(April 1965)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-01-05
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

Statement of Ownership average # of copies in preceding 12 months: 312,900. On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Menace of Madam Macabre! (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man; The Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Bob Powell (see notes)
Inks
Chic Stone ?; Frank Giacoia
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto ?; Sam Rosen ?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Madam Macabre; Gogo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Giant-Man vignette may have originally been the top section of cover(by Kirby/Stone) but was reduced, possibly because it was too similar to the previous issues cover. The Wasp, Madame Macabre and assistant are all images from the interior story. The Hulk illo appears to be inked by Chic Stone as well. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2014.

The Menace of Madam Macabre (Table of Contents: 1)

Giant-Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited as Bobby Powell)
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto (credited as Sherigail)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a lot cheaper than paying for a t.v. service call!
Feature Logo
The New Giant-Man
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Madam Macabre (villain); Gogo (villain); Kalya (villain); Mandarin (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Giant-Man is pitted against a disciple of the Mandarin who also has the power to grow and shrink things at will.
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Indexer Notes

Kuramoto credit per Nick Caputo, April 2013. Previous indexer credited Ray Holloway. Nick notes that based upon an examination of the lettering styles Ray Holloway has been incorrectly identified as using the pseudonym "Sherigail". The name was derived from Morrie Kuramoto's wife and daughter, Gail and Sherry, as noted here:

http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/new/larryhama/?p=129 (dead link)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
John F. Hayes
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Located between pages 4 and 5 of "The Menace of Madam Macabre" story. Shares the page with the Journey into Mystery #114 ad.

Total number of copies printed (net press run): Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 312,900; Single issue nearest to filing date: 370,000.

The Power of Doctor Banner! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the latest chapter of the world's greatest adventure serial opens, we find the...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross (guest); Glenn Talbot (guest); Betty Ross (guest); Leader [Samuel Sterns] (villain); Russians (villain); Chameleon [Dmitri Smerdyakov] (cameo); Humanoid (cameo)
Synopsis
The Hulk escapes from his Russian captors with a fellow fugitive who gives his life to save the jade giant from a blast from the powerful proton gun. Angry at the death of his friend, Hulk decides to take his fight to the commies.
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Keywords
proton gun

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Mails to Astonish / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Bob and Steve, I'm a fifteen-year-old sophomore in high school, and I collect all of...
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bob Sheridan, Steven Kelez, and Ken Knoblauch. Includes Special Announcements Section and The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Menace of Madam Macabre!
    Giant-Man; The Hulk
  2. 1. The Menace of Madam Macabre
    Giant-Man
  3. 2. ["Another Marvel Masterpiece"]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Power of Doctor Banner!
    The Hulk
  6. 5. ["Dear Stan and Bob and Steve, I'm a fifteen-year-old sophomore in high school, and I collect all of..."]
    Mails to Astonish
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