(May 1975)

Marvel, 1974 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1975-01-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Len Wein
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Frank Brunner (signed)
Inks
Frank Brunner (signed)
Colors
Frank Brunner ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Panic in the city...
Genre
horror-suspense; satire-parody
Characters
Man-Thing
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Garko the Man-frog from the story "Frog Death!" is called Gorko on the cover

The Kid's Night Out! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 1)

Man-Thing / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Ed Hannigan; Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
Phil Rachelson [as P. Rache]
Letters
Tom Orzechowski [as Tom Orz]

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Man-Thing; Oliver Winshed; Marie Winshed; Samuel Pinder; Elinore Pinder; Margaret Pinder; Lewis Milner; Alice Rimes
Synopsis
Prejudice and hypocrisy plays a big part in a kids death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page count changed according to Bruno Andreacchi's error report (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4189)

Part 2 Paper Legacy! (Table of Contents: 2)

Man-Thing / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Ed Hannigan; Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
Phil Rachelson [as P. Rache]
Letters
Tom Orzechowski [as Tom Orz]

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Man-Thing; Edmund Winshed; Lewis Milner; Alice Rimes; Miss Simmons
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from "The Kid's Night Out!". Pages 4-8 include mostly text with illustrations.

Sequence information provided by Bruno Andreacchi (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4189)

Part 3 The Final Silence (Table of Contents: 3)

Man-Thing / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber; Annette Kawecki (co-script, page 5 in this sequence)
Pencils
John Buscema (p 1); Ed Hannigan; Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
Phil Rachelson [as P. Rache]
Letters
Tom Orzechowski [as Tom Orz]

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Man-Thing; Oliver Winshed; Marie Winshed; Samuel Pinder; Elinore Pinder; Margaret Pinder; Lewis Milner; Alice Rimes; Mr. Dannon
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from "Part 2 Paper Legacy". Concluded in this story.
Sequence information provided by Bruno Andreacchi (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4189)
Pencils credit for Buscema from Mike Burkey via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7283), 2 July 2011.

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

Mail-Things! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber (replies)
Pencils
Alfredo Alcala
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Man-Thing; Jennifer Kale; Korrek; Dakimh

Indexer Notes

Steve Gerber has an editorial note thanking letterer Annette Kawecki for assisting him with the writing of an important segment of the story. Includes letters from David F. Godwin, Bill Warren, C.L.W., Stan Timmons and Marvel Value Stamp #36 (Ancient One)

Frog Death! (Table of Contents: 5)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Frank Brunner
Inks
Frank Brunner
Colors
Frank Brunner
Letters
Tom Orzechowski [as Tom Orz]

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Howard the Duck; Garko the Man-frog; Mr. Hooper; Joe; Mike
Synopsis
Howard the Duck falls through the dimensions back to Earth and must face Garko the Man-frog.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Howard the Duck's first solo appearance. Spin-off from Man-Thing #1 (first series). Carl Barks credited as "spiritual guide."

I Entered the...Doorway to Doom! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Phil Rachelson ?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Job Number
T-459
Characters
unnamed Russian (only appearance)
Synopsis
A Russian farmer becomes a gold miner and uncovers a doorway into a dimension of malevolent beings. When the army comes for the man's gold they ignore his warnings to leave the doorway and are destroyed, leaving the man to reseal the portal, determined to open it again if democracy does not come soon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Man With No Past (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Characters
Alan Ohm; Fred; Dr. Trent
Synopsis
A claustrophobic artist seeks help from a psychiatrist and it turns out he has no memories from more than one year before.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Panic in the city..."]
    Man-Thing
  2. 1. The Kid's Night Out! [Part 1]
    Man-Thing
  3. 2. Part 2 Paper Legacy!
    Man-Thing
  4. 3. Part 3 The Final Silence
    Man-Thing
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mail-Things!
  6. 5. Frog Death!
    Howard the Duck
  7. 6. I Entered the...Doorway to Doom!
  8. 7. The Man With No Past
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