(December 1967)

Marvel, 1967 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1967-10-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group; MCG
Editing
Stan Lee; Roy Thomas (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound (#12-31); saddle-stitched (#32-105)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1968, page 209, registration number B462168.


The Coming of Captain Marvel! (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Captain Mar-Vell]
Reprints

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Gene Colan; John Romita; Bill Everett; Dick Ayers; Joe Maneely; ?
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Romita; Bill Everett; Dick Ayers; Joe Maneely; ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the one you've been waiting for

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, issue credits, listing of stories with one panel reprinted from each story. Credits include Roy Thomas, Sol Brodsky, Gary Friedrich, John Verpoorten, Stan Goldberg, Morrie Kuramoto and Flo Steinberg.

The Coming of Captain Marvel! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Captain Mar-Vell] (a Kree, introduction); Medic Una (introduction); Jeremy Logan; crew of a Kree starship; Colonel Yon-Rogg (introduction); Zarek (introduction)
Synopsis
A Kree mission is sent to infiltrate Earth's defenses.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The feature was created at the request of publisher Martin Goodman to secure the name Captain Marvel away from the competition. The appropriation occurred in three steps: Marvel Super-Heroes featuring Captain Marvel (December 1967), then Marvel's Space-Born Superhero! Captain Marvel #1 (May 1968), then Captain Marvel #7 (November 1968). In the introduction to Captain Marvel Masterworks volume 5, Roy Thomas informs us that a TV producer wanted a science-fictional hero named Captain Marvel to develop as a TV animation series.

Nevertheless, contrastingly with the feature name, the narrative voice only calls the character "Captain Mar-Vell".

This feature shows influence by the TV series Star Trek (1966-1969) and The Invaders (1967-1968). Accordingly with the main character's status as an alien spy, his spaceman costume is green, a color typically associated in this era with super-villains and threats to the human race.

[The Threat of the Jet] (Table of Contents: 3)

Human Torch / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Ernie Bache
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
E-241
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; Toro; Betty Wilson; Chief Wilson; Bobby Macklin; Jet [Gary Akers] (introduction, death)
Reprints

The Beachhead Blitz! (Table of Contents: 4)

Destroyer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Fred Bell ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Destroyer [Keen Marlow]; Major Whalen; Hauptmann [Captain] Schnagel (introduction, villain); Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Göring (villain); Joseph Goebbels (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
A British commando unit places the plans for the Second Front into the hands of the Destroyer, and his job is to get it to the French underground. What the Nazis don't know is that the plans are false and designed to trap the Nazis themselves.
Reprints

Kill Captain America! (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Don Rico
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Bucky; Tim Potter
Reprints

The Abduction of King Arthur (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Knight / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Black Knight [Sir Percy of Scandia]; Modred; Merlin; King Arthur; Guinevere; Gawain
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from cover of BLACK KNIGHT #1.

The Sub-Mariner Strikes! (Table of Contents: 7)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Bill Everett (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Namor the Sub-Mariner; Namora; Tha-Korr; Byrrah; Zolma (introduction)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Marvel Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and the Bullpen, I liked The Crime of the Ages!

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from David Shields; Jim Kyzer; Jacob Kurtessis; and Scott Willet. Also includes one panel reproduction from a previous issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Coming of Captain Marvel!
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. ["This is the one you've been waiting for"]
  3. 2. The Coming of Captain Marvel!
    Captain Marvel
  4. 3. [The Threat of the Jet]
    Human Torch
  5. 4. The Beachhead Blitz!
    Destroyer
  6. 5. Kill Captain America!
    Captain America
  7. 6. The Abduction of King Arthur
    Black Knight
  8. 7. The Sub-Mariner Strikes!
    Sub-Mariner
  9. 8. ["Dear Stan and the Bullpen, I liked The Crime of the Ages!"]
    Marvel Mailbag
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