(January 2014)

Hachette Partworks, 2014 Series
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Price
9.99 GBP
Pages
216
On-sale date
2014-01-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hachette Partworks Ltd.
Brand
Hachette Partworks Ltd
ISBN
978-1-909766-00-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9772049086024 55
Editing
Ed Hammond
Color
Colour
Dimensions
7" x 10.25"
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Reprints Fantastic Four issue 1, Amazing Fantasy issue 15, Incredible Hulk issue 1, Daredevil issue 1, Tales of Suspense issue 39, Uncanny X-Men issue 1, Avengers issue 1, Avengers issue 4, Tales to Astonish issue 27, and Tales to Astonish issue 44.



This was the 55th volume released in The Ultimate Graphic Novels Collection.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; The Hulk [Robert Bruce Banner]; Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Thing [Benjamin Grimm]]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Angel [Warren Worthinton III]; Daredevil {Matt Murdock]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain America; Iron Man; Thor; Giant Man; The Wasp

Indexer Notes

Title page, indicia page and credits page.

Marvel Origins The 60s (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marco M. Lupoi
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (cover lettering and logo design); Sol Brodsky (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Monster from Monster Isle
Reprints

The Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 5)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-372
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Mayor of Central City
Synopsis
Dr. Reed Richards takes his friends on a rocket trip that changes their lives forever.
Reprints

The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man! (Table of Contents: 6)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-372
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man; Monsters of Monster Isle
Synopsis
Atomic plants disappear all around the world. Reed Richards pinpoints a place which is at the same distance from them all: Monster Isle.
Reprints

The Moleman's Secret! (Table of Contents: 7)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man [Moleman]; Monsters of Monster Isle
Synopsis
Having captured the Fantastic Four, Moleman recounts how he discovered his underground kingdom.
Reprints

The Man in the Ant Hill! (Table of Contents: 8)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry Pym
Reprints

The Man in the Ant Hill! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-430
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry Pym
Synopsis
Henry Pym invents a shrinking serum, but is trapped in an ant hill when he tests it. He is attacked by several ants, but one of them helps him escape and restore his ordinary size. He destroys the serum because it is too dangerous.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hulk; Bruce Banner; General Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross
Reprints

The Coming of the Hulk, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 11)

The Hulk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway; Artie Simek

Job Number
V-709
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Igor
Synopsis
Scientist Bruce Banner saves a young boy from being killed by a nuclear blast but absorbs deadly amounts of gamma radiation which transforms him into a monster dubbed the Hulk. Bruce Banner is scientist by day, but transforms into the Hulk once the sun goes down.
Reprints

[The Coming of the Hulk] Part 2: The Hulk Strikes! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway; Artie Simek

Job Number
V-709
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Igor
Reprints

[The Coming of the Hulk] Part 3: The Search for the Hulk (Table of Contents: 13)

The Hulk / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Igor
Reprints

[The Coming of the Hulk] Part 4: Enter...the Gargoyle! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Igor; Gargoyle [Yuri Topolov]
Reprints

[The Coming of the Hulk] Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant! (Table of Contents: 15)

The Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-709
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Igor; Gargoyle [Yuri Topolov]
Reprints

Spider Man (Table of Contents: 16)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Burglar
Reprints

Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 17)

Spider-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-789
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Ben Parker; Crusher Hogan; Flash Thompson; Liz Allen; May Parker; the Burglar
Synopsis
Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains the abilities of a spider. When he fails to stop a burglar who runs past him his uncle his killed as a result. He therefore swears never to shirk his responsibility again.
Reprints

Iron Man! (Table of Contents: 18)

Iron Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]
Reprints

Iron Man Is Born! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-51
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Wong-Chu; Professor Yinsen
Synopsis
Playboy industrialist and weapons designer Tony Stark is injured in Vietnam and captured by communists. While pretending to build a weapon for his captors he builds a suit of battle armor to keep his injured heart beating and uses it to escape and beat the communist commander.
Reprints

The Creature From Kosmos!! (Table of Contents: 20)

Ant-Man and the Wasp / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Creature from Kosmos [Pilai]
Reprints

The Creature from Kosmos! (Table of Contents: 21)

Ant-Man and the Wasp / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [H. E. Huntley] (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-192
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Creature from Kosmos [Pilai]; Maria Trovaya-Pym; Vernon Van Dyne; Lee Kearns
Synopsis
When a fellow scientist is killed by an alien being, Ant-Man enlists the help of the dead man's daughter. He gives her the ability to shrink and tiny wasp wings, and she joins him as his partner the Wasp. The duo use the alien's acidic nature to destroy it, saving the city.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?; Frank Giacoia ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; Magneto
Reprints

X-Men (Table of Contents: 23)

X-Men / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-401
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Henry McCoy]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]]; Magneto
Synopsis
After a day of training and meeting Jean Grey, a new student at Professor X's school, the X-Men go one their first assignment--stopping a mutant named Magneto from talking over an Air Force base.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (cover lettering and logo design); Sol Brodsky (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Loki
Reprints

The Coming of the Avengers! (Table of Contents: 25)

The Avengers / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson, Don Blake]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Hulk [Bruce Banner, Mechano]] (introduction, origin); circus ringmaster; lion tamer; trapeze artists; Bobby; Bobby's mother; Charlie; Captain; Jane Foster; Asgardians [Odin]; Teen Brigade [Rick Jones; William "Willie" Bishop]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Loki [Loki Laufeyson]; Silent Ones
Synopsis
Iron Man, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Thor join forces to defeat Loki.
Reprints

Captain America Lives Again! (Table of Contents: 26)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

Captain America Joins... The Avengers! (Table of Contents: 27)

The Avengers / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-587
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Teen Brigade; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Atlanteans; a D'Bari; Bucky Barnes (cameo flashback); Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Synopsis
Namor attacks a group of eskimos and throws their idol into the sea. When the ice melts, the figure trapped within turns out to be Captain America, in suspended animation since the end of World War II. The Avengers rescue Cap and return to New York. An alien figure turns our heroes to stone. When Cap and Rick Jones track him down, the alien agrees to restore the Avengers if they agree to help him recover his broken space ship in return. When doing so, the Avengers are attacked by Namor and his people. The restored spaceship ultimately drives off Namor and his men.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Daredevil / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Fixer; Foggy Nelson; Karen Page; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing]
Reprints

The Origin of Daredevil (Table of Contents: 29)

Daredevil / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett; Steve Ditko; Sol Brodsky
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; Artie Simek (p. 1 only)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matthew Michael Murdock]; "Battling" Jack Murdock; Franklin "Foggy" Nelson; Karen Page; Hank; "Dynamite" Davis; The Fixer; Slade; Porky; Sam
Synopsis
Matt Murdock saves a blind man from an oncoming truck but is struck blind himself by a radioactive canister during the rescue. The radioactivity heightens Matt's other senses and gives him an uncanny radar sense. Matt graduates college and begins practicing law with his college roommate Foggy. Matt's father, a boxer, is killed by the Fixer after he refuses to throw a fight. Matt designs a costume and a billy club (from his cane) and takes his derogatory childhood nickname "Daredevil." DD tracks down the Fixer and the man who shot his father.
Reprints

Amazing Fantasy #15 Original Cover (Table of Contents: 30)

Marvel History / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Steve Ditko's original unused cover to Amazing Fantasy # 15.

The Merry Marvel Marching Society (Table of Contents: 31)

Marvel History / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Brief article on the early Marvel fan club "The Merry Marvel Marching Society", including a reproduction of the membership certificate.

The Origins of Marvel Comics (Table of Contents: 32)

Marvel History / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Text feature on the early days of Marvel Comics.

Further Reading (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)

Marvel Origins The 60s (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Marvel Origins The 60s
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. The Fantastic Four!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. The Moleman's Secret!
    Fantastic Four
  9. 8. The Man in the Ant Hill!
  10. 9. The Man in the Ant Hill!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  12. 11. The Coming of the Hulk, Part 1
    The Hulk
  13. 12. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 2: The Hulk Strikes!
    The Hulk
  14. 13. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 3: The Search for the Hulk
    The Hulk
  15. 14. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 4: Enter...the Gargoyle!
    The Hulk
  16. 15. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant!
    The Hulk
  17. 16. Spider Man
    Spider-Man
  18. 17. Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  19. 18. Iron Man!
    Iron Man
  20. 19. Iron Man Is Born!
    Iron Man
  21. 20. The Creature From Kosmos!!
    Ant-Man and the Wasp
  22. 21. The Creature from Kosmos!
    Ant-Man and the Wasp
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  24. 23. X-Men
    X-Men
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    The Avengers
  26. 25. The Coming of the Avengers!
    The Avengers
  27. 26. Captain America Lives Again!
    The Avengers
  28. 27. Captain America Joins... The Avengers!
    The Avengers
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Daredevil
  30. 29. The Origin of Daredevil
    Daredevil
  31. 30. Amazing Fantasy #15 Original Cover
    Marvel History
  32. 31. The Merry Marvel Marching Society
    Marvel History
  33. 32. The Origins of Marvel Comics
    Marvel History
  34. 33. Further Reading
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
  36. 35. Marvel Origins The 60s
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