(June 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
Zenith Books, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee; Roy Thomas (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound (#1-2 saddle-stitched)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Origin of the Human Torch! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen; ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Captain America; Sub-Mariner
Reprints

"Never Have Thine Eyes Beheld More Encompassing Excitement" (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Carl Burgos; Bill Everett; Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Larry Lieber
Inks
Carl Burgos; Bill Everett; Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko; Matt Fox
Letters
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Inside from cover featuring scenes from interior stories, with gray tones added by John Verpoorten. Credits include Stan Lee, Sol Brodsky, Roy Thomas, Flo Steinberg, Stan Goldberg, Gary Freidrich, Morrie Kuramoto and John Verpoorten.

[Origin of the Human Torch] (Table of Contents: 2)

Human Torch / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Carl Burgos
Editing
Martin Goodman (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch (introduction and origin, an android); Prof. Phineas T. Horton (introduction); Mr. Harris (businessman); Tony Sardo (introduction, death), Red (introduction, death)
Synopsis
After the Scientist's Guild convinces inventor Horton to dispose of his new creation, a "human torch", a clever criminal figures out a way to use this creation for his own evil purposes.
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[The Sub-Mariner Goes To War] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Bill Everett
Editing
Martin Goodman (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Tha-Korr; Council of Three (introduction, Atlantean rulers); the Nazis
Synopsis
Betty, concerned on what effect the Nazi submarine warfare has had on ocean-going travel and commerce, enlists the aid of the Sub-Mariner and his aerial subs to deal with the problem.
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Monsteroso! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Monsteroso
Synopsis
A creature hatches from an egg and imagines itself lord of all it surveys, but it is suddenly drowned, as it is only a microbe in a scientist's culture.
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Indexer Notes

This story was retold in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #9 (February 1962 series) as "The Terror of Tim Boo Baa" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Stan Lee is given a speculative writing credit based on his authorship of the retelling.

We Search the Stars! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Matt Fox
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Job Number
X-220
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sir Edward Ramsey
Synopsis
A space expedition discovers what they believe is a savage human-like species and flee, not suspecting that they are an advanced psychic race able to meet all their needs through thought.
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I Don't Believe in....Ghosts! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Job Number
V-494
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mr. Jordan; Wilbur Weems
Synopsis
A man offers fifty thousand dollars to anyone who can show him a ghost but, time after time, he proves that there is a rational explanation behind the sightings. It turns out he does this because he is a ghost himself, and wants to prevent haunted houses from being demolished, rendering their occupants homeless.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script and inks added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Spy Ambush (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain America / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Editing
Joe Simon (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Countess Mara (introduction); Franz
Synopsis
Cap and Bucky face the unparalled fury of a female Nazi agent, bent on capturing America's only model of the new rapid fire grenade gun for Hitler.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Fantasy Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Gil Kane; Carl Burgos (illustrations)
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Carl Burgos (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters section includes images from earlier stories and letters from Albert Tindall and Ron Rencevicz.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of the Human Torch!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. "Never Have Thine Eyes Beheld More Encompassing Excitement"
  3. 2. [Origin of the Human Torch]
    Human Torch
  4. 3. [The Sub-Mariner Goes To War]
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. Monsteroso!
  6. 5. We Search the Stars!
  7. 6. I Don't Believe in....Ghosts!
  8. 7. Spy Ambush
    Captain America
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fantasy Mailbag
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