(September 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #7 cover); Jack Kirby (Journey Into Mystery #86, Tales to Astonish #39, Strange Tales #102 covers)
Inks
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #7 cover); Dick Ayers (Journey Into Mystery #86, Tales to Astonish #39, Strange Tales #102 covers)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard
Reprints

[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.

The Return of the Vulture (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
Characters
The Vulture; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash; Betty Brant; J. Jonah Jameson
Synopsis
The Vulture escapes from prison and Spider-Man finds a new way to defeat him, despite having a sprained arm that limits him to using one arm.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

References Spider-Man #2.

Part 1: "Prisoner of the Wizard" (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]; The Wizard (Origin, Intro); The Destroyer (cameo on film)
Synopsis
The Wizard decides to defeat the Torch by kidnapping him and convincing the world the Torch has turned criminal, but the Wizard is tripped up when Johnny calls in his sister.
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Indexer Notes

References Strange Tales #101. First appearance (and origin) of the Wizard.

Part 2: "Wizard's Wiles!" (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]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]
Reprints

Strange Coins (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Littleton Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Start Your Own Business! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Christy Trades School, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

"On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!" (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Job Number
V-913
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Don Blake]; U.S. Army personnel; Zarrko; Jane Foster; Odin
Synopsis
Zarrko of the year 2262 goes back in time and steals a cobalt bomb in 1962, but Thor chases him forward in time and defeats him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number not listed in comic, came from the splash page of the original art. Presented in two parts; Part 2 is titled "Flight To The Future."

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Is Your Hair Growing or Going? (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Ward's Formula / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Stamps / Shop By Mail (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Here's A Swell Way To Make Lots of Money and Win Prizes Too! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; The Scarlet Beetle
Synopsis
A red beetle is given a human-type brain through exposure to radiation and steals Ant-Man's enlarging gas to try and take over the world, using other insects as an army. But Ant-Man still controls the ants and together they defeat the Beetle.
Reprints

Shop By Mail / Stamps (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now...Fear No Man! Don't Be Bullied! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Precise Publications / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Now You Can Join! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Turbonique / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

200 Pc. Set World War II Soldiers (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Lucky Products, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

3 Complete Fishing Outfits... (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Niresk Discount Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

If You Need Extra Money & You Know Just 10 People... (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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. The Return of the Vulture
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Part 1: "Prisoner of the Wizard"
    Human Torch
  5. 4. Part 2: "Wizard's Wiles!"
    Human Torch
  6. 5. Strange Coins
    Littleton Coin Co.
  7. 6. Start Your Own Business!
    Christy Trades School, Inc.
  8. 7. "On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"
    Thor
  9. 8. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  10. 9. Is Your Hair Growing or Going?
    Ward's Formula
  11. 10. Stamps / Shop By Mail
  12. 11. Here's A Swell Way To Make Lots of Money and Win Prizes Too!
    Grit
  13. 12. Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle
    Ant-Man
  14. 13. Shop By Mail / Stamps
  15. 14. Now...Fear No Man! Don't Be Bullied!
    Precise Publications
  16. 15. Now You Can Join!
    Turbonique
  17. 16. 200 Pc. Set World War II Soldiers
    Lucky Products, Inc.
  18. 17. 3 Complete Fishing Outfits...
    Niresk Discount Sales
  19. 18. If You Need Extra Money & You Know Just 10 People...
    Wallace Brown Cards
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