(6 May 1967)

IPC, 1967 Series
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Price
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
Every Monday
On-sale Date
1967-04-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Odhams Press Ltd
Brand
A Power Comic
Editing
Alf Wallace [as Alf]; Bob Bartholomew [as Bart]; Stan Lee (original editor)
Color
Colour Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
7.75" x 11.25"
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Blob (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blob; Magneto; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind; Toad
Reprints

Sandu, Master Of The Supernatural! Part 2 (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
Terry Szenics
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Loki; Sandu (introduction); Jane Foster; Odin; Valkyries (introduction)
Synopsis
Loki has given a greedy carnival mystic magical powers in order to use him to attack Thor. Thor is overcome in their first battle, but with the help of Odin and his belt of strength he defeats Loki's pawn.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Panels 1 and 3 of the first page of this reprinted segment (i.e. page 8 of the original) have been replaced by some text recapping the story so far.

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

Fantastic Fan Mail / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Alf Wallace [as Alf]; Bob Bartholomew [as Bart]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Anthony Tetley, Andre Bylik, Michael Knowles, Mark Percey, Jimmy Cooper and William Wilson

Just Like the Real Thing! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Neil Wins The Chance Of A Lifetime (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Neil Smith; The coach of the county team
Synopsis
Neil Smith, aged 14, is a very good table-tennis player. Between matches he likes to smoke cigarettes. The county team coach sees Neil smoking and admonishes him. He cycles home but, climbing a steep hill, runs out of breath. He decides to give up smoking and to work at improving his game. As a result he is selected to play for the Great Britain national team at a tournament in America. With the money he has saved by quitting smoking, he has been able to afford a new camera. Neil wins his match which is watched by millions on T.V.

Indexer Notes

Anti-smoking public service announcement.

The Menace Of The Blob (Table of Contents: 5)

X-Men / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Art Simek; ?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Mastermind; Toad]; Blob
Synopsis
The X-Men graduate from Xavier's school. The Professor says he is taking a leave of absence and puts Cyclops in charge. He shows him his new mutant-detecting machine, Cerebro. Magneto finds the Blob and invites him to join the Brotherhood. During a scuffle, Xavier's mental blocks dissolve and Blob remembers the secret of the X-Men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story retitled from the original "The Return Of The Blob". This is because the X-Men's first encounter with The Blob (from X-Men #3) was reprinted in Fantastic Annual 1968 (which had not yet been published) rather than in the weekly comic. Therefore, readers of Fantastic would have been confused by the word "return" in the story title. Some explanatory captions are rewritten by an unknown letterer; Two panels from the next segment of the story serve as a preview for next week's issue of Fantastic. They are - panel 1 of page 15; panel 1 of page 16.

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

News From The Floor Of 64 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

New Mighty Magic Wiz (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Adventures Of Anglo Ace (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Alf Wallace
Pencils
Louis Berjemo
Inks
Louis Berjemo
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is This The End Of The Link?
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
The Missing Link; Professor Richard Allen; Professor Viktor Kelso; Lita Munro
Synopsis
The Link is about to be shot by some soldiers. At that precise moment, Dr. Viktor Kelso turns up the power of his "Paralyser" device, immobilising everybody for miles around, including the soldiers. The Link, because of his strength, still retains his mobility but is weakened. He goes off to confront Dr. Kelso (who is protected from paralysis by his containment suit.) The Link succumbs to the effects of the Paralyser and collapses. When he comes around, he picks up some "Top Secret" documents which are strewn across the floor just as the soldiers burst in and accuse him of stealing secrets.

The Hands Of The Mandarin! (Table of Contents: 10)

Iron Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Letters
Ray Holloway
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mandarin; "Pepper" Potts; "Happy" Hogan; Bill; General Ho Lee
Synopsis
The Pentagon sends Iron Man into China to get information on the Mandarin, an evil scientist feared even by the the Chinese regime. Iron Man struggles to overcome the Mandarin's powerful rings and martial arts, but he escapes his castle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The British editors were uncomfortable about the strong anti-Communist messages which frequently appeared in Marvel stories of this era. Some captions are relettered to remove all references to "red" and "Communism".

Wanda The Scarlet Witch (Table of Contents: 11)

A Power House Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarlet Witch

Indexer Notes

Pin-up page. Artist unknown, but it has a slight hint of very early Barry Smith to it. However I could not say with any degree of certainty that it is him.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Blob
    X-Men
  2. 1. Sandu, Master Of The Supernatural! Part 2
    Thor
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Fan Mail
  4. 3. Just Like the Real Thing!
  5. 4. Neil Wins The Chance Of A Lifetime
  6. 5. The Menace Of The Blob
    X-Men
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    News From The Floor Of 64
  8. 7. New Mighty Magic Wiz
  9. 8. The Adventures Of Anglo Ace
  10. 9. ["Is This The End Of The Link?"]
    The Missing Link
  11. 10. The Hands Of The Mandarin!
    Iron Man
  12. 11. Wanda The Scarlet Witch
    A Power House Pin-Up
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