(Spring 1980)

Marvel, 1980 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
four times a year
On-sale Date
1980-01-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
A Marvel Magazine [plain text]
Barcode
0714860262001
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (editor); Archie Goodwin (credited) (editorial director); Jim Shooter (credited as James Shooter) (consulting editor); Richard Marschall (credited) (contributing editor); Maggie Thompson (credited) (contributing editor); Don Thompson (credited) (contributing editor)

Issue Notes

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

Letterers: John Costanza, Jim Novak, Tom Orzechowski, Rick Parker, Irv Watanabe.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Frazetta (credited) (signed as Frazetta) (painting)
Inks
Frank Frazetta (credited) (signed as Frazetta) (painting)
Colors
Frank Frazetta (credited) (signed as Frazetta) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Frank Frazetta published this painting as a poster titled “Seven Romans”. Dated "79".

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

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Bush; Frank Frazetta; Ray Rue; Arthur Suydam; Wendy Pini; Jim Starlin
Inks
George Bush; Frank Frazetta; Ray Rue; Arthur Suydam; Wendy Pini; Jim Starlin
Colors
George Bush; Frank Frazetta; Ray Rue; Arthur Suydam; Wendy Pini
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Contents listing with panels for some stories and indicia information.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Next Plateau (Table of Contents: 4)

Editorial / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [late career])
Pencils
? (photograph of Stan Lee)
Inks
? (photograph of Stan Lee)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Stan Lee (photo)

Indexer Notes

Editorial text with photograph of Stan Lee. Company credits on left third of page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Feedback [Epic Illustrated] / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For our premiere issue, ...

Indexer Notes

Feedback comments on Epic Illustrated from Neal Adams, Ray Bradbury, George Pal, Joseph Stefano and Ian Summers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Answer (Table of Contents: 8)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Rudy Nebres (credited)
Colors
Rick Veitch (credited) (painting)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The planet is nameless. It needs no name.
Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Galactus [Galan]
Synopsis
The Surfer tries to fly past the edge of the universe to find the ultimate answer.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Homespun (Table of Contents: 10)

ElfQuest / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Wendy Pini (credited)
Pencils
Wendy Pini (credited)
Inks
Wendy Pini (credited)
Colors
Wendy Pini (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See?! See?! Petalwing find new stillquiet thing for put in Wrapstuff!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Petalwing; Selah; Malak; Olbar
Synopsis
Selah defies her father, Olbar, to be with Malak.
Reprints

Aware (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Duranona (credited)
Pencils
Leo Duranona (credited)
Inks
Leo Duranona (credited)
Colors
Leo Duranona (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who am I? Who am I?
Reprints

For the Next 60 Seconds (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Larkin (credited, signed)
Pencils
Bob Larkin (credited) (signed as Bob over Larkin)
Inks
Bob Larkin (credited) (signed as Bob over Larkin)
Colors
Bob Larkin (credited) (signed as Bob over Larkin)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't touch me Ralph. I'm sterile.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is dated "79" in the last page.

Metamorphosis Odyssey, Chapter I: Aknaton (Table of Contents: 13)

Metamorphosis Odyssey / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP)
Pencils
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP)
Inks
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP)
Colors
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP) (grayscale shading)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A mystical chant is mouthed, devoid of feeling, and one solar system becomes another...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Aknaton (first appearance, origin)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 of 14 of "Metamorphosis Odyssey" storyline. This story is dated "79" in the last panel.

First instalment in the Dreadstar saga by Jim Starlin.

Letterer credit from reprint.

Lullabye of Bedlam (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Rue (credited)
Pencils
Ray Rue (credited)
Inks
Ray Rue (credited)
Colors
Ray Rue (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you hear us, Emily?
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Elfspire (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
John Pocsik (credited)
Pencils
Thomas Blackshear (credited)
Inks
Thomas Blackshear (credited)
Colors
Thomas Blackshear (credited)
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Preview excerpt of an illustrated text story.

History of Human Absurdity Part 1 (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mirko Ilić (credited) (signed as M. Ilić)
Pencils
Mirko Ilić (credited) (signed as M. Ilić)
Inks
Mirko Ilić (credited) (signed as M. Ilić)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay. Hold up a second.

The Victor (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mirko Ilić (credited) (signed as M. Ilić)
Pencils
Mirko Ilić (credited) (signed as M. Ilić)
Inks
Mirko Ilić (credited) (signed as M. Ilić)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's with you, man?

Shakti (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mirko Ilić (credited) (signed as M. Ilić)
Pencils
Mirko Ilić (credited) (signed as M. Ilić)
Inks
Mirko Ilić (credited) (signed as M. Ilić)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was a distinctly beautiful and strong horse.

Convert (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Ernie Colón (credited) (signed as Ernie Colón)
Pencils
Ernie Colón (credited) (signed as Ernie Colón)
Inks
Ernie Colón (credited) (signed as Ernie Colón)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... Twin suns. Comfort index...
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Heads (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur Suydam (credited)
Pencils
Arthur Suydam (credited)
Inks
Arthur Suydam (credited)
Colors
Arthur Suydam (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Across the vast plain, the distant figure appeared like a fly -- with two tiny gnats buzzing closely behind.
Reprints

Metamorphosis Odyssey, Chapter II: Za! (Table of Contents: 22)

Metamorphosis Odyssey / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP)
Pencils
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP)
Inks
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP)
Colors
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP) (grayscale shading)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You never realized that was your name, now did you?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Za (first appearance, origin); Aknaton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 of 14 of "Metamorphosis Odyssey" storyline. The story is dated "79" in the first page.

Letterer credit from reprint.

Metamorphosis Odyssey, Chapter III: Juliet (Table of Contents: 23)

Metamorphosis Odyssey / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP)
Pencils
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP)
Inks
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP)
Colors
Jim Starlin (credited) (signed as STP)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is WKAN News, the 10 o'clock report.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Juliet (first appearance, origin); Frank (first appearance, death); Aknaton; Za
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 of 14 of "Metamorphosis Odyssey" storyline. This story is dated "79" in the first page.

The first 8 pages of the story is in grayscale shading, althought page 9 is in color.

Letterer credit from reprint.

Detour (Table of Contents: 24)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Bush (credited, signed) (Bush)
Pencils
George Bush (credited) (signed as Bush)
Inks
George Bush (credited) (signed as Bush)
Colors
George Bush (credited) (signed as Bush)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with one illustration.

Topaz (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Potts (credited) (signed as Carl Potts)
Pencils
Carl Potts (credited) (signed as Carl Potts)
Inks
Carl Potts (credited) (signed as Carl Potts)
Colors
Carl Potts (credited) (signed as Carl Potts)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah, my dear, what a beautiful day it is for the completion of our new home.
Characters
Topaz
Reprints

Next Issue [Epic Illustrated] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Contributors (Table of Contents: 27)

Endgame / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Ray Rue; ? (photographs)
Inks
Ray Rue; ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Faustine

Indexer Notes

Text piece on contributors to Epic Illustrated with photographs of Art Suydam and Ray Rue and small illustration of Faustine by Ray Rue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Why did Dave Lewis choose the Kawasaki KZ1000LTD with its exclusive Clean Air System?"]
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. ["Everybody’s getting into Cottler’s pants."]
  5. 4. The Next Plateau
    Editorial
  6. 5. ["Lo, the emerging colossus"]
  7. 6. ["For our premiere issue, ..."]
    Feedback [Epic Illustrated]
  8. 7. ["The Hot One joins the Purolator family of quality filters that fit every automotive need."]
  9. 8. The Answer
    Silver Surfer
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Homespun
    ElfQuest
  12. 11. Aware
  13. 12. For the Next 60 Seconds
  14. 13. Metamorphosis Odyssey, Chapter I: Aknaton
    Metamorphosis Odyssey
  15. 14. Lullabye of Bedlam
  16. 15. Elfspire
  17. 16. History of Human Absurdity Part 1
  18. 17. The Victor
  19. 18. Shakti
  20. 19. Convert
  21. 20. ["Introducing TDK metal."]
  22. 21. Heads
  23. 22. Metamorphosis Odyssey, Chapter II: Za!
    Metamorphosis Odyssey
  24. 23. Metamorphosis Odyssey, Chapter III: Juliet
    Metamorphosis Odyssey
  25. 24. Detour
  26. 25. Topaz
  27. 26. Next Issue [Epic Illustrated]
  28. 27. Contributors
    Endgame
  29. 28. ["Enjoy the rich tasting low ‘tar’ 100’s"]
  30. 29. ["Create a Champale Moment with someone you like."]
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