(May 1966)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
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.


When Rises the Behemoth (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
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's in position!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Lady Dorma; Lord Vashti; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters] (villain); Warlord Krang (villain); Behemoth (villain)
Synopsis
Little realizing that he is under the control of the Puppet Master, the Army tries to capture Namor for robbing a bank. After being shot in the arm, Namor seeks the healing power of water and winds up in the Hudson River. There he encounters Lady Dorma who has come to the surface world to retrieve him as the Behemoth has awakened and is menacing Atlantis. Namor breaks the Puppet Master's hold and returns to his undersea kingdom. Krang contacts the Puppet Master and commands that he make one of his special puppets of someone else.
Reprints
Keywords
George Washington Bridge; Hudson River

Naturally Nifty, Newsy, Nondescript Nonsense About Our Nutty Non-Entities! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Titan and the Torment! (Table of Contents: 3)

Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're doomed, you brainless brute!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Hercules; Glenn Talbot; Betty Ross; Rick Jones; Doctor Konrad Zaxon (villain, death)
Synopsis
Zaxon tries to sap the power of the Hulk for his own nefarious ends but ends up getting himself killed in the process. Free once again, the Hulk rips up some train tracks to throw at pesky fighter jets and wouldn't you know that Hercules just happens to be riding in the oncoming locomotive. Hulk and Herc battle to a standstill before the jade giant leaps off to fight another day.
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, I've been reading your magazines for about seven years and I've...
Characters
Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from James Poe, Richard Katz, Peter Liepa, Mike Peppe, Don Dagenais, and Robert Zeller. Includes an image from an earlier issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Titan and the Torment!
    Hulk
  2. 1. When Rises the Behemoth
    Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. Naturally Nifty, Newsy, Nondescript Nonsense About Our Nutty Non-Entities!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Titan and the Torment!
    Hulk
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, I've been reading your magazines for about seven years and I've..."]
    Mails to Astonish
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  • Nick Caputo
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  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
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