(September 1997)

Marvel, 1997 Series
 
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Price:
24.99 USD; 35.00 CAD
Pages:
260
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ISBN:
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Color:
color
Binding:
squarebound; trade paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Origins of Marvel Comics / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Claudio Castellini (signed)
Inks:
Claudio Castellini (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-man; Incredible Hulk; Thor; Dr. Strange; Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Woman
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Prologue (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

If One is Good, Four Will Be Better (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

[Fantastic Four #1] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein?; Christopher Rule?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four: Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; monster from Monster Isle
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Indexer Notes

George Klein, or Chris Rule have been suggested as the inker but there is no consensus. Dick Ayers originally given inker credit, but per Nick Caputo, Ayers did not have this cover listed in his own record books (July 27, 2006).

The Fantastic Four (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein; Christopher Rule?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Mayor of Central City
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Indexer Notes

Inking often attributed to Dick Ayers and occasionally Art Simek. The given credit reflects the current consensus.

The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein; Christopher Rule?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Moleman [a.k.a. Mole Man] (intro and origin); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; Invisible Girl; Thing]; Monsters of Monster Isle
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Indexer Notes

Inking credit often attributed to Dick Ayers and occasionally to Art Simek, the credit given reflects the current consensus.

The Moleman's Secret! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein; Christopher Rule?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Moleman [a.k.a. Mole Man] (intro and origin); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; Invisible Girl; Thing]; Monsters of Monster Isle
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

[Fantastic Four #243] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
Rick Parker?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jim Salicrup

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Galactus; The Wasp; Dr. Strange; Thing; Iron Man; Mr. Fantastic; Torch; Thor; Captain America
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Shall Earth Endure? (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
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There Shall Come a Jolly Green Giant (Table of Contents)

Incredible Hulk / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

[The Incredible Hulk #1] (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
superhero
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The Hulk (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

[The Incredible Hulk #372] (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dale Keown
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Bobbie Chase

Genre:
superhero
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He's Back (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter David
Pencils:
Dale Keown
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
Glynis Oliver
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
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The World's Best-selling Swinger (Table of Contents)

Spider-man / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

[Amazing Fantasy #15] (Table of Contents)

Spider-man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
superhero
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[Spider-man!] (Table of Contents)

Spider-man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spider-man / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

[Spider-man #1, August 1990] (Table of Contents)

Spider-man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Todd McFarlane
Inks:
Todd McFarlane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jim Salicrup

Genre:
superhero
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Torment part 1 (Table of Contents)

Spider-man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Todd McFarlane
Pencils:
Todd McFarlane
Inks:
Todd McFarlane
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Spider-Man; GUEST: Mary Jane Parker; VILLAIN: Lizard
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Indexer Notes

Original issue has 23 pages of story indexed. This reprint only has 19 pages of story.

Meanwhile, Back in Asgard (Table of Contents)

Thor / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

Introducing... the Mighty Thor! [Journey Into Mystery #83] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
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Thor the Mighty, and "The Stone Men from Saturn!" (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
V-786

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor (I)(O); Don Blake (I); Gorr (I)
Synopsis:
Origin of Thor.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Thor, Don Blake and Gorr, origin of Thor.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thor / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

[Thor #380] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Walt Simonson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Craig Anderson (Assistant); Ralph Macchio

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor
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Mjolnir's Song (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Simonson
Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
Christie Scheele
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Thor; VILLAIN: Midgard Serpent (Death)
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Indexer Notes

Story told in nothing but splash pages.

Mainly About a Master of the Mystic Arts (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Terry Szanics

Genre:
superhero
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The Origin of Dr. Strange (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

[Doctor Strange #56] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Smith
Inks:
Paul Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Al Milgrom

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange
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A Mystic Reborn! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Stern
Pencils:
Paul Smith
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Morgana Blessings; Wong; Sara Wolfe; Adria [Sylvia Nettlebaum]; Kaecilius [Joe Crocker]; Demonicus [Tyrone Lewis]; The Ancient One (flashback); Baron Mordo (flashback); Loki (cameo); Dormammu (cameo); Silver Dagger (cameo); The Hulk (cameo); Princess Clea (cameo); Eternity (cameo)
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Epilogue (Table of Contents)

Origins of Marvel Comics / recap / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Origins of Marvel Comics
  2. 1. Prologue
  3. 2. If One is Good, Four Will Be Better
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [Fantastic Four #1]
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. The Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. The Moleman's Secret!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  9. 8. [Fantastic Four #243]
    Fantastic Four
  10. 9. Shall Earth Endure?
    Fantastic Four
  11. 10. There Shall Come a Jolly Green Giant
    Incredible Hulk
  12. 11. [The Incredible Hulk #1]
    The Incredible Hulk
  13. 12. The Hulk
    The Incredible Hulk
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Incredible Hulk
  15. 14. [The Incredible Hulk #372]
    The Incredible Hulk
  16. 15. He's Back
    The Incredible Hulk
  17. 16. The World's Best-selling Swinger
    Spider-man
  18. 17. [Amazing Fantasy #15]
    Spider-man
  19. 18. [Spider-man!]
    Spider-man
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Spider-man
  21. 20. [Spider-man #1, August 1990]
    Spider-man
  22. 21. Torment part 1
    Spider-man
  23. 22. Meanwhile, Back in Asgard
    Thor
  24. 23. Introducing... the Mighty Thor! [Journey Into Mystery #83]
    Thor
  25. 24. Thor the Mighty, and "The Stone Men from Saturn!"
    Thor
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  27. 26. [Thor #380]
    Thor
  28. 27. Mjolnir's Song
    Thor
  29. 28. Mainly About a Master of the Mystic Arts
    Doctor Strange
  30. 29. Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!
    Doctor Strange
  31. 30. The Origin of Dr. Strange
    Doctor Strange
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Strange
  33. 32. [Doctor Strange #56]
    Doctor Strange
  34. 33. A Mystic Reborn!
    Doctor Strange
  35. 34. Epilogue
    Origins of Marvel Comics
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