(July 1966)

Marvel, 1966 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
Non-Pareil Publishing Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (#1-33 squarebound)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Numbering continues from Marvel Tales Annual #1-2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man; Thor; Human Torch; Ant-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #6 cover); Jack Kirby (Journey into Mystery #84, Tales to Astonish #38 and Strange Tales #101 covers)
Inks
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #6 cover); Joe Sinnott (Journey into Mystery #84 cover); Sol Brodsky (Tales to Astonish #38 cover); Dick Ayers (Strange Tales #101 cover)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Destroyer [Charles Stanton]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby; Marie Severin (graytones)
Inks
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers; Marie Severin (graytones)
Letters
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover featuring scenes from interior stories with graytones and touch-ups by Marie Severin.

Face-to-Face with...the Lizard! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
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The Human Torch (Table of Contents: 3)

Human Torch / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (flashback); Thing [Ben Grimm] (flashback); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (flashback); Destroyer [Charles Stanton] (Intro)
Synopsis
In Glenville, Johnny lives with his sister Sue. While she's known as a member of the Fantastic Four, he tries to keep a low profile. We get to see the house, much of which is chemically fire-resistent, and equipped with various crime-fighting equipment. But even in the suburbs danger lurks, as someone called The Destroyer is hell-bent on wrecking a local amusement park nearing completion.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Contains diagram & Sue & Johnny's house & brief recap of the Fantastic Four's origin. Splash bills Johnny as "America's Favorite Superhero".

Part 2: "The Flaming Fury Strikes Back!!" (Table of Contents: 4)

Human Torch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Destroyer [Charles Stanton]
Synopsis
Ben shows up, but Johnny refuses help, saying it's his fight. After another encounter with The Destroyer, Johnny gets a hunch when he realizes the targets so far have been the roller coaster and the parachute jump. Atop the coaster, he looks out to sea and spots a Commie sub! The Destroyer turns out to be Charles Stanton, publisher of the town's newspaper, who'd been smuggling info to the Reds until the building of the amusement park increased the risk that the submarine might been seen.
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 2. Destroyer no relation to the Stan Lee character from Mystic Comics #6 (October 1941), the Lee-Kirby character from Journey Into Mystery #118 (July 1965) or the Jim Starlin character from Iron Man #55 (February 1973).

The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner (Table of Contents: 5)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Don Blake; Jane Foster (I); Comrade Executioner (I)(D)
Synopsis
Dr. Blake joins a medical mission to a South American country wracked with civil war. The leader of the communist faction — the Executioner — orders an attack on the doctors, and Blake must use the power of Thor to save his colleagues and defeat the communists.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Jane Foster.

Betrayed by the Ants! (Table of Contents: 6)

Ant-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John D'Agostino [as Johnny Dee]

Genre
superhero
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man; Thor; Human Torch; Ant-Man
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Face-to-Face with...the Lizard!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. The Human Torch
    Human Torch
  5. 4. Part 2: "The Flaming Fury Strikes Back!!"
    Human Torch
  6. 5. The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner
    Thor
  7. 6. Betrayed by the Ants!
    Ant-Man
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