(August 16, 1975)

Marvel UK, 1972 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.08 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics International Ltd.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Matt Softley
Color:
Colour cover; Black and White with some Colour interior
Dimensions:
Magazine size

["Inside: The Jester Dies at the Hands of Daredevil?!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ron Wilson ?
Inks:
Frank Giacoia ?; John Tartaglione ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero

Death on Bald Mountain (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Dormammu; Ancient One (illusion); Wong; Clea; Roy Thomas; Jeanie Thomas; Tom Fagan; Dormammu Cultists (Intro)
Synopsis:
Dr. Strange, Hulk and Namor travel to Rutland, VT to stop a cult from releasing Dormammu into our dimension.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of the original story.

Indicia on page 1 lists:
Copyright 1975 Marvel Comics International Ltd. All rights reserved. Based on material copyright 1971 by Magazine Management Co., Inc., Marvel Comics Group, and copyright 1968 by Olympia Publications, Inc. Marvel Comics Group and copyright 1967 by Canam Publishers Sales Group. Marvel Comics Group, Hulk, The Defenders, Daredevil, and Fantastic Four are Tradenames and Trademarks of the Marvel Comics Group, a division of Cadence Industries Corp., N.Y., N.Y., USA. Edited by Matt Softley. Not to be sold in the United States of America or Canada. Member of ABC. Printed in Ireland by Lithograohic Universal (Export) Ltd., Dublin -- London office, 40 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W ORE, Tel. 01-828-0261.

["Dear Stan"] (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Marvel Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Tonight, I Almost Died Laughing! (Table of Contents)

Daredevil / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Foggy Nelson; Debbie Harris; Jester [villain, Jonathan Powers]
Synopsis:
Jester frames DD by making it look like our hero killed the crime clown's alter-ego, Jonathan Powers, for daring to reveal Hornhead's identity to the world. Once the law is against him, Jester captures Daredevil for the police.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Per Jean Baptiste Leblanc, Vince Colletta is credited as inker in the comic book but the inking may actually have been done by Dan Adkins, based on an examination of the art (August 16, 2006). Adkins credit confirmed in Marvelmania # 2. Information per Nick Caputo, June 2012.

Second half of the original story.

["See the Apes Live!"] (Table of Contents)

Planet of the Apes / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

["See Frankenstein's Monster"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

His Mission: Destroy the Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Crystal; Alicia Masters; Dr. Santini; the Mad Thinker (villain)
Synopsis:
A mysterious villain, posing as the chemist Dr. Santini, aids Reed in attempting to find a cure for Ben.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Kirby co-plot credit was acknowledged by Lee and Kirby in several interviews. The credit here read "Another titanic thrill-fest by Smilin' Stan Lee and Jolly Jack Kirby"

First half of original story.

"New Series 1/32 Scale Tanks" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Airfix

["It's a Hulk-size Smasheroo!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Hulk cover patch.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Inside: The Jester Dies at the Hands of Daredevil?!"]
  2. 1. Death on Bald Mountain
    Defenders
  3. 2. ["Dear Stan"]
    The Mighty Marvel Mailbag
  4. 3. Tonight, I Almost Died Laughing!
    Daredevil
  5. 4. ["See the Apes Live!"]
    Planet of the Apes
  6. 5. ["See Frankenstein's Monster"]
  7. 6. His Mission: Destroy the Fantastic Four!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. "New Series 1/32 Scale Tanks"
  9. 8. ["It's a Hulk-size Smasheroo!"]
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