(May 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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Sorcerer; The Synthetic Man
Reprints

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Ross Andru; Bill Everett; Carl Burgos; Joe Maneely; Jack Kirby; Mort Lawrence
Inks
Bill Everett; Carl Burgos; Joe Maneely; Jack Kirby; More Lawrence
Letters
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover includes images from interior stories. Credits include Roy Thomas, Sol Brodsky, Gary Friedrich, John Verpoorten, Stan Goldberg, Morrie Kuramoto and Flo Steinberg.

The Reprehensible Riddle of... the Sorcerer! (Table of Contents: 2)

Spider-Man / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson; Harry Osborne; Gwen Stacy; The Sorcerer (introduction); The Synthetic Man (introduction, an android)
Reprints

[Queen of the Sub-Sea Realm] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
E-430
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Tarna; Mephistios
Reprints

The Return of... the Human Torch (Table of Contents: 4)

Human Torch / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Hank Chapman
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Doctor Markov; Toro's uncle Julius (death); Chief Wilson
Reprints

Mercury 20th Century (Table of Contents: 5)

Mercury / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Martin A. Burstein [as Martin A. Bursten] (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Jack Kirby

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mercury (introduction, origin); Pluto (introduction); Jupiter (introduction); Minerva (introduction); Vulcan (introduction); Aeolus (introduction); Diana (introduction); Apollo (introduction); Heinrich Goertz (introduction); L-5 [Thea Shilhausen] (introduction)
Synopsis
Jupiter considers who he can send to save the world from Pluto's machinations, and settles on his son Mercury. After declaring his intentions to Pluto (who is masquerading as Rudolph Hendler, leader of Prussialand), Mercury blocks torpedoes, intercepts marching orders and evades the traps of Hendler's lackeys as he brings the course of war to a halt.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Mercury 20th Century" on the splash page but "Mercury in the 20th Century" on the contents page. Art and lettering credits from Greg Theakston. Harry Mendryk disputes the Kirby inking credit at http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/621

[Tournament of Doom!] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Knight [Sir Percy]; Lady Rosamund; Merlin; King Arthur; Modred; Hawkes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from cover. Stan Lee writer credit removed based on information from the Timely/Atlas discussion list.

The Girl Who Was Afraid! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Don Rico
Pencils
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Bucky; Adu Bey; Shika
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Reprehensible Riddle of... the Sorcerer!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. [Queen of the Sub-Sea Realm]
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Return of... the Human Torch
    Human Torch
  6. 5. Mercury 20th Century
    Mercury
  7. 6. [Tournament of Doom!]
    Black Knight
  8. 7. The Girl Who Was Afraid!
    Captain America
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