(April 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-01-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Olympia Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group; MCG
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.; World Color Press, Inc., Sparta Illinois 62286
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On Sale Date from the publication date reported to the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 22, Part 2, Periodicals, January-December 1968. Copyright number B474853. Date given is what was in the application form, but per the Copyright Office also notes it received notice of the issue in 1967. Copyright given to Olympia Publications, Inc., Marvel Comics Group.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen; Morrie Kuramoto (bottom caption)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The world's most powerful mortal... in his own full-length magazine at last -- origin and all!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

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

Faye Skin Cream / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

--This World Not His Own! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Hulk / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Friedrich (credited)
Pencils
Marie Severin (credited)
Inks
George Tuska (credited); Marie Severin ? (see notes)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Feature Logo
The Incredible Hulk!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner](origin); Odin; Oldar; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Enchantress (villain); Executioner (villain); Trolls (villain); Igor (cameo flashback); Rick Jones (cameo flashback); Thunderbolt Ross (cameo flashback); Thor (cameo flashback); Silver Surfer (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Bruce Banner is falling down a bottomless pit back to Midgard when the Enchantress plucks him back. The Warriors Three consult Oldar the Oracle and find out the origins of the Hulk. Banner transforms into the Hulk which enrages the Executioner who has fought the jade giant before. Leaving the Hulk behind, the evil duo lead an army of trolls against Asgard and the Hulk arrives on the scene just in time to lend a hand in the victory of Odin's forces. Even though he has proven himself an ally, the Hulk still manages to tick the All-Father off so an enraged Odin sends him back to Earth.
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Keywords
Asgard

Indexer Notes

Marie Severin may have inked/corrected some panels. Info per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Syd Shores as inker with Tuska, but Nick sees no sign of Shores input.

Story continued from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #101.

Hulk fought the Executioner in Tales To Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #77.

More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Not Brand Echh; Daredevil / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
John F. Hayes
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title: Tales to Astonish.
Total copies printed (average in last 12 months): 449213.
Total copies printed (issue nearest to filing date): 463000.
Total paid circulation (average in last 12 months): 269132.
Total paid circulation (issue nearest to filing date): 293950.
Total distribution (average in last 12 months): 269227.
Total distribution (issue nearest to filing date): 294045.
Office use, left-over, unaccounted, spoiled after printings (average in last 12 months): 179986.
Office use, left-over, unaccounted, spoiled after printings (issue nearest to filing date): 168955.
Filing Date: October 1, 1967.

Shamed By Your English? (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Don Bolander Career Institute Booklet / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Surplus Bargains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New from The Mothers of Invention (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Mothers of Invention / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

I'll Make you a Master of Karate (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Precise Publications Book and Dummy / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Come 'n Get It, Tiger — Here's Our New Year's Gift to You!! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

[Marvel Super-Heroes T-Shirts] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Marvel Super-Heroes T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Green Skin Grab-Bag / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Friedrich ?
Pencils
Marie Severin (illustrations)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from: Paul Horton, Bobby Vitto, Thomas Kalina, Dean Crawford, Patrick Snead, Brad Annis, Ken Free, and Steve Chapman.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Famous Artists School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The world's most powerful mortal... in his own full-length magazine at last -- origin and all!"]
    The Hulk
  2. 1. ["Skin surface disfigured by pimples?"]
    Faye Skin Cream
  3. 2. --This World Not His Own!
    The Hulk
  4. 3. More Triumphs for Marvel..!
    Not Brand Echh; Daredevil
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  6. 5. Shamed By Your English?
    Don Bolander Career Institute Booklet
  7. 6. ["U.S. government surplus"]
    Surplus Bargains
  8. 7. New from The Mothers of Invention
    Mothers of Invention
  9. 8. Shop by Mail
  10. 9. ["Boys 12 or older make $1 to $5 weekly in your spare time"]
    Grit
  11. 10. I'll Make you a Master of Karate
    Precise Publications Book and Dummy
  12. 11. Come 'n Get It, Tiger — Here's Our New Year's Gift to You!!
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  13. 12. [Marvel Super-Heroes T-Shirts]
    Marvel Super-Heroes T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Green Skin Grab-Bag
  15. 14. ["204pc. Revolutionary War soldiers set"]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  16. 15. ["Here's a whole treasure chest of fun"]
    Honor House Products
  17. 16. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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