(1976)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.50 USD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
?
Barcode
?
Editing
Archie Goodwin
Color
Color
Dimensions
Tabloid-size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Joe Sinnott; John Romita (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Thing; Iron Man; Thor; Hulk

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (13 January 2005); the original indexer credited John Romita. Notes on the margin of the original artwork of the cover indicate "John" (Romita, the art director for Marvel in this period) reworked some figures, notably The Thing and Iron-Man.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

'Tis the Season (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four; The Avengers / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Don Perlin
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

introduction

...As Those Who Will Not See! (Table of Contents: 3)

Spider-Man and the Thing / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Izzo
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Job Number
1052Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Alicia Masters [also as Alicia Reiss in flashback]; Jacob Reiss (flashback; death); Mrs. Reiss (flashback); Mad Thinker (villain); Puppet Master [Phillip Masters] (villain); android
Synopsis
The Puppet Master admits to Spider-Man and the Thing that he caused the accident that blinded his stepdaughter Alicia Masters (Thing's girlfriend). This accident was also the source of the Puppet Master's ability to create and control puppets from radioactive clay. Hoping to cure Alicia, they all head for the old hidden lab, but the Puppet Master has already turned the lab over to the Mad Thinker, and the heroes are trapped. The lab is eventually destroyed in an explosion, the villains assumed dead.
Reprints
Keywords
origin; Pennsylvania

Indexer Notes

This story retells the origins of both the Puppet Master and Alicia Masters.

'Tis the Season (Table of Contents: 4)

Fantastic Four; The Avengers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Don Perlin
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

bridging sequence

Even an Android Can Cry (Table of Contents: 5)

Avengers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Reprints

'Tis the Season (Table of Contents: 6)

Fantastic Four & Avengers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Don Perlin
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

bridging sequence

He Who Strikes the Silver Surfer (Table of Contents: 7)

Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk; Silver Surfer
Reprints

'Tis the Season (Table of Contents: 8)

Fantastic Four; The Avengers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
George Tuska; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Don Perlin; John Romita (see notes)
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

bridging sequence. Alterations on The Hulk and other characters by Romita.

Once upon a Time -- the Ox! (Table of Contents: 9)

Daredevil / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Reprints

'Tis the Season (Table of Contents: 10)

Fantastic Four; The Avengers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Don Perlin
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

conclusion

Merry Christmas Marvelite (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin; John Buscema; Gil Kane (illustrations)
Inks
Frank Giacoia ; Mike Esposito; George Klein (illustrations)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Covers of reprinted stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Avengers / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man; Wasp; Silver Surfer; Hawkeye; Captain America; Black Panther; Vision

Indexer Notes

Sinnott inks per Nick Caputo, October 2013. Previous indexer credited John Romita. Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. 'Tis the Season
    Fantastic Four; The Avengers
  4. 3. ...As Those Who Will Not See!
    Spider-Man and the Thing
  5. 4. 'Tis the Season
    Fantastic Four; The Avengers
  6. 5. Even an Android Can Cry
    Avengers
  7. 6. 'Tis the Season
    Fantastic Four & Avengers
  8. 7. He Who Strikes the Silver Surfer
    Hulk
  9. 8. 'Tis the Season
    Fantastic Four; The Avengers
  10. 9. Once upon a Time -- the Ox!
    Daredevil
  11. 10. 'Tis the Season
    Fantastic Four; The Avengers
  12. 11. Merry Christmas Marvelite
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Avengers
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Weldon Adams
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
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