(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

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

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

Pencils
Steve Ditko; John Romita; John Verpoorten ? (see notes)
Inks
Steve Ditko; John Romita; John Verpoorten ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers; Don Heck; Larry Lieber
Inks
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers; Don Heck; Larry Lieber
Colors
John Verpoorten ? (graytones)
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Includes images from interior stories and staff credits for Roy Thomas, Sol Brodsky, Stan Goldberg, John Verpoorten, Gary Freidrich and Flo Steinberg.

The Return of the Green Goblin (Table of Contents: 2)

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.
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The Human Torch Vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [as H. E. Huntley] (script)
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: 4)

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: 5)

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.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of the Green Goblin!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Return of the Green Goblin
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. The Human Torch Vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete!
    Human Torch
  5. 4. The Magician and the Maiden
    Wasp
  6. 5. Challenged by the Human Cobra!
    Thor
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