(January 1972)

Marvel, 1972 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
annually
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

The word "Special" on cover only, not in indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

It's Only Magic! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Characters
Headstone P. Gravely (Host; Introduction); Tommy; Hiram the Hermit
Synopsis
Tommy steals a spellbook and summons a Djinn who plans to destroy the world.
Reprints

Mr. Craven Buys His Scream House! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils
Tom Sutton
Inks
Tom Sutton
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Sutton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Headstone P. Gravely (host); Creighton C. Craven
Synopsis
Creighton Craven tries to destroy his grandfather's house.
Reprints

Always Leave 'Em Laughing! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Friedrich
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Digger (host); Boswell Boliver
Synopsis
Boswell Boliver builds a time machine to escape into the past where he believes that people won't laugh at him.
Reprints

The Face of Fear! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin; Stan Lee (story)
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Digger (host); Freddy Garricks
Synopsis
Freddy Garricks sees a ghastly face in the mirror while trying to shave.
Reprints

Happy Birthday, Bullpen, Baby! (Or, If We Knew You Were Comin', We'd Have Baked a Cake — and We Did!) (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Day of the Red Death! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stan Lee (host); Rupert Griswold; Lenore; Prince Marco; George Harris; Carlotta Moore; Dr. Farnum
Synopsis
When a bio-engineered weapon is let loose, the only survivors are a small band of evil men in a concrete bunker.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Takeoff on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death".

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. It's Only Magic!
  3. 2. Mr. Craven Buys His Scream House!
  4. 3. Always Leave 'Em Laughing!
  5. 4. The Face of Fear!
  6. 5. Happy Birthday, Bullpen, Baby! (Or, If We Knew You Were Comin', We'd Have Baked a Cake — and We Did!)
    Bullpen Bulletins
  7. 6. The Day of the Red Death!
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