(June 1965)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-03-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

A Blind Man Shall Lead Them! (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone; Wally Wood (on Daredevil figure)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Dr. Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Exclusive fun products by mail

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for various novelty items.

A Blind Man Shall Lead Them! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited as Frank Ray); Wally Wood (Matt Murdock and Daredevil figures); Carl Hubbell ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks like we found them just in time!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Dr. Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]
Synopsis
Reed devises mechanical devices to enable the FF to duplicate their vanished super-powers. Matt Murdoch visits the FF and Dr. Doom attacks.
Reprints
Keywords
Latveria; nuclear sub Seahawk

Indexer Notes

Page 4, which features Kirby's photo-collage, appears to be inked by Carl Hubbell who was on staff for a period of time. The collage page likely had to be worked on in the office and Hubbell was available. Info per Nick Caputo, May 2014.

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

Spider-Man; Thor; X-Men; Journey into Mystery / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man); Jack Kirby (Journey into Mystery; X-Men)
Inks
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man); Chic Stone (X-Men); Vince Colletta (Journey into Mystery)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (Journey into Mystery; X-Men); Sam Rosen (Amazing Spider-Man); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
More triumphs for Marvel..!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]]; The Stranger; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Spider-Slayer; J. Jonah Jameson (on screen); Thor; Loki; Odin

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 4 and 5.

Promos for X-Men (Marvel. 1963 series) #11, The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #25, and Journey Into Mystery (Marvel. 1952 series) #116 using reprints of their covers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you proud of your paycheck?

Indexer Notes

Ad for the Commercial Trades Institute, between story pages 4 and 5.

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 5)

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Colors
? (panel backgrounds and lettering only)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Throw your voice

Indexer Notes

Ad for various novelty items starting with "Throw Your Voice".
Between story pages 8 and 9.

U.S. Gov't Surplus (Table of Contents: 6)

Surplus Bargains / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hundreds of items for as little as 2¢ and 3¢ on the dollar direct by mail!

Indexer Notes

Ad for government surplus items: parachutes, boats, tents, machetes, etc.
Between story pages 13 and 14 on top half of page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Christy Trades School / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
? (panel background and lettering only)
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Start your own business!

Indexer Notes

Send for electronic appliance repair training information from Christy Trades School, Inc.
On lower half of page between story pages 13 and 14.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
225 stamps for only 10¢
Synopsis
Thumbnail ads for a range of products.

Indexer Notes

On top half of page, between story pages 16 and 17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit
Synopsis
Ad soliciting sellers of Grit newspaper.

Indexer Notes

On lower half of page between story pages16 and 17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aim for the space team
Synopsis
Thumbnail ads for a range of products.

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 16 and 17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hatch and grow live sea-monkeys
Synopsis
Ad for sea-circus aquarium and brine shrimp (sea-monkeys) for only $1.

Indexer Notes

Located on the top half of the page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grow 2 living monsters in your own room

Indexer Notes

Ad for "hair-raising" monsters. The ad is located on the lower half of the page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Avengers [superhero]; Captain America; Iron Man; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Tales of Suspense / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia (Tales of Suspense); Chic Stone (Sgt. Fury); Carl Hubbell (The Avengers)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek ? (Tales of Suspense); Sam Rosen (The Avengers; Sgt. Fury); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
More triumphs for Marvel..!
Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Sergeant Nick Fury; the Howling Commandos [Corporal Dum Dum Dugan; Izzy Cohen; Dino Manelli; Gabe Jones; Robert Ralston [Rebel Ralston]; Percival Pinkerton]; Lady Pamela Hawley; Captain Happy Sam Sawyer; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye (on poster); Quicksilver (on poster); Rick Jones (on poster); Thor (on poster); Scarlet Witch (on poster); Giant Man (on poster); Black Knight (on poster); Executioner (on poster); Melter (on poster); Enchantress (on poster); Iron Man (on poster); Wasp (on poster);Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Attuma

Indexer Notes

Promos for Sgt. Fury (Marvel. 1963 series) #18, The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #16, and Tales of Suspense (Marvel. 1959 series) #66 using reprints of their covers and advertised as “now on sale.”

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Merry Marvel Marching Society / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Big news for all you Merry Marvel Marchers - and all of you who are about to join!
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]

Indexer Notes

House ad for the M.M.M.S. plus membership form.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Fantastic 4 Fan Page / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
Chic Stone (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Carlos Baez, Jack Marchese, Mark Meed, Robert Nespor, Roger Gilman, Linda Ann Mason, Bob Ilisevich, and Curtis Martens; includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Mr. Victor Mason / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this "Saturday morning shoe store"

Indexer Notes

Ad to earn money by selling shoes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for the Yubiwaza system of martial arts.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's looking for people who like to draw
Characters
Albert Dorne

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for the Famous Artists Schools.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Blind Man Shall Lead Them!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Exclusive fun products by mail"]
  3. 2. A Blind Man Shall Lead Them!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. ["More triumphs for Marvel..!"]
    Spider-Man; Thor; X-Men; Journey into Mystery
  5. 4. ["Are you proud of your paycheck?"]
  6. 5. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products
  7. 6. U.S. Gov't Surplus
    Surplus Bargains
  8. 7. ["Start your own business!"]
    Christy Trades School
  9. 8. ["225 stamps for only 10¢"]
  10. 9. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit
  11. 10. ["Aim for the space team"]
  12. 11. ["Hatch and grow live sea-monkeys"]
  13. 12. ["Grow 2 living monsters in your own room"]
  14. 13. ["More triumphs for Marvel..!"]
    The Avengers [superhero]; Captain America; Iron Man; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Tales of Suspense
  15. 14. ["Big news for all you Merry Marvel Marchers - and all of you who are about to join!"]
    The Merry Marvel Marching Society
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  17. 16. ["Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this "Saturday morning shoe store""]
    Mr. Victor Mason
  18. 17. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
  19. 18. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
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