(May 1973)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1973-02-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Roy Thomas (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from The Comic Reader #93, January 1973.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

They Call Him -- Killraven! (Table of Contents)

Killraven; War of the Worlds / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita; Tony Mortellaro (signed as M) (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
science fiction; adventure
Characters
Killraven
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Per Nick Caputo review of the art, the ink credits should be John Romita not Mike Esposito, who Marvel has credited in reprints. Letters credit from Marvel Comics Index No. 8B by George Olshevsky.

The War of the Worlds! (Table of Contents: 1)

Killraven; War of the Worlds / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited) (conceived); Gerry Conway (credited); Neal Adams (plot)
Pencils
Neal Adams (credited) (pages 1-11); Howard Chaykin (credited) (pages 12-20)
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as P. Goldberg)
Letters
John Costanza (credited as J. Costanza)

Job Number
1396Z
Genre
science fiction; adventure
Characters
Killraven [Jonathan Raven] (introduction, origin); Maureen Raven (Killraven's mother, introduction, flashback, Death); Joshua Raven (Killraven's brother, later known as Deathraven, flashback); Dr. Ann Carver (flashback, Death); Dagger; Mayor of New York; The Keeper [Dr. Raker] (Death); Saunders (flashback); The Martians (villain, introduction); The Martian Masters (villain, introduction); Scrapper (villain, introduction); The Sirens (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Killraven gets his revenge on the Keeper but discovers that it is a hollow victory.
Reprints
Keywords
Grand Central Station; Mars

Indexer Notes

Series concept by Roy Thomas, original plot and lead character by Neal Adams. Some concepts taken from H.G. Wells's novel. Story includes flashbacks to the 1901 and 2001 invasion. Credits from text article.

War of the Words (Table of Contents: 2)

Amazing Mails / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Amazing Mails
Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Describes the creative process that led to the Killraven story. No letters this issue.
Reprints

A First for Marvel! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. They Call Him -- Killraven!
    Killraven; War of the Worlds
  2. 1. The War of the Worlds!
    Killraven; War of the Worlds
  3. 2. War of the Words
    Amazing Mails
  4. 3. A First for Marvel!
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