(March 1967)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1966-12-08
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 (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Spider-Man; Thor; Wasp / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #10 cover); Jack Kirby (Amazing Spider-Man #10, Journey into Mystery #89, Strange Tales #105 covers)
Inks
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #10 cover); Dick Ayers (Amazing Spider-Man #10, Journey into Mystery #89, Strange Tales #105 covers)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto; Artie Simek

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Spider-Man; Wasp
Reprints

More Majestic Masterpieces of Magnanimous Marvel Memorabilia! (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby; Larry Lieber
Inks
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers; George Roussos
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Marie Severin (graytones)

Characters
Spider-Man; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Wasp; Thor

Indexer Notes

Inside from 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, Flo Steinberg and Morrie Kuramotto.

The Enforcers! (Table of Contents: 2)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Enforcers [The Big Man [Frederick Foswell]; Fancy Dan [Daniel Brito]; Ox [Raymond Bloch]; Montana [Jackson Brice]]; Flash Thompson; Liz Allen; May Parker; The Abbotts (May Parker's Neighbors); J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant
Synopsis
The Enforcers try to shake down Betty Brant, which brings them to the attention of Spider-Man.
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Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider Man (Table of Contents: 3)

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

Spider-Man promotional drawing given out to fans in the early 1960s. This appears to be the first time it was published in a comic. Info per Nick Caputo.

The Return of the Wizard! (Table of Contents: 4)

Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)
Synopsis
In prison, The Wizard becomes a model prisoner-- just so he can become a trustee, work in the hospital, have access to chemicals... and break jail! The police soon have him surrounded in his house, but can't get in because of its defenses. He challenges the Torch to a battle to decide who is the better man. Against Sue's advice Johnny accepts the challenge, and he does pretty well until Sue shows up to "help" him (again!). Thanks to her, he's caught, and both are almost killed in a bomb blast. But Johnny manages to free them both, get rid of the bomb, and corral the "superior intellect".
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Indexer Notes

2nd appearance of The Wizard. 1st time a "Human Torch" villain returned; Wizard would go on to a very long career, mostly with "The Frightful Four". Next appearance in STRANGE TALES #110 (July 1963), where he teams with Paste-Pot Pete for the 1st time.

Not What They Seem! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Larry Lieber (credited) (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber (credited)
Inks
George Roussos (credited as G. Bell)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-521
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (narrator)
Synopsis
The Wasp tells the tale of prison escapees who try to avoid a planet with a trap, but are doomed when they take the wrong side in a battle of the sexes.
Reprints

The Mighty Thor (Table of Contents: 6)

Another Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marie Severin ?
Inks
Marie Severin ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor

Indexer Notes

This appears to be either fully drawn by Marie Severin or heavily revised from a Jack Kirby/Chic Stone Thor figure. Info per Nick Caputo. The MIghty Thor is written at the bottom of the pin-up.

The Thunder God and the Thug! (Table of Contents: 7)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Larry Lieber (credited as L.D. Lieber) (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway (credited)

Job Number
X-29
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Thug Thatcher (introduction); Vince (introduction); Max (introduction); Ruby (introduction); Odin (cameo)
Synopsis
A gangster wounded in an escape has his men kidnap Dr. Blake to operate on his gunshot wound. Blake transforms himself into Thor and brings the gang to justice, as well as rescuing Jane.
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Nutty Notes and Nonsensical Name-Dropping , Featuring Naturally Non-Essential News of the Nation's Top Non-Entities! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch; Spider-Man; Thor; Wasp
  2. 1. More Majestic Masterpieces of Magnanimous Marvel Memorabilia!
  3. 2. The Enforcers!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider Man
    A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
  5. 4. The Return of the Wizard!
    Human Torch
  6. 5. Not What They Seem!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale!
  7. 6. The Mighty Thor
    Another Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
  8. 7. The Thunder God and the Thug!
    Thor
  9. 8. Nutty Notes and Nonsensical Name-Dropping , Featuring Naturally Non-Essential News of the Nation's Top Non-Entities!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
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