(21 October 1968)

IPC, 1967 Series
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Price:
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages:
40
Indicia frequency:
every Monday
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 & 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
Reprints:

Every Hand Against Him (Table of Contents)

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.
Reprints:

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) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["We've got him cornered"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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)

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.
Reprints:

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)

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.
Reprints:

The Human Torch (Table of Contents)

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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