(July 1968)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except November semi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-04-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

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

... Stranded in Subatomica! (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Psycho-Man's servant
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.

Stranded in Sub-Atomica! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited as Stan (the Man) Lee); Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited as Jack (King) Kirby)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reed! If we don't bring the Surfer...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Crystal; Silver Surfer; Psycho-Man; Psycho-Man's servant; Galactus
Synopsis
Reed, Ben, and Johnny journey to Subatomica to bring the Silver Surfer back to Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
reducta-craft

Indexer Notes

Kirby's co-plot credit is widely acknowledged by Lee and Kirby in numerous interviews. Credit here reads: "Another Mighty Marvel Masterwork by: Stan (The Man) Lee and Jack (King) Kirby."

Shamed By Your English? (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

[Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts] (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
?

Characters
Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; The Fantastic Four [The Human Torch; Mr. Fantastic; lnvisible Girl; The Thing]; Iron Man; Thor; Spider-Man; The Avengers [Captain America; Hawkeye; Scarlet Witch; Quicksilver]; The Hulk

Indexer Notes

In-house advertisement for T-shirts and sweat shirts from Marvel Comics Group, plus an offer for The Merry Marvel Marching Society membership kit, located between story pages 6 and 7.

[Baseball Fans are Crazy...] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Baseball game from Strat-O-Matic Game Co. located between story pages 6 and 7.

Missile Firing Tank (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only $6.98

Indexer Notes

Located between story pages 9 and 10 on upper half of page.

We'll Pay You $10,000.00 for This Lincoln Penny (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Synopsis
Ad for U.S. coin catalog.

Indexer Notes

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

You Can Now Become an Expert with Forbidden Oriental Fighting Arts (Table of Contents: 8)

Precise Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Ad for martial arts book, $3.98, located between story pages 15 and 16.

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

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
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

Various ads for stamps companies, back issue comic books, and other items. Appears between story pages 18 and 19.

The Second Golden Age of Marvel Is Here! (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
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To give you an idea how far in advance we...
Feature Logo
Marvel Bullpen Bulletins [times three]
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]

Indexer Notes

Includes: Items; Stan's Soapbox; The Mighty Marvel Checklist

Magic World of Surprises & Mystery (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Located on top half of page.

Boys 12 or Older Sell Grit in your Spare Time (Table of Contents: 12)

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Boy

Indexer Notes

Ad, with response coupon, from Grit Publishing Co. located on lower half of page.

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

Fantastic 4 Fan Page / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustrations)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, I just got F.F. #72 and I must...
Feature Logo
Fantastic Four Fan Page
Characters
Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bennet Marks, Jim Morgan, Joe Momberg, Mike Nassour, Gene Wallace, Jimmy Holan, Dave FitzPatrick.

The Greatest Event in the History of Comic Magazines! (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
?

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. ... Stranded in Subatomica!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. Stranded in Sub-Atomica!
    The Fantastic Four
  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...]
    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!
    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. ["Dear Stan and Jack, I just got F.F. #72 and I must..."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  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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