(January 1964)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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

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

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


The Human Torch Battles the Thing! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master [Philip Masters]; Alicia Masters
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In the Clutches of the Puppet Master! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
George Roussos [as Geo. Bell]
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Job Number
X-515
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master [Philip Masters]; Alicia Masters
Synopsis
The Puppet Master manipulates the Thing into fighting the Human Torch, hoping to pick off the Fantastic Four one at a time.
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Indexer Notes

Puppet Master last appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #14 (May 1963), he next appears in Fantastic Four #28 (July 1964). The story was "Based upon an idea by Tommy and Jimmy Goodkind, Hewlett Harbor, New York".

The Radio (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[F-946]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bill Barton; Mr. Sparks
Synopsis
A ham radio enthusiast picks up a genie on one frequency but wastes his three wishes before he knows what's happening.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Return to the Nightmare World! (Table of Contents: 3)

Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-517
Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightmare; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Ancient One [Yao] (cameo); Wong (unnamed); Dr. Warren
Synopsis
Nightmare has discovered the ability to capture humans and bring them to his world for study while they sleep. The police ask Strange's help, as a "last resort," to discover the cause behind a rash of people unable to awaken. Strange tracks the cause down to the Nightmare World, and has a rematch with his old foe.
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Indexer Notes

Nightmare last appears in issue #110 (July 1963).

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Human Torch Battles the Thing!
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. In the Clutches of the Puppet Master!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The Radio
  4. 3. Return to the Nightmare World!
    Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic!
  5. 4. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  6. 5. Another Marvel Masterpiece
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