(July 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-04-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Leading Magazine Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
The Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury 20, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Weakest Link! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Sharon Carter [Agent 13]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Exiles [Angelo Bandini; Franz Cadavus; General Jun Ching; Eric Gruning; Iron Hand [Jurgen Hauptmann]; Ivan Krushki]
Reprints

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tired of being 'skinny'?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for a weight gain product.

The Weakest Link! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited as Stan (the Man) Lee)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited as Jack (King) Kirby)
Inks
Syd Shores (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can a man like Captain America enjoy a...
Feature Logo
Captain America, Living Legend of World War II
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Sharon Carter [Agent 13]; SHIELD; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Exiles [Angelo Bandini; Franz Cadavus; General Jun Ching; Eric Gruning; Iron Hand [Jurgen Hauptmann]; Ivan Krushki]
Synopsis
Cap attacks the Red Skull on Exile Island.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (background only)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shamed by your English?

Indexer Notes

Ad offering free booklet on "How to Gain a Good Command of English"
Between story pages 3 and 4.

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

Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Marvel super-hero T-shirts
Characters
Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; The Fantastic Four [The Human Torch; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; The Thing]; Iron Man; Thor; Spider-Man; The Avengers; The Hulk

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts ($1.60 each), sweat shirts ($3.15 each), and the Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit ($1.00 each). Between story pages 6 and 7.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Baseball fans are crazy about this true-to-life baseball game

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 6 and 7.

Missile Firing Tank (Table of Contents: 6)

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
? (background and lettering only)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 9 and 10, on top half of page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Centre Coin Co. Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
? (background and lettering only)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We’ll pay you $10,000.00 for this Lincoln penny
Synopsis
Ad for U.S. coin catalog.

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 9 and 10 on lower half of page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Precise Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can now become an expert with forbidden Oriental fighting arts
Synopsis
Ad for martial arts book sent in plain wrapper, $3.98.

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 15 and 16.

Shop By Mail; Stamps (Table of Contents: 9)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay! Okay! Stop nagging us! Here it is — an autographed photo of... Stan (the man) Lee

Indexer Notes

A collection of classified advertising offering stamps, novelties, and comic books, between story pages 18 and 19.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited as Smiley); ? (promo copy)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The second Golden Age of Marvel is here! (And you didn't even bake a cake!)
Feature Logo
Marvel Bullpen Bulletins [times three]

Indexer Notes

Stan's Soapbox, Items, The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

American Circle Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Magic world of surprises & mystery

Indexer Notes

Ad for various novelty items on upper half of page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photpgraph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys 12 or older sell Grit in your spare time

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for selling Grit magazine from Grit Publishing Co. on lower half of page.

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

Let's Yap with Cap / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Sharton Carter [Agent 13]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Sleeper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Steve Hunsberger, Alan Groginsky, Randy Singer, William DeLaTorre, Dan Taylor, Bill Hayes, David Rein, and Terry Levin.

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

Spectacular Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The greatest event in the history of comic magazines!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 1968 Series) #1 (July 1968), with cover shown (pre-painted version), and advertised as "On Sale Now".

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

Niresk Fishing Outfits / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
3 complete fishing outfits
Synopsis
Ad for fishing equipment from Niresk Discount Sales.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
132pc. Roman soldiers set

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for toy soldiers.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Weakest Link!
    Captain America
  2. 1. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Weakest Link!
    Captain America
  4. 3. ["Shamed by your English?"]
    Don Bolander Career Institute Booklet
  5. 4. ["Marvel super-hero T-shirts"]
    Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit
  6. 5. ["Baseball fans are crazy about this true-to-life baseball game"]
    Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game
  7. 6. Missile Firing Tank
    Honor House Products
  8. 7. ["We’ll pay you $10,000.00 for this Lincoln penny"]
    Centre Coin Co. Catalog
  9. 8. ["You can now become an expert with forbidden Oriental fighting arts"]
    Precise Publications
  10. 9. Shop By Mail; Stamps
  11. 10. ["The second Golden Age of Marvel is here! (And you didn't even bake a cake!)"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  12. 11. ["Magic world of surprises & mystery"]
    American Circle Corp.
  13. 12. ["Boys 12 or older sell Grit in your spare time"]
    Grit
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Let's Yap with Cap
  15. 14. ["The greatest event in the history of comic magazines!"]
    Spectacular Spider-Man
  16. 15. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
    Niresk Fishing Outfits
  17. 16. ["132pc. Roman soldiers set"]
    Roman War Soldiers
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