(March 1968)

Marvel, 1967 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
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

Where Stalks the Sentry! (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Captain Mar-Vell]; Sentry #459
Reprints

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Gene Colan; Dick Ayers; Joe Maneely; Bill Everett; John Romita; Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman; Dick Ayers; Joe Maneely; Bill Everett; John Romita; Jack Kirby ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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 and Flo Steinberg.

Where Stalks the Sentry! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Captain Mar-Vell] (steals the identity of Walter Lawson); Una; Jeremy Logan; Carol Danvers (introduction); General Bridges; Walter Lawson (death); Sentry #459; Yon-Rogg
Synopsis
Yon-Rogg continues to plot against Mar-Vell, launching a secret attack that kills bystander Walter Lawson. Taking advantage of the situation, Mar-Vell assumes Lawson's identity and his new job at the nearby military base so that the Kree can continue their plans for the conquest of Earth. Later, he is surprised to find that the military has discovered an inert Kree Sentry, which is reactivated by Yon-Rogg and threatens to destroy the base.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is continued in Marvel's Space-Born Superhero! Captain Marvel (Marvel, 1968 series) #1 (May 1968).
Captain Mar-Vell conveniently steals the identity of collateral casualty, physicist Dr. Walter Lawson, just assigned to the military base! He thus acquires his first covert identity. Lawson has no background otherwise. A plot from Lawson's past emerges in Captain Marvel #9 under Arnold Drake.
The feature character is still only called Mar-Vell in balloons (pages 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 19) and by the narrator (pages 11, 12), who also identifies him as a space officer (pages 11, 20).

[The Vikings] (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Knight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From out of the north they had come...
Genre
historical
Characters
Black Knight [Sir Percy]; Leif the Lucky (introduction); Lady Rosamund
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Stan Lee writer credit removed based on information from the Timely/Atlas discussion list.
Leif the Lucky is possibly a reference to Leif Erikson, first known European to have set foot on North America.

Human Torch - Fugitive at Large! (Table of Contents: 4)

Human Torch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hank Chapman
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Ernie Bache
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Comrade Rak; Communist spies (introduction, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit by Dr. Michael Vassallo (May 2009). Previous indexer had Dick Ayers for both pencils and inks.

[The Book of Sorcery] (Table of Contents: 5)

Vision / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Al Avison; Mike Sekowsky ? (see notes)
Inks
Ernie Hart ?; ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Howard Ferguson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let us look into Valley Town's Davison Hall...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
The Vision [Aarkus]; unnamed Lecture Guild chairman; Professor Enric Zagnar (metaphysics instructor, death)
Synopsis
The Vision must face a mad professor who believes that the laws of nature are meant to be broken and that man must take the power into his own hands to control all the elements. Zagnar does, with horrific results!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists the writer[s] as unknown. Per Michael J, Vassallo via Atlas Tales (and his art id for the Masterworks): "Kirby splash and some Kirby layouts or breakdowns. Al Avison pencils attributed
A mish-mash of Avison(?), Hart (?) and a guess at Sekowsky (?)" Previous indexer credited Kirby on pencils and Simon on inks.

More Batty Bulletins to Bewilder, Bewitch, and Bedazzle Thee! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Top Secret! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky; Jim Slade; Arnold Lupoff; Executioner [Lupa Lupoff]
Reprints

Invasion!! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Namora
Synopsis
Using a giant refrigeration unit, Namor thwarts a Soviet invasion of the Caribbean.
Reprints
Keywords
icebergs; Soviet Navy; United States Navy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Gene Colan; John Verpoorten ?
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Verpoorten ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Rick Hart, J.L. Watts and Dave Cockrum are printed.
One panel from Marvel Super-Heroes (Marvel, 1967 series) #12 is also reprinted as well as a new illustration, likely by John Verpoorten.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Where Stalks the Sentry!
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Where Stalks the Sentry!
    Captain Marvel
  4. 3. [The Vikings]
    Black Knight
  5. 4. Human Torch - Fugitive at Large!
    Human Torch
  6. 5. [The Book of Sorcery]
    Vision
  7. 6. More Batty Bulletins to Bewilder, Bewitch, and Bedazzle Thee!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  8. 7. Top Secret!
    Captain America
  9. 8. Invasion!!
    Sub-Mariner
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Mailbag
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