(May 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 February 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


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

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

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

Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts! / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-650
Genre
superhero
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!
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Torch Meets Iceman!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The House of Shadows!
    Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts!
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. The Salesman
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