(1964)

Marvel, 1964 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
72
Indicia Frequency
annually
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Non-Pareil Publishing Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man; Hulk; Giant-Man; Thor; Sgt. Fury; Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko
Inks
Sol Brodsky; Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Thor [Thor Odinson; Donald Blake]; Sergeant Nick Fury; Iron Man [Tony Stark]
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Indexer Notes

Cover credits per Nick Caputo, July 2012. Spider-Man figure by Ditko,taken from page 14; panel 2 of Amazing Spider-Man Annual # 1. The rest of the cover is by Kirby and Brodsky.

Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (introduction, origin); Ben Parker (introduction); Crusher Hogan; Flash Thompson (introduction); Liz Allen (introduction); May Parker (introduction); 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 is killed as a result. He therefore swears never to shirk his responsibility again.
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The Coming of the Hulk (Table of Contents: 2)

Hulk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (introduction, origin); Rick Jones (introduction); Betty Ross (introduction); Thunderbolt Ross [Thaddeus E. Ross] (introduction); Igor (introduction)
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.
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Indexer Notes

chapter 1 only

Return of the Ant-Man (Table of Contents: 3)

Ant-Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym] (origin, first appearance as Ant-Man); Nikita Krushchev (first appearance, without naming)
Synopsis
Henry Pym, having created the serum to shrink, has become a student of ants. The government hired Henry Pym and his lab to create a gas that serves to immunize people against radiation. The Russians send some spies to seize it, kidnapping the scientists. Henry eludes them by shrinking himself once again. Thanks to the help of the ants, Pym manages to stop the Russian spies and save the scientists. Later he returns to his office to avoid anyone noticing his absence. In this way the Ant-Man acts for the first time as such, without anyone knowing.
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The Birth of Giant-Man (Table of Contents: 4)

Giant-Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym] (first appearance as Giant-Man); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]
Synopsis
Henry Pym develops capsules that permit him to become giant-size as well as ant-size.
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Indexer Notes

2 page excerpt. Pencils credit corrected to conform to original printing by Rob Allen via the GCD Error Tracker.

Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandoes (Table of Contents: 5)

Sgt. Fury / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Nick Fury (first appearance); the Howling Commandos [Corporal Dum Dum Dugan (first appearance); Robert Ralston [Rebel Ralston](first appearance); Jonathan "Junior" Juniper (first appearance); Gabe Jones (first appearance); Izzy Cohen (first appearance); Dino Manelli (first appearance)]; Captain Happy Sam Sawyer (first appearance)
Synopsis
The Commandos are ordered to rescue the Underground leader, captured by the nazis, before he reveals the date of D-Day.
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Keywords
World War II

Indexer Notes

excerpt

Meet the Gang in the Merry Marvel Bullpen (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Photos of Marvel staff include Stan Lee, Martin Goodman, Johnny Hayes, Dick Ayers, Sol Brodsky, Vince Colletta, Stan Goldberg, Al Hartley, Don Heck, Jack Keller, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber, Joe Orlando, Paul Reinman, Sam Rosen, Artie Simek, Chic Stone, Flo Steinberg, Nancy Murphy and Debbie Ackerman.

Iron Man Is Born (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark] (introduction, origin); Wong-Chu (villain, introduction); Professor Yinsen (introduction, death)
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.
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How Iron Man Created His New Thinner Uniform (Table of Contents: 8)

Iron Man / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]
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Indexer Notes

excerpt

The Stone Men from Saturn! (Table of Contents: 9)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
V-786
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake; Thor Odinson] (introduction, origin); Gorr; Kronans; Korg
Synopsis
A lame doctor vacationing in Norway runs across an alien invasion. While hiding from the aliens in a cave he finds an old cane that transforms him into the god Thor. Thor drives back the alien invasion.
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Indexer Notes

Origin of Thor.

"See Us All In Our Own Marvel Mags" (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man; Hulk; Giant-Man; Thor; Sgt. Fury; Iron Man
  2. 1. Spider-Man
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. The Coming of the Hulk
    Hulk
  4. 3. Return of the Ant-Man
    Ant-Man
  5. 4. The Birth of Giant-Man
    Giant-Man
  6. 5. Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandoes
    Sgt. Fury
  7. 6. Meet the Gang in the Merry Marvel Bullpen
  8. 7. Iron Man Is Born
    Iron Man
  9. 8. How Iron Man Created His New Thinner Uniform
    Iron Man
  10. 9. The Stone Men from Saturn!
    Thor
  11. 10. "See Us All In Our Own Marvel Mags"
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