(August 1963)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-05-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.


How Can the Human Torch Defend Himself against the Attacks of the Asbestos Man? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Asbestos Man [Professor Orson Kasloff]
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Keywords
asbestos; gas masks; nets; shields

Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [as H. Huntley] (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen [as Sam Harold]

Job Number
[X-309 ?]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Asbestos Man [Orson Kasloff] (introduction, origin); Blackie Barker; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo)
Synopsis
A frustrated scientist invents a fireproof suit in order to impress underworld hoods and become their partner in crime. The Torch is at first unable to defeat him, but with the advice of his sister he calms down and outsmarts the Asbestos Man.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer identified as Sam Rosen under a pseudonym by Jerry Bails.

Masquerade (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-750
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis
A man with no imagination is invited to a costume party by his girlfriend, but stumbles across real fairy-tale folk instead.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Beware -- the Machine!!! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Matt Fox
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-310
Genre
science fiction
Characters
X-200; Jocko
Synopsis
A super-intelligent computer is built by American scientists and attempts to conquer the world. It defends itself against humans, but an organ-grinder's monkey goes un-noticed and unplugs the machine.
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Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo! (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Strange Master of---Black Magic / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Steve Ditko (co-plot)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Job Number
[X-311 ?]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo] (introduction) ; Hamir (introduction, unnamed); Ancient One [Yao] (called "the Master")
Synopsis
In his castle in Europe, Baron Mordo plots to steal the secrets of his former master, The Ancient One. Sending his spirit form to Tibet, he causes Hamir to poison The Ancient One's food. From his NYC sanctum, Strange senses his master's plight, and challenges Mordo to a battle in their spirit forms. After, The Ancient One warns Strange that Mordo will be a danger to them both, as long as he lives.
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Indexer Notes

Doctor Strange next appears in issue #114 (August 1963).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. How Can the Human Torch Defend Himself against the Attacks of the Asbestos Man?
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. Masquerade
  4. 3. Beware -- the Machine!!!
  5. 4. Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!
    Dr. Strange Master of---Black Magic
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