- Bill Mantlo (credited)
- Ron Wilson (credited)
- Vince Colletta (credited as Vinnie Colletta)
- Janice Cohen (credited)
- Karen Mantlo (credited)
- First Line of Dialogue or Text
- O.K., You jokers--
- The Thing; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Pike; Prester John (villain, also in flashback); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (cameo flashback); Wyatt Wingfoot (cameo flashback)
- The Thing is preparing to take a test flight in one of Tony Stark's experimental space craft when the rocket mis-fires and uncovers the buried Prester John who has a powerful alien stone and a hankering for taking over the world.
Special thanks to Gary Lahm for help and enthusiasm.
Letters from: James Hogue, Robt. E. Rodi [Bob Rodi], Ken Johnston.
Includes Marvel Value Stamp #45 of Mantis.