stamps (and pledging to give a fuller explanation of what you get if you collect all 100). Article bragging about how Marvel's magazines are eight pages longer than most magazines and that Dracula Lives, Monsters Unleashed, Vampire Tales and Tales of the Zombie are put out six times a year with Crazy on sale seven times a year. Also, in a couple of months two more magazines will be launched. An item advertising Crazy #3 by listing some of the shows they parody and other articles (with an illustration from their "High Plains Drifter" story) and an item advertising Vampire Tales #4 (with an illustration from their "The Drifting Snow" story).

Monster Scrapbook: The "Original" Lost World! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Article on the first "The Lost World" movie.

Them! The Readers That Wrote (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Linda Lessmann
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski (logo)

Characters:
It, the Living Colossus; Bob O'Bryan

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bob Hobart, Steve Scheibner, Steven M Scholz, K.J. Robbins, Rodney Schroeter and Russell Lynn Fields with two partial panels reprinted from Astonishing Tales #22.

Aunt May--Marrying Doctor Octopus? (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Aunt May; Dr. Octopus

Indexer Notes

Promo for Amazing Spider-Man #131 using a portion of the cover.

The Human Torch and the Magnificent Medusa-- (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; Mike Esposito?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Medusa

Indexer Notes

Promo for Fantastic Four #145 using a portion of the cover.

[Worlds Unknown #6 Promo] (Table of Contents)

Worlds Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Gil Kane; John Romita (re-touches on Killdozer figure)
Inks:
Ernie Chan; John Romita (re-touches on Killdozer figure)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Killdozer

Indexer Notes

Promo for Worlds Unknown using a portion of the cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. To Destroy A World!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  2. 1. Conquerors Three!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  3. 2. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Homilies, Hijinx, and Happy New year--From the Hallowed Halls of Marvel! [April 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. Bullpen Bonus Page: Value, Value--Who's Got the Value? [April 1974]
    Bullpen Bonus Page
  5. 4. Monster Scrapbook: The "Original" Lost World!
  6. 5. Them! The Readers That Wrote
  7. 6. Aunt May--Marrying Doctor Octopus?
    Spider-Man
  8. 7. The Human Torch and the Magnificent Medusa--
    Fantastic Four
  9. 8. [Worlds Unknown #6 Promo]
    Worlds Unknown
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