(December 1975)

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
Marv Wolfman (editor); Irene Vartanoff (reprint editor)

When Midnight Tolls...the Totem Strikes! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan ?
Inks
Al Milgrom ?
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List, 8 January 2005. Ed Hannigan can neither confirm nor deny that he was the penciller (personal e-mail to Steve Tice, 8 Dec 2005).

Danny Crespi letters credit from Todd Klein via The Crespi Files posting of Danny's personal work scrapbook (page 78) he did on Klein's Facebook page, 24 August 2019).

The Return of the Totem (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
[T-672]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Bull Drago; Hunk; Indian chieftain; Totem (last appearance for all)
Synopsis
The totem frightens the two convicts into a state of shock, but then goes on a rampage through the reservation and a nearby town. The chieftain concocts a potion to destroy the totem, and succeeds in stopping the monster, though at the cost of his own life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

sequel to story reprinted in #10 (June 1975)

Taboo! The Thing from the Murky Swamp (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ? (plot); Larry Lieber ? (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[T-673]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lewis Conrad (only appearance); Taboo [alien] (introduction and origin)
Synopsis
A popular adventure writer finds a giant mud creature from another planet stranded in a Brazilian swamp. The alien tricks him into bringing all Earth's scientific records for nefarious purposes, but is destroyed by an H-bomb hidden with the records.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Great Disappointment (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[C-68]
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A Soviet expedition lands on the moon, but the cosmonauts are absorbed into the surface. American scientists observing this admit that they knew that the moon was a dangerous living organism, which is why they allowed the Soviet Union to reach it first.
Reprints

The Incredible Hulk and the Twins of Evil! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Hostess Fruit Pies; The Hulk / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Midnight Tolls...the Totem Strikes!
  2. 1. The Return of the Totem
  3. 2. Taboo! The Thing from the Murky Swamp
  4. 3. The Great Disappointment
  5. 4. The Incredible Hulk and the Twins of Evil!
    Hostess Fruit Pies; The Hulk
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