(February 1975)

Marvel, 1974 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Man-Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane; John Romita (alterations)
Inks:
Klaus Janson; John Romita (alterations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Danny Crespi

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wizard on the right of the cover is by John Romita, flying figure on the left is either all Romita or Kane/Romita.

The Blood of Kings! (Table of Contents)

Man-Thing / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Alfredo Alcala
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
Marcos Pelayo

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Man-Thing; Korrek; Jennifer Kale; Dakimh; Martak; Klonus; Tai
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mail-Things! / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

includes letters by Lawrence Deyab, Peter Smith, Mark Lerer and a special note from Steve Gerber

Krogg! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Druid / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)
Job Number:
V-338

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Druid [Anthony Druid]; Krogg
Synopsis:
Dr. Druid investigates the disappearance of several houses, and finds that an alien disguised as a scientist is to blame.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dr. Druid next appears in the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #210 (April 1977).

Save Me From The Weed! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber; Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)
Job Number:
V-524

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Lucius Farnsworth; George
Synopsis:
A wealthy man urges his unambitious gardener to go into business for himself, his diligence saves the world when he snips a radioactive telepathic weed while it rests. His employer realizes that everyone has their own part to play.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Humans, Keep Out! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ezra Grumley
Synopsis:
Humans are distressed to discover that the Venusians believe them to be hostile and have built robots to destroy any expedition that lands. A humble janitor thinks of building identical robots, reasoning that the Venusian's robots will not attack things like themselves, allowing peaceful contact to be made.
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Blackmail! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Henry Travis; Sanders; Ella Travis
Synopsis:
A man gets rid of a elderly blackmailer by putting peppermint candies in his drink and telling him it was arsenic and letting fear go to work on the old man's heart.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story and the one in Mystery Tales have not yet been directly compared.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Man-Thing
  2. 1. The Blood of Kings!
    Man-Thing
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mail-Things!
  4. 3. Krogg!
    Dr. Druid
  5. 4. Save Me From The Weed!
  6. 5. Humans, Keep Out!
  7. 6. Blackmail!
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