(September 1975)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
7 times a year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Len Wein; Irene Vartanoff (reprint editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Colossus That Challenged the World! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson ?
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Cover pencil and cover ink credits from Nick Caputo (April 1, 2006).

I Fought the Colossus! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[T-463]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Prof. Reynolds; "Colossus" supercomputer
Synopsis
An advanced supercomputer turns Earth into a utopia, but suspicion remains, only to be inflamed when it is found to be building a giant robot. Humanity turns on the computer and destroys the robot, only to find that it was intended to replace the supercomputer, which breaks down, leaving humanity without its intelligence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Hidden Martians (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers ?; Ernie Bache ?
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[D-215]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Major Caswell; Bill Hamilton; Fred; Tess
Synopsis
A man charged with detecting hidden Martians is unaware that his girlfriend is one of them.
Reprints

Earth Will Be Destroyed! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[T-641]
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Aliens plot to devastate Earth before invading, but they cannot pinpoint its location. They are unaware that they are on Earth as a speck of dust in a petri dish, which is casually discarded.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This concept was re-used with a single creature in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #18 (April 1961) as "Monsteroso!" drawn by Steve Ditko and in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #9 (February 1962 series) as "The Terror of Tim Boo Baa" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Stan Lee is speculatively credited as the writer on the basis of his authorship of the second re-telling.

He Never Reached the Ground! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alfonso Greene
Inks
Alfonso Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[M-550]
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man falls 35 floors but disappears at ground level just before impact, saved by a Tibetan mystic indebted to his great-grandfather.
Reprints

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox [September 1975] (Table of Contents: 5)

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Stan Lee talks about MGM's Marvelous Wizard of Oz (Marvel, 1975 series) #1. Miscellaneous Marvel news items. Small obituary for Artie Simek, who passed away on February 20, 1975.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Colossus That Challenged the World!
  2. 1. I Fought the Colossus!
  3. 2. The Hidden Martians
  4. 3. Earth Will Be Destroyed!
  5. 4. He Never Reached the Ground!
  6. 5. Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox [September 1975]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox
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