(August 1970)

Marvel, 1969 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1970-05-18 ?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee; Roy Thomas (associate editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver & Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound (#23-33), Saddle-Stitched (#34-96)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date based on stamp on book.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Torch and the Thing are down!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Frightful Four [Wizard [Bentley Wittman]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Madame Medusa]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List (9 January 2005). Original indexer credited Joe Sinnott.

The Frightful Four! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Frightful Four [Wizard [Bentley Wittman]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Madame Medusa] (introduction); X-Men [Professor Charles Xavier; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]]; Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Rick Jones; Alicia Masters
Synopsis
Reed and Sue announce their engagement. The Wizard forms the Frightful Four and attacks the Baxter Building.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

vs. the Frightful Four, 1st, which includes the Wizard, Paste-Pot Pete, Sandman and Madame Medusa. Madame Medusa is introduced here for the first time. Page 2 panels 2-5, page 3 panel 1, page 6 panels 2-6 and page 7 panel 1 are not reprinted.

The Gladiator, the Girl and the Glory! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Batroc [Georges Batroc]; Agent 13 [Sharon Carter]
Synopsis
Batroc and Cap duke it out over the vial of Inferno 42.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 4 panels 2-3, page 5 panels 1, 3-4 are not reprinted.

Fight On! For A World Is Watching! (Table of Contents: 3)

Iron Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Mike Esposito [as Mickey Dimeo]
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Titanium Man [Boris Bullski]; Countess Stephanie De La Spirosa; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Senator Harrington Byrd
Synopsis
The Battle between Iron Man and Titanium Man continues.
Reprints

The Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Marvelmania (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Beware...! Dormammu is Watching! (Table of Contents: 6)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo; Dormammu; The Ancient One; Clea (unnamed)
Synopsis
Dormammu reveals The Ancient One, who tells Strange he must fight on, and he can only expect token aid. Dormammu forces Clea to watch Strange's defeat. Strange and Mordo square off and battle. After a time, Dormammu grows frustrated at how Mordo has been out-fought, and prepares to strike personally...!
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Torch and the Thing are down!"]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Frightful Four!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Gladiator, the Girl and the Glory!
    Captain America
  4. 3. Fight On! For A World Is Watching!
    Iron Man
  5. 4. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  6. 5. Marvelmania
  7. 6. Beware...! Dormammu is Watching!
    Dr. Strange
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Andrés Jiménez
  • Jim Stangas
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein