(December 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-09-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

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

A Duel Must End! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Gladiator [Melvin Potts]
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
This candy bar can help you gain lots... of weight!
Characters
Joe Weider; Chuck Sipes
Keywords
Body builder; body building; coupon

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for Crash-Weight bars from Joe Weider.
Inside front cover.

A Duel Must End! (Table of Contents: 2)

Iron Man / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin (credited)
Pencils
George Tuska (credited)
Inks
Johnny Craig (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Admit it, you iron-clad clod...!
Feature Logo
The Invincible Iron Man
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jasper Sitwell; Janice Cord; Vincent Sandhurst; Gladiator [Melvin Potts]; Maggia [Big M [Whitney Frost] (origin)]; Count Nefaria (flashback); Byron Frost (flashback); Roger Vane (flashback)
Reprints

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

Grit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, fellows!

Indexer Notes

Ad solicits boys to sell Grit magazine. Located between story pages 3 and 4.

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

Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society membership kit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's brand new!! Marvel's swingin' inflatable plastic pillows!
Characters
Spider-Man; Thor; The Thing; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; The Hulk

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 6 and 7.

Promo for inflatable Spider-Man and Thor plastic pillows. $1.50 each plus 15 cents postage. Also Marvel super-hero t-shirts featuring Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Thor, and the Hulk. $2.00 each including postage. And The Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit for $1.00. Two mail-in coupons: Marvel Comics Group (Dept. PP or Dept. AJ) 625 Madison Ave., N.Y.C., N.Y 10022.

Free! Giant Stallion Mural Full Color Masterpiece Free! (Table of Contents: 5)

Colonial Studios art prints / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Superb, original oil painting reproduction – yours free when you purchase these 4 magnificent thoroughbreds
Keywords
art prints; mail order marketing

Indexer Notes

Ad for oil painting reproductions of majestic horses, between story pages 6 and 7.

World's Fastest Train (Table of Contents: 6)

Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Cheerios Kid

Indexer Notes

Illustrated ad for Cheerios breakfast cereal, featuring the "New Tokaido" train in Japan, which makes a 320.2 mile trip averaging 101 miles per hour. Located between story pages 9 and 10.

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

Hobby Coin Co. Surprise Coin Packet / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Collect coins.. the hobby road to riches
Characters
Boy; girl
Keywords
Coin collecting; coupon; numismatics

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, from Hobby Coin Co., located between story pages 15 and 16, on top half of page.

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 8)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have your poems set to music

Indexer Notes

Seventeen small ads between story pages 15 and 16, on lower half of page.

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 9)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Free! The secrets of muscle power!

Indexer Notes

Small ads, 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 Stan); ? (promo copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A plethora of pronouncements up for grabs!
Feature Logo
Marvel Bullpen Bulletins [times three]
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]

Indexer Notes

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

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

H. H. Ward & Co. formula / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Must I lose my hair?

Indexer Notes

Ad for H. H. Ward & Co., Inc. hair restorer.

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

Sock It to Shell-Head / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
George Tuska (illustrations)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

Feature Logo
Sock It to Shell-Head
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]

Indexer Notes

Letters from Eric Vinicoff, Vicki Anne Horne, Frederick Lee Zoucha, Mitchell Shields, Brian Hoard, Henry Raines Jr., Bruce Coville, and Sandy Smith.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now in full color!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Green Goblin

Indexer Notes

House ad for Spectacular Spider-Man magazine #2 (November 1968), advertised as "Now On Sale!". Cover art shown is unpainted line art version.

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

Creative Card Company Christmas cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good news for you who want to make extra money easily!

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for the Creative Card Company.

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

Famous Artists School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're looking for people who like to draw
Characters
Norman Rockwell

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for the Famous Artists School.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Duel Must End!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. ["This candy bar can help you gain lots... of weight!"]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. A Duel Must End!
    Iron Man
  4. 3. ["Look, fellows!"]
    Grit
  5. 4. ["It's brand new!! Marvel's swingin' inflatable plastic pillows!"]
    Marvel Super-Hero T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society membership kit
  6. 5. Free! Giant Stallion Mural Full Color Masterpiece Free!
    Colonial Studios art prints
  7. 6. World's Fastest Train
    Cheerios
  8. 7. ["Collect coins.. the hobby road to riches"]
    Hobby Coin Co. Surprise Coin Packet
  9. 8. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  10. 9. Shop by Mail
  11. 10. ["A plethora of pronouncements up for grabs!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  12. 11. ["Must I lose my hair?"]
    H. H. Ward & Co. formula
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Sock It to Shell-Head
  14. 13. ["Now in full color!"]
    Spectacular Spider-Man
  15. 14. ["Good news for you who want to make extra money easily!"]
    Creative Card Company Christmas cards
  16. 15. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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