Marvel Super Action #4 [Regular Edition]
(November 1977)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1977
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860261211
Editing
Archie Goodwin; Roger Stern (reprint editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Back from the Fabulous '50s-- --The Crusader Called Marvel Boy (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Special collectors issue!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Boy [Robert Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Cover letters credit confirmed by Todd Klein in The Danny Crespi Files Part 12, posted 23 June 2017 on his blog (Todd Klein's Blog at Goodreads).

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

Marvel Boy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed, page 1 see Notes); Russ Heath; Bill Everett
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed, page 1 see Notes); Russ Heath; Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?; Bill Everett
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who is Marvel Boy?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Boy [Robert Grayson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New splash page by Dave Cockrum and Joe Sinnott. Story pages 2-5 reprint "Marvel Boy and the Lost World". Page 4, minus panel 1 and panels 2 and 3 are expanded and re-captioned. Pages 5-7 from Marvel Boy (Marvel, 1950 series) #1 (December 1950).

Story pages 6, Panel 1 and 2 are re-captioned from "Eyes of Death" Page 3, Panels 6 and 7 from Marvel Boy (Marvel, 1950 series) #1 (December 1950).

Story page 6, panel 3 is expanded and re-captioned from "Murder by Magic". Page 2, Panel 3 is from Astonishing (Marvel, 1951 series) #6 (October 1951).

Story pages 6, panels 4 to 6 are from "Caves of Doom". Page 2, panel 4 to 6 is from Astonishing (Marvel, 1951 series) #5 (August 1951).

Story pages 7-12 are from "Caves of Doom". Pages 3-8 are from Astonishing (Marvel, 1951 series) #5 (August 1951).

The Deadly Decision! (Table of Contents: 2)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wherein, Bob Grayson
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Boy [Robert Grayson]; Lilli (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint notes the original publication on the splash page. However, it states it is from Astonishing Tales #5 which is incorrect and should state Astonishing #5.

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

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Spider-Man in "Legal Eagle" (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Back from the Fabulous '50s-- --The Crusader Called Marvel Boy
    Marvel Boy
  2. 1. ["Who is Marvel Boy?"]
    Marvel Boy
  3. 2. The Deadly Decision!
    Marvel Boy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. Spider-Man in "Legal Eagle"
    Spider-Man
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