(January 1968)

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); Gary Friedrich (assistant 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

Issue Notes

The cover is a composite of the Spider-Man figure from the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1962 series) #17 and the Green Goblin figure from the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1962 series) #39.


The Return of the Green Goblin! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko; John Romita
Inks:
Steve Ditko; John Romita
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Green Goblin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The cover is a composite of the Spider-Man figure from the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1962 series) #17 and the Green Goblin figure from the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1962 series) #39.Additional background art likely by John Verpoorten.

The Return of the Green Goblin (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:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant; Liz Allan; Flash Thompson; Aunt May Parker; Mr. Brant (see notes); Dorrie Evans (Johnny Storm's girlfriend)
Synopsis:
Spider-Man attends a fan club meeting organized by Flash Thompson, but the Green Goblin crashes the meeting. Fortunately the Human Torch is in attendance to help Spider-Man. During the battle Spider-Man finds out that Aunt May is in the hospital and he leaves, causing everyone to believe that he is a coward.
Reprints:

The Human Torch Vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (Co-Plot); Dick Ayers (Co-Plot); Ernie Hart [as H.E. Huntley] (Dialogue)
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Paste-Pot Pete; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Johnny practices in his obstacle course, then thinks back on his adventures with The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete. By a wild coincidence, Pete breaks The Wizard out of jail and the two join forces. They frame Johnny as a spy, but their partnership is strained by Wiz's megalomania. "I'm a partner, not a servant, you know!" says Pete.
Reprints:

The Magician and the Maiden (Table of Contents: 3)

Wasp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Larry Lieber
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Magician [Lee Guardineer]; Henry Pym; Porcupine (cameo, pictures on the wall); Human Top (cameo, pictures on the wall); Black Knight (cameo, pictures on the wall)
Reprints:

Challenged by the Human Cobra! (Table of Contents: 4)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-451

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Jane Foster; Dr. Bruce Andrews; Odin; Klaus Vorhees (introduction); Professor Shecktor; Cobra [Klaus Vorhees] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
While visiting India, Don Blake finds that one of his old teachers has been murdered by a villain who gained the power of a snake. Thor fights the Cobra in New York and defeats him, after Jane Foster sees her new boss's cowardice and goes back to Doctor Blake.
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of the Green Goblin!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. The Return of the Green Goblin
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. The Human Torch Vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete!
    Human Torch
  4. 3. The Magician and the Maiden
    Wasp
  5. 4. Challenged by the Human Cobra!
    Thor
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