(Summer 1974)

Marvel, 1974 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.00 CAD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
Annually
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Roy Thomas (Editor in Chief); Tony Isabella (Editor); Marv Wolfman (Consulting Editor); Chris Claremont; David Kraft; Don McGregor; Roger Slifer; Michele Wolfman (Editorial Staff)
Color:
Full color cover; black and white
Dimensions:
8 x 11 inches
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; matte gloss cover
Binding:
Perfect bound
Publishing Format:
Annually

Issue Notes

Cover indicates issue number 1 but indicia does not.


Special Album Edition: The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harold Shull (painting)
Inks:
Harold Shull (painting)
Colors:
Harold Shull (painting)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Roy Thomas (Editor in Chief); Tony Isabella (Editor); Marv Wolfman (Consulting Editor); Chris Claremont, David Kraft, Don McGregor, Roger Slifer, Michele Wolfman (Editorial Staff)

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Iron Fist; Shang Chi; Abe Brown
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?; photograph
Inks:
? (photograph)

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Iron Fist; Shang Chi; David Carradine (as Kwai Chang Caine)

Indexer Notes

Interior front cover collage of images both illustrative and photographic.

[Contents] (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema; Herb Trimpe; Mike Vosburg
Inks:
Dan Adkins; The Crusty Bunkers
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Sons of the Tiger; Iron Fist; Shang Chi

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents with snippets of captions from interior stories. Includes indicia information. The masthead shows: Stan Lee Presents: The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Special Album Edition. However the indicia lists this as Kung Fu Special.

The Rising and Advancing of a Spirit (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Bruce Lee [Lee]; John Saxon [Roper]; Jim Kelly [Williams]; Bolo Yeung [Bolo]; Shih Kien [Han]
Synopsis:
The editorial staff reveal the secrets and skirmishes behind the publication of the magazine.

Indexer Notes

Features a collage of photos taken from the movie Enter The Dragon (1973) directed by Robert Clouse.

The Master Plan of Fu Manchu (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema (?)
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Fu Manchu; Sons of the Tiger [Lin Sun; Abe Brown; Bob Diamond]; Iron Fist [Danny Rand]; Shang-Chi
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Prologue page introducing the reader to the contents of the entire story. Featuring supporting characters created by Sax Rohmer.

Chapter 1: Iron Fist (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Moench
Pencils:
Frank McLaughlin
Inks:
The Crusty Bunkers
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Iron Fist; Seo-Kai-Chen; Tsu-Gamo (death of); Fu Manchu (as transient beggar)
Reprints:

Kaii-Yaaahhh! (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / photo story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
J. David Warner; Mary Skrenes
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
martial arts
Synopsis:
Exclusive coverage of Fred Hamilton's All-Dojo Tournament
Reprints:

[Coming your way -- feet first -- the fourth furiously fast-moving issue of Marvel Comics' monthly masterpiece....] (Table of Contents)

The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Shang-Chi

Fu Manchu, Sax Rohmer and Shang-Chi (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / photo story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
David Anthony Kraft
Pencils:
Jim Starlin; photographs
Inks:
?; photographs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Sax Rohmer; Boris Karloff [Fu Manchu]; Sir Denis Nayland Smith; Warner Oland; Henry Brandon
Synopsis:
The story of Fu Manchu, his creator Sax Rohmer, books and screen exploits.

Indexer Notes

Photo story includes an exceptional movie poster from The Brides of Fu Manchu with painted caricatures of actor Christopher Lee and Marie Versini. The story also features a photo caption from "1940 Drums" with Henry Brandon as the main actor for Fu Manchu.

A Non-Paid Commercial That Will Drive You CRAZY (Table of Contents)

Crazy Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; photograph
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Stan Lee

Indexer Notes

Photo sequential advertisement featuring Stan Lee promoting the Crazy Magazine publication.

Under The Pagoda (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
J. David Warner
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
martial arts
Synopsis:
What's new in Kung Fu and martial arts.

The Samurai Will Slice You If You Don't SUBSCRIBE! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Magazine Group / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gulacy
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Chapter 2: The Sons of the Tiger (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Herb Trimpe
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Sons of the Tiger [Lin Sun; Abe Brown; Bob Diamond]; Lee Tsaing-Wa; Lascar; Fu Manchu (as transient beggar)
Reprints:

The Chinese Mechanic (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
J. David Warner
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
martial arts
Synopsis:
Photo story on kung fu actor Barry Chan.

The Kung Fu Hits Just Keep On Coming! (Table of Contents)

Iron Fist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane; John Romita (alterations)
Inks:
Dick Giordano; John Romita (alterations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
martial arts

Indexer Notes

Promotional advertisement with the cover to Marvel Premiere #15 without the background imagery. Romita alterations per Nick Caputo, Aug 2012. Previous indexer credited Tony Mortellaro.

Shaolin Flashback (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Malachi Ronin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
David Carradine [Kwai Chang Caine]; Keye Luke [Master Po]
Synopsis:
Photo story on the history of the Shaolin Monks that inspired the hit television series "Kung Fu."

Chapter 3: The Hands of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Moench
Pencils:
Mike Vosburg
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Shang Chi; Fu Manchu; Black Jack Tarr; Sir Denis Nayland Smith
Synopsis:
The final chapter as the mastermind's son battles to save mankind from nuclear holocaust.
Reprints:

Epilog: (Table of Contents)

Kung Fu Special / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Letters:
?

Genre:
martial arts
Characters:
Sons of the Tiger [Lin Sun; Abe Brown; Robert Diamond]; Iron Fist [Danny Rand]
Reprints:

Invite your friends over for a...Haunting (Table of Contents)

The Gayle House / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for a record LP of recorded haunted house sound effects.

["To answer the desperate cries of the possessed...."] (Table of Contents)

Magazine Management Co., Inc. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rich Bucker ?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gabriel, Devil-Hunter

Indexer Notes

Promotional advertisement for the latest issue of The Haunt of Horror.

Dracula Lives! (Table of Contents)

Magazine Management Co., Inc. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dracula

Indexer Notes

Promotional for the September issue of "Dracula Lives!"

["You'll be a master of self defense once you've completed...."] (Table of Contents)

Demaru, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
none; photograph
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for a course on Kung-Fu and Karate.

Missed Any Marvel Masterpieces Lately? (Table of Contents)

Marvel Monster Group / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense; sword and sorcery

Indexer Notes

Two page advertisement to order back issues of Marvel magazines.

["The Zombie Has Risen From The Grave!"] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Monster Group / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Simon Garth

Indexer Notes

Promotional for the eighth issue of Tales of the Zombie.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Magazine Group / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan

Indexer Notes

Promotional for the first issue of The Savage Sword of Conan.

FDR sat here. (Table of Contents)

The U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
photograph
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

ED Sales Studio / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
photograph
Letters:
typeset

These Are Very Special People (Table of Contents)

Broadway Bookfinders / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
photograph
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement on a book featuring "mistakes of Nature."

["Famous Name Prizes or Cash"] (Table of Contents)

Olympic Sales Club, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
stock art
Inks:
stock art
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Interior back cover advertisement for selling Christmas Cards.

["Look who's smiling now!"] (Table of Contents)

La Salle Extension University / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
photograph
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover advertisement for correspondence education.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Album Edition: The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu
    Kung Fu Special
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kung Fu Special
  3. 2. [Contents]
    Kung Fu Special
  4. 3. The Rising and Advancing of a Spirit
    Kung Fu Special
  5. 4. The Master Plan of Fu Manchu
    Kung Fu Special
  6. 5. Chapter 1: Iron Fist
    Kung Fu Special
  7. 6. Kaii-Yaaahhh!
    Kung Fu Special
  8. 7. [Coming your way -- feet first -- the fourth furiously fast-moving issue of Marvel Comics' monthly masterpiece....]
    The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu
  9. 8. Fu Manchu, Sax Rohmer and Shang-Chi
    Kung Fu Special
  10. 9. A Non-Paid Commercial That Will Drive You CRAZY
    Crazy Magazine
  11. 10. Under The Pagoda
    Kung Fu Special
  12. 11. The Samurai Will Slice You If You Don't SUBSCRIBE!
    Marvel Magazine Group
  13. 12. Chapter 2: The Sons of the Tiger
    Kung Fu Special
  14. 13. The Chinese Mechanic
    Kung Fu Special
  15. 14. The Kung Fu Hits Just Keep On Coming!
    Iron Fist
  16. 15. Shaolin Flashback
    Kung Fu Special
  17. 16. Chapter 3: The Hands of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu
    Kung Fu Special
  18. 17. Epilog:
    Kung Fu Special
  19. 18. Invite your friends over for a...Haunting
    The Gayle House
  20. 19. ["To answer the desperate cries of the possessed...."]
    Magazine Management Co., Inc.
  21. 20. Dracula Lives!
    Magazine Management Co., Inc.
  22. 21. ["You'll be a master of self defense once you've completed...."]
    Demaru, Inc.
  23. 22. Missed Any Marvel Masterpieces Lately?
    Marvel Monster Group
  24. 23. ["The Zombie Has Risen From The Grave!"]
    Marvel Monster Group
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Magazine Group
  26. 25. FDR sat here.
    The U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    ED Sales Studio
  28. 27. These Are Very Special People
    Broadway Bookfinders
  29. 28. ["Famous Name Prizes or Cash"]
    Olympic Sales Club, Inc.
  30. 29. ["Look who's smiling now!"]
    La Salle Extension University
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Michael Dagorath
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose