(August 1974)

Marvel, 1973 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
Editing:
Roy Thomas ?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Thing in Cell 13! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Larry Lieber; John Romita (alterations)
Inks:
Al Milgrom ?; John Romita (alterations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Danny Crespi ?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Leiber/Romita/Milgrom credits per Nick Caputo, August 2012. Original indexer credited Romita with pencils and inks.

The Thing in Cell 13 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[V-26]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hans Vogez
Synopsis:
A corrupt police chief uses frivolous fines to fund a giant useless prison in order to increase his own prestige. He imprisons a passerby for no reason, but is shocked to find that he is the leader of a group of aliens who are in such a rush to leave that they take the whole prison when they cannot open his cell, leaving the chief disgraced and humbled.
Reprints:

Greed! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Tumlinson
Inks:
Pete Tumlinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[E-854]

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A researcher receives telepathic signals from evil Martians, now long dead, who want him to build a machine that will allow them to cross space and conquer Earth. The gold that he gets through the machine as payment is now molten and buries him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

reprint mistakenly identified as from Astonishing Tales #36

I, the Robot (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[D-922]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Human Robot [M-11]
Synopsis:
A robot is given a command to kill the man in the room by someone who wishes to steal the robot after it has slain its creator. When the would-be thief enters the room, the robot slays him as well, then the robot goes out into the night looking for rooms to slay men in.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Human Robot next appears in What If? (Marvel, 1977 series) #9, in the superhero team eventually known as the Agents of Atlas.

The Invaders (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Aliens from a dry desert world park their invasion fleet on a large expanse of the ocean thinking it to be a solid surface, whereupon the ships sink like stones.
Reprints:

Bullpen Bonus Page (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Giant-Size Spider-Man (Marvel, 1974 series) #1

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thing in Cell 13!
  2. 1. The Thing in Cell 13
  3. 2. Greed!
  4. 3. I, the Robot
  5. 4. The Invaders
  6. 5. Bullpen Bonus Page
    Spider-Man
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  • Nick Caputo
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