(May 1964)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1964-02-11
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

Issue Notes

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

The Human Torch Meets The Iceman! (Table of Contents)

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]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Barracuda
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The Torch Meets Iceman! (Table of Contents: 1)

Human Torch / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot, script); Jack Kirby (plot, un-credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Job Number
[unknown, not X-649]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Doris Evans; Barracuda; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Angel [Warren Worthington III] (cameo); Marvel Girl [Jean Grey] (cameo); Professor X [Charles Xavier] (cameo);
Synopsis
Johnny's riled because a newspaper compares Iceman (of The X-Men) to him. On a cruise liner, Bobby tries to pick up Doris, until Johnny arrives. Before the potential rivalry goes too far, The Barracuda (a modern-day pirate) and his men arrive and take over the ship. Johnny & Bobby team up to stop them.
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Indexer Notes

Barracuda next appears in Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #10 (February 1969).

The House of Shadows! (Table of Contents: 2)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited); Steve Ditko (credited) (co-plot)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Job Number
X-650
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Strange; Bill Brinkly (TV reporter); Allan Stevens (TV reporter)
Synopsis
Strange is on the scene to observe a TV crew as they prepare to enter & broadcast about a "Haunted House". Strange discovers something is amiss, as he is unable to enter via his spirit form. When the signal goes dead, Strange enters the house physically, and uncovers a surprising secret... the house is alive!
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Indexer Notes

The phrase, "The house is alive" is reportedly one of the things Roger Corman said in order to convince his bosses as AIP to allow him to film Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"(1961). The origin of the house is strikingly similar to the one in "The Outer Limits" episode, "The Guests".

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Salesman (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[K-141]
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Frankel; Mr. Karl; Red Mop
Synopsis
A dull salesman gets some zing from a famous clown's laughing powder, but learns that confidence is its own magic.
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Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Human Torch Meets The Iceman!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. The Torch Meets Iceman!
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The House of Shadows!
    Doctor Strange
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. The Salesman
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