(May 1967)

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:
Non-Pareil Publishing Corp.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#1-33 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #13 cover); Jack Kirby (Journey into Mystery #90, Strange Tales #106 covers)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #13 cover); Dick Ayers (Journey into Mystery #90, Strange Tales #106 covers)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek; Sam Rosen

Characters:
Thor; Carbon-Copy Man [Zano]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Acrobat [Carl Zante]
Reprints:

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers; Larry Lieber; Al Hartley
Inks:
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers; Don Heck; Al Hartley
Colors:
John Verpoorten ? (graytones)
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Contents page includes images from interior stories and staff credits, including Sol Brodsky, Roy Thomas, John Verpoorten, Stan Goldberg, Morrie Kuramoto and Flo Steinberg.

The Menace of...Mysterio! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mysterio [Quentin Beck] (introduction); J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant; Flash Thompson; Liz Allan; Aunt May Parker
Synopsis:
Mysterio first frames Spider-Man for a crime wave, then challenges him to a battle on top of the Brooklyn Bridge.
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The Threat of the Torrid Twosome (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Carl Zante [Acrobat] (Intro); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Miracle Man (flashback); Sub-Mariner (flashback); Dr. Doom (flashback)
Synopsis:
Johnny trains on the obstacle course designed for him by Reed. Meanwhile, Carl Zante, "The world's greatest acrobat", visits Sue, looking for The Human Torch. Johnny wonders how he knew, when Zante explains that "everyone" knows Johnny Storm is The Human Torch, and Sue tells him the people in Glenville left him alone because they figured he valued his privacy! Zante tries to convince Johnny that he's the most valuable member of the Fantastic Four, but getting none of the "profits" from rewards (which tend to go into scientific research). Johnny joins Zante in "The Torrid Twosome", a new crimefighting duo (complete with costumes), whose first case is to rescue someone trapped in a bank vault. But it turns out, Zante only wanted Johnny to help him rob the bank! With a little help from his partners, but mostly on his own, Johnny nabs Zante for the cops, then explains he suspected Zante, and just wanted to see what he was up to.
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When Wakes the Colossus! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Wasp [Janet van Dyne] (narrator); Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Mingo; Vikor; Colossus
Synopsis:
An alien warlord builds a giant statue to intimidate the superstitious, but it comes to life and takes the side of the rebels against him.
Reprints:

Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man! (Table of Contents: 5)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Terry Szenics

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Ugarth, War Lord of Xarta; Zano; Don Blake; Odin; Jane Foster; Mayor Harris; Carbon-Copy Man [Zano]
Synopsis:
The heir to the throne of a race of shape-shifting aliens leads an attack on Earth as his rite of passage. The aliens replace officials in New York and disrupt the government, but Thor discovers their plan and defeats them.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man; Thor; Human Torch; Wasp
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Menace of...Mysterio!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome
    Human Torch
  5. 4. When Wakes the Colossus!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
  6. 5. Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!
    Thor
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