(July 1974)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1974-04-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Monster Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
magazine size
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Zombie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Earl Norem
Inks:
Earl Norem
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Zombie [Simon Garth]
Reprints:
Keywords:
zombie

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pablo Marcos
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Zombie (Simon Garth); Layla
Reprints:

["Is man a beast...or a god?"] (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Henry Frankenstein; Fritz

Indexer Notes

Still from the 1931 Universal Pictures "Frankenstein" starring Colin Clive and Dwight Frye.

Text added to make it part of the prologue to the next story:
"Is man a beast...or a god? An animal in captivity of his own making...or a creature of reason? In the pages that follow, Simon Garth learns the answer.
But can it matter...to a dead man?"

Tales of the Zombie Prologue (Table of Contents)

Zombie / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Eric Masterson; Joan Franklin
Synopsis:
Why did a seemingly rational broker and his young bride abandon their house in New Orleans to retreat to a rickety old house in the bayou?
Reprints:

Child of Darkness! (Table of Contents)

Zombie / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Pablo Marcos
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Zombie [Simon Garth]; Layla; Eric Masterson (death, villain); Joan Franklin (villain); Teddy Franklin (villain)
Synopsis:
Simon and Layla stumble upon the Masterson house.
Reprints:
Keywords:
swamp; voodoo; zombie

["Beyond Hell...Beyond Fear...Beyond the Terror That Lurks in Man's Mind...Dracula Lives!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dracula

Indexer Notes

Ad for Dracula Lives #8

Mails to the Zombie (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Plague of the Zombies (Table of Contents)

photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Boudreau
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Article about Hammer Film Production's 1966 "Plague of the Zombies".

["Take a Barbarian to Lunch -- or Else!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Savage Tales #4
(The illustration is initialed by J. B & E. C. (perhaps John Buscema and Ernie Chan?).)

Sugar Hill (Table of Contents)

photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Harmon
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Article about the 1974 American International Picture's "Sugar Hill".

The Compleat Voodoo Man (Table of Contents)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Chris gets his friend Seymour to recommend voodoo books while lunching, similar to the 1981 film "My Dinner With Andre".

End of a Legend (Table of Contents)

Brother Voodoo / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Moench (script); Len Wein (plot)
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Brother Voodoo [Jericho Drum]; Loralee Tate; Mama Limbo (villain; death); Black Talon [Desmond Drew] (villain)
Synopsis:
In rescuing Loralee Tate, Brother Voodoo discovers his suspicions about Mama Limo were well founded.
Reprints:
Keywords:
houngan; voodoo

Indexer Notes

Brother Voodoo app. between STRANGE TALES #173 and MARVEL TEAM-UP #24

["American Circle Corp"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for American Circle Corp.

["The Marvel Age of Kung Fu Thrills!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #1

The Voodoo Beat (Table of Contents)

filler / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carla Joseph
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Short descriptions of current horror films.

["Warning"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

ad for Night Gallery Graphics
distributed by Goers, Inc.

["He's dead---and yet he lives!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for Tales of the Zombie #7

["Monster Size Monsters"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Honor House

["FDR Sat Here"] (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for U. S. Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare

["Invite your friends over for a Haunting"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.14 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for The Gayle House

["Eerie Skull Flashlight"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.03 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Interverse

["Very Special People"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Frederick Drimmer's book at Broadway Bookfinders

["Kung-Fu & Karate"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (illo)
Inks:
? (illo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Demaru, Inc

["Have you seen this coupon before?"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for La Salle Extension University