(1990)

Marvel, 1990 Series
 
Price:
17.95 USD; 21.95 CAD; 8.95 GBP
Pages:
80
On-sale date:
1990 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics
ISBN:
0-87135-729-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780871357298
Editing:
Bobbie Chase (editor); Gary Barnum (assistant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Hardcover
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

[Marvel Comics Re-Presents The First Ever] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Inks:
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Various
Inks:
Various
Colors:
?
Letters:
Various

Characters:
The Human Torch; The Sub-Mariner [Namor]

Indexer Notes

Reprints the covers from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 series) #29-34, 39, 40, 43, 44, 81, 82, 91 and 92.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[Editor Credits] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Inks:
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes a small reproduction from the cover of Marvel Comics #1.

[Credits and Indicia] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

["To Bill Everett, Carl Burgos,..."] (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner; The Human Torch / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Namor]; The Human Torch

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Les Daniels
Pencils:
Carl Burgos; Paul Gustavson, Bill Everett; Ben Thompson
Inks:
Carl Burgos; Paul Gustavson, Bill Everett; Ben Thompson
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
The Human Torch; The Angel [Tom Halloway]; The Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Ka-Zar [David Rand]

The Torch That Lit The Way (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Letters:
Typeset

Carl Burgos's Hot Idea [The Story of the Human Torch!] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Fictional story of the Torch's creation w/spot illos.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich (Dec. 2005).

[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

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)
Synopsis:
After the Scientist's Guild convinces inventor Horton to dispose of his new creation, a "human torch", a clever criminal figures out a way to use this creation for his own evil purposes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[The Six Big Men] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ray Gill ?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Angel [Tom Halloway] (introduction); The Six Big Men [Gus Ronson; Mike Malone; John Dillon; Trigger Bolo; Steve Enkel; Dutch Hanson] (villains,introduction for all, all die); the Big Boss (Dr. Lang, introduction); Lil (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Angel is called in to handle a group known as the "Six Big Men" and their mysterious leader, who have taken over an entire city.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First Angel story. Writer credit revised from Paul Gustavson to Ray Gill ?. Gustavson was an artist ONLY. Although the Who's Who lists no writer for 1939, Ray Gill wrote the series in 1940 and this story may have been by him. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-2.

Bill E. & Me (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Marie Severin; Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Marie Severin; Bill Evertt (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Namor]

Bill Everett's Hurricane [The Story of the Sub-Mariner!] (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Fictional story of the Sub-Mariner's creation w/spot illos.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich (Dec. 2005).

[Origin of the Sub-Mariner ["Here is the Sub-Mariner!"]] (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (introduction and origin); Anderson; Nelson (death); Carley (death); Princess Fen (flashback, introduction); Emperor Tha-Korr (introduction, un-named in story); Dorma (introduction)
Synopsis:
Prince Namor, having learned of what the race of white men once did to his undersea kingdom, vows, and is encouraged, to make war on the surface dwellers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First Namor story.

[Origin of the Masked Raider] (Table of Contents)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks:
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley] (introduction and origin); Lightning (Raider's horse); Steve (Sheriff); Lordin (rancher); Mr. Bleck (rancher, death); Mrs. Bleck (death); Cal Brunder (villain, introduction); Slick (villain); Rowdy (villain)
Synopsis:
When Cal Brunder, who has been forcing small ranchers in Cactusville to sell out to him at his own price, sends his men to the ranch of Jim Gardley, and he won't sell, he has a phony charge of rustling leveled against him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First Masked Raider story. Writer revision from Al Anders to ? Anders was an artist only, and the Who's Who lists no writer for this strip. Note added by Craig Delich 2008-11-2.

Jungle Terror: A Complete Adventure Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Pinajian [as Tomm Dixon] (signed)
Inks:
Art Pinajian [as Tomm Dixon] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ken Masters; Professor John Roberts; Tim Roberts; Crafton (villain, death); Mike (villain, death); Slug (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Ken and Tim are worried about Professor Roberts, who went into the Amazon jungle three months earlier, trying to locate a certain Indian tribe that had in its possession a diamond with hypnotic powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo of the Timely-Atlas list. Note that the 3rd letter in the signature's first name is a dense smudge. The Masterwork edition and Craig Delich interprets it as an "h" (Tohm), while Dr. Vassallo believes it is an "m" (Tomm).

Burning Rubber (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill [as Raymond Gill] (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed) (illustration)
Inks:
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed) (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Bill Williams; Fred Turner; C. G. Clark; Ruth Clerk; Ann
Synopsis:
Bill has invented a new gas feeder for his race car and is testing it out....at the risk of his own life!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist name added by Craig Delich 2008-11-2.

[Origin of Ka-Zar] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar [David Rand] (introduction, origin); John Rand (Ka-Zar's father, introduction, Death); Constance Rand (introduction, Death, Ka-Zar's mother); Zar (a lion, introduction); Chaka (a gorilla, introduction); Trajah (an elephant, introduction); N'Jaga (a leopard, introduction); Paul De Kraft (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A plane crashes into the jungle in the Belgian Congo, and a young boy named David, watches his mother die, and later his father at the hands of Paul De Kraft. The youngster trained in survival tactics by his father, is later re-named Ka-Zar, brother of the mighty Zar, a lion whose life he once saved.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First Ka-Zar story. Adapted from Bob Byrd's "King of Fang and Claw" (KA-ZAR pulp magazine) #1). Writer credit revised from Ben Thompson to ?. Thompson was an artist only and the Who's Who does not list a writer for the strip. Last note added by Craig Delich 2008-11-2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Various
Inks:
Various
Colors:
?
Letters:
Various

Characters:
The Human Torch; The Sub-Mariner [Namor]

Indexer Notes

Reprints the covers from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 series) #29-34, 39, 40, 43, 44, 81, 82, 91 and 92.

"Hey, You-- (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Letters:
Carl Burgos; Typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover of the book. Includes a detail from the Human Torch story of Marvel Comics #1 (page 2, panel 1).