(26 August 1967)

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"
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Now, By My Hand Shall Die A Villain! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The UK colorist has mistakenly given Captain America flesh colored arms and legs

Moment of Truth (Table of Contents: 1)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Bill Everett; Marie Severin ? (see notes)
Inks:
Bill Everett; Frank Giacoia; Dick Ayers (see notes)
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dorma; Lord Vashti; Krang
Synopsis:
Namor brings Krang and Dorma back to Atlantis to face judgment. To settle the question of leadership once and for all, Namor decides to battle Krang in front of his assembled subjects. So his extraordinary powers do not give him an unfair advantage, Namor battles unarmed while Krang is permitted to use any weapons that he chooses. Even armed to the teeth, Krang is unable to defeat the avenging son. Namor imprisons Krang in the deepest depths of the ocean while Dorma is restored to his favor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A number of uncredited artists are involved in this story, providing alterations, additional art and inking, starting on page 5. Frank Giacoia appears to have inked most of pages 5-6 and part of page 11. Marie Severin redrew the figure of Krang from page 6 on and Dick Ayers inked the majority of pages 7-12. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2014.

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

Terrific News / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alf Wallace [Alf] ; Bob Bartholomew [Bart]
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a spot illustration of Giant-Man. Letters from Phillip Ruston, Billy Inwood, Arthur Stewart, Peter Openshaw, Nicholas Glover, Peter Mousley, Frank Rose and Kevin Maugham

Now, By My Hand, Shall Die a Villain (Table of Contents: 3)

The Avengers / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); Don Heck (pencils)
Inks:
Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo]
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Thor]; Masters of Evil [Baron Heinrich Zemo (death); Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]; Melter; The Executioner; Enchantress]
Synopsis:
The Avengers battle the Masters of Evil in New York while Captain America trails Zemo to his jungle hideout where the villain has imprisoned Rick Jones. Zemo tries to bring down an avalanche on Cap but the villain is killed instead and the death of Bucky Barnes is finally avenged.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A 'new' splash page is a paste-up of the Black Knight from page 10 (panel 5) and the Avengers from the cover of Avengers #10. Some crudely drawn skyscrapers have been added by an unknown 'artist' to fill some space.

Free! 10 New Raleigh Mustang Bicycles to be Won (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Face-to-Face at Last With Baron Mordo! (Table of Contents: 5)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; The Demon; The Ancient One; Hamir (unnamed); Baron Mordo; Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Clea's father (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Dr. Strange reaches his Greenwich Village home safely but discovers one of Mordo's followers has taken over his sanctum. In a hidden cave in Tibet The Ancient One's servant questions the meaning of his ailing master's word "Eternity". Strange bluffs his way into his sanctum but when he attempts to consult the All-Seeing Eye he discovers it's been booby-trapped, sending a signal to Mordo and Dormammu of his whereabouts. Strange battles Mordo, but soon realizes his foe is more powerful than usual; when Dormammu speaks through Mordo he comprehends why as he vanishes from sight.
Reprints:

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

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

Foot-Propelled Boat Race; Bull Fights Bull (Table of Contents: 7)

Odd Sports / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

The Drama Of Doom [Part 9] (Table of Contents: 8)

Don Starr / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Bill Nuttell ?

Characters:
Don Starr; The Actor; Headhunter
Synopsis:
Deep within The Actor's lair Don is trapped in a quicksand-filled room. He is attacked by a sword-wielding maniac. Don moves his arms with lightning speed, turns the tables on the aggressor and makes his escape to another room, much to the chagrin of The Actor. He sees some men who are imprisoned there and helps them to escape. The actor fires a steel dart at Don. It misses, but hits some electrical cables, creating a blast which renders Don unconscious. A small fire starts next to Don's body. The Actor, instead of attending to the blaze, curses Don and vows to see him burn.

The Melter (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils:
Barry Smith ? (see notes)

Characters:
The Melter

Indexer Notes

Re-drawn (probably by a young Barry Smith, who penciled many of the Power House pin-ups of that era) and based upon Panel 5, page 17 from The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #6 (July 1964)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Now, By My Hand Shall Die A Villain!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. Moment of Truth
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Terrific News
  4. 3. Now, By My Hand, Shall Die a Villain
    The Avengers
  5. 4. Free! 10 New Raleigh Mustang Bicycles to be Won
  6. 5. Face-to-Face at Last With Baron Mordo!
    Dr. Strange
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    News from the Floor of 64
  8. 7. Foot-Propelled Boat Race; Bull Fights Bull
    Odd Sports
  9. 8. The Drama Of Doom [Part 9]
    Don Starr
  10. 9. The Melter
    A Power House Pin-Up
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