(November 1963)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-08-08
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 (credited)

Issue Notes

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

Distributed to newstands in August 1963. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Captain America Returns to Challenge the Human Torch! (Table of Contents)

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]; Captain America [Carl Zante; also as The Acrobat]
Reprints

The Human Torch Meets... "Captain America" (Table of Contents: 1)

Human Torch / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue); Jack Kirby (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-449
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Acrobat [Carl Zante; disguised as Captain America]; Doris Evans; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis
The Human Torch is upstaged by the return of Captain America, but the Torch realizes that it is his old enemy the Acrobat in disguise and defeats him.
Awards
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Acrobat last appears in issue #106 (March 1963). This story involving a Captain America imposter was a try-out to test the idea of reviving him. The real Cap would return only 4 months later in Avengers, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #4 (March 1964).

Winner of the 1963 "Favorite Short Story" Alley Award.

"Cap" wears red trunks in this story instead of the usual blue.

The Bridge (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[J-707]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; spy
Characters
Dr. Title; Douglas Jenks
Synopsis
A government agent retrieves a classified microfilm stolen to be given to enemy agents, and is helped by a magic bridge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Return of the Omnipotent Baron Mordo! (Table of Contents: 3)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Steve Ditko (co-plot)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
George Roussos (uncredited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-450
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo, also as Sir Clive Bentley]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Ancient One [Yao]; Victoria Bentley (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
Strange is lured into a trap in England by Baron Mordo, but defeats him with the help of a woman with latent magical talents.
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Indexer Notes

Baron Mordo last appears in issue #111 (August 1963) and, not counting next issue's flashback, Mordo next appears in issue #117 (February 1964). Victoria Bentley next appears in issue #160 (September 1967). Inker is obviously George Roussos, though not credited on artwork. Stan Lee notes he was waiting for reader feedback after Strange's first appearances; this suggests Roussos may have inked this episode because of a very last-minute decision to begin running the series regularly.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captain America Returns to Challenge the Human Torch!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. The Human Torch Meets... "Captain America"
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Bridge
  4. 3. The Return of the Omnipotent Baron Mordo!
    Doctor Strange
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