(October 1967)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, 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
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Somewhere Stands... Skull Island! (Table of Contents)

Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dan Adkins
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Plunderer [Edgar Plunder]
Reprints

Somewhere Stands... Skull Island! (Table of Contents: 1)

Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Raymond Marais
Pencils
Bill Everett; Werner Roth (see note)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let the leaders of Atlantis gather to my throne!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Lady Dorma; Grand Vizier Vashti; Princess Fen (flashback, Namor's mother); Plunderer [Edgar Plunder] (villain)
Synopsis
Before conducting war against the surface-dwellers, Namor visits the Savage Land beneath the continent of Antarctica. Dorma, against orders, follows behind him. Meanwhile the Plunderer, unknown to the Atlanteans, has constructed a base on Skull Island and as Namor and Dorma approach, fires on them. Namor is captured while Dorma flees back to Atlantis.
Reprints
Keywords
polar serpents; Savage Land; Skull Island; vibra-cannon

Indexer Notes

According to Nick Caputo, Roth drew all of page 10 and "may have also done some touch ups on the faces of the Plunderer and his accomplice on page 6, panel 3; page 9, panels 3 and 4; possibly the last panel on page 11 and the first panel on page 12." (R. Schenk, May 2009, via the Error Tracker)

A Sagacious Smattering of Scuttlebutt, Scoops, and Space-Wasting Small-Talk! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

What Have I Created? (Table of Contents: 3)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Al Kurzrok

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Picture yourself upon the distant planet Wundagore II, ruled by the...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; High Evolutionary; New Men (villains)
Synopsis
With Banner trapped and about to be evolved by the High Evolutionary, the New Men attack and stop the experiment. Banner becomes the Hulk and fights the New Men. The Evolutionary decides that the only way to stop his former creations is to do to himself what he planned on doing to Banner--evolving himself a thousand years into humanity's future. He does so and becomes a transcendent being who devolves his New Men back into animals before melting into cosmic consciousness. The Hulk is left alone on Wundagore II, the only sentient being on a lonely planet.
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Keywords
Wundagore II (planet)

Indexer Notes

See notes for next issue which picks up a new adventure on Earth with no explanation as to how Hulk got there.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mails to Astonish / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, I just bought the latest batch of Marvels, and, as usual, I couldn't...
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Charles Meyerson, Scott Campbell, and Alan Siegel. Includes an image from an earlier issue in advertisement for The Merry Marvel Marching Society membership kit.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Somewhere Stands... Skull Island!
    Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. Somewhere Stands... Skull Island!
    Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. A Sagacious Smattering of Scuttlebutt, Scoops, and Space-Wasting Small-Talk!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. What Have I Created?
    The Incredible Hulk
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, I just bought the latest batch of Marvels, and, as usual, I couldn't..."]
    Mails to Astonish
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Katie
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Del Gruber
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dennis Forcier
  • Chris Boyko
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose