(May 1971)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1971
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee; Roy Thomas (Associate Editor); John Verpoorten (Production Manager); Marie Severin; Bill Everett (Production)
Color
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions
magazine size
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was an ongoing series

Issue Notes

Lettering by Sam Rosen and Art Simek


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema (painted)
Inks
John Buscema (painted)
Colors
John Buscema (painted)
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

Genre
jungle; science fiction; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith; John Romita; Gray Morrow; Gene Colan; John Buscema (illustrations)
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith; John Romita; Gray Morrow; Tom Palmer; John Buscema (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

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The Frost Giant's Daughter (Table of Contents: 2)

Conan / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (Original prose story); Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The clangor of the swords has died away...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Hymdul; Horsa; Niord; Gorm; Atali; Frost Giants
Synopsis
Conan chases Atali across the snow, slays her two frost giant brothers, and catches her. Her father, Ymir, then takes her from Conan.
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Keywords
Snowy battlefield

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's short story.

The Fury of the Femizons (Table of Contents: 3)

Femizons / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strike, my sister!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Femizons [Princess Lyra; Queen Vega; Syrani] (introduction); Mogon; The Sisterhood (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in FANTASTIC FOUR #151. Rosen letters per Haydn.

The Story Behind the Scenes (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith; John Romita; Gray Morrow; Gene Colan; John Buscema (illustrations)
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith; John Romita; Gray Morrow; Tom Palmer; John Buscema (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There isn't much left to say about Robert E. Howard.
Characters
Conan; Princess Lyra; Man-Thing [Ted Sallis]; Joshua; Kazar
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A presentation of the characters.

[...Man-Thing!] (Table of Contents: 5)

Man-Thing / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (plot); Gerry Conway (dialogue)
Pencils
Gray Morrow
Inks
Gray Morrow
Letters
Gray Morrow

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How long have you waited?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Man-Thing [Ted Sallis] (introduction, origin); Ellen Brandt (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Next appearance of Man-Thing in ASTONISHING TALES #12.

Black Brother! (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Brother / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil [as Sergius O'Shaughnessy]
Pencils
Gene Colan; Bill Everett (see notes)
Inks
Tom Palmer; Bill Everett (see notes)
Letters
Artie Simek; Morrie Kuramoto

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, girl--we have already paid your uncle...
Characters
Joshua (introduction)
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Indexer Notes

Everett provided some alterations on character faces. Info per Nick Caputo. The next chapter, "The Return" was never completed or published. This is the only appearance of Black Brother.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Night of the Looter! (Table of Contents: 8)

Ka-Zar / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold, this savage land-- this hidden world that time forgot!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zabu; Carla (Introduction, Villain, Death); Ralph (Introduction, Villain); Swamp Men
Synopsis
Carla and Ralph come to the Savage Land with a Swamp Tank to steal Ka-Zar's vibranium, but when they force him to open the door to where it is stored, the vibranium destroys the tank. Carla is carried off and killed by the Swamp Men when Ralph is not able to save her because the gun he was using only had blanks due to Carla replacing the bullets with blanks in an effort to get Ralph killed.
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Next Issue (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Frost Giant's Daughter
    Conan
  4. 3. The Fury of the Femizons
    Femizons
  5. 4. The Story Behind the Scenes
  6. 5. [...Man-Thing!]
    Man-Thing
  7. 6. Black Brother!
    Black Brother
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. The Night of the Looter!
    Ka-Zar
  10. 9. Next Issue
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