(1990)

Marvel, 1990 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
17.95 USD; 21.95 CAD; 8.95 GBP
Pages
80
On-sale date
1990 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics
ISBN
0-87135-729-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780871357298
Editing
Bobbie Chase (editor); Gary Barnum (assistant editor); Martin Goodman (original editor); Joe Simon (original editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover with dustjacket
Publishing Format
Reprint

[Marvel Comics Re-Presents The First Ever] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Inks
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?; most typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
Various

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]

Indexer Notes

Reprints the covers from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 series) #29-34, 39, 40, 43, 44, 81, 82, 91 and 92.

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[Editor Credits] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Human Torch / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Inks
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?; most typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes a small reproduction from the cover of Marvel Comics #1.

[Credits and Indicia] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
Typeset

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

The Sub-Mariner; The Human Torch / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To Bill Everett, Carl Burgos,...
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Namor]; The Human Torch

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 6)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
Typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 7)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Les Daniels
Pencils
Carl Burgos; Paul Gustavson; Bill Everett; Ben Thompson
Inks
Carl Burgos; Paul Gustavson; Bill Everett; Ben Thompson
Letters
Typeset

Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; The Angel [Tom Halloway]; The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Ka-Zar [David Rand]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits confirmed and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

The Torch That Lit The Way (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

Carl Burgos's Hot Idea [The Story of the Human Torch!] (Table of Contents: 9)

Human Torch / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Fictional story of the Torch's creation w/spot illos.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich (Dec. 2005).

[Origin of the Human Torch] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Human Torch / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Burgos

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch (introduction and origin, an android); Prof. Phineas T. Horton (introduction); Mr. Harris (businessman); Tony Sardo (villain, introduction, death), Red (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
After the Scientist's Guild convinces inventor Horton to dispose of his new creation, a "human torch", a clever criminal figures out a way to use this creation for his own evil purposes.
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Indexer Notes

First Human Torch story. The Human Torch wears a blue uniform in this story. He doesn't adopt the Jim Hammond identity until issue #4.

[The Six Big Men] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway] (introduction); Lil (introduction); The Six Big Men [Gus Ronson; Mike Malone; John Dillon; Trigger Bolo; Steve Enkel; Dutch Hanson] (villains, introduction for all, all die); the Big Boss [Dr. Lang] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Angel is called in to handle a group known as the "Six Big Men" and their mysterious leader who have taken over an entire city.
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Indexer Notes

First Angel story, character created by Paul Gustavson.

Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Bill E. & Me (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Marie Severin; Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Marie Severin; Bill Evertt (signed)
Letters
Typeset

Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints

Bill Everett's Hurricane [The Story of the Sub-Mariner!] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Sub-Mariner / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Everett
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Fictional story of the Sub-Mariner's creation w/spot illos.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich (Dec. 2005).

[Origin of the Sub-Mariner ["Here is the Sub-Mariner!"]] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (introduction and origin); Anderson; Nelson (death); Carley (death); Princess Fen (flashback, introduction); Emperor Tha-Korr (introduction, un-named in story); Dorma (introduction)
Synopsis
Prince Namor, having learned of what the race of white men once did to his undersea kingdom, vows, and is encouraged, to make war on the surface dwellers.
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Indexer Notes

First Namor story.

[Origin of the Masked Raider] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Anders ?
Pencils
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley] (introduction and origin); Lightning (Raider's horse); Steve (Sheriff); Lordin (rancher); Mr. Bleck (rancher, death); Mrs. Bleck (death); Cal Brunder (villain, introduction); Slick (villain); Rowdy (villain)
Synopsis
Cal Brunder, who has been forcing small ranchers in Cactusville to sell out to him at his price, sends his men to the ranch of Jim Gardley. When Gardley he won't sell, he has a phony charge of rustling leveled against him.
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Indexer Notes

First Masked Raider story.

Jungle Terror: A Complete Adventure Story (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Pinajian [as Tomm Dixon] (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian [as Tomm Dixon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ken Masters; Professor John Roberts; Tim Roberts; Crafton (villain, death); Mike (villain, death); Slug (villain, death)
Synopsis
Ken and Tim are worried about Professor Roberts, who went into the Amazon jungle three months earlier, trying to locate a certain Indian tribe that had in its possession a diamond with hypnotic powers.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo of the Timely-Atlas list. Note that the 3rd letter in the signature's first name is a dense smudge. The Masterwork edition and Craig Delich interprets it as an "h" (Tohm), while Dr. Vassallo believes it is an "m" (Tomm).

Burning Rubber (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill [as Raymond Gill] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed) (illustration)
Inks
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed) (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Characters
Bill Williams; Fred Turner; C. G. Clark; Ruth Clerk; Ann
Synopsis
Bill has invented a new gas feeder for his race car and is testing it out....at the risk of his own life!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist name added by Craig Delich 2008-11-2.

[Origin of Ka-Zar] (Table of Contents: 18)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Thompson ?
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand] (introduction, origin); John Rand (Ka-Zar's father, introduction, Death); Constance Rand (introduction, Death, Ka-Zar's mother); Zar (a lion, introduction); Chaka (a gorilla, introduction); Trajah (an elephant, introduction); N'Jaga (a leopard, introduction); Paul De Kraft (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A plane crashes int the jungle of the Belgian Congo, and a young boy named David watches his mother die, and later his father at the hands of Paul De Kraft. The youngster is trained in survival tactics by his father and is later re-named Ka-Zar, brother of the mighty Zar, a lion whose life he once saved.
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Indexer Notes

First Ka-Zar story. Adapted from Bob Byrd's "King of Fang and Claw" (KA-ZAR pulp magazine) #1).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Various
Inks
Various
Colors
?
Letters
Various

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch; The Sub-Mariner [Namor]

Indexer Notes

Reprints the covers from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 series) #29-34, 39, 40, 43, 44, 81, 82, 91 and 92.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Marvel Comics Re-Presents The First Ever]
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Editor Credits]
    The Human Torch
  5. 4. [Credits and Indicia]
  6. 5. ["To Bill Everett, Carl Burgos,..."]
    The Sub-Mariner; The Human Torch
  7. 6. Table of Contents
  8. 7. Introduction
  9. 8. The Torch That Lit The Way
  10. 9. Carl Burgos's Hot Idea [The Story of the Human Torch!]
    Human Torch
  11. 10. [Origin of the Human Torch]
    The Human Torch
  12. 11. [The Six Big Men]
    The Angel
  13. 12. Bill E. & Me
  14. 13. Bill Everett's Hurricane [The Story of the Sub-Mariner!]
    The Sub-Mariner
  15. 14. [Origin of the Sub-Mariner ["Here is the Sub-Mariner!"]]
    The Sub-Mariner
  16. 15. [Origin of the Masked Raider]
    The Masked Raider
  17. 16. Jungle Terror: A Complete Adventure Story
  18. 17. Burning Rubber
  19. 18. [Origin of Ka-Zar]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. ["Hey, You--"]
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