(October 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; Dr. Strange; Hulk; Tales of the Watcher / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (cover repros of FF, Tales of Suspense and Hulk scene); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange scene); Larry Lieber (Watcher vignette)
Inks
Dick Ayers (FF cover repro and Hulk scene); Don Heck (Tales of Suspense cover repro); George Roussos (Dr. Strange scene); Sol Brodsky (Watcher vignette)
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]]; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Red Barbarian [Ivan Krushki]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Mordo]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones
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Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #8 and Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #42. Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #111 and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 Series) #4 used as a background for an image from the Doctor Strange story, page 1 and Hulk story, page 1.

Yet Another Marvel Milestone... (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Larry Lieber; Don Heck
Inks
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko; Don Heck; Sol Brodsky
Letters
Sam Rosen

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, Denny O'Neil and Flo Steinberg.

Prisoners of the Puppet Master! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
V-950
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Puppet Master (introduction)
Synopsis
The Puppet Master tests his radioactive clay that gives him the power to remotely control people that are modeled in the clay.
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[Prisoners of the Puppet Master!] Part 2: The Hands of the Puppet Maker (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

Job Number
V-950
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Puppet Master; Alicia Masters (introduction); Warden Williams (introduction)
Synopsis
The Puppet Master gets the Thing under his command and imprisons the Invisible Girl. He then sends the Thing and Alicia Masters, disguised as Sue Storm, to infiltrate the Baxter Building.
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[Prisoners of the Puppet Master!] Part 3: The Lady and the Monster! (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-950
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters
Synopsis
While acting under the Puppet Master's influence, the Thing is subjected to one of Mister Fantastic's potions that changes him back to Ben Grimm.
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[Prisoners of the Puppet Master!] Part 4: Face-to-face with the Puppet Master! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Job Number
V-950
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Puppet Master; Puppet Master's winged horse; Warden Williams
Synopsis
The Puppet Master stages a jailbreak just to prove his might. Invisible Girl sends a distress signal to her teammates and the Puppet Master flees when meeting the combined forces of the Fantastic Four.
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[Prisoners of the Puppet Master!] Part 5: Death of a Puppet! (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

Job Number
V-950
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Puppet Master
Synopsis
The jail break is stopped by the Fantastic Four and the Puppet Master falls to what seems to be his death.
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Trapped by the Red Barbarian (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
E. Thomas

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Red Barbarian (introduction); Actor (introduction)
Synopsis
A Soviet spymaster sends a master of disguise to steal the design of Tony Stark's latest weapon. The Actor steals the plans and learns Iron Man's secret identity, but Iron Man regains the plans and tricks the communists into killing their own agent.
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Journey's End! (Table of Contents: 8)

Tales of the Watcher / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-526
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Watcher [Uatu] (narrator); Wilbur Weems; Sally
Synopsis
A meek and lonely space pilot volunteers for a suicide mission to investigate a strange cosmic cloud. The cloud hides a utopian planet, whose inhabitants only want humans brave enough to face the unknown to visit them.
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The Return of the Omnipotent 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

Job Number
X-450
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Ancient One [Yao]; Victoria Bentley (introduction, origin); Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo, also as Sir Clive Bentley]
Synopsis
Strange is lured into a trap in England by Baron Mordo, but defeats him with the help of a woman with latent magical talents.
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Keywords
magic

The Gladiator from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Jon D'Agostino ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Mongu [Boris Monguski] (introduction)
Synopsis
An alien invades earth and claims his people will conquer the planet unless he is met in battle by the strongest opponent the world has to offer. Hulk meets the challenge but finds out it is all a ploy by the Russians to capture him and create an army of hulks of their own.
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Now on Sale! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Hulk; Tales of the Watcher
  2. 1. Yet Another Marvel Milestone...
  3. 2. Prisoners of the Puppet Master! [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [Prisoners of the Puppet Master!] Part 2: The Hands of the Puppet Maker
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [Prisoners of the Puppet Master!] Part 3: The Lady and the Monster!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [Prisoners of the Puppet Master!] Part 4: Face-to-face with the Puppet Master!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [Prisoners of the Puppet Master!] Part 5: Death of a Puppet!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. Trapped by the Red Barbarian
    Iron Man
  9. 8. Journey's End!
    Tales of the Watcher
  10. 9. The Return of the Omnipotent Baron Mordo!
    Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic
  11. 10. The Gladiator from Outer Space!
    The Incredible Hulk
  12. 11. Now on Sale!
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