(June 1974)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 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

Five Claws of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Danny Crespi

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
It, the Living Colossus; Fin Fang Foom
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Crespi credit per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B credits Gaspar Saladino.

Five Claws of Death! (Table of Contents)

It! The Living Colossus! / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
Dick Ayers; Larry Lieber; Jack Kirby (reprinted material); Gil Kane (reprinted material)
Inks:
Vince Colletta; Dick Ayers (reprinted material); Mike Esposito (reprinted material)
Colors:
Linda Lessmann
Letters:
David Hunt

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
It, the Living Colossus; Fin Fang Foom; Bob O'Bryan; Dr. Vault [Aloysisus Vault] (Villain); Diane Cummings; Dr Braun (Death); Felix Simon; Dorian Delazny; Grant Marshall
Synopsis:
Fin Fang Foom is again controlled by Dr. Vault and he attacks It forcing him to slip away before he is defeated. Bob O'Bryan then sends his mind back to his body where he wakes up before they can perform an autopsy on him. Dr. Vault uses Fin Fang Foom to draw It out of hiding but before they can finish their fight some live wires are knocked into Fin Fang Foom breaking Dr. Vault's control. He shakes hands with It and leaves. Dr. Vault kills Dr. Braun for his insolence while Fin Fang Foom swims away.

Indexer Notes

It's next appearance is in Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #244 (February 1980). According to George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B a number of panels or covers are reprinted in this story, most with alterations of some kind. Page 5 panel 5 of this story is reprinted from page 5 panel 3 of the Colossus story in Tales of Suspense #20 (Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers artwork), page 9 panel 2 of this story is reprinted from page 5 panel 2 of the Colossus story in Tales of Suspense #14 (Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers artwork), page 9 panel 3 of this story is reprinted from the cover to Tales of Suspense #14 (Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers artwork), page 10 panel 1 of this story is reprinted from the cover to Tales of Suspense #20 (Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers artwork), page 10 panel 2 of this story is reprinted from page 13 panel 4 of the Colossus story in Tales of Suspense #20 (Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers artwork), page 10 panel 3 of this story is reprinted from the cover to Astonishing Tales #21 (Gil Kane/Mike Esposito artwork) and page 10 panel 4 of this story is reprinted from the cover to Strange Tales #89 (Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers artwork).

The Big Three (Table of Contents)

Marvel Collectors Medallion-Coins / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Conan

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for three official Marvel Solid-Bronze Collectors Medallion-Coins showing the different coins (both sides). Appears between pages 5 and 6 of the story sequence.

Them! The Readers That Wrote (Table of Contents)

Them! The Readers That Wrote; Marvel Value Stamp / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Tigra; Volstagg

Indexer Notes

Letters from (and replies to) Roger Slifer, E.J.F.D.G., Jimmy E. Parrish, John Rhoades, Jr. and Michael N. Tierstein. Also has a special announcement from Stan, Roy, and Marvel Comics about the increase of price from 20 cents to 25 cents (and what Marvel is doing about the increase, like focusing on magazines for 75 cents, 52 page 35 cent giant-size comics and new 100 page 50 cent super-giants including a feature-length new tale), a special yellow block pronouncement that this is the last issue for It, the Living Colossus and Deathlok begins next issue, a small promo for Tigra starring in Giant-Size Creatures #1 and Marvel Value Stamp #18 featuring Volstagg. Appears between pages 11 and 12 of the story sequence.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Monumental Memos of Chillers, Thrillers, and Fillers! [June 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Stan Lee talks about the Lucca 9 comic-book convention that he attended in Lucca, Italy. He says the best part of the convention was how there were professors, businessman, scientists, filmmakers, lawyers and many other mature, serious fans in attendance. Items about Giant-Size Super-Stars, featuring Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian rotating each month, Giant-Size Chillers, featuring Dracula, Werewolf by Night and Man-Thing rotating each month, Savage Tales is returning starring Conan by the likes of Barry Smith, John Buscema, Gil Kane and Neal Adams, The Living Mummy returns as the star of Supernatural Thrillers, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad will be adapted in Worlds Unknown and due to a last-minute emergency the Bullpen Bonus Page will skip this month but it will return next month to tell about the bargains that will be yours when you amass a complete set of Marvel Value Stamps. Also includes a small promo for Lilith, the daughter of Dracula appearing in Giant-Size Chillers #1. Appears between pages 11 and 12 of the story sequence.

[Crazy Magazine and Savage Tales Magazine Promo] (Table of Contents)

Crazy; Savage Tales / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody; sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan

Indexer Notes

Promo for Crazy Magazine #4 and Savage Tales (Marvel, 1971 series) #4 (using artwork based upon the covers). Appears between pages 11 and 12 of the story sequence.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Five Claws of Death!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  2. 1. Five Claws of Death!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  3. 2. The Big Three
    Marvel Collectors Medallion-Coins
  4. 3. Them! The Readers That Wrote
    Them! The Readers That Wrote; Marvel Value Stamp
  5. 4. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Monumental Memos of Chillers, Thrillers, and Fillers! [June 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox
  6. 5. [Crazy Magazine and Savage Tales Magazine Promo]
    Crazy; Savage Tales
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