(18 February 1967)

IPC, 1967 Series
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Price
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
Every Monday
On-sale Date
1967-02-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Odhams Press Ltd
Brand
A Power Comic
Editing
Alf Wallace [as Alf]; Bob Bartholomew [as Bart]
Color
Colour Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
7.75" x 11.25"
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Free 'Fantastic Pennant/Wallet' with this issue. "Fantastic" was on sale seven days in advance of the week ending cover date and two days in advance of the 'Every Monday' indicia frequency.


It's Free Inside! Fantastic (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; ?
Inks
Joe Sinnott; Paul Reinman; ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Iron Man; X-Men

The Stone Men From Saturn! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Mighty Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake] (introduction, origin); Gorr; Kronans; Korg
Synopsis
Origin of Thor. A lame doctor vacationing in Norway runs across an alien invasion. While hiding from the aliens in a cave he finds an old cane that transforms him into the god Thor. Thor drives back the alien invasion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a reprint of the first Thor story published by Marvel. The original story was divided into three parts with parts two and three titled "The Power of Thor!" (5 pp) and "Thor the Mighty Strikes Back!"(3 pp). In this reprint these two chapter headings have been edited out so that this tale is presented as a single 13 page story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

News From the Floor of 64 / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes


It's Free Next Week! Your Secret Brotherhood of Power Scar (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

X-Men (Table of Contents: 4)

X-Men / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Charles Xavier; Magneto (1st ever appearance)
Synopsis
X-Men origin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The final panel contains only text and invites the reader to see the X-Men in action in next week's "Fantastic!"

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

Fantastic Fan Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Typeset

It's Fantastic (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Iron Man is Born! (Table of Contents: 7)

Iron Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee [plot]; Larry Lieber [script]
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wong-Chu
Synopsis
Iron Man origin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A new caption is added to the final panel of page 7 for dramatic impact.

They're Fantastic! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

Stamps Free (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

The Missing Link / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alf Wallace
Pencils
Luis Bermejo
Inks
Luis Bermejo
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If it moves - The Link kills!
Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

The only original strip in the first issue supplied by Spanish artist Luis Bermejo

Power-House Pennants (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. It's Free Inside! Fantastic
  2. 1. The Stone Men From Saturn!
    The Mighty Thor
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    News From the Floor of 64
  4. 3. It's Free Next Week! Your Secret Brotherhood of Power Scar
  5. 4. X-Men
    X-Men
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Fan Mail
  7. 6. It's Fantastic
  8. 7. Iron Man is Born!
    Iron Man
  9. 8. They're Fantastic!
  10. 9. Stamps Free
  11. 10. ["If it moves - The Link kills!"]
    The Missing Link
  12. 11. Power-House Pennants
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Walker
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