(December 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
Zenith Books, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee; Roy Thomas (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound (#1-2 saddle-stitched)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Don Heck; Paul Reinman (vignettes)
Inks
Vince Colletta; Don Heck; Paul Reinman; Dick Ayers (vignettes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
Captain America; Red Skull
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Indexer Notes

New material on cover by Kirby/Colletta. Vignettes taken from interior stories. Colletta inking credit per Nick Caputo. Original indexer credited Frank Giacoia.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Don Heck; Paul Reinman
Inks
Joe Simon; Don Heck; Dick Ayers; Paul Reinman
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
More Lump-in-the-throat Nostalgia-Laden nifties from the Golden Age of Comics

Indexer Notes

Inside from cover featuring scenes from interior stories, with gray tones added by Marie Severin. Credits include Stan Lee, Sol Brodsky, Roy Thomas, Flo Steinberg, Stan Goldberg, Marie Severin, Morrie Kuramoto and Ron Whyte.

The Red Skull; An Ear for Music (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Duffy; Betty Ross; Captain Craig [death]; The Red Skull [Johann Schmidt] (introduction); von Ratt; Kroft [death]
Synopsis
Cap has to contend with the return of the Red Skull and figure out why he is using Chopin's "Funeral March" as the means of his diabolical mission of destruction.
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Indexer Notes

Two story titles for this story.

The Phantom Hound of Cardiff Moor (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain America / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Thaddeus Duffy; Betty Dean; Senor Ramos (death); Miss Primm; Dr. Amos Willard; Mary Scott; The Hound of Cardiff Moor [Mister Murdock] (introduction)
Synopsis
Cap solves the mystery of Cardiff Manor and a "ghost" dog, used by the only living relative of the family that once owned the manor.
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Indexer Notes

Oddity: Sgt. Duffy's first name in this story is Thaddeus, yet in earlier Cap stories, he is called Mike. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-9-09.

I Found the Lair of the Lizard Men (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Job Number
T-1000
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Eric Kane
Synopsis
A convict escapes and hides in a deep cave, where he finds a society of lizard men unable to breathe on the surface. When he tries to steal the diamond that provides their light he is transformed into a lizard man and forced to live among them as an outcast.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Was Trapped in the Chamber of Fear! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mike Mathews; Hiram Cragmoor; Vera Vandeer; Chuck Dawson
Synopsis
A man tries to pitch to Stan Lee the story of a blackmailer who becomes trapped within a mystic ruby as an agent of Fate to direct recently departed souls to their destination. Stan rejects the story as too outlandish even for Tales of Suspense and the man leaves the office. Outside, the man mutters to himself that his secret is safe since even if the blackmailer escapes the ruby no one will believe him and then he blinks out of existence.
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Indexer Notes

Last page of story shows a poster of The Hulk on the wall of Stan Lee's office, considered by some to be the first Hulk crossover/cameo.

Germ Warfare (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
V-367
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Marshall; Molitis germ
Synopsis
A medical researcher working while on a boat with friends tries to enlarge a germ to more closely examine it, but it grows to human size and hijacks the boat. The doctor takes the germ to an island where it intends to enlarge an army of microbes to conquer the world, but the germ is destroyed by an atomic test that the doctor knew was planned there.
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Keywords
monsters

Meet the Fang, Arch-Fiend of the Orient (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain America / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sergeant Duffy; Betty Ross; Chan; Liang; The Fang (introduction); Baron Nushima; Chu Yin
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky battle against the evil Fang and Baron Nushima, who seek to prevent two emissaries from China from obtaining money loans from the American government.
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Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston. Much info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-4-09.

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. ["More Lump-in-the-throat Nostalgia-Laden nifties from the Golden Age of Comics"]
  3. 2. The Red Skull; An Ear for Music
    Captain America
  4. 3. The Phantom Hound of Cardiff Moor
    Captain America
  5. 4. I Found the Lair of the Lizard Men
  6. 5. I Was Trapped in the Chamber of Fear!
  7. 6. Germ Warfare
  8. 7. Meet the Fang, Arch-Fiend of the Orient
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
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