(June 1973)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Roy Thomas
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interiors
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

indicia states: "Reprints courtesy of Hercles Publishing Corp., and Atlas Magazine Inc. Copyright © 1954." [Typo in indicia? Should be Hercules Publishing Corp.]


The Woman Who Wasn't! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Brunner (signed)
Inks
Frank Brunner (signed)
Colors
Frank Brunner ?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Medusa

The Woman Who Wasn't (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks
Tony DiPreta
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
B-546
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Medusa; Perseus (flashback); Professor Lansing; Athene
Synopsis
Professor Lansing obtains financing for a trip to uncover the wealth he read about in some manuscripts he discovered. Journeying to Greece, he finds a cave guarded by a man with snakes for hair. This man welcomes him to "Medusa-Land" and introduces him to their queen, a direct descendant of Medusa. Lansing asks her how they protect their wealth from the outside world, but Medusa insists that he stop talking and kiss her. Later that night, Lansing fills up a bag with jewels, only to be caught by Medusa. The next day Athene visits Medusa and remarks at the new snake in her hair.
Reprints

Jaws of Death (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cal Massey (signed)
Inks
Cal Massey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
B-495
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jack Spence; Bart Tedlow
Synopsis
Fed up with working in an alligator farm, Jack Spence and Bart Tedlow decide to rob a bank. During the robbery the alarm is tripped and Tedlow hurts his ankle while fleeing. Spence escapes and with no mention of his partner in the papers decided to get out of town. Tedlow appears at the tracks and tells him the money is buried in the alligator farm. Spence begins digging but is suddenly attacked from behind by an alligator and killed. Two men come upon the scene and one remarks that this is exactly where they found Bart Tedlow's body last night.
Reprints

The Tarantula! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hy Rosen
Inks
Hy Rosen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
B-422
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Josiah Creech
Synopsis
The Romanian town of Marud is overrun by giant tarantulas, and people are leaving in droves. Two villagers implore Josiah Creech to leave, but he says that he is not afraid and will not leave his home and possessions. Looters decide to steal Josiah's fortune and break into his home. They shoot Josiah, but he remains alive and becomes a giant tarantula, remarking that the looters have come just in time for supper, since neither he nor his children have eaten... yet.
Reprints

The Lion's Mouth! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Robbins
Inks
Ed Robbins
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
B-641
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Pierre Brazo; Suba (a lion); Mrs. Brazo
Synopsis
Pierre Brazo, a lion tamer with the circus is greeted by his wife after his performance. Brazo hates her because he thought she was wealthy when they married. Frustrated by Pierre, who openly displays his loathing, his wife decides he must die. Before Pierre's show the next day his wife asks if he's really taught Suba the lion to hate her. He responds in the affirmative. During the performance as Pierre does his greatest feat, putting his head inside Suba's mouth, the lion begins to kill Pierre. His skull-cap falls to the ground; a picture of his wife is sewn onto the back.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Woman Who Wasn't!
  2. 1. The Woman Who Wasn't
  3. 2. Jaws of Death
  4. 3. The Tarantula!
  5. 4. The Lion's Mouth!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Matthew Head
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Ramon Schenk