(June 1974)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 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 [entire top banner]
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; Gil Kane (see notes)
Inks:
Vince Colletta; Dick Ayers; Mike Esposito (see notes)
Colors:
Linda Lessmann
Letters:
Dave 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

A number of panels and covers are reprinted in this story, most with alterations. Page 5, panel 5 is from page 5, panel 3 of the Colossus story in Tales of Suspense #20; page 9, panel 2 is from page 5, panel 2 of the Colossus story in Tales of Suspense #14; page 9, panel 3 is from the cover to Tales of Suspense #14; page 10, panel 1 is from the cover to Tales of Suspense #20; page 10, panel 2 is from page 13, panel 4 of the Colossus story in Tales of Suspense #20; page 10, panel 3 is from the cover to Astonishing Tales #21 and page 10, panel 4 is from the cover to Strange Tales #89. Info per George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

It next appears in Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #244 (February 1980).

The Big Three (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Them! The Readers That Wrote (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Tony Isabella ?
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. Includes a special announcement from Stan, Roy, and Marvel Comics about the increase of price from 20 to 25 cents and Marvel focusing on different prices and formats.

A special announcement notes this is the last issue featuring It, the Living Colossus and Deathlok would replace the strip next issue. Includes a house-ad for 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) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Darrel McCann
  • Steve Dasinger
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  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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