(October 1974)

Marvel, 1973 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 Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Ernie Chan
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
horror-suspense; war
Reprints
Keywords
World War II

Indexer Notes

Chan inks per Nick Caputo, March 2015. Previous indexer credited Ralph Reese.

War Is Hell! (Table of Contents: 1)

John Kowalski / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella (plot); Chris Claremont (script); Steve Gerber (dialogue assist, uncredited); Roy Thomas (see notes)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
Phil Rachelson
Letters
Charlotte Jetter; Gaspar Saladino (splash)

Genre
horror-suspense; war
Characters
John Kowalski (Introduction; Origin); Death; The Scavenger (Villain; Introduction; Death)
Synopsis
John Kowalski, a disgraced United States Marine is killed in during Germany's invasion of Poland to start World War II.
Reprints
Keywords
curse; ghost; Poland; World War II

Indexer Notes

Splash page credits read: "Series conceived and plotted by Tony Isabella, with the welcome aid of Roy Thomas." Steve Gerber is uncredited in the issue, however the letter column in issue 11 says: “Chris got more than a fair share of compliments on his story, but he wants to make sure Steve Gerber gets credit for some last minute copy changes in the dialogue, which-while not of major proportions-served to add even more to the impact of the script. So take your bows, gentlemen-both of you.”

Get All 18 For Only $2.50! (Table of Contents: 2)

Marvel-Hero Stick-Ons / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (advertisement copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Conan; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Thing; Thor [Dr. Donald Blake]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for 18 Marvel-hero stick-ons from Our Way Studio for $2.50 (one set) or $4.50 (two sets).

Make Your Own Hell! (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
?; Pablo Marcos (illustrations)
Inks
?; Pablo Marcos (ilustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

The Zombie Has Risen From The Grave! (Table of Contents: 4)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Simon Garth

Indexer Notes

House ad for the eighth issue of Tales of the Zombie.

Wonderously Witty Words from a Woomful of Wombats! (Table of Contents: 5)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Stan Lee's Soapbox; Items; FOOM subscription order form.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. War Is Hell!
    John Kowalski
  3. 2. Get All 18 For Only $2.50!
    Marvel-Hero Stick-Ons
  4. 3. Make Your Own Hell!
  5. 4. The Zombie Has Risen From The Grave!
  6. 5. Wonderously Witty Words from a Woomful of Wombats!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Jenner
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Todd Kvamme
  • Peter Croome
  • Steven Tice
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin