(October 1971)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
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 Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

War At the Bottom of the World! / "Some Call It...Witchcraft!" (Table of Contents)

Ka-Zar; Dr. Doom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zabu; Dr. Paul Allen; Dr. Doom (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

The Battle of New Britannia! (Table of Contents: 1)

Ka-Zar / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Gary Friedrich
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Tom Sutton
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
697 Z ?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zabu; (Barbara) Bobbi Morse (full name not revealed until Astonishing Tales #12); Germans of Lost Lake (introduction, villain); British of New Brittannia (introduction); Paul Allen (introduction, full name not revealed until Astonishing Tales #12); Wilhelm (New Britannian); Reggie (New Britannian)
Synopsis
While flying to see Ka-Zar in the Savage Land Barbara Morris and Paul Allen crash, with Paul being saved by Ka-Zar and Barbara being rescued by the British of New Britannia. Ka-Zar and Paul don't know that Barbara has been saved so they venture into the Lost Lake to save her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is continued in issue #10.

Pick a Pair of Winners From Mighty Marvel! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

This Badge Bedeviled! (Table of Contents: 3)

Brothers Link / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein; Mike Friedrich (Plot)
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
540Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Joshua Link [Gemini] (introduction, origin); Damian Link (introduction, origin); Jeff Hanley (death); Brackett; Monk (death)
Synopsis
While Damian Link is trying to stop a robbery he and his twin brother Joshua Link are somehow linked together by experimental rays. Later when his gang tries to kill him Joshua is able to summon Damian to help him. While helping Joshua Damian finds himself with new powers when Joshua's energy enters his body.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mike Friedrich Plot credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: While the Cat's Away, the Bullpen Will Play! [October 1971]; Roy's Rosterum (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Roy's Rosterum / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

...Though Some Call It Magic! (Table of Contents: 6)

Doctor Doom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
Tom Palmer ?
Letters
Jean Izzo

Job Number
682Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom; Satan (villain); Kagrok The Killer (introduction, villain); Boris; Kristin; Cynthia Von Doom (cameo)
Synopsis
Doctor Doom fights a creature of Satan's choice for the soul of his mother.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last Doctor Doom strip in Astonishing Tales. Dr. Doom's stories continue in Sub-Mariner #47-49 and later in Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up #1.

The Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

2 More Triumphs From Marvel (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Now It Begins! Double-Sized Dynamite From Magnificent Marvel! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Astonishing Mails (Table of Contents: 10)

Astonishing Mails / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]; Wally Wood; Marie Severin (illustrations)
Inks
Sam Grainger; Frank Giacoia; Wally Wood; Marie Severin (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Ka-Zar; Zaladane; Dr. Doom; Exiles [Baldini; Iron-Hand Hauptmann; Krushki; Cadavus; Gruning; General Ching]

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from (and answers to) Richard K. Hall, Martin Britton, Wayne H. Reese, David Kalis and Mike Towry. Includes panels from the Ka-Zar stories in issue #4, #5 and 2 panels from the Dr. Doom story in issue #4 and a promo for Marvel Feature #1 with small headshots of the Defenders [Dr. Strange, Hulk [Bruce Banner] and Sub-Mariner].

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. War At the Bottom of the World! / "Some Call It...Witchcraft!"
    Ka-Zar; Dr. Doom
  2. 1. The Battle of New Britannia!
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. Pick a Pair of Winners From Mighty Marvel!
    Fantastic Four; Spider-Man
  4. 3. This Badge Bedeviled!
    Brothers Link
  5. 4. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: While the Cat's Away, the Bullpen Will Play! [October 1971]; Roy's Rosterum
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Roy's Rosterum
  6. 5. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  7. 6. ...Though Some Call It Magic!
    Doctor Doom
  8. 7. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  9. 8. 2 More Triumphs From Marvel
    Thor; Defenders
  10. 9. Now It Begins! Double-Sized Dynamite From Magnificent Marvel!
    Conan; Defenders
  11. 10. Astonishing Mails
    Astonishing Mails
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