(April 1967)

Marvel, 1965 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
Animated Timely Features, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Original entry for Editor was Roy Thomas but comic lists Stan Lee.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (cover repros); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image); Steve Ditko ? (Tales of Suspense cover); Don Heck ? (Tales of suspense cover)
Inks
Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four cover); Don Heck (Tales of Suspense cover); Steve Ditko (Hulk cover & Dr. Strange image)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Jack Kirby; Stan Lee; Iron Man [Don Heck]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Jack Frost [Gregor Shapanka]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross
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Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #10, Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #45, and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 Series) #2. Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #118 used as a background for an image of Doctor Strange.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Don Heck
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, Morrie Kuramoto and Flo Steinberg.

The Return of Doctor Doom! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-38
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Synopsis
Doctor Doom returns from his unwanted journey in space and visits Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in order to make them set a trap for the Fantastic Four.
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[The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 2: Back from the Dead! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; the Ovoids (flashback, introduction); Doctor Doom (villain); Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Synopsis
Doctor Doom tells how he managed to return to Earth with the help of the Ovoids and then he changes bodies with Mr Fantastic using Ovoid technology.
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[The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 3: The End of Mr. Fantastic? (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Synopsis
Doctor Doom convinces the rest of the Fantastic Four that he is Mr Fantastic.
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[The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 4: No Place to Turn! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Synopsis
Doctor Doom (as Mr. Fantastic) displays his new shrinking-ray and Mr. Fantastic (in Doom's body) escapes his captivity in Doom's castle.
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[The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 5: The Real Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Synopsis
Doctor Doom and Mr. Fantastic get their bodies back and Doom is put under his own shrinking-ray and shrinks down to sub-atomic size.
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More Marvel Masterpieces... (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Iron Man and the Icy Fingers of Jack Frost! (Table of Contents: 8)

Iron Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Happy Hogan (introduction); Pepper Potts (introduction); Jack Frost [Gregor Shapanka] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
A washed up boxer saves Stark's life, and he hires him as a chauffeur. Meanwhile, a scientist fired by Stark creates a suit that gives him the power to freeze whatever is near him. He attacks Stark and Iron Man stops him.
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The Possessed! (Table of Contents: 9)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Herr Braun; Fraulein Lieber
Synopsis
Using his "Earthly Scanner," which is a small replica of the planet, Strange senses evil somewhere in Bavaria. In a remote village, he finds the townspeople the victims of some strange form of possession, and believes a supernatural force is at work. But he soon discovers it's really the work of aliens from another dimension. He sends them packing, and seals off the dimensional doorway forever.
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Keywords
magic

The Terror of the Toad Men, Part 1: Enter... the Toad Men (Table of Contents: 10)

The Hulk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-781
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner](origin recap); Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Toad Men (introduction)
Synopsis
The Toad Men are above Earth, in search of its brightest scientist. Meanwhile, Rick and Bruce explore an underground cave where they hope to imprison Hulk each night.
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A Batty Barrage of Bombastic Bulletins, Burstin' With Bi-partisan Banter, Bare-faced Banality, and Unabashed Bull! (Table of Contents: 11) (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]
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Dr. Strange; Hulk
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Return of Doctor Doom! [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 2: Back from the Dead!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 3: The End of Mr. Fantastic?
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 4: No Place to Turn!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [The Return of Doctor Doom!] Part 5: The Real Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. More Marvel Masterpieces...
  9. 8. Iron Man and the Icy Fingers of Jack Frost!
    Iron Man
  10. 9. The Possessed!
    Dr. Strange
  11. 10. The Terror of the Toad Men, Part 1: Enter... the Toad Men
    The Hulk
  12. 11. A Batty Barrage of Bombastic Bulletins, Burstin' With Bi-partisan Banter, Bare-faced Banality, and Unabashed Bull!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
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