(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
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Deluxe Editions Glossy interior (425 - 429); Direct Edition Glossy interior (430 - 442)
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #145)
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

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)

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

--This World Not His Own! (Table of Contents: 1)

Hulk / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Friedrich
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
George Tuska; Syd Shores
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Artie Simek

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Asgard

Indexer Notes

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: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin; Gene Colan
Inks
Marie Severin; Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Not Brand Echh #7 (April 1968) and Daredevil #38 (March 1968), both advertised as "Now On Sale".

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 3)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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!"]
    Hulk
  2. 1. --This World Not His Own!
    Hulk
  3. 2. More Triumphs for Marvel..!
    Not Brand Echh; Daredevil
  4. 3. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Green Skin Grab-Bag
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