(21 October 1967)

IPC, 1967 Series
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Price
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
every Monday
On-sale Date
1967-10-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Odhams Press Ltd
Brand
A Power Comic
Editing
Alf Wallace [as Alf]; ? [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

Every Hand Against Him! (Table of Contents)

Thor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
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Every Hand Against Him (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Artie Simek

Characters
Thor; Odin; Heimdall; Jane Foster; Don Blake; Loki; Cobra; Mr. Hyde
Synopsis
Thor, although banished from Asgard, battles his way into the home of the gods in order to confront Loki. Odin appears and Thor explains that his former actions were a result of Loki's trickery. Odin allows Thor to return to Earth where he battles the Cobra and Mr. Hyde. He rescues Jane Foster but she is critically ill. Whirling his hammer, Thor creates a vortex around Jane in which time stands still. This will afford him the opportunity to finish his battle with Cobra and Hyde.
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Indexer Notes

A 'new' splash page includes some narrative exposition, panels 5-6 from page 8 of the original story and a dramatic image of Thor reprinted from the splash page of the Thor story in Journey Into Mystery #107 (August 1964)

Want To be a Helicopter Pilot An Expert Marksman Double Agent (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Johnny Future / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Alf Wallace
Pencils
Luis Bermejo
Inks
Luis Bermejo
Letters
?
Editing
Bob Bartholomew

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've got him cornered
Characters
Johnny Future [John Foster]; Mr. Opposite
Synopsis
As a consequence of being mind controlled by Mr. Opposite, Johnny has been on a wild rampage in London. The army is called in to subdue him. Mr. Opposite releases from his thrall and he surrenders. Johnny is jailed and ponders his situation. Mr. Opposite then mind-controls the soldiers and causes them to wreak havoc on the streets.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
Alf Wallace [Alf] ; Bob Bartholomew [Bart]

Indexer Notes

Letters from Timothy Quinn, N. West, Richard Banks & Richard Howarth, Paul Hawkes and James Hagan

Suspected of Murder! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Sergei Amkov; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan
Synopsis
Tony Stark sustained an injury to his heart last issue. Now he cannot remove his Iron Man armor as he needs its power to keep him alive. Happy and Pepper, unaware of Stark's dual identity, believe that Iron Man is responsible for their employer's disappearance and they call for the police. Iron Man flees but is forced to return and battle Hawkeye when he attacks Stark's factory and kidnaps Pepper. Hawkeye escapes. Elsewhere, the Black Widow taken back to Russia by her former employers. Following her rescue, Pepper is less hostile to Iron Man and persuades the police not to arrest him.
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Indexer Notes

The UK editors were keen to remove apparent slurs against Communist countries from these reprints. Accordingly, some text panels were rewritten. An example of this is on page 10, panel 5 where the phrase "Natasha is heading for an Iron Curtain slave nation" is replaced with "Natasha has been captured by foreign agents".

Lo! Now Shall Appear--! The Mimic! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Werner Roth [as Jay Gavin]
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel; Beast; Iceman]; GUESTS: Zelda; Vera (first appearance); VILLAIN: Mimic [Calvin Rankin] (first appearance, origin)
Synopsis
Bobby and Hank tussle with mysterious Calvin Rankin, who beats them by mimicking their powers. Calvin then has an encounter with Jean at a restaurant. Realizing he is dealing with the X-Men, Calvin follows Jean home and asks to join them. Once he has absorbed all of their powers, he announces his intention to defeat them all in battle.
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The Human Torch (Table of Contents: 8)

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


Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Synopsis
Back cover pin-up
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Every Hand Against Him!
    Thor
  2. 1. Every Hand Against Him
    Thor
  3. 2. Want To be a Helicopter Pilot An Expert Marksman Double Agent
  4. 3. ["We've got him cornered"]
    Johnny Future
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    News from the Floor of 64
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Fan Mail
  7. 6. Suspected of Murder!
    Iron Man
  8. 7. Lo! Now Shall Appear--! The Mimic!
    X-Men
  9. 8. The Human Torch
    A Power House Pin-Up
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