(March 1971)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Skull of Silence! (Table of Contents)

King Kull / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Herb Trimpe [as T.] (signed); Marie Severin ? (see notes)
Inks
Marie Severin [as S.] (signed); Herb Trimpe ? (see notes)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
King Kull
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on the TS signature, Michel Faber, via the GCD Errors List (13 June 2006) suggests Herb Trimpe as penciller and Marie Severin as inker. Henry R. Kujawa also thinks the "S" is typical for Marie Severin work (7 August 2006). Nick Caputo notes that both artists often worked in tandem on covers, so this could be a combination of the two (Trimpe breakdowns; Severin finished art, etc).

Previous indexer credited Tom Sutton.

The Skull of Silence! (Table of Contents: 1)

King Kull / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Inks
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
King Kull; Ka-Nu; Kuthulos
Synopsis
Kull's arrogance leads to the release of an ancient menace that he barely is able to defeat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kuthulos is a homage/pastiche of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu.

Trull! the Unhuman! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-192
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
Synopsis
The mental essence of an alien bent on global conquest takes over a steam shovel and is defeated by an elephant.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Story is divided into two untitled parts (7 pp, 6 pp).

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

Tomes from the Tower! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
Dick Ayers (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Retains letter column title from Tower of Shadows. Letters submitted by Steve Mitchell; Meade Frierson III; Michael Stevens (RFO)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Skull of Silence!
    King Kull
  2. 1. The Skull of Silence!
    King Kull
  3. 2. Trull! the Unhuman!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tomes from the Tower!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Tony R. Rose