(June 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 (covers & Hulk image); Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange image)
Inks
Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four cover); Steve Ditko (Fantastic Four cover, Hulk & Dr. Strange images)
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]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #14 and Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #46. Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #119 and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 Series) #2 used as a background for an image from the Doctor Strange story, page 2, panel 5 and Hulk story, page 3, panel 7.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Don Heck; Larry Lieber
Inks
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko; Don Heck; Paul Reinman
Letters
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

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

The Merciless Puppet Master (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-144
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Puppet Master; Mole Man [Moleman] (cameo); Skrulls (cameo); Doctor Doom (cameo)
Synopsis
The Puppet Master is declared healed and plans his revenge againt the Fantastic Four. This time, he'll use the Sub-Mariner.
Reprints

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Dazzling Data, Dizzy Dispatches, and Dangerous Declarations of Rather Dubious Distinction! [June 1967]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Iron Man Faces the Crimson Dynamo! (Table of Contents: 4)

Iron Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-411
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko] (introduction, origin); Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev; Happy Hogan; Pepper Potts
Synopsis
Khrushchev sends the Crimson Dynamo in the United States to "wreck Stark's project and get rid of Iron Man". Iron Man defeats the Crimson Dynamo and convinces him to defect.
Reprints

Beyond the Purple Veil! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Wong; Aggamon (introduction)
Synopsis
Doctor Strange must rescue two thieves who unwittingly steal a magic gem from him and are trapped in a mystical dimension as a result.
Reprints
Keywords
magic

The Way It Began... (Table of Contents: 6)

Tales of the Watcher / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Watcher [Uatu] (origin); Ikor; Emnu
Synopsis
The Watcher comes from a super-advanced race that decides to share its technology with others. When their first attempt ends in tragedy they vow never to interfere with the affairs of less advanced species.
Reprints

[The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 2: Prisoners of the Toad Men! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Hulk / comic story / 5 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]; Rick Jones; Thunderbolt Ross; Torrak
Synopsis
The Toad men capture Bruce Banner and bring him to their spaceship.
Reprints
Keywords
Toad Men

[The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 3: Bruce Banner, Wanted for Treason! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Hulk / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-781
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis
Bruce Banner is found in a Toad Men crashed spaceship while their fleet arrives on Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Toad Men
Editing
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 Merciless Puppet Master
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Dazzling Data, Dizzy Dispatches, and Dangerous Declarations of Rather Dubious Distinction! [June 1967]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  5. 4. Iron Man Faces the Crimson Dynamo!
    Iron Man
  6. 5. Beyond the Purple Veil!
    Dr. Strange
  7. 6. The Way It Began...
    Tales of the Watcher
  8. 7. [The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 2: Prisoners of the Toad Men!
    The Hulk
  9. 8. [The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 3: Bruce Banner, Wanted for Treason!
    The Hulk
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