(12 August 1967)

IPC, 1967 Series
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Price:
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages:
40
Indicia frequency:
Every Monday
On-sale date:
1967-08-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Odhams Press Ltd
Brand:
A Power Comic
Editing:
Alf Wallace [as Alf]; Bob Bartholomew [as Bart]
Color:
Colour Cover, Black & White Interior
Dimensions:
7.75" x 11.25"
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Mandarin's Revenge! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Mandarin
Reprints:

Giants Walk the Earth! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
X-636

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Thor [Donald Blake]; Skagg; Surtur; Balder; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Loki; Odin; Enchantress; Executioner
Synopsis:
Odin comes to Earth to settle the matter of Thor's love for Jane Foster. At the same time, Loki frees Skagg, the Storm Giant and Surtur so that he never has relinquish the power over Asgard. Thor, Balder and Odin defeat the giants and Loki is punished.
Reprints:

The Killer Robot (Part Four) (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Future / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Alf Wallace
Pencils:
Luis Bermejo
Inks:
Luis Bermejo
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Future [John Foster]; Humphrey Harwood; Rick Harwood; Professor Jarra (dies in this story); Rego; Renusians; The Master
Synopsis:
John Foster is fired from his job. Professor Jarra guesses that John is actually Johnny Future and is about to reveal this fact to the Renusians when he is electrocuted and killed. The Renusians are displeased and decide to replace the employees of Harwood Electronics with lookalikes to garner this information for themselves. (It's lucky for Johnny that he no longer works there!) John meets Rick's lookalike, who fails to recognize him. From this encounter, John realizes that something is amiss and resolves to do something about it as... Johnny Future!

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

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 David Warhurst, Nigel Penhaligan, Charles Williamson, Jayne Oakes and Mrs. J. Hossack

You'll Be a Giant Among Your Friends... ...When You Wear a Fabulous Thor T-Shirt! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

"Free! Stamps" (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Free! 10 New Raleigh Mustang Bicycles to be Won (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Among Us Stalk...The Sentinels! (Table of Contents: 7)

X-Men / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin] (pencils)
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; Sentinels; Dr. Bolivar Trask; Zelda; Mr. Worthington; Mrs. Worthington
Synopsis:
After their battle with the Juggernaut, Xavier sends the X-Men on vacation. Reading a story in the paper about Dr. Trask and the mutant menace, Professor X calls for a televised debate with the anthropologist. During the broadcast, Trask unveils his Sentinels, robots built to capture and nullify mutants. Professor X mentally summons The X-Men to come and help.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some new text has been added at the end of this segment declaring that "holiday time's over for the teenage mutants". Readers are alerted to the "awesome menace of 'The Sentinels' - next week!" A group picture of the X-Men accompanies the text. This is a detail from the cover of X-Men #10 (March 1965).

Bonanza Ben, Hoss and Little Joe are on the move! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Don't Miss It! See the Defeat of Dr. Strange in Terrific now! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Bill Learns the Hard Way (Table of Contents: 11)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Bill (a smoker!); A young teenage boy (unnamed); Johnny
Synopsis:
Bill and his young companion are fishing from a small boat on the ocean. The boy wants to know why Bill has taken up smoking. A sudden storm tips them out of the boat. Bill only stays afloat because the lad helps him. Luckily for them, Johnny is nearby. He sees their peril, performs an Olympic dive from a clifftop, and rescues them. Bill blames his lack of fitness on his smoking habit and decides to quit. He buys some new fishing tackle with the money he saves.

Indexer Notes

An anti-smoking PSA previously run in #14. Also appears in Pow! and Wham! #75, and (reformatted as a half page strip) numerous issues of TV Century 21.

The Mandarin's Revenge! (Table of Contents: 12)

Iron Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
X-672

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; The Mandarin
Synopsis:
He attacks the Mandarin in his castle, but he is captured.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A 'new' splash page recaps the events from the first half of this story. It is made up of three images, one of which was reprinted in last week's Fantastic! (#25) and, somewhat confusingly, two panels from this week's story segment presented as a flashback! They are: The Mandarin - detail from panel 1 of page 8; Iron Man - detail from panel 4 of page 9; Iron Man trapped by some cables - panel 5 of page 12

Matt Murdock Better Known As Daredevil (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil [Matthew Murdock]

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Pin-up page that also appears as the back cover of Terrific #18. Includes a plug for Fantastic's sister paper Smash where the Daredevil strip was just starting.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mandarin's Revenge!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Giants Walk the Earth!
    The Mighty Thor
  3. 2. The Killer Robot (Part Four)
    Johnny Future
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Fan Mail
  5. 4. You'll Be a Giant Among Your Friends... ...When You Wear a Fabulous Thor T-Shirt!
  6. 5. "Free! Stamps"
  7. 6. Free! 10 New Raleigh Mustang Bicycles to be Won
  8. 7. Among Us Stalk...The Sentinels!
    X-Men
  9. 8. Bonanza Ben, Hoss and Little Joe are on the move!
  10. 9. Don't Miss It! See the Defeat of Dr. Strange in Terrific now!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    News From The Floor of 64
  12. 11. Bill Learns the Hard Way
  13. 12. The Mandarin's Revenge!
    Iron Man
  14. 13. Matt Murdock Better Known As Daredevil
    A Power House Pin-Up
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