(December 1974)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-10-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Monster Group
Editing
Marv Wolfman (editor); Tony Isabella (consulting editor); Roy Thomas (editor-in-chief)

Altar of the Undead (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jad (as José Antonio Domingo) (signed) (painting)
Inks
Jad (as José Antonio Domingo) (signed) (painting)
Colors
Jad (as José Antonio Domingo) (signed) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Heart Devourer (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua)
Inks
Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua)
Letters
Jean Simek ? (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From Russian folklore comes one of the strangest vampire tales of all.
Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DeZuniga (as Tony DeZuñiga) (illustration); Alfredo Alcala (illustration); Mike Vosburg (illustration)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (as Tony DeZuñiga) (illustration); Alfredo Alcala (illustration); Frank Chiaramonte (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Blade; Martin Cunningham; Apocalypse
Reprints

High Midnight (Table of Contents: 3)

Morbius / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Don McGregor
Pencils
Mike Vosburg; Tom Sutton (prologue, see notes)
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte; Tom Sutton (prologue, see notes)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Horror disturbs. True horror often, is undisguised glimpses of death.
Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Morbius [Michael Morbius]; Amanda Saint (last appearance); Death-Flame (flashback to death); Sagebrush Robbins; Howie Rivers; Danny-Boy; Apocalypse [Kazarian] (death); Reaper (death); Phineas T. Coroner (death); Rigor (death)
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Indexer Notes

Splash taken from previous story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Vampire Mails / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pablo Marcos (illustration); Bob Brown (illustration)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (illustration); Tom Palmer (illustration)
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Ralph Macchio, Joe Marren, Kathleen Resch, Steven Scheibner, and Richard Clark.

The Vendetta (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carla Conway; Gerry Conway
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Joe Staton
Letters
Joe Staton (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A hot day, brutal even for the Miditerranean summers of Sicily...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Bernardo Latta (also in flashback); Signora Cella; Salino (flashback, death); Rico; Sophia Latta
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The Inheritance (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Carla Conway; Gerry Conway
Pencils
Alfredo Alcala
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
Alfredo Alcala (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For some of us, fate can act suddenly and sharply...
Characters
Jason Thornehill; Kit; Gus; Mr. Peterson; Nurse Stanton; Martin Cunningham (death)
Reprints

Beware the Legions! (Table of Contents: 7)

Blade / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Tony DeZuniga (as Tony DeZuñiga)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (as Tony DeZuñiga)
Letters
Marcos Pelayos (uncredited); Gaspar Saladino (logo)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tourists never trod this squalid London side-street...
Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Blade [Eric Brooks]; Safron Caulder; Lady Vanity (flashback); Neva Wytte (also in flashback); Ling; Billy-Blue (corpse, death in flashback, final death); Robbie; Vampire Legion (first appearance)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Issue #10's letters page reveals that Blade's logo was designed by Marv Wolfman and crafted by Gaspar Saladino.

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

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

[Werewolf at the Door?] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Two Magnificent Heroes in Two Macabre Adventures (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Blade; Morbius / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Altar of the Undead
  2. 1. The Heart Devourer
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. High Midnight
    Morbius
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Vampire Mails
  6. 5. The Vendetta
  7. 6. The Inheritance
  8. 7. Beware the Legions!
    Blade
  9. 8. ["All-New and All-Great!"]
    Conan
  10. 9. [Werewolf at the Door?]
  11. 10. Two Magnificent Heroes in Two Macabre Adventures
    Blade; Morbius
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