Fear #2
(January 1971)

Marvel, 1970 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1970-10-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co. Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A. by World Color Press, Inc., Sparta, Illinois 62286
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1971 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress with a correction factor of plus 28 days.

X the Thing that Lived!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
X
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Inks credits from the GCD index to the original publication. Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo. Nick has examined Kirby's solo inking for Marvel, as can be seen on his blog:
http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/09/kirby-inking-kirby.html

What Was "X" the Thing That Lived! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
[X-185]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Charles Bentley; X
Synopsis
A writer buys an enchanted typewriter that brings his monster stories to life.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. X next appears in Alpha Flight (Marvel, 1997 series) #17 (December 1998).

Orrgo...the Unconquerable! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-364
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Orrgo (introduction); Jo-Jo
Synopsis
An alien race with immense telepathic and telekinetic powers send one of their kind to conquer Earth. He easily defeats the police and army and freezes Washington, DC in a block of ice, but is killed by a gorilla while resting because he only prepared defences against humans.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Orrgo or a character based on him next appears in Defenders (Marvel, 2001 series) #9 (November 2001).

One-Way Journey! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
[V-184]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Adam Gree
Synopsis
A heartless tycoon has a time machine built to take him forty years into the future, where he believes that war and disease will be wiped out.
Reprints

I Dared Enter the Forbidden World! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
[T-952]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Derek; John; Monga; Uxmal; Antogg
Synopsis
A white game hunter finds the legendary elephant's graveyard, hoping to make a fortune in ivory. He discovers that elephants were introduced to Earth by Martians, who use the graveyard as a gathering point for the ivory, and won't let him leave.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Inhuman! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-366
Genre
science fiction
Characters
X-35
Synopsis
In a future war between humans and robots the robots try to find a way to break the human defences by sending a robot spy disguised as a human. The spy's information leads them into a trap, and they discover that their spy was himself a human disguised as a robot.
Reprints

I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-943
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Blip
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Defied the Curse of Tut-Ah-Anka! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
T-933
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A criminal hides from the police in an old Egyptian tomb, ignoring the warning of a curse. He not only escapes the police, but has a run of luck that makes him rich and happy. Or so he thinks, as the gas in the tomb drove him mad and he is delusional in an Egyptian hospital.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. X the Thing that Lived!!
  2. 1. What Was "X" the Thing That Lived!
  3. 2. Orrgo...the Unconquerable!
  4. 3. One-Way Journey!
  5. 4. I Dared Enter the Forbidden World!
  6. 5. The Inhuman!
  7. 6. I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip!
  8. 7. I Defied the Curse of Tut-Ah-Anka!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Dwayne Best
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Steve Jenner
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Phil Owens
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mark Sangster
  • Jim Van Dore