(August 1970)

Marvel, 1969 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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.


["The Torch and the Thing are down!"] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
John Verpoorten
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

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...!
Reprints:
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