(June 1976)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Marv Wolfman
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

"Am I Now...Or Have I Ever Been?" (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man and Deathlok / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Deathlok [Luther Manning]
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

...Am I Now Or Have I Ever Been? (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man and Deathlok / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Mike Esposito (finished art, figures); Dave Hunt (finished art, backgrounds)
Inks:
Mike Esposito; Dave Hunt (backgrounds)
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
JV263

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Strake; Grissom (Death)
Synopsis:
Spider-Man gets closer to his own time, landing in 1990, and the world of Deathlok.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of the story which began in issue 41.

Comic Book Savers (Table of Contents)

Superhero Merchandise; Comic Book Savers / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Spider-Man; Luke Cage, Hero For Hire; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Thing
Synopsis:
Advertisement for comic book savers (binders that hold 12 comics) that come with stickers.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 7 and 8 of the story.

Mighty Marvel Checklist [June 1976] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Ron Wilson; Al Milgrom; Jim Starlin
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; Joe Sinnott; Jim Starlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Blizzard; Guardians of the Galaxy [Vance Astro; Martinex; Charlie-27; Nikki]; Warlock

Indexer Notes

Mighty Marvel Checklist for comics on sale the fourth week of March, comics listed with a synopsis are Marvel Team-Up #46, Iron Man #87, Marvel Presents #5, Fantastic Four #171 and Warlock #13. Also includes a small reprint of the covers of Iron Man #87, Marvel Presents #5 and Warlock #13. Appears between pages 11 and 12 of the story sequence.

Marvel-Con '76! (Table of Contents)

Marvel-Con '76 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Spider-Man; Stan Lee
Synopsis:
Promo for the upcoming Marvel-Con '76 on April 23-25 at the Hotel Commodore in New York. Advertises three free hour-long art lessons by John Buscema, three writing lessons by Roy Thomas and free kung fu exhibitions. Cost is $3.00 for a three day pass.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 11 and 12 of the story.

Mail it to Team-Up (Table of Contents)

Mail it to Team-Up / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Spider-Man
Synopsis:
Letters from readers - Rook Jones, Rebecca Farash, John Harbottle and Frank Lomenzo. Letters page replies by Bill Mantlo. Also includes a next month blurb box that explains the next story that crosses over with Marvel Two-In-One #17.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 11 and 12 of the story.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: News Notes, Nifty Narration, and Nutty Nonsense Not For the Narrow-Minded! [June 1976]; Stan Lee's Soapbox (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee; ?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Stan talks about the Marvel phenomenon in jolly ol' England, including about how we publish seven special weekly comics there, the Campbell's SF and Comic Shop has it's main display devoted almost exclusively to Marvel mags, Paul McCartney's Magneto and the Titanium Man single is a sensation wherever it is played, Paul McCartney has a new Daredevil disc, Paul and Linda McCartney have a new top-secret project and give their regards to Marvelites everywhere. He also says that there will be a third volume in the Origins of Marvel Comics and Son of Origins series focusing on villains and he wants us to send in our guesses as to the title of this book and don't forget the Marvel-Con at NY's Hotel Commodore on April 23, 24 and 25. Items about how Incredible Hulk #200 (written by Len Wein with art by Sal Buscema and Joe Staton) features more guest stars than you can shake a gamma-radiated fist at and more special issues are coming with guest artists such as Berni Wrightson and Jim Starlin, Gil Kane is doing less covers because he is now focusing on whole stories like the Amazing Spider-Man Annual, The Inhumans (written by Doug Moench) and the Sons of the Tiger in the Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, George Perez is now drawing The Fantastic Four, Rich Buckler is now scripting Deathlok, a fill-in for Iron Man, a fill-in for Black Goliath and is teaming up with Don McGregor to co-produce the Black Panther, the Iron Man Annual (by Steve Gerber/Sal Buscema) guest-stars Man-Thing and the villain is the Molecule Man, the Fantastic Four Annual (by Roy Thomas/John Buscema) guest-stars the Invaders, the Tomb of Dracula will have Dracula getting married and guest-starring a satanic sibling, the Werewolf by Night will feature changes in the Werewolf and his relationship with Jack Russell and a special guest appearance by Brother Voodoo, a small note explaining the new UPC code on all Marvel comics, Gene Colan will be penciling Howard the Duck #4 and then Berni Wrightson will take over as permanent penciler and next month Jack Kirby's newest earth-shaker will be hitting the stands.

Indexer Notes

. Appears between pages 15 and 16 of the story.

Daredevil's "Dare-Double"! (Table of Contents)

Daredevil; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Foggy Nelson; Ron Rainey [as Daredevil] (villain)

Indexer Notes

Ad for Hostess Fruit Pies. Appears between pages 15 and 16 of the story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "Am I Now...Or Have I Ever Been?"
    Spider-Man and Deathlok
  2. 1. ...Am I Now Or Have I Ever Been?
    Spider-Man and Deathlok
  3. 2. Comic Book Savers
    Superhero Merchandise; Comic Book Savers
  4. 3. Mighty Marvel Checklist [June 1976]
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  5. 4. Marvel-Con '76!
    Marvel-Con '76
  6. 5. Mail it to Team-Up
    Mail it to Team-Up
  7. 6. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: News Notes, Nifty Narration, and Nutty Nonsense Not For the Narrow-Minded! [June 1976]; Stan Lee's Soapbox
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox
  8. 7. Daredevil's "Dare-Double"!
    Daredevil; Hostess Fruit Pies
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