IPC, 1967 Series
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Price
10/6 [0-10-6 GBP]
Pages
80
On-sale date
1969
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Odhams Books Limited
Editing
?
Color
Colour; two color
Binding
Hardcover

Issue Notes

Hard cover


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Beast; Angel; Iceman; Marvel Girl]

Indexer Notes

Front and back covers are identical.

The Mark of the Monster (Table of Contents: 1)

X-Men / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; The Frankenstein Android (intro, death; not the Frankenstein Monster); Changeling [disguised as Professor Xavier]
Synopsis
Frankenstein's Monster has been found frozen in ice. The ice melts, the monster awakens and he battles the X-Men. The monster prevails but the X-Men come back for round two! The monster explodes after Iceman sheathes it in ice. It turns out that the monster was an android created by an alien race who was meant to be an ambassador of peace. The android malfunctioned and became a menace. The pursuing aliens left its body in an icy tomb. It attacked the X-Men because of their colorful costumes. Xavier muses - "We'll never know how Mary Shelley learned any of this - but perhaps it's just as well!"
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Indexer Notes

If Professor Xavier was really the Changeling in this story, then it is unclear how he was able to probe the monster's brain for the information regarding its origin, as transpired in this story's final page.

The Fantastic Origin of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

Doctor Doom; Fantastic Four / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-753
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Reed Richards; Ben Grimm; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom] (origin); Boris Nachman
Synopsis
Doctor Doom reflects upon his origin.
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The Haunted House! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters
Rodney; Smith
Synopsis
Two friends make a bet about the existence of ghosts in a haunted house. The doubting friend thinks he saw no ghosts, but the house itself is a ghost.
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There's Fun, Laughs and Action in these Other Fantastic Annuals On Sale Now! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Evil of Loki (Table of Contents: 5)

Thor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Epp

Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Jane Foster; Odin
Synopsis
Loki magically diverts Thor's hammer to free himself from his chains. Thor returns to Asgard to find the hammer, and Loki tries to kill him with magical traps. Thor overcomes them all. He finds his hammer and catches Loki.
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Indexer Notes

Some drastic liberties have been taken with the editing and coloring of this reprinted story - The story's title has been changed; The first part of the story has been completely omitted and replaced with some explanatory text; Thor's tunic is colored gold; Thor's hair color changes from brown to ginger to white between panels; Nobody told Thor that he had forgotten to put on his blue leggings; Jane Foster is now a blond.

A Bonus Pin-Up Page (Table of Contents: 6)

illustration / 1 page (report information)


Characters
X-Men [Angel; Marvel Girl; Cyclops; Iceman; Beast]; Thor; Iron Man

Suspected of Murder! (Table of Contents: 7)

Iron Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-782-(A)
Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Sergei Amkov; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Synopsis
Iron Man battles Hawkeye and the Black Widow.
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The March of the Steelmen (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor James Haddon; Tom; King Voldo [ruler of a sub-atomic world]; The Prime Minister of Great Britain [unspecified]
Synopsis
Professor Haddon and his nephew, Tom, shrink themselves and visit a microscopic world. They meet the ruler, King Voldo, who wants to invade and conquer Earth because his own world is fast becoming too small (!) for his own people. Haddon and Tom revert to their full size but are followed by an army of steel men. Voldo used Haddon's technology to grow his army. They rampage through the countryside resisting all attempts to destroy them. Eventually Haddon uses giant electromagnets to halt their progress and to save the Earth.

Indexer Notes

This story is printed in 2 colors - black and red.

Matt Marvel Lawman of the Future (Table of Contents: 9)

Matt Marvel / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Matt Marvel; Doctor Thelonius Merlin
Synopsis
Doctor Merlin has returned from banishment from our galaxy and declares his intention to exact revenge on Matt Marvel, the cause of all his woes. Marvel and Merlin battle it out. Marvel wins. He transforms Merlin into a mouse in order to more easily keep tabs on him in the future.

Fantastic Annual 1970 (Table of Contents: 10)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Beast; Angel; Iceman; Marvel Girl]

Indexer Notes

Front and back covers are identical.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. The Mark of the Monster
    X-Men
  3. 2. The Fantastic Origin of Doctor Doom!
    Doctor Doom; Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Haunted House!
  5. 4. There's Fun, Laughs and Action in these Other Fantastic Annuals On Sale Now!
  6. 5. The Evil of Loki
    Thor
  7. 6. A Bonus Pin-Up Page
  8. 7. Suspected of Murder!
    Iron Man
  9. 8. The March of the Steelmen
  10. 9. Matt Marvel Lawman of the Future
    Matt Marvel
  11. 10. Fantastic Annual 1970
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