(April 1966)

Marvel, 1965 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Animated Timely Features, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Ant-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (Fantastic Four & Tales to Astonish covers); Steve Ditko (Spider-Man cover)
Inks
Sol Brodsky (Fantastic Four cover); Steve Ditko (Spider-Man cover); Dick Ayers (Tales to Astonish cover)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]

Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #3, The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 Series) #4, and Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 Series) #37.

A Message From Your Bullpen! (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko
Inks
Sol Brodsky; Dick Ayers
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside from cover featuring scenes from interior stories, with gray tones added by Marie Severin. Credits include Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Sol Brodsky, Marie Severin Stan Goldberg and Flo Steinberg.

The Menace of the Miracle Man, Chapter I (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-563
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Miracle Man (introduction)
Synopsis
The Miracle Man performs his super-villain debut at his magic show by humiliating the Thing.
Reprints

[The Menace of the Miracle Man] Chapter II: The Monster Lives! (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-563
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Miracle Man
Synopsis
Miracle Man declares war on humanity and animates a movie monster statue.
Reprints

[The Menace of the Miracle Man] Chapter III: The Flame that Died! (Table of Contents: 4)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-563
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Miracle Man
Synopsis
Human Torch torches the animated Monster from Mars statue and Invisible Girl stows away on the atomic tank that Miracle Man has stolen.
Reprints

[The Menace of the Miracle Man] Chapter IV: In the Shadow of Defeat! (Table of Contents: 5)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-563
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Miracle Man
Synopsis
The Thing recalls the origin of the Fantastic Four while the Invisible Girl is taken prisoner by Miracle Man.
Reprints

[The Menace of the Miracle Man] Chapter V: The Final Challenge! (Table of Contents: 6)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-563
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Miracle Man
Synopsis
Miracle Man is defeated, but at the cost of the Human Torch leaving the Fantastic Four.
Reprints

Trapped by the Protector! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Astonishing Ant-Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]
Synopsis
Ant-Man deals with a dangerous extortionist, who turns out to be disguised as one of the victimized jewelers.
Reprints

[Trapped by the Protector!] Part 2: Face-to-Face With the Protector! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Astonishing Ant-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]
Reprints

Nothing Can Stop...the Sandman (Table of Contents: 9)

Spider-Man / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-362
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; May Parker; Flash Thompson; Liz Allan; Betty Brant (introduction); J Jonah Jameson; Sandman [Flint Marko] (introduction; origin)
Synopsis
The Sandman tries to hide from police in the high school where Peter Parker goes to school.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Ant-Man
  2. 1. A Message From Your Bullpen!
  3. 2. The Menace of the Miracle Man, Chapter I
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [The Menace of the Miracle Man] Chapter II: The Monster Lives!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [The Menace of the Miracle Man] Chapter III: The Flame that Died!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [The Menace of the Miracle Man] Chapter IV: In the Shadow of Defeat!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [The Menace of the Miracle Man] Chapter V: The Final Challenge!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. Trapped by the Protector! [Part 1]
    The Astonishing Ant-Man
  9. 8. [Trapped by the Protector!] Part 2: Face-to-Face With the Protector!
    The Astonishing Ant-Man
  10. 9. Nothing Can Stop...the Sandman
    Spider-Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose