(August 1965)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-05-04
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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Hulk; Namor the Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Lady Dorma; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
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The Start of the Quest! (Table of Contents: 1)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Gene Colan (credited as Adam Austin)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Namor, the first, prince of Atlantis, emperor of the deep, lord of the...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Lady Dorma; King Neptune (flashback); Warlord Krang (villain)
Synopsis
Namor returns to Atlantis to find that Warlord Krang has taken his throne. When he spurns the affections of Lady Dorma, she turns him in and he is arrested by Krang as a traitor. Realizing that the only thing that will allow him to regain his kingdom and his subjects is the Trident of Neptune, Namor escapes to go and recover it.
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Keywords
Atlantis; giant killer squid

Indexer Notes

Continued from Daredevil #7. This starts a quest-type story which concludes in Tales to Astonish #76.

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

The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

To Live Again! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited as Mickey Demeo)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't touch anything!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Leader (villain); Giant Humanoid (villain)
Synopsis
Dragging his dead buddy to their old underground complex, Rick uses the gamma machine (last seen in Incredible Hulk #6) on Bruce, thus turning him into the Hulk and saving his life. The Hulk once again has the intellect of Banner but he has to continue to use the ray machine every 48 hours to keep himself from turning into his alter ego as he still has a bullet lodged in his head. Talbot makes a bid for Betty now that his arch rival has been killed in disgrace. The Leader sends a giant Humanoid to attack gamma base and the Hulk gets involved in the fight.
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Indexer Notes

This is the first issue where the Hulk claims that "The madder I get the stronger I get."

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Marie Severin ?
Inks
Vince Colletta; Marie Severin ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Admit it, now!
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Charles Johnson, John Ellsworth, and Donald McGregor (future comics writer). Includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist and an image of the Hulk taken from the cover of Tales To Astonish #68, with additional art likely by Marie Severin.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hulk; Namor the Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Start of the Quest!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. ["Just for you!"]
    The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page
  4. 3. To Live Again!
    The Hulk
  5. 4. ["Admit it, now!"]
    Mails to Astonish
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