(October 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 Toro... (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Toro / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Larry Lieber; Joe Maneely (Black Knight)
Inks
John Verpoorten; Joe Maneely (Black Knight)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Black Knight
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Indexer Notes

John Verpoorten credit by Nick Caputo, Jan 2010. Former indexer credited Lieber with inks. Black Knight scene taken from interior story.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Carl Burgos; Bill Everett; Syd Shores; Joe Maneely; Jack Kirby
Inks
Carl Burgos; Bill Everett; Syd Shores; Joe Maneely
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another Halcyon Hallmark From The Hectic Hierarchy of Marvel-Land

Indexer Notes

Inside from cover featuring scenes from interior stories, with gray tones added by Marie Severin. Credits include Stan Lee, Sol Brodsky, Roy Thomas, Flo Steinberg, Stan Goldberg.

Introducing Toro, the Flaming Torch Kid (Table of Contents: 2)

Human Torch; Toro / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?
Editing
Joe Simon (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Toro Raymond] (introduction); Mr. Raymond (introduction, death, Toro's father); Mrs. Raymond (death, Toro's mom); Pops (a circus owner, introduction); Samson (introduction)
Synopsis
Passing by a traveling circus, Torch spots a young kid on the ground with his body aflame. Landing, and a bit puzzled, he helps the young boy named Toro to be able to flame on at will and fly. Toro relates how he was involved in a train accident and lost both his parents after trying to save them in the fire. He fell unconscious, holding a piece of molten metal in his hand. He was adopted by two circus performers and has been with the circus since. Meanwhile, Samson, who lost a fight earlier to the Torch, is planning his revenge against the circus and especially the Torch.
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[Conquering the Communists] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Bill Everett
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]
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The Menace of Modred the Evil! (Table of Contents: 4)

Black Knight / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Knight [Sir Percy]; Merlin; King Arthur; Lancelot; Galahad; Guinevere; Lady Rosamund; Modred (introduction); Morgan Le Fey (introduction); Hawkes (introduction)
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Mister Morgan's Monster (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Philip Morgan; Mrs. Morgan; humanoid robot
Synopsis
Humanoid robots are banned, but their inventor keeps one in secret, and aliens try to turn it against humanity. It resists and they are forced to flee, but the robot’s inventor thinks that it disobeyed him by leaving hiding, not knowing that it saved humanity.
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Hotel of Death (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Joe Simon; 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]; Netman [Charley Boswell] (introduction); Miss Wallace
Synopsis
An avowed 5th Columnist uses a city celebration to lure Cap and Bucky to it, so that he can convince the good Captain to join his organization....or die!
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Indexer Notes

Original title of the story is "Hotel of Horror".

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of Toro...
    Human Torch; Toro
  2. 1. ["Another Halcyon Hallmark From The Hectic Hierarchy of Marvel-Land"]
  3. 2. Introducing Toro, the Flaming Torch Kid
    Human Torch; Toro
  4. 3. [Conquering the Communists]
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Menace of Modred the Evil!
    Black Knight
  6. 5. Mister Morgan's Monster
  7. 6. Hotel of Death
    Captain America
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Michael Hoskin
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