Terrific! #20
(26 August 1967)

IPC, 1967 Series
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Price
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
Every Monday
On-sale Date
1967-08-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Odhams Press Ltd
Brand
A Power Comic
Editing
Alf Wallace [as Alf]; Bob Bartholomew [as Bart]; Stan Lee (original editor)

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)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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)
Inks
Barry Smith ? (see notes)
Letters
typeset

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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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