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

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (Spider-man cover reprint); Jack Kirby (Journey into Mystery, Tales to Astonish, and Strange Tales cover reprints)
Inks
Steve Ditko (Spider-Man cover reprint); Dick Ayers (Journey into Mystery and Strange Tales cover reprints); Dick Ayers ? (Tales to Astonish cover reprint); Jack Kirby ? (Tales to Astonish cover reprint)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
Thor; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Larry Lieber; Marie Severin (graytones)
Inks
Dick Ayers; George Roussos; 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 Terrible Threat of the Living Brain (Table of Contents: 2)

Spider-Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (Table of Contents: 3)

Human Torch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-823
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; George Bentley (real estate developer); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo)
Synopsis
Perfectly good houses sink into the ground after they're built. Reed suggests sabotage; a farmer blames "swamp demons." When Johnny investigates, he sees strange men with blue skin using an "electro gamma wave" ray gun to make the houses sink. The farmer, confronted, proves to be one of them as well, and he uses an "anti-matter electron" gun to make Johnny's flame go out!
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3.

Part 2: Trapped in Another World! (Table of Contents: 4)

Human Torch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
V-823
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu (despot) (Intro); Valeria (Intro); Phineas (Intro); Theos (Intro)
Synopsis
Johnny is transported to another dimension, where, in a futuristic city, he's taken before Zemu, a despot who plans to conquer Earth, and had been trying to drive away the real estate developers from the dimensional passageway. Imprisoned in a water tank, Johnny is freed by Valeria, whose father Phineas wishes to overthrow the tyrant. Zemu's troops attack, threatening to kill the others if Johnny doesn't surrender. But he frees his new friends...
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3. 1st appearances of Zemu, Valeria, Phineas & Theos.

Part 3: The End of Zemu! (Table of Contents: 5)

Human Torch / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
V-823
Genre
superhero
Characters
Zemu; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Valeria; Phineas; Theos; Mr. Harris (teacher)
Synopsis
Johnny uses his flames to create a tornado to take out the asbestos-covered armored tanks, then writes a message in the sky to inspire an uprising! Zemu is quickly overthrown, the people can now live free, and Valeria wishes Johnny could stay. Back in school, Johnny daydreams about her, thinking "I'll never be able to get her out of my mind..." (Ah, so young!)
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3. Zemu, Valeria & Phineas would return in Fantastic Four #158 (May 1975).

"Prisoner of the Reds!" (Table of Contents: 6)

Thor / 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

Job Number
V-947
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Jane Foster; Don Blake; Colonel Edward Harrison
Reprints

Somewhere Waits a Wobbow! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
X-502
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Rack Morgan
Reprints

The Day That Ant-Man Failed (Table of Contents: 8)

Ant-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man; Thor; Ant-Man; Human Torch
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Terrible Threat of the Living Brain
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    Human Torch
  5. 4. Part 2: Trapped in Another World!
    Human Torch
  6. 5. Part 3: The End of Zemu!
    Human Torch
  7. 6. "Prisoner of the Reds!"
    Thor
  8. 7. Somewhere Waits a Wobbow!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
  9. 8. The Day That Ant-Man Failed
    Ant-Man
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