(August 1974)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
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
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

The Glob Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mike Ploog (signed)
Inks
Mike Ploog (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Man-Thing; Glob
Reprints

How Will We Keep Warm When the Last Flame Dies? (Table of Contents: 1)

Man-Thing / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Mike Ploog
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Man-Thing; The Glob; Paul Benton; Professor Marshall; Akar; Yagzan; Kamar; The Entropists; Richard Rory
Reprints

Meditations on a Mound of Muck (Table of Contents: 2)

Man-Thing / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Val Mayerik (illustration)
Inks
Jack Abel (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Man-Thing
Reprints

Indexer Notes

LOC from reader Guy C. Lawley and a half-page essay by Gerber.

Ice-Monster Cometh! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Petra Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Job Number
V-568
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hugo Bogg; Ice-Monster
Synopsis
A criminal pretends to be the ice-monster when the real thing comes to call...
Reprints

I Was the Invisible Man! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colors
Petra Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Job Number
T-97
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adam Clayton (only appearance)
Synopsis
A scientist invents a device that allows him to run faster than light, becoming invisible. He uses this ability to anonymously show off, planning to soon reveal his discovery and become rich. However, traveling so fast ages him rapidly, so that after only a few weeks he is elderly and near death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story mistakenly credited as reprinted from Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1. It was reprinted in Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #2, but originally published in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #67.

Goom! The Thing from Planet X! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-87
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Goom (introduction, origin); Mark Langley (introduction); Helen Langley (introduction)
Synopsis
An astronomer sends radar waves to communicate with aliens, unfortunately attracting the attention of the hideous Goom who tries to conquer earth.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Goom's next published appearance is in Warlock and the Infinity Watch (Marvel, 1992 series) #7 (August 1992); while his next chronological appearance is in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005); he also appeared in Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (Marvel, 2005 series).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Glob Strikes Again!
    Man-Thing
  2. 1. How Will We Keep Warm When the Last Flame Dies?
    Man-Thing
  3. 2. Meditations on a Mound of Muck
    Man-Thing
  4. 3. Ice-Monster Cometh!
  5. 4. I Was the Invisible Man!
  6. 5. Goom! The Thing from Planet X!
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