(October 1966)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1966-06-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

Like a Beast at Bay! (Table of Contents)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk (cameo, on a poster)
Reprints

Like a Beast at Bay! (Table of Contents: 1)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Gene Colan (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Note: This sugar-coated synopsis is written more for our benefit than yours...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Lady Dorma; Secret Empire (villains); Krang (villain); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (cameo, on a newsreel); Harry
Synopsis
Namor has lost his memory and the leader of the Secret Empire convinces him to track down and kill the Hulk. As Namor rushes around New York looking for the jade giant, he is zapped by a ray from Krang which only succeeds in restoring his memory.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia

Indexer Notes

Crossover with The Incredible Hulk story in this issue.

Newsworthy Notes and Nutty Nonsense from Your Friendly Neighborhood Bullpen! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Rampage in the City! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited as Stan (the Man) Lee)
Pencils
Bill Everett (credited as almost the whole blamed bullpen); Jerry Grandenetti (credited as almost the whole blamed bullpen); Gene Colan (credited as almost the whole blamed bullpen); Jack Kirby ? (credited as almost the whole blamed bullpen)
Inks
Bill Everett (credited as almost the whole blamed bullpen); Dick Ayers (credited as almost the whole blamed bullpen); John Tartaglione ? (credited as almost the whole blamed bullpen); Mike Esposito ? (credited as almost the whole blamed bullpen); Sol Brodsky ? (credited as almost the whole blamed bullpen)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Artie (Smarty) Simek)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Hulk is thru with hiding--thru with running!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Betty Ross; Rick Jones; Boomerang [Fred Myers] (villain); Gorki (villain, unnamed); Sub-Mariner [Namor] (cameo); Dan
Synopsis
Finding gamma base deserted and everybody gone, the Hulk heads to New York City to try and find his old friends in the Avengers but finds himself attacked once again by city police. Rick, hearing that the Hulk is in the Big Apple, gets a job driving a car to New York for a mysterious stranger who tells him to be sure not to look in the trunk.
Reprints
Keywords
subway

Indexer Notes

Jerry Grandenetti pencil credit added by Mark Evanier (via the GCD Errors list, August 2009), who credits him with about half of the story.

Nick Caputo adds that Bill Everett may have penciled and inked most of the first two pages, with Grandenetti doing the rest (over Kirby layouts?) with the Hulk and Rick Jones apparently inked by Everett throughout the story to maintain consistency. Other inkers likely include Mike Esposito, Sol Brodsky and John Tartaglione. Panels 1-2 on page 5 are reproduced from Sub-Mariner story.

Previous indexer credited Paul Reinman and John Romita with inks.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Dick Ayers ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, Dear Mr. Hulk - we would like to congratulate you on your colorful career, and we...
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Thing [Ben Grimm]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from J. Stephen Gerstein, Steven Weinberger, Matthew Emanuel, Dennis England, and Tony Peterson. Image taken from an earlier issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Like a Beast at Bay!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. Like a Beast at Bay!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. Newsworthy Notes and Nutty Nonsense from Your Friendly Neighborhood Bullpen!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Rampage in the City!
    The Hulk
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, Dear Mr. Hulk - we would like to congratulate you on your colorful career, and we..."]
    Mails to Astonish
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