(September 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; Roy Thomas (associate editor)
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; Human Torch; Thor; Wasp / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #15 cover); Jack Kirby (Journey into Mystery #92, Strange Tales #108 covers)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #15 cover); Dick Ayers (Journey into Mystery #92?, Strange Tales #108 covers); Jack Kirby ? (Journey into Mystery #92 cover);
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing (image); Invisible Girl (image); Mr. Fantastic (image); The Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile]; Thor; Loki
Reprints:

Kraven the Hunter! (Table of Contents: 1)

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]; Kraven [Sergei Kravinoff] (introduction); Chameleon [Dmitri Smerdyakov]; J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant; Liz Allan; Flash Thompson; Rocky; Nails; Pee-Wee; Aunt May Parker; Mrs. Anna Watson (Aunt May's neighbor, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Chameleon hires his old friend Kraven the Hunter to hunt down Spider-Man.
Reprints:

The Painter of a Thousand Perils! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Terry Szenics
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard (flashback); Zemu (flashback); "Scar" Tobin (gangster chief) (Intro); The Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile] (counterfeiter) (Intro); Nick (gangster); Sam (gangster); Eddie (gangster); Mr. Fantastic (image); Invisible Girl (image); Thing (image)
Synopsis:
Johnny captures a gang of truck hijackers, and a gang robbing a costume party. Meanwhile, gang leader "Scar" Tobin is visited by counterfeiter Wilhelm Van Vile, a painter notorious for his carelessness, which causes Tobin to fear he's been followed by the cops, and tells him to hit the road! But Van Vile demonstrates his new "talent"-- the ability to quickly make paintings which come magically to life, and follow his telepathic commands! These include a 3-headed gorilla, a gun that wears tons, and a flying carpet. While zooming over the city, Van Vile tells Tobin's gang how he found the paints, left behind by aliens from space, in an underground cavern while tunneling out of jail. His ambition is to create an army of crime, and he feels beating The Human Torch (who helped send him to jail) will be a good test-case. But despite sending painting-images of Reed, Sue & Ben to kill him, Johnny triumphs, destroys the alien paints and rounds up the gang.
Reprints:

The Gypsy's Secret! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto [as Sherigail]
Job Number:
X-601

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Wasp [Janet van Dyne] (narrator); Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (framing sequence); Gorko; Baron Radzic
Synopsis:
A cruel baron tries to force a gypsy to give him the secret of turning lead into gold, but the gypsy is really an alien looking for a human specimen for a zoo on his homeworld.
Reprints:

The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer (Table of Contents: 4)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Marty Epp
Editing:
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Odin; Frigga [called "Fricka"] (introduction, cameo); Neri (introduction, cameo)
Synopsis:
Loki magically diverts Thor's hammer to free himself from his chains. Thor returns to Asgard to find the hammer, and Loki tries to kill him with magical traps, but Thor overcomes them all to find his hammer and catch Loki.
Reprints:
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man; Human Torch; Thor; Wasp
  2. 1. Kraven the Hunter!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. The Painter of a Thousand Perils!
    Human Torch
  4. 3. The Gypsy's Secret!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
  5. 4. The Day Loki Stole Thor's Magic Hammer
    Thor
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