(April 1974)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1973-12-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited as R. Thomas) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader (Street Enterprises, 1973 series) #103, January - February 1974.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

High Above the Earth the Battle Rages--And Only One Shall Survive! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Herb Trimpe (signed as Trimpe); John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Herb Trimpe (signed as Trimpe); John Romita (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Ross Talbot; Cobalt Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alterations on Betty Ross figure by John Romita. Info per Nick Caputo, July 2012.

Don't Be Half a Man! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Doomsday -- Down Under! (Table of Contents: 2)

Hulk / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (credited as G. Conway); Roy Thomas (credited as R. Thomas) (plot)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe (credited as H. Trimpe)
Inks
Jack Abel (credited as J. Abel)
Colors
George Roussos (credited as G. Roussos)
Letters
Dave Hunt (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Ted Roberts; Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross Talbot; General John Armbruster; Cobalt Man [Ralph Roberts](villain); President Richard Nixon (cameo)
Synopsis
Feeling a kinship with his irradiated foe, Cobalt Man saves Bruce from drowning in the hull of a sinking ship. As Bruce begins to recover from his ordeal, Cobalt Man decides to destroy the city of Sydney in an effort to show mankind the danger of nuclear power. Betty tries to coax Bruce into turning into the Hulk to face the villain but he has been doped up in the hospital and she has to push him off of the roof to get him frantic enough to exact the change. Cobalt Man tries to defeat the Hulk by flying him to the upper atmosphere but his ploy takes too long and he explodes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Armbruster's military rank in this story is given as general.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

American Bicycle Moto-X Association / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

I'll Make you a Master of Karate (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Precise Publications Book & Dummy / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

International Correspondence Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Colombia House / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

The Mellinger Co. Free Report / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Green Skin's Grab-Bag / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber ?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Feature Logo
Green Skin's Grab-Bag
Characters
Green Goblin (Marvel Value Stamo)

Indexer Notes

On top portion of page between 12th & 13th story pages (pages numbered 18 and 22.) Contains Marvel Value Stamp #47 (The Green Goblin)

Simon Garth - - The Zombie vs. The Voodoo Legions of Mr. Six!! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Homilies, Hijinx, and Happy New Year -- From the Hallowed Halls of Marvel! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

I'm Sick and Tired of My Job! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Cleveland Institute of Electronics [lessons] / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Value, Value - Who's Got the Value? (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

These 3 Big Drafting Kits* Given to You! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

North American School of Drafting / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Never Finished High School? (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Wayne School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Have You Seen This Coupon Before? (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

La Salle Extension University / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. High Above the Earth the Battle Rages--And Only One Shall Survive!
    Hulk
  2. 1. Don't Be Half a Man!
    Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System
  3. 2. Doomsday -- Down Under!
    Hulk
  4. 3. ["Boys! Girls! Now you can ride Moto-X Rider."]
    American Bicycle Moto-X Association
  5. 4. I'll Make you a Master of Karate
    Precise Publications Book & Dummy
  6. 5. ["If you've ever said... 'There must be a better way to earn a living...'"]
    International Correspondence Schools
  7. 6. ["Any 15 records for only $1.97 or any 11 tapes for only $1.97"]
    Colombia House
  8. 7. ["The key - to your future! Be a locksmith like me"]
  9. 8. ["I’ll reveal how to discover profits of import 10,000 fantastic values - secret low prices"]
    The Mellinger Co. Free Report
  10. 9. ["Boys 12 or older sell Grit in your spare time"]
    Grit Newspaper
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Green Skin's Grab-Bag
  12. 11. Simon Garth - - The Zombie vs. The Voodoo Legions of Mr. Six!!
  13. 12. Homilies, Hijinx, and Happy New Year -- From the Hallowed Halls of Marvel!
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  14. 13. I'm Sick and Tired of My Job!
    Cleveland Institute of Electronics [lessons]
  15. 14. ["Too skinny?"]
  16. 15. Value, Value - Who's Got the Value?
    Bullpen Bulletins
  17. 16. These 3 Big Drafting Kits* Given to You!
    North American School of Drafting
  18. 17. ["Enjoy an exciting, romantic look impressive anytime!"]
  19. 18. Never Finished High School?
    Wayne School
  20. 19. Have You Seen This Coupon Before?
    La Salle Extension University
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Andrés Jiménez
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Stephane Poitras
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Steven Tice
  • Jim Van Dore