(February 17 1973)

Marvel UK, 1972 Series
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Price
0.05 GBP
Pages
40
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management London Ltd.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [open magazine]
Editing
Pippa M. Melling
Color
Colour front and back covers; Black and White with some Colour interior
Dimensions
Magazine size

Issue Notes

Mostly coloured with zip-a-tone and two shades of green.


Introducing: Daredevil, the Man Without Fear! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil; The Hulk; The Thing

Indexer Notes

Art is an homage to the cover of Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #38.

Where Strides the Behemoth (Table of Contents: 1)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Frank Giacoia [as Frank Ray]
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Glenn Talbot; Russians (villains); Kanga Kahn (villain); Hakun Gantu (villain)
Synopsis
The Hulk beats on the Bodavians bad enough that when he decides to leap away, they don't try to stop him. Jumping all the way to the Himalayas, the Hulk is finally tired out and transforms to Banner just in time to be menaced by a local bandit chieftain. Talbot catches up with Bruce in this hairy predicament and when their captors are attacked by a rival band of raiders, Bruce and Glenn fall off a cliff to their death?
Reprints
Keywords
Himalayas; Russians

Indexer Notes

Lettering altered to remove references to communism, Soviet Union, etc.

The Origin of Daredevil (Table of Contents: 2)

Daredevil / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett; Steve Ditko; Sol Brodsky
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matthew Michael Murdock]; GUESTS: Battling Jack Murdock (1st appearance; DD's father; Death); Franklin "Foggy" Nelson (1st appearance); Karen Page (1st appearance); Hank; "Dynamite" Davis; VILLAINS: The Fixer (1st appearance; Death); Slade; Porky; Sam
Synopsis
Matt Murdock saves a blind man from an oncoming truck but is struck blind himself by a radioactive canister during the rescue. The radioactivity heightens Matt's other senses and gives him an uncanny radar sense. Matt graduates college and begins practicing law with his college roommate Foggy. Matt's father, a boxer, is killed by the Fixer after he refuses to throw a fight; Matt designs a costume and a billy club (from his cane) and takes his derogatory childhood nickname "Daredevil."
Reprints

[Spider-Man Comics Weekly Is Here!] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

The Mighty Marvel Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Marvel, when I first walked into my book shop and saw the Mighty World of Marvel, I thought it was a comic I would enjoy.
Synopsis
Letters of comment from Hazel Byrne, Worcester; Andrew Brewer, Frodingbridge; Gary Hosty, Birmingham; and Vincent Bowler, Leicester.

Indexer Notes

Page 29.

The Return of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 5)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-38
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom (villain); Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Synopsis
Doctor Doom returns from his unwanted journey in space and visits Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in order to make them set a trap for the Fantastic Four.
Reprints
Keywords
statue of Mole Man; statue of Namor the Sub-Mariner; statue of the Miracle Man; statue of the Skrulls

Back from the Dead! Part 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Ovoids (flashback, introduction); Doctor Doom (villain); Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Synopsis
Doctor Doom tells how he managed to return to Earth with the help of the Ovoids and then he changes bodies with Mr Fantastic using Ovoid technology.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing: Daredevil, the Man Without Fear!
  2. 1. Where Strides the Behemoth
    The Incredible Hulk
  3. 2. The Origin of Daredevil
    Daredevil
  4. 3. [Spider-Man Comics Weekly Is Here!]
  5. 4. ["Dear Marvel, when I first walked into my book shop and saw the Mighty World of Marvel, I thought it was a comic I would enjoy."]
    The Mighty Marvel Mailbag
  6. 5. The Return of Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. Back from the Dead! Part 2
    Fantastic Four
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