(November 1973)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
7 times a year
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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Ruler of Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo, Sept 2011 based on research which can be seen on his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/09/kirby-inking-kirby.html

Original indexer credited Paul Reinman.

The Ruler of Earth! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth)
Synopsis
In the near future of 1990, humanity has created a computer, named R.O.E. (Ruler of Earth), to settle disputes for it. A handful of communists attempt to re-program the computer to serve their aims, but the computer is incapable of any wrongdoing. Only man, the computer says, has the capacity to be evil.
Reprints

They Called Her a Witch! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
[A-566]
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Peasants call an old woman a witch, a man gives her the benefit of the doubt, but it turns out the peasants were right.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lee and Heath credits are added for this reprint.

When the Earth Vanished! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-981
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Tiny alien invaders decide to detonate their ultimate bomb thinking that unobserved Earthlings have gone into hiding to avoid their invasion force and end up blowing up an Earth boy's ping pong ball and themselves as they are caught in the aftershocks of the blast.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ditko credit is added for this reprint.

The Man Who Fell! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
V-173
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hans; Katrina; Albert
Synopsis
A town's mayor threatens to imprison a gypsy fortune-teller who spurned his advances if her prediction that he will be injured by a fall does not come true. He goes to the basement and has himself tied down to prevent this, but realizes too late that a chandelier above him is coming loose.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ruler of Earth!
  2. 1. The Ruler of Earth!
  3. 2. They Called Her a Witch!
  4. 3. When the Earth Vanished!
  5. 4. The Man Who Fell!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Merlin Haas
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steven Tice
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Keith Smith
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