(April 1974)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
8 times a year
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

The Lurkers in the Caves! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed); John Romita (aalterations)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed); John Romita (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Death of a Puppet! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[B-583]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Zorasto
Synopsis
A puppeteer is apprehensive when his performances of a puppet murder mystery seem to coincide with real killings.
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Let's Face It (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando ?
Inks
Jack Abel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[B-788]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Roger Brent; Cora
Synopsis
When a man develops pills that can take twenty years off one's age, an older actor threatens him with violence unless he hands them over. The man tells the actor not to take any of the pills because he is only "half finished," but the actor doesn't listen, and winds up with a face that is half aged and half young.
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The Pitchman! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[B-887]
Genre
humor
Characters
Herman Hunkle
Synopsis
A con man sells the Brooklyn Bridge to a country hick -- but the sale turns out to be legitimate!
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They Wait in the Caves! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[K-284]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Panyard; Nolan
Synopsis
A man finds an island abundant with pearls and gives the location to his friend. When the friend arrives, the natives destroy his boat to keep him from revealing the island's location to anyone else.
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Bertha Gets Buried (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Kweskin
Inks
Sam Kweskin
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
[C-961]
Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Characters
Bertha
Synopsis
A man assumes his wife is cheating, kills her, and buries her in the cellar. It turns out that the man he thought she was cheating with is a handyman she hired to clean out the cellar like her husband asked her to. He is digging up the floor to lay down cement when he uncovers her body.
Reprints
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Lurkers in the Caves!
  2. 1. The Death of a Puppet!
  3. 2. Let's Face It
  4. 3. The Pitchman!
  5. 4. They Wait in the Caves!
  6. 5. Bertha Gets Buried
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jerry Hillegas
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Ramon Schenk