(April 1968)

Marvel, 1965 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1968-01-09 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Animated Timely Features, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group; MCG
Editing
Stan Lee (Editor); Roy Thomas (Associate Editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date based on stamp on comic.


The Mysterious Molecule Man! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; John Verpoorten ? (alterations)
Inks
George Roussos; John Verpoorten ? (alterations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Molecule Man
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Indexer Notes

Possible Verpoorten alterations per Nick Caputo, March 2011. Background has been changed/removed from the original cover.

The Mighty Marvel Hit Parade.. (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Don Heck
Inks
Dick Ayers; Don Heck; Paul Reinman ; George Roussos
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto ?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover featuring scenes from interior stories. Credits include Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Sol Brodsky, John Verpoorten, Gary Freidrich, Stan Goldberg, Morrie Kuramoto and Flo Steinberg.

The Mysterious Molecule Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-419
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Molecule Man (introduction, origin); Watcher [Uatu]; The Yancy Street Gang; Alicia Masters
Synopsis
The Watcher asks the Fantastic Four to stop a new menace who could destroy the whole universe: the Molecule Man.
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The Uncanny Unicorn! (Table of Contents: 3)

Iron Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Unicorn [Milos Masaryk] (introduction, origin); Happy Hogan; Pepper Potts; Avengers [Thor [Donald Blake] (cameo); Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Wasp [Janet van Dyne] (cameo)]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko] (flashback)
Synopsis
A Soviet agent with high-tech armor comes to the US to capture Iron Man. He kidnaps Pepper and injures Happy to draw Iron Man out, and then threatens to blow up Stark's factory unless Iron Man comes with him. Iron Man boards Unicorn's plane, but then destroys it, though the Unicorn escapes.
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Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Come N' Get It, Tiger-Here's Our New Year's Gift to You!! [April 1968]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Challenge of Loki! (Table of Contents: 5)

Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Loki; Thor [Donald Blake]; Odin (cameo)
Synopsis
Strange practices the art of levitation. Meanwhile, in faraway Asgard, home of the Norse Gods, Loki, God of Mischief, plots as always. He contacts Strange and tries to convince him that he is a prisoner of Thor, who is evil and deceiving his father. Strange uses a spell to take Thor's hammer, but on examining it, can sense no trace of evil. Realizing he's been had, Strange battles Loki, who later swears vengeance against the mage.
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[The Coming of the Hulk] Part 2: The Hulk Strikes! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway; Artie Simek

Job Number
V-709
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Igor
Reprints
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mysterious Molecule Man!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Mighty Marvel Hit Parade..
  3. 2. The Mysterious Molecule Man!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Uncanny Unicorn!
    Iron Man
  5. 4. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Come N' Get It, Tiger-Here's Our New Year's Gift to You!! [April 1968]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  6. 5. The Challenge of Loki!
    Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts
  7. 6. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 2: The Hulk Strikes!
    The Hulk
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