(August 1968)

Marvel, 1965 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1968-05-06 ?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Animated Timely Features, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Original entry for Editor was Roy Thomas but comic lists Stan Lee.


The Return of the Mole Man! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man [Harvey Elder]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko; Don Heck
Inks
George Roussos; Chic Stone; Paul Reinman
Letters
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

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

The Return of the Mole Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos [as G. Bell]
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]]; Mole Man [Harvey Elder]
Synopsis
The Mole Man arranges for the neighbors of the Fantastic Four to complain about their activities so they will be interested when they receive an ad for an island that is for sale. When they visit the island, the Mole Man is waiting for them.
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The Greatest Event in the History of Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Now Twice as Many Pages! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Not Brand Echh / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Most Daringly Dramatic Superhero of all Time! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Silver Surfer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Black Knight! (Table of Contents: 6)

Iron Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-775
Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor [Donald Blake]]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Synopsis
Iron Man versus the villainous Black Knight.
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Mordo Must Not Catch Me! (Table of Contents: 7)

Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-773
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo]; Ancient One [Yao]
Synopsis
Three followers of Mordo attack Strange in his sanctum. After dispatching them, he uses the Eye of Agamotto and his amulet to contact his mentor, but to no avail! Mordo appears saying he's captured the Ancient One. In their ectoplasmic forms, a running battle begins that takes them halfway around the world, until Strange locates his mentor in a half-hidden jungle somewhere in Tibet. The battle continues, until the light of Strange's amulet forces Mordo to give in and free the Ancient One. With Mordo apparently beaten "for a long time," Strange heads back to NYC.
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[The Coming of the Hulk] Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Job Number
V-709
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Igor; Gargoyle [Yuri Topolov] (death)
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Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Medusa / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Gangway, World! Marvel's Marching On! [August 1968]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of the Mole Man!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Return of the Mole Man!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Greatest Event in the History of Comic Magazines!
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. Now Twice as Many Pages!
    Not Brand Echh
  6. 5. The Most Daringly Dramatic Superhero of all Time!
    Silver Surfer
  7. 6. The Black Knight!
    Iron Man
  8. 7. Mordo Must Not Catch Me!
    Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts
  9. 8. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant!
    The Hulk
  10. 9. Another Marvel Masterpiece
    Medusa
  11. 10. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Gangway, World! Marvel's Marching On! [August 1968]; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose