(December 1966)

Marvel, 1965 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1966-09-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Animated Timely Features, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (editor); Roy Thomas (credited) (associate editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange; The Fantastic Four; The Hulk; Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (cover reproductions); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image)
Inks
Dick Ayers (cover reproductions); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Kala; Jim Evans; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Tyrannus; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
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Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #9, Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #43 and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 Series) #5. Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #116 used as a background for an image of Doctor Strange.

Marvel's Merry Living-End Line-Up (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko
Inks
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko; Don Heck
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, and Flo Steinberg.

The End of the Fantastic Four! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
V-995
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four are bankrupt and the Sub-Mariner is scheming to use this.
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[The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 2: Sub-Mariner Gives the Orders! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Job Number
V-995
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; James Arness; Alfred Hitchcock; Dean Martin; Bob Hope
Synopsis
The Sub-Mariner offers the Fantastic Four one million dollars if they star in a film that he's producing.
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[The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 3: The Fury of Mr. Fantastic (Table of Contents: 4)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Cyclops
Synopsis
Mr. Fantastic discovers that the film project is a setup.
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[The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 4: The Flame of Battle (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis
Human Torch and Thing discover that the film project is a setup.
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[The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 5: Vengeance Is Ours! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Job Number
V-995
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis
The film is produced and an unwilling Sub-Mariner pays the Fantastic Four their money.
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Iron Man Versus Kala, Queen of the Netherworld! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Robert Bernstein (credited as R. Berns) (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Don Heck (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-216
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Kala (introduction); General Baxu (introduction); Jim; Evans
Synopsis
Stark is abducted by the queen of an underground kingdom to help her invade the surface. As Iron Man, Stark shows her that she would rapidly age on the surface, convincing her to call off the invasion.
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Return to the Nightmare World! (Table of Contents: 8)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
X-517
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Wong (unnamed); Ancient One [Yao] (cameo); Doctor Warren; Nightmare
Synopsis
Nightmare has discovered the ability to capture humans and bring them to his world for study while they sleep. The police ask Strange's help, as a "last resort," to discover the cause behind a rash of people unable to awaken. Strange tracks the cause down to the Nightmare World, and has a rematch with his old foe.
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Keywords
magic

See the New Superheroes (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Beauty and the Beast! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Hulk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
X-48
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Tyrannus (introduction)
Synopsis
Underground overlord Tyrannus kidnaps Betty and lures the Hulk into his subterranean kingdom, forcing the Hulk to do his bidding to keep Betty safe. The Jade Giant is powerless until Rick frees Betty, thus leaving the Hulk free to bring the house down on Tyrannus.
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Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (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]
    Doctor Strange; The Fantastic Four; The Hulk; Iron Man
  2. 1. Marvel's Merry Living-End Line-Up
  3. 2. The End of the Fantastic Four! [Part 1]
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 2: Sub-Mariner Gives the Orders!
    The Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 3: The Fury of Mr. Fantastic
    The Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 4: The Flame of Battle
    The Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [The End of the Fantastic Four!] Part 5: Vengeance Is Ours!
    The Fantastic Four
  8. 7. Iron Man Versus Kala, Queen of the Netherworld!
    Iron Man
  9. 8. Return to the Nightmare World!
    Doctor Strange
  10. 9. See the New Superheroes
  11. 10. Beauty and the Beast!
    The Hulk
  12. 11. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
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