(March 1966)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-12-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

"Bruce Banner Is the Hulk!" (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
John Romita
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils credit changed to Jack Kirby by Mark Evanier, who says (via the GCD Errors list, August 2009) "As far as I know, Kirby never did layouts at Marvel for a cover where someone else did the pencils." Original indexer had "Jack Kirby (layouts); John Romita (pencils)."

To Walk Amongst Men! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Gene Colan (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I must inform the Royal Council of my decision to return to the surface world!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Henry Pym [Giant Man]; Janet Van Dyne [Wasp]; Lady Dorma; Vashti the Elder
Synopsis
When earthquakes rock Atlantis, Namor heads to the surface to find out what is causing the mayhem. What he finds is a giant drill being utilized by Hank Pym as he searches for clues to the origins of life on Earth.
Reprints

The Latest Gossip, Gags, and Gizmos from Your Bullpen to You! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Bruce Banner Is the Hulk! (Table of Contents: 3)

Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited) (layouts); John Romita (credited as Johnny Romita) (pencils)
Inks
John Romita (credited as Johnny Romita)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Back, you brainless gargoyle!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Rick Jones; Glenn Talbot; Executioner [Skurge] (villain); King Arrkam (villain)
Synopsis
The Hulk and the Executioner battle for the fate of the future earth and once the Asgardian is defeated, the Hulk returns back to his own time. Hounded by the military and thinking that Banner and the Hulk are dead, Rick tells Talbot the secret of the Hulk's alter ego.
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Indexer Notes

The story offers little in the way of explanation as to exactly why an immortal from Asgard is trying to conquer the future earth.

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Talk about surprises!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Peter Mancuso, Patrick Draine, Michael Arden, Dan Leo, and Andy Booth. Includes a house ad for Fantasy Masterpieces #1.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. "Bruce Banner Is the Hulk!"
    The Hulk
  2. 1. To Walk Amongst Men!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. The Latest Gossip, Gags, and Gizmos from Your Bullpen to You!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Bruce Banner Is the Hulk!
    Hulk
  5. 4. ["Talk about surprises!"]
    Mails to Astonish
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