(August 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

Issue Notes

Original entry for Editor was Roy Thomas but comic lists Stan Lee.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Hulk; Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (cover repros); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image)
Inks
Dick Ayers (Hulk cover); Sol Brodsky (Tales of Suspense cover); Jack Kirby (Fantastic Four cover); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen; Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Doctor Carlo Strange; Carla Strange; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Mongu
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Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #7, Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #41, and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 Series) #4. Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #111 used as a background for an image from the Doctor Strange story, page 3, panel 3.

Introducing... the Merry Marvel Menagerie (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Hulk / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko
Inks
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside front 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, Dennis O'Neil and Flo Steinberg.

Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X, Part 1: It Came from the Skies! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Kurrgo (introduction); Kurrgo's robot (introduction)
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[Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 2: Outlawed (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Synopsis
The robot from Planet X puts broadcasts a "hostility ray" to make people riot against the Fantastic Four.
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[Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 3: Bound for Planet X! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Synopsis
The robot grants the Fantastic Four asylum on Planet X.
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[Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 4: Twenty Four Hours till Zero! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Kurrgo
Synopsis
Kurrgo orders the Fantastic Four to save his people from Planet X's destruction.
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[Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 5: The End of Planet X! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Kurrgo (death)
Synopsis
Kurrgo perishes on Planet X, but his people get away from its destruction.
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More Marvel Masterpieces... (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Stonghold of Doctor Strange! (Table of Contents: 8)

Iron Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Martin Epstein [as Marty Epp]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Doctor Carlo Strange (introduction); Carla Strange (introduction); Nikita Khrushchev (cameo)
Synopsis
An imprisoned criminal scientist takes control of Iron Man in order to free himself. He threatens to blow up the world unless he is made world ruler. Iron Man stops him by shorting out his power and is helped by the villain's conscience-stricken daughter.
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Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo! (Table of Contents: 9)

Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Terry Szenics

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo] (introduction); Hamir (introduction, unnamed); Ancient One [Yao] (called "the Master")
Synopsis
In his castle in Europe, Baron Mordo plots to steal the secrets of his former master, the Ancient One. Sending his spirit form to Tibet, he causes Hamir to poison the Ancient One's food. From his NYC sanctum, Strange senses his master's plight, and challenges Mordo to a battle in their spirit forms. After, the Ancient One warns Strange that Mordo will be a danger to them both, as long as he lives.
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Keywords
magic

The Monster and the Machine! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (origin recap); Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis
Rick uses some of Banner's machinery to transform the Hulk, who was stuck in his monster persona, back into Bruce. Bruce is incredibly weakened by the transformation and takes a chance in using the machinery on himself again which transforms him back into the Hulk's body but with Bruce Banner's mind. Now Bruce and the Hulk can switch at will using the gamma ray machine.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Hulk; Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Introducing... the Merry Marvel Menagerie
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Hulk
  3. 2. Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X, Part 1: It Came from the Skies!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 2: Outlawed
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 3: Bound for Planet X!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 4: Twenty Four Hours till Zero!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X] Part 5: The End of Planet X!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. More Marvel Masterpieces...
  9. 8. The Stonghold of Doctor Strange!
    Iron Man
  10. 9. Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!
    Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic
  11. 10. The Monster and the Machine!
    The Incredible Hulk
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