(1999)

Marvel, 1997 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
19.95 USD; 29.95 CAD
Pages:
180
On-sale date:
1999-03-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comic [round logo]
ISBN:
0-7851-0713-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978078510713251995; 75960610713100111
Editing:
Tom Brevoort; Greg Theakston; Gregg Schigiel (assistant editor); Bob Harras (editor in chief)
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cardstock cover; Matte white interior
Binding:
Trade Paperback

Issue Notes

The first barcode (97807...) is from the back cover. The second is from the inside front cover in a box that states "Direct Edition". The prices are the same with both barcodes.

The volume is dedicated to Martin Goodman, "The Father of Marvel Comics"

The title page credits Joe Simon and Stan Lee as the original editors- for material printed prior to around Red Raven Comics #1 (more or less), it is not known who "edited" the contents from the various shops into issues along with freelance or in-house material such as the covers. Goodman was listed as the editor in statements of ownership for that time.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner; The Fin; Captain America; Citizen V; Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Greg Theakston [as Theakston * Kirby] (signed, "Greg Theakston after Jack Kirby" per credits page)
Inks:
Greg Theakston
Colors:
Greg Theakston ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner; The Fin; Captain America; Citizen V; Human Torch

Indexer Notes

Modeled after Jack Kirby's cover to Daring Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1940 series) #8, with Namor, Captain America and the Torch taking the places of Captain Daring, the Thunderer and Blue Diamond respectively.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Human Torch; Fiery Mask; Red Raven; The Vision; Captain America; Hurricane; Black Marvel; Sub-Mariner; The Fin; Citizen V

Indexer Notes

Table of contents, credits (for the features and the book), with head shots of the various characters excerpted from the features.

Marvel Comics and Me (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mickey Spillane (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett ? (Sub-Mariner promo reprint in inset)
Inks:
Bill Everett ? (Sub-Mariner promo reprint in inset)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Mickey Spillane reminisces about writing for Timely by way of the Funnies, Inc. shop, and then moving into paperback novels after returning from World War II.

[Origin of the Human Torch] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Carl Burgos
Editing:
Martin Goodman ? (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch (introduction and origin, an android); Prof. Phineas T. Horton (introduction); Mr. Harris (businessman); Tony Sardo (villain, introduction, death), Red (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Human Torch wears a blue uniform in this story. He doesn't adopt the Jim Hammond identity until issue #4.

The Fantastic Thriller of the Walking Corpses (Table of Contents)

The Fiery Mask / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Simon (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Simon
Editing:
Martin Goodman ? (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fiery Mask [Dr. Jack Castle] (introduction, origin); Captain Benson (introduction); Zombie Master (a mad doctor, villain, introduction, death); zombies (villains, introduction, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Funnies, Inc. material. Often erroneously assumed to indicate the start of Simon's editorship, but he was only a writer-artist at Funnies, Inc. at this stage, and this was one of his earliest stories.

[The Origin of the Red Raven] (Table of Contents)

Red Raven / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Raven (introduction, origin); Andreva (introduction); Zeelmo (villain, introduction, death); Ratoga (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints:

[Enter: The Vision] (Table of Contents)

The Vision / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Kirby
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vision [Aarkus] (introduction, origin) (see also issue #23); Dr. Enoch Mason (introduction); Shiela Mason (his daughter, introduction); Mose (Mason's butler); Markham (scientist); "Brains Borelli" (villain); Queenie (villain); Tony (villain, introduction); Bomber (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits differ from those printed in this collection- see original issue index for details.

Case No. 1. Meet Captain America (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Al Liederman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers] (introduction, origin); Bucky [Bucky Barnes] (introduction); President Franklin D. Roosevelt; General Phillips (unnamed, introduction); J. Arthur Grover [J. Edgar Hoover]; Agent X-13 [Cynthia Glass] (unnamed, introduction); Professor Reinstein (introduction, dies); Heinz Kruger (unnamed, introduction, dies)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits differ from those printed in this collection- see original issue index for details.

Murder Ltd. (Table of Contents)

Hurricane / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hurricane [Mike Cury] (introduction); Pluto (villain); Piggy Perroni (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits differ from those printed in this collection- see original issue index for details.

Stories from the Dark Ages (Table of Contents)

Tuk Caveboy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Tuk (introduction, origin); Phaidor (introduction, dies in flashback); Rhaya (introduction, dies in flashback); Tanir (introduction, villain, dies); Goreks (villain, introduction, dies)
Reprints:
Keywords:
barbarian

Indexer Notes

Credits differ from those printed in this collection- see original issue index for details.

The Sub-Mariner Smashes a Nazi Uprising! (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Editing:
Joe Simon ? (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Lynne Harris; Luther Robinson; un-named U.S. Navy department commander; Queen Jarna (villain); the Nazis (villains, some die)
Reprints:

[Origin of the Whizzer] (Table of Contents)

Whizzer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Avison (signed)
Inks:
Al Gabriele (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Whizzer [Bob Frank] (introduction, origin); Dr. Emil Frank [Bob's father] (introduction, death); Granno (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

[The Fox's Smuggling Racket] (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee ? (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; George (dock worker); The Fox [Jasper Whifflegears] (villain); "Red" Larson (villain, 2nd in command); Mike (villain)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Thunder Cave

Carnival of Fiends (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Inspector Riley; Villains: Matsu, Ku-Shi (I for both).
Reprints:

The Case of the Hollow Men (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Al Avison
Inks:
Joe Simon; Al Gabriele; Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Duffy; Villains: The Lord of Death and his zombies (I for all), Adolf Hitler.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits differ from those printed in this collection- see original issue index for details.

The Order of the Hood (Table of Contents)

Black Marvel / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Al Avison (signed)
Inks:
Al Gabriele (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Marvel [Dan Lyobns]; Pat Casey; Mary Nash; V: The Hood (I, D), the Order of the Hood (I).
Reprints:

[Cult of the Shark-god] (Table of Contents)

The Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vision [Aarkus]; the Zambiji people; Kai-Mak, the Shark-God (villain, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits differ from those printed in this collection- see original issue index for details.

[The Magic Cutlass] (Table of Contents)

The Fin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fin [Peter Noble]; Nazis (villains)
Reprints:

V Battalion (Table of Contents)

Citizen V / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Ben Thompson
Inks:
Ben Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Citizen V; Nazis (villains)
Reprints:

Sizzling with Thrills: 16 Exciting Classics That You Demanded!! (Table of Contents)

The Golden Age of Marvel Comics Vol. 2 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sub-Mariner; Captain America; Human Torch; The Vision; The Fin; Red Raven

Indexer Notes

A "promo" in the old Timely style, but for this very book.
Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sub-Mariner; The Fin; Captain America; Citizen V; Human Torch
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Marvel Comics and Me
  4. 3. [Origin of the Human Torch]
    The Human Torch
  5. 4. The Fantastic Thriller of the Walking Corpses
    The Fiery Mask
  6. 5. [The Origin of the Red Raven]
    Red Raven
  7. 6. [Enter: The Vision]
    The Vision
  8. 7. Case No. 1. Meet Captain America
    Captain America
  9. 8. Murder Ltd.
    Hurricane
  10. 9. Stories from the Dark Ages
    Tuk Caveboy
  11. 10. The Sub-Mariner Smashes a Nazi Uprising!
    The Sub-Mariner
  12. 11. [Origin of the Whizzer]
    Whizzer
  13. 12. [The Fox's Smuggling Racket]
    The Sub-Mariner
  14. 13. Carnival of Fiends
    Human Torch
  15. 14. The Case of the Hollow Men
    Captain America
  16. 15. The Order of the Hood
    Black Marvel
  17. 16. [Cult of the Shark-god]
    The Vision
  18. 17. [The Magic Cutlass]
    The Fin
  19. 18. V Battalion
    Citizen V
  20. 19. Sizzling with Thrills: 16 Exciting Classics That You Demanded!!
    The Golden Age of Marvel Comics Vol. 2
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Tony R. Rose