(August 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 (Editor); Roy Thomas (Associate Editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Hulk; Watcher; Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (covers & Hulk image); Larry Lieber (Watcher image)
Inks
Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four cover); Sol Brodsky? (Tales of Suspense cover); George Roussos? (Tales of Supsense cover); Steve Ditko (Hulk image); Chic Stone (Watcher image)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen; Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mad Thinker; Awesome Android; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Melter [Bruno Hogan]; Watcher
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contains cover reproductions, with some modifications, from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 Series) #15 and Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 Series) #47. Also, an image from the Watcher from the Tales of the Watcher story, page 5, panel 4 and the Hulk from the cover of Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 Series) #60.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Larry Lieber
Inks
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko; Don Heck ; Chic Stone
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, Gary Freidrich, Stan Goldberg, Morrie Kuramoto and Flo Steinberg.

The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-191
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Mad Thinker (introduction); Awesome Android (origin); Cousin Bones (introduction); Fatal Finnegan (introduction); Willie Lumpkin; Peggy; Shorty
Synopsis
The Mad Thinker has summoned gang leaders to try to become the king of New York. To achieve his goal, he must defeat the Fantastic Four. So he makes sure they are all offered interesting opportunities. While they disband, the Thinker uses the Baxter Building to build his Awesome Android.
Reprints

Iron Man Battles the Melter! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Job Number
X-448
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Melter [Bruno Horgan] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
A former competitor of Tony Stark becomes the Melter and sabotages one of his plants. Iron Man tries to defend it but must flee before the Melter. He defeats him by constructing an aluminum suit that he cannot melt.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly indicates the story was originally presented in Tales of Suspense #54.

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Hands Off! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Job Number
X-634
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Watcher [Uatu]
Synopsis
The Watcher is tempted to break his vow of non-interference, but sees that it is for the best to obey.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly indicates the story was originally presented in Tales of Suspense #47.

[The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 4: Hulk Runs Amok! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis
Hulk escapes from his cell while General Ross forgets about the Toad Men.
Reprints
Keywords
Toad Men

[The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 5: The End of the Hulk? (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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis
Bruce Banner repels the Toad Men invasion.
Reprints
Keywords
Toad Men

The Marvel-ous Master of the Mystic Arts! (Table of Contents: 8)

A Marvel Masterwork / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen ; Morrie Kuramoto

Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the first publication of this drawing. Since Ditko had quit Marvel over a year earlier, this must have been an unused pin-up, prepared circa 1965 for either Strange Tales or Spider-Man Special #2. Info per Nick Caputo, February 2013.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Fabulous Facts and Frivolous Fables for Frantic Fans, Faithful Friends, and Fiendish Foes! [August 1967]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Hulk; Watcher; Iron Man
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Iron Man Battles the Melter!
    Iron Man
  5. 4. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  6. 5. Hands Off!
    Tales of the Watcher
  7. 6. [The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 4: Hulk Runs Amok!
    The Hulk
  8. 7. [The Terror of the Toad Men] Part 5: The End of the Hulk?
    The Hulk
  9. 8. The Marvel-ous Master of the Mystic Arts!
    A Marvel Masterwork
  10. 9. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Fabulous Facts and Frivolous Fables for Frantic Fans, Faithful Friends, and Fiendish Foes! [August 1967]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • David Bruce
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
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