(December 1967)

Marvel, 1965 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1967-08-31
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Animated Timely Features, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group; MCG
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor); Roy Thomas (credited) (associate editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1967 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

In the Clutches of Dr. Doom! (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (FF images); Steve Ditko (Hulk scene); Don Heck (Iron Man scene)
Inks
Dick Ayers; Joe Sinnott (FF scenes); Steve Ditko (Hulk scene); Don Heck (Iron Man scene)
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]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Metal Master; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Boris Turgenev]
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Indexer Notes

FF cover scene is an amalgamation of images: Dr. Doom is a blow-up of a Kirby/Ayers image; FF figures are taken from Kirby/Sinnott images.

Introducing... the Merry Marvel Menagerie (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover featuring 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, Flo Steinberg.

Defeated by Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
X-315
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Ant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Princess Pearla (cameo); President John F. Kennedy (cameo, partially hidden); Nikita Khrushchev (cameo)
Synopsis
Back from the Micro-world, Doctor Doom attacks the Fantastic Four once more by kidnapping Alicia.
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The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Don Rico (credited as N. Korok)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited)
Inks
Don Heck (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Dr. Anton Vanko; Crimson Dynamo [Boris Turgenev] (introduction); Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff] (introduction)
Synopsis
The Black Widow and Boris are sent to America to kill Anton Vanko, the Crimson Dynamo, for defecting to America. They are also tasked with killing both Iron Man and Tony Stark.
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Witchcraft in the Wax Museum! (Table of Contents: 4)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo]
Synopsis
A phone call lures Strange away in his ectoplasmic form, so Baron Mordo can steal his body. Knowing that if the two are not reunited in 24 hours Strange is doomed, Mordo places a spell over the body so Strange cannot return to it. Using his amulet to retrace Mordo's steps, he finds Mordo, and his own body, in a wax museum. Tricking Mordo into fighting him in his ectoplasmic form, Strange turns the tables by trapping Mordo outside his body, and with Mordo held thus, is able to return to his own. Mordo warns Strange his unwillingness to finish him will be his undoing.
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America's Best TV Comics are Here.. Saturdays! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Incredible Hulk vs the Metal Master! [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Hulk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
X-116
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Teen Brigade (introduction); Metal Master
Synopsis
The power of the Metal Master is too much for the Hulk and he is captured by Ross. Rick forms the Teen Brigade.
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Instant Info, Insanely Inspired by Irrelevant Items of Incredible Inconsequence! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. In the Clutches of Dr. Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Introducing... the Merry Marvel Menagerie
  3. 2. Defeated by Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!
    Iron Man
  5. 4. Witchcraft in the Wax Museum!
    Doctor Strange
  6. 5. America's Best TV Comics are Here.. Saturdays!
  7. 6. The Incredible Hulk vs the Metal Master! [Part 2]
    The Hulk
  8. 7. Instant Info, Insanely Inspired by Irrelevant Items of Incredible Inconsequence!
    Bullpen Bulletins
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