(10 June 1967)

IPC, 1967 Series
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Price
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
Every Monday
On-sale Date
1967-06-03
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

[You Have Finally Met the One Enemy You Can Never Defeat, Thor!] (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek; typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Demon Duplicators! (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (script) [as R. Berns]
Pencils
Joe Sinnott (signed) [as JS]
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed) [as JS]
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Duplicate Thor; Odin; Professor Zaxton (introduction, death); Jane Foster; Duplicate Professor Zaxton
Synopsis
An evil scientist forces Dr. Blake to help him with a duplicating machine by kidnapping Jane. The device duplicates Thor, but cannot duplicate his magic hammer, allowing Thor to defeat the duplicate. Dr. Zaxton accidentally duplicates himself and falls to his death, leaving his good duplicate to take his place.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some new text at the end of this reprint informs the reader that next week Thor will encounter Merlin the Mad.

1000 Anglo Ace Watches To Be Won (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Enter, The Avengers! (Table of Contents: 3)

X-Men / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
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
Synopsis
The X-Men have to battle the Avengers and stop them from defeating Lucifer since, by doing so, the world would be destroyed. After Xavier gives Lucifer a mind blast that renders him unconscious, he contacts his team for help and the Avengers agree to let the X-Men clean up the current crisis on their own. Cyclops uses his eye beams to disable Lucifer's thermal bomb.
Reprints

A Shock For Bully Brown (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Kerr
Inks
Tom Kerr
Letters
?

Characters
Jim; Tom; Bully Brown
Synopsis
Tom has acquired some cigarettes from his father. He shares them with his friends. Bully Brown, an older boy, appears and tries to take the cigarettes from Tom by force. Jim, also an older boy, sees the bullying and admonishes Bully Brown. Bully Brown lashes out at Jim, but Jim skilfully outfights him. After taking blows to the stomach and face, Bully Brown runs away. Tom tells the boys that Bully Brown lost the fight because smoking slows him down. Jim advises the boys not to take up smoking. A public service announcement then announces that "Cigarettes Harm Your Health" in large letters.

Indexer Notes

Anti-Smoking public service announcement. Full page comic strip format. Previously seen in Fantastic #6.

[The Animal Man (part 3)] (Table of Contents: 5)

Johnny Future / comic story / 4.5 pages (report information)

Script
Alf Wallace
Pencils
Luis Bermejo
Inks
Luis Bermejo
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Johnny Future; The Animal Man
Synopsis
The Animal Man orders the animals at London Zoo to attack Johnny Future. Johnny prevails against two leopards and an elephant. An enraged Johnny turns his attention to Animal Man who pleads with him to stop. Remarkably, he does! Animal Man realizes that he has control over Johnny. He orders Johnny to commit a high-profile bank robbery. Johnny complies. As he exits the bank, money bags in hands, he is surrounded by police officers who now believe Johnny to be a common criminal.
Keywords
London Zoo (Regents Park)

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

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

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

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 Kim Greenhalgh, James Hagan, Edward Juzwa, Robert Sangwell and Wilfred Evans.

Now! new shape Sky Ray brings you... Dr. Who's Space Adventure Book (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Iron Man Faces the Crimson Dynamo! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Robert Bernstein (script) [as R. Berns]
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-411
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Crimson Dynamo [Anton Vanko]; Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev; Happy Hogan; Pepper Potts
Synopsis
Khrushchev sends the Crimson Dynamo in the United States to "wreck Stark's project and get rid of Iron Man".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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 the (already-reprinted) 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; A new text box at the end of this episode tells readers that the plot against Stark thickens and that they should read on - "next ish!"

Sue Storm, the Glamorous Invisible Girl (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Invisible Girl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [You Have Finally Met the One Enemy You Can Never Defeat, Thor!]
    Thor
  2. 1. The Demon Duplicators!
    Thor
  3. 2. 1000 Anglo Ace Watches To Be Won
  4. 3. Enter, The Avengers!
    X-Men
  5. 4. A Shock For Bully Brown
  6. 5. [The Animal Man (part 3)]
    Johnny Future
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    News From The Floor of 64
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Fan Mail
  9. 8. Now! new shape Sky Ray brings you... Dr. Who's Space Adventure Book
  10. 9. Iron Man Faces the Crimson Dynamo!
    Iron Man
  11. 10. Sue Storm, the Glamorous Invisible Girl
    A Power House Pin-Up
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