([September] 1980)

Marvel, 1976 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
annually
On-sale Date
1980-06-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [various positions]
Editing
Jim Salicrup (credited as Salicrup) (editor); Al Milgrom (credited as Milgrom) (editor); Jim Shooter (credited as J. Shooter) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from The Comic Reader #180.
This issue has variants:

Checkmate! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits confirmed 2005 by Al Milgrom.

Letters credit confirmed from Danny Crespi Files, posted via the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook by Todd Klein (1 April 2017).

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

Sales Leadership Club Cards / Stationery / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Game of Monsters and Kings (Table of Contents: 2)

Hulk / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited) (pages 1-29, 32-34); Al Milgrom (pages 30-31, uncredited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited as Allen Milgrom); Walter Simonson (uncredited, a few panels)
Colors
George Roussos (credited as Roussos)
Letters
Jim Novak (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Charles Reigel; Franklin Knight; James Logan; Peter Niven; Ernest Stone; Gideon Turkel; Jessica Sparling; Joshua Wade
Synopsis
Tired of their board games, the Gotham Game Club decide to bring their games into the real world by holding a contest to kill the Hulk.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham Game Club

Indexer Notes

Credit information provided 2005 by Al Milgrom. This story was originally produced for a Coca-Cola promotion that fell through. The two-page illustration by Milgrom was originally intended to be its cover. See also, Spectacular Spider-Man Annual, The (Marvel, 1979 series) #2 and Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #220-1. (Information from Steven Tice and The Comic Reader #177.)

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

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Marvel Defends the Earth! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Fighting Ships; Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mighty Marvel Win-Yourself Some-Big-Bucks Contest! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[Comic Books for Sale] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Mile High Comics / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Heroes World Superhero Merchandise / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Mr. Freeze Pops / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Fun Factory Novelties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

X-Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Man-Thing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Ace Publishing Song Secrets; Black Gold Comics; Brown Stamps; Bud Plant Comics; Centuri Rockets; Clint's Comics; Crash Comics; Crestohl Comics; Discount Comics; Douglas Cook Stamps; Empire Comics; Grand Book Comics; Heiden Comics; Howard Rogofsky Comics; Jaxon Stamps; Kamco Stamps; Live Sea Horses; Lone Star Comics; Make Money Booklet; Max Seeley Comics; Moondance Comics; Nashville Music Productions; Robert Bell Comics; The Fun House Novelties; Wate-On / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. Catalog / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Fun and Games Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

American School Courses; Belmont Comics; Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System; Comic Sales Comics; Comics Unlimited; Empire Comics; Five Star Music; Golden State Comics; Harti Comics; J & S Comics; New Orient Karate courses; West Coast Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Checkmate!
    Hulk
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Sales Leadership Club Cards / Stationery
  3. 2. A Game of Monsters and Kings
    Hulk
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bubble Yum
  5. 4. Captain Marvel Defends the Earth!
    Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fighting Ships; Task Force
  7. 6. The Mighty Marvel Win-Yourself Some-Big-Bucks Contest!
    Marvel
  8. 7. [Comic Books for Sale]
    Mile High Comics
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Heroes World Superhero Merchandise
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Mr. Freeze Pops
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fun Factory Novelties
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Man-Thing
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Ace Publishing Song Secrets; Black Gold Comics; Brown Stamps; Bud Plant Comics; Centuri Rockets; Clint's Comics; Crash Comics; Crestohl Comics; Discount Comics; Douglas Cook Stamps; Empire Comics; Grand Book Comics; Heiden Comics; Howard Rogofsky Comics; Jaxon Stamps; Kamco Stamps; Live Sea Horses; Lone Star Comics; Make Money Booklet; Max Seeley Comics; Moondance Comics; Nashville Music Productions; Robert Bell Comics; The Fun House Novelties; Wate-On
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co. Catalog
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Fun and Games Magazine
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American School Courses; Belmont Comics; Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System; Comic Sales Comics; Comics Unlimited; Empire Comics; Five Star Music; Golden State Comics; Harti Comics; J & S Comics; New Orient Karate courses; West Coast Comics
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Grit Newspaper
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards
This issue was modified by, among others
  • ge.org.e
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
  • Richard Thomson
  • Steven Tice
  • Jim Van Dore
  • BobBob Zarfin