(January 1974)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD; 0.20 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
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 (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Canadian price is listed in the indicia.

Monster vs. Monster... ...While a World Trembles! (Table of Contents)

Man-Thing; The Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; horror-suspense
Characters
Man-Thing [Ted Sallis]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Indexer Notes

As pointed out in the Marvel No-Prize Book, the title to the left of "Marvel Comics Group" in the black band across the top of the cover says "Marvel Two-On-One."

Vengeance of the Molecule Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Man-Thing; The Thing / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
George Roussos (credited as G. Roussos)
Letters
Jean Simek (credited as Jean Izzo)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw nuts!! This is it, world -- the last straw, y'hear?!
Genre
superhero; horror-suspense
Characters
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (cameo flashback); Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo flashback); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo flashback); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo flashback)
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (cameo flashback); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo flashback); Man-Thing [Ted Sallis]; Molecule Man [Owen Reece] (death, villain); The Thing [Ben Grimm]; son of the Molecule Man (villain, death?); Ben Grimm (as his human self); Ted Sallis (as his human self)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
The Thing is cooling his heels in the New Mexico desert when he decides to head to Florida and take on the Man-Thing for appropriating his name. In an alternate dimension, the Molecule Man has duplicated himself and his "son" decides to take vengeance on the Fantastic Four when his "father" dies. Instead of arriving in New York, Molecule Man finds himself in the Florida Swamp where Thing and Man-Thing are able to separate the villain from his power staff and reduce him to dust.
Reprints
Keywords
desert; Florida; New Mexico; New York; swamp

Indexer Notes

Continued from Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #12.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Letters Page! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Hulk! The Thing! Len Wein! Jim Starlin! Joe Sinnott! Woweewoweewoweewow!

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Bruce Marshall, Ira Bolterman, and Howard J. Tockman.

Just Thomas and Lee - And the Soapbox Makes Three! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Monster vs. Monster... ...While a World Trembles!
    Man-Thing; The Thing
  2. 1. Vengeance of the Molecule Man!
    Man-Thing; The Thing
  3. 2. ["The Hulk! The Thing! Len Wein! Jim Starlin! Joe Sinnott! Woweewoweewoweewow!"]
    The Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Letters Page!
  4. 3. Just Thomas and Lee - And the Soapbox Makes Three!
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Douglas Sederberg
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Philip Young