(April 1966)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1965-12-31
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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


The Prince and the Puppet! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]
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The Prince and the Puppet! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan [as Adam Austin]
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, you fool!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Henry Pym [Giant-Man]; Janet Van Dyne [Wasp]; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters] (villain); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; Thing] (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis
Namor is confronting Hank and Jan about a drilling operation that is causing earthquakes in Atlantis when he comes under the control of the Puppet Master. The villain commands him to come to New York and rob the nearest bank to replenish his dwindling coffers. Namor brings back a stack of non-negotiable treasury bonds and an angry Puppet Master sends him back for the cash. As Namor returns to the scene of his crime, he is waylaid by the army.
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More Mirthful, Monumental, Mind-Staggering Memoranda from Your Marvel Madmen! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Hulk Must Die! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last ish, thinking the Hulk is dead, Rick Jones finally revealed his greatest secret...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Glenn Talbot; Betty Ross; Rick Jones; Doctor Konrad Zaxon (villain)
Synopsis
The Hulk returns from the future and is promptly captured by the military. Rick spills the secret to Betty that Bruce and the Hulk are one and the same and she tries to come to grips with that fact. Banner's replacement at gamma base, Dr. Zaxon, plans to use the power of the Hulk to fuel his own bid for world conquest.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mails to Astonish / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, Allow me to congratulate you on the splendid manner in which Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner, was...
Characters
Namor the Sub-Mariner
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Indexer Notes

Letters from Steve Edwards, Fred Waiss, and Tom Alt. Includes image from earlier issue.

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership average number of copies in preceding 12 months: 368,525.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Prince and the Puppet!
    Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Prince and the Puppet!
    Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. More Mirthful, Monumental, Mind-Staggering Memoranda from Your Marvel Madmen!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Hulk Must Die!
    The Incredible Hulk
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, Allow me to congratulate you on the splendid manner in which Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner, was..."]
    Mails to Astonish
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
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