(December 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; Irene Vartanoff (reprint editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Writer Steve Gerber used characters from three of these reprinted stories as the Headmen, villains first appearing in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #21 (March 1975).


The Apes That Walked Like Men! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Arthur Nagan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List, 7 January 2005.

It Walks Erect! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[E-699]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Arthur Nagan
Synopsis
A doctor who transplants ape organs into men to make them healthy is captured by apes who remove his head and place it on a gorilla's body.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dr. Arthur Nagan next appears in Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #21.

When Marty Moves (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Richard Doxsee
Inks
Richard Doxsee
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[M-329]
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
An old woman adopts a doll brought to life by a freak electrical accident. Her neighbor tries to take advantage of the doll, and tries to kill the woman when his plan fails. The doll sacrifices itself to save her.
Reprints

Nightmare at Midnight (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[L-243]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A dream searches for the correct dreamer before midnight, but after trying a couple of sleepers, realizes it has made a mistake and dissolves. The man who was supposed to have a dream about falling from a great height was a convict attempting a prison break. Since he had no warning, he attempted to scale the high wall and fell to his death.
Reprints

The Wrath of Chondu! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Wildey
Inks
Doug Wildey
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[T-624]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Chondu [Harvey Schlemerman] (introduction); Joe Parker
Synopsis
A mystic is accosted by an escaped convict on the road, but mentally sends him to Limbo.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Chondu next appears in Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #21 (March 1975).

Prisoner of the Fantastic Fog (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[M-644]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Jerold Morgan; Sam Morgan
Synopsis
A man asks his gangster brother for money to perfect his shrink gas but when he can't get any he vents the gas outside and his brother walks into it and shrinks. He turns himself in to a police man but the effect is only temporary since the gas is not perfected.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jerold Morgan next in Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #21.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Apes That Walked Like Men!
  2. 1. It Walks Erect!
  3. 2. When Marty Moves
  4. 3. Nightmare at Midnight
  5. 4. The Wrath of Chondu!
  6. 5. Prisoner of the Fantastic Fog
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  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Ramon Schenk
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