(April 1967)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1967-01-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

Statement of Ownership average number of copies in preceding 12 months: 404,314. On-sale date from 1967 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

The Menace of... Byrrah! (Table of Contents)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Byrrah; Lord Vashti; Lady Dorma
Reprints

To Be Beaten by Byrrah! (Table of Contents: 1)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Bill Everett (credited); Marie Severin (see notes)
Inks
Bill Everett (credited); John Tartaglione ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto (credited as Sherigail)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For years I have lived in the Sub-Mariner's shadow--ever biding my time--!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Lord Vashti; Lady Dorma; Byrrah (villain)
Synopsis
Namor's cousin wins the favor of the populace of Atlantis as well as the Atlantean council by belittling the regime of the Sub-Mariner as violent and unstable. He challenges Namor to single combat for the right to rule and no one is more surprised than the avenging son when his powers desert him during the fight and Byrrah handily wins.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Byrrah, Namor's cousin, is re-introduced from the continuity of the 1950's.

Pages 10-12 have uncredited art/corrections by Marie Severin with inking likely by John Tartaglione. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2014.

Kuramoto lettering credit also by Nick, who explains it is based upon an examination of lettering styles. Previous indexer credited Ray Holloway as using the pseudonym "Sherigail" but the name was derived from Morrie Kuramoto's wife and daughter, Gail and Sherry, as noted here: http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/new/larryhama/?p=129

A Batty Barrage of Bombastic Bulletins; Burstin' with Bi-Partisan Banter, Bare-Faced Banality, and Unabashed Bull! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Abomination! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Gil Kane (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as Sammy Rosen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hulk must smash...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Glenn Talbot; Abomination [Emil Blonsky] (villain, introduction, origin); The Stranger (cameo)
Synopsis
The Stranger leaves earth with the rampaging Hulk left behind to wreak destruction on his behalf. Turning back into his alter ego, Banner surrenders himself to Gamma base and tries to kill himself with radiation to stop the Hulk's destruction. Stopped before he can use his gamma machine, the machine is instead used by a foreign spy who is transformed into the Abomination. More powerful than even the Hulk, Abomination beats the jade giant down and kidnaps Betty as he escapes from the base.
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Keywords
gamma rays

Indexer Notes

A note within the story states that "gamma rays affect everyone they touch in a different manner!" Hence, the difference in abilities between the Hulk, the Leader, and the Abomination.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mails to Astonish / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, The character that I am thinking about is the Sub-Mariner.
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bobby Stewart, Bill Mantlo (future comics writer), Charlie Gregor, Scott Planeta; images from earlier issues; M.M.M.S. membership order form.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Menace of... Byrrah!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. To Be Beaten by Byrrah!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. A Batty Barrage of Bombastic Bulletins; Burstin' with Bi-Partisan Banter, Bare-Faced Banality, and Unabashed Bull!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Abomination!
    The Hulk
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, The character that I am thinking about is the Sub-Mariner."]
    Mails to Astonish
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