(June 1974)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Five Claws of Death! (Table of Contents)

It! The Living Colossus! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
It, the Living Colossus; Fin Fang Foom
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Crespi credit per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B credits Gaspar Saladino.

Five Claws of Death! (Table of Contents: 1)

It! The Living Colossus! / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Dick Ayers; Larry Lieber; Jack Kirby; Gil Kane; Marie Severin (see notes)
Inks
Vince Colletta; Dick Ayers; Mike Esposito; Marie Severin (see notes)
Colors
Linda Lessmann
Letters
Dave Hunt

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
It, the Living Colossus; Fin Fang Foom; Bob O'Bryan; Dr. Vault [Aloysisus Vault] (Villain); Diane Cummings; Dr Braun (Death); Felix Simon; Dorian Delazny; Grant Marshall
Synopsis
Fin Fang Foom is again controlled by Dr. Vault and he attacks It forcing him to slip away before he is defeated. Bob O'Bryan then sends his mind back to his body where he wakes up before they can perform an autopsy on him. Dr. Vault uses Fin Fang Foom to draw It out of hiding but before they can finish their fight some live wires are knocked into Fin Fang Foom breaking Dr. Vault's control. He shakes hands with It and leaves. Dr. Vault kills Dr. Braun for his insolence while Fin Fang Foom swims away.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lieber pencils on pages 1-3; page 6, panels 1-2; page 13, panel 1 and pages 14-17. Ayers pencils on pages 4-5; page 6, panels 3-7; pages 7-8; pages 11-12; page 13, panels 2-5; and page 18. Info per Nick Caputo, January 2019.

A number of panels and covers are reprinted in this story, most with alterations by Marie Severin. Page 5, panel 5 is from page 5, panel 3 of the Colossus story in Tales of Suspense #20; page 9, panel 2 is from page 5, panel 2 of the Colossus story in Tales of Suspense #14; page 9, panel 3 is from the cover to Tales of Suspense #14; page 10, panel 1 is from the cover to Tales of Suspense #20; page 10, panel 2 is from page 13, panel 4 of the Colossus story in Tales of Suspense #20; page 10, panel 3 is from the cover to Astonishing Tales #21 and page 10, panel 4 is from the cover to Strange Tales #89. Info per George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

It next appears in Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #244 (February 1980).

The Big Three (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Marvel Collectors Medallion-Coins / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Them! The Readers That Wrote (Table of Contents: 3)

Them! The Readers That Wrote; Marvel Value Stamp / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; John Romita ? (illustrations)
Inks
Vince Colletta; ? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Tigra; Volstagg

Indexer Notes

Letters from (and replies to) Roger Slifer, E.J.F.D.G., Jimmy E. Parrish, John Rhoades, Jr. and Michael N. Tierstein. Includes a special announcement from Stan, Roy, and Marvel Comics about the increase of price from 20 to 25 cents and Marvel focusing on different prices and formats.

A special announcement notes this is the last issue featuring It, the Living Colossus and Deathlok would replace the strip next issue. Includes a house-ad for Giant-Size Creatures #1 and Marvel Value Stamp #18 featuring Volstagg. Appears between pages 11 and 12 of the story sequence.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Monumental Memos of Chillers, Thrillers, and Fillers! [June 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Crazy Magazine and Savage Tales Magazine Promo] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Crazy; Savage Tales / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Five Claws of Death!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  2. 1. Five Claws of Death!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  3. 2. The Big Three
    Marvel Collectors Medallion-Coins
  4. 3. Them! The Readers That Wrote
    Them! The Readers That Wrote; Marvel Value Stamp
  5. 4. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Monumental Memos of Chillers, Thrillers, and Fillers! [June 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox
  6. 5. [Crazy Magazine and Savage Tales Magazine Promo]
    Crazy; Savage Tales
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Darrel McCann
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  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Darrel McCann