(3 June 1967)

IPC, 1967 Series
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Price
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
Every Monday
On-sale Date
1967-05-27
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

[See the Desperate X-Men Trapped in the Heart of Europe!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Angel; Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl; Professor X]; The Avengers [Thor; Giant-Man; Iron Man; Captain America]; Lucifer
Reprints

Enter, The Avengers! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; The Angel; The Beast; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman]; The Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Thor; Captain America; Iron Man; Wasp]; Lucifer; Matilda; Samuel
Synopsis
Xavier has tracked down Lucifer, who cost him the use of his legs, but finds his foe's heartbeat is rigged to a giant thermal bomb. The X-Men arrive in Bavaria and run across the Avengers who have also just arrived. The X-Men have to stop the Avengers from defeating Lucifer since by defeating Lucifer, the world will be destroyed.
Reprints

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Paul Sturm, Gerald Watts, Clive Tully, John Appleyard, Brian Oliphant, Rodney Hope, David Gordon, Paul Wilson and Bill Cameron

Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race! Part 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

Thor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (script)
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Thor [Don Blake]; Loki; Heimdall; Odin
Synopsis
Loki used his magic to cause Thor's hammer to hit his head, turning him evil. Thor then freed Loki. Now the two terrorize Earth until the other Asgardians arrange for another blow to the head to reverse the change.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 1 is a recap of the first half of the story as seen in the previous issue of Fantastic! It is a paste up of panels 4 & 7 of page 6 and panels 6 & 7 of page 7. Some new text at the story's conclusion informs the reader that Thor's next opponent will be the Demon Duplicator.

But For Real Action, Look For The Greatest Name In Comics... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[The Animal Man (part 2)] (Table of Contents: 5)

Johnny Future / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
Alf Wallace
Pencils
Luis Bermejo
Inks
Luis Bermejo
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Johnny Future; The Animal Man; Billy
Synopsis
Johnny Future turns up at a national newspaper office and states his intention to take down the Animal Man. This announcement makes front page news. In response, Animal Man commands household pets around the country to turn feral and attack humans. Johnny deduces that the Animal Man is likely to be found at London Zoo, Regents Park. At the zoo, Johnny finds and confronts the villain who orders two leopards to attack him.
Keywords
London Zoo (Regents Park)

Indexer Notes

Billy, a character who appears for just two panels, is seen reading a Spider-Man comic.

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

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

The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost Part 2 (Table of Contents: 7)

Iron Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jack Frost [Gregor Shapanka]; Harold "Happy" Hogan; Virginia "Pepper" Potts
Synopsis
A scientist fired by Stark creates a suit that gives him the power to freeze whatever is near him. He attacks Stark and Iron Man stops him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A 'new' splash page is a paste up of panel 7 of page 6; Jack Frost (detail from the original splash page); panels 5 & 6 of page 10; Some Iron Man stories which appeared in Fantastic were reprinted in a different order to the original published sequence. This created a problem for the editors, because Tony Stark changed his armor in Tales of Suspense #48 to the familiar red and gold version. In order to avoid confusion for British readers, Iron Man's armor was redrawn in Fantastic #15-20 to resemble the newer model.

Humans, Keep Out! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ezra Grumley
Synopsis
Humans are distressed to discover that the Venusians believe them to be hostile and have built robots to destroy any expedition that lands. A humble janitor thinks of building identical robots, reasoning that the Venusian's robots will not attack things like themselves, allowing peaceful contact to be made.
Reprints

Pepper Potts (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
Pepper Potts [Virginia Potts]; Happy Hogan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the last page of the story reprinted as a pin up page.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [See the Desperate X-Men Trapped in the Heart of Europe!]
    X-Men
  2. 1. Enter, The Avengers!
    X-Men
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Fan Mail
  4. 3. Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race! Part 2
    Thor
  5. 4. But For Real Action, Look For The Greatest Name In Comics...
  6. 5. [The Animal Man (part 2)]
    Johnny Future
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    News From The Floor of 64
  8. 7. The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost Part 2
    Iron Man
  9. 8. Humans, Keep Out!
  10. 9. Pepper Potts
    A Power House Pin-Up
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