(February 2005)

Marvel, 2005 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
29.99 USD; 48.00 CAD
Pages
344
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [red on white]
ISBN
0-7851-1693-1; 978-0-7851-1693-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785116936 52999
Editing
Jeff Youngquist (collections editor); Mark D. Beazley (assistant managing editor); Jennifer Grunwald (assistant editor); Tom Brevoort (consulting editor); Joe Quesada (editor in chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
7.5" x 11.125"
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man; Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?; Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]]

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

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Green Goblin; Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]]

The "Visionary" Thing (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset; Roy Thomas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Red Skull
Reprints

Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain America / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Lou Haines (villain); Colonel Stevens (villain)
Synopsis
Lou Haines swears revenge on the life of a Colonel for his being booted out of Camp.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-10-08.

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

Captain America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Avison [as A. Avison] (signed)
Inks
Al Avison [as A. Avison] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Red Skull's cry of alarm rings out as Captain America crashes into his terror chamber!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]
Reprints

Red Skull's Deadly Revenge (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain America / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Al Avison (signed)
Inks
Syd Shores; George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Sgt. Duffy; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt] (villain, apparently dies); Brute Benson (villain, death); Duke Shores (villain); Igor (villain)
Synopsis
The Red Skull sets out to trap the famed Captain America and succeeds, then takes over Cap's costumed identity, attempting to dishonor the name of America's hero!
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Indexer Notes

The Masterworks edition lists Syd Shores & George Klein as inkers. Captain America is unmasked in this story and his identity revealed to the Red Skull. The Red Skull's next appearance is in Young Allies Comics #4 [his true face is also shown in this story in the guise of an expert archer].

The Raving Maniac (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; satire-parody
Characters
Stan Lee
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Where Walks the Ghost? (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-567
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jimmy; Emma
Synopsis
A reverse ghost story that leads the reader to believe that a young man in the civil war has been slain and returns to his waiting parents in the form of a ghost when the last panel reveals that the young man is still within the land of the living and the waiting parents are ghosts who were killed during artillery shelling.
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Indexer Notes

Voted best story in this issue by the readers according to the letters page of issue #13 (June 1962).

Spider Man (Table of Contents: 9)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Burglar
Reprints

Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 10)

Spider-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
V-789
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (introduction, origin); Ben Parker (introduction, death); Crusher Hogan (introduction); Flash Thompson (introduction); Liz Allan (introduction); May Parker (introduction); the Burglar (introduction)
Synopsis
Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains the abilities of a spider. When he fails to stop a burglar who runs past him, his uncle Ben is later killed as a result. He therefore swears never to shirk his responsibility again.
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Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two untitled parts (6 pp, 5 pp).

This is the first Spider-Man story published, the Burglar has never been definitively named.

Winner of the 1962 "Best Short Story" Alley Award.

A Visit with the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 11)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
X-72
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]] (origin retelling); Willie Lumpkin (introduction); the Skrulls (flashback)
Synopsis
Willie Lumpkin brings to the Fantastic Four their huge mailbag. It makes them think about their youths and their origin.
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Indexer Notes

This story contains the first mention of the Yancy Street Gang.

It also contains a defense of Sue Storm's membership by Reed which appears to be a justification of her membership. It will be another year before Sue is given additional forcefield powers to "beef up" her abilities.

Daredevil Battles Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents: 12)

Daredevil / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

In Mortal Combat with...Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents: 13)

Daredevil / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]; Lady Dorma; Foggy Nelson; Karen Page; Warlord Krang (villain)
Synopsis
Namor hires Franklin and Murdock to sue the human race on his behalf. When this doesn't work, he gets himself arrested so he can have his day in court. Realizing humanity won't listen, the Sub-Mariner goes on a rampage which brings Daredevil into the (hopeless) fray. Namor returns to the sea out of respect for DD and to stop Krang from taking over Atlantis.
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Indexer Notes

DD changes from a yellow-and-red costume to an all-red this issue.

Namor and D.D. (Table of Contents: 14)

A Marvel Masterwork / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]
Reprints

The Wedding of Sue and Reed! (Table of Contents: 15)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Avengers [Thor [Donald Blake; Thor Odinson]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sgt. Fury [Nick Fury]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Two-Gun Kid; Android; Attuma; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]; Cobra [Klaus Voorhees]; Crimson Dynamo; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Dragon Man; Executioner [Skurge]; Enchantress; Grey Gargoyle [Paul Duval]; Kang; Leader; Loki; Mandarin; Medusa; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo]; Mole Man [Harvey Elder]; Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; Red Skull; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]; Super-Skrull; Thinker; Unicorn [Milos Masaryk]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]
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Bedlam at the Baxter Building! (Table of Contents: 16)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Avengers [Thor [Donald Blake; Thor Odinson]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]]; X-Men [Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Karen Page; Foggy Nelson; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nick Fury; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Watcher [Uatu]; Patsy Walker; Hedy Wolfe; Android; Attuma; Beetle [Abner Jenkins]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]; Cobra [Klaus Voorhees]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Enchantress [Amora]; Executioner [Skurge]; Grey Gargoyle [Paul Duval]; Human Top [David Cannon]; Kang; Mandarin; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo]; Mole Man [Harvey Elder]; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]; Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; Super-Apes [Igor; Mikhlo; Peotr]; Super-Skrull; Thinker; Unicorn [Milos Masaryk]; Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
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Here We Go-a-Plotting! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Marie Severin
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
humor
Characters
Stan Lee; John Romita; Larry Lieber; Roy Thomas
Reprints

Indexer Notes

John Romita did preliminary layouts for this feature that were then completely redone by Marie Severin. According to an interview with Marie in Fans of Central Jersey, she wrote this story, which was edited by Stan Lee.

Brother, Take My Hand! (Table of Contents: 18)

Daredevil / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; William Lincoln
Reprints
Keywords
gangsters

Brother, Take My Hand! (Table of Contents: 19)

Daredevil / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Willie Lincoln (introduction); Foggy Nelson; Karen Page; Biggie Benson (villain, introduction); Whitey Barton (villain)
Synopsis
Daredevil entertains the troops in Vietnam, where he meets Willie Lincoln, a black soldier who has just lost his sight due to a combat wound. After returning to New York, Lincoln goes to the welfare department, where Karen Page directs him to Matt Murdock to fight a bribery charge that happened before he went into the service. The mob boss who set up Lincoln decides to eliminate him, but Daredevil puts a crimp in that plan.
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Keywords
blindness; bribe; court room; guide dog; trial; Vietnam; war wound

And Who Shall Mourn For Him? (Table of Contents: 20)

Silver Surfer / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Stranger
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Romita credit per Nick Caputo, August 2012. Previous indexer listed John Buscema as possible penciller. A rejected cover drawn by Buscema exists.

--And Who Shall Mourn For Him? (Table of Contents: 21)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 39 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Bill Everett ?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Al Harper (death); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Stranger (villain); Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Mastermind [Jason Wyngarde]; Toad [Mortimer Toynbee]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]] (flashback); X-Men [Beast [Henry McCoy]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]] (flashback); Shalla Bal (vision)
Synopsis
Surfer's attempts to break free of Galactus' barrier summon the Stranger who plants a bomb on earth designed to kill all life.
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Indexer Notes

In the letters page of Sub-Mariner #19 Roy Thomas notes that Bill Everett was colorist for "recent issues" of the Silver Surfer.

A Hell on Earth (Table of Contents: 22)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams; John Romita (alterations)
Inks
John Verpoorten ? ; Joe Sinnott ?; John Romita (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Sif; Balder
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Verpoorten and Romita credits per Nick Caputo, revised Feb 2012. Joe Sinnott credit per Sinnott's personal records, although Nick believes it is in error.

No More the Thunder God! (Table of Contents: 23)

Thor / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta; John Verpoorten (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
340-Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Loki; Odin; Balder; Sif; Don Blake; Igron; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]
Synopsis
Loki switches bodies with Thor.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 12 and 13 of the story are half pages.

Pages 6, 13 [numbered 14], 17 [numbered 18] and 19 [numbered 20] are inked by John Verpoorten.

Jack Kirby's last issue.

When Gods Go Mad! (Table of Contents: 24)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema ?; Neal Adams ?; Marie Severin (see notes)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Loki]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits in dispute. Sinnott's personal records have pencils credited to Marie Severin. Nick Caputo, based in part on viewing the original art in John Buscema, Michaelangelo of Comics, credits Buscema, although Marie Severin made corrections and added background figures. Nick notes that Marie also likely produced the original cover rough which is why, along with her corrections that Sinnott may have seen her name credited. Mike Burkey showed the actual original art to Neal Adams who stated that he penciled the cover, which is also credited on his personal checklist at nealadams.com.

When Gods Go Mad! (Table of Contents: 25)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
376-Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor [Loki]; Loki [Thor]; Balder; Sif; Odin; Mephisto; Odin's Vizier (Introduction); Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Galactus (cameo)
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One God Must Fall! (Table of Contents: 26)

Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema; Marie Severin (layout, alterations)
Inks
Joe Sinnott ?; John Verpoorten ?; Marie Severin (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor [Loki]; Balder
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sinnott inks credit from Sinnott's personal records. Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 2083, 24 August 2009), believes that Sinnott's records are in error and the cover was inked by John Verpoorten. Tony Rose concurs (3 December 2010). Nick also believes that Marie Severin provided additional corrections/additions/alterations on backgrounds.
Marie Severin layout from Rodrigo Baeza tumblr and e-bay auction.

One God Must Fall! (Table of Contents: 27)

Thor / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
410Z
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Thor [Loki]; Loki [Thor]; Mephisto; Balder; Sif; Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; Odin; Heimdall; Odin's Vizier; Thor; Loki
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Indexer Notes

Pages 12 and 13 of the story were only half pages (per Michel Faber, June 10, 2006).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin (layout), Gil Kane (finished pencils)
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Green Goblin (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Green Goblin's face in lower left section of cover by John Romita.

--And Now the Goblin! (Table of Contents: 29)

Spider-Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
556 Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Betty Brant; Robbie Robertson; Harry Osborn; Aunt May Parker; Anna May Watson; Mary Jane Watson; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn] (villain); Gwen Stacy (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Peter returns from England and winds up getting a job with Norman Osborn. Unfortunately, Norman is shocked into becoming the Green Goblin again and sets his sights on Spidey.
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Indexer Notes

Continued in the next 2 issues.
Drug references in the story meant that it could not be approved by the Comics Code.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spidey fights the Goblin -- and lots, lots more!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]
Reprints

In the Grip of the Goblin! (Table of Contents: 31)

Spider-Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (pages 7, 15, 16, and 19, credited as "Artist Emeritus"); Tony Mortellaro ? (backgrounds)
Colors
Andy Yanchus ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
575Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [also appears as Peter Parker]; Harry Osborn; Mary Jane Watson; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn] (villain); Gwen Stacy (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Spidey battles the Goblin while Harry starts popping pills to deal with the brush-off MJ has given him.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in the following issue.
Drug references in the story meant that it could not be approved by the Comics Code.
Backgrounds likely inked by Tony Mortellaro, as he was the background inker on ASM #98 (a billboard seen on the splash page of #98 reads "BACK BY MOR").

The Goblin's Power! (Table of Contents: 32)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]
Reprints

The Goblin's Last Gasp! (Table of Contents: 33)

Spider-Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Tony Mortellaro (backgrounds)
Colors
Andy Yanchus ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
590Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [also appears as Peter Parker]; Gwen Stacy; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Harry Osborn; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn] (villain)
Synopsis
Spidey confronts the drug dealer who sold Harry the pills that put him in the hospital. Spidey and Goblin wage a pitched battle until the web-head confronts Norman with his sick son. Gwen returns from London.
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Indexer Notes

Drug references in the story meant that it could not be approved by the Comics Code.
Though not officially credited, a billboard seen on the splash page reads "BACK BY MOR", indicating Tony Mortellaro inked the backgrounds.

This World Gone Mad! (Table of Contents: 34)

Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange
Reprints

While the World Spins Mad! (Table of Contents: 35)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Nightmare
Synopsis
Sensing evil, Strange is so focused on seeking it out he's almost hit by a truck. He calls upon The Ancient One, who warns him of the nature of the evil, but is still mystified. Then he finds himself confronted by someone (or something) who takes his own form, and tells him he's "already defeated". Only when he discovers his oldest enemy is at the bottom of it does he also realize he was hit by the truck-- and has been in a hospital bed ever since! On recovering, he erases the memory of the night's events from the doctor's mind, as "Many things there are that mankind must not know..."
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Indexer Notes

1st episode of the revived series. Doc's previous appearances include MARVEL FEATURE #1 (January 1972) and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #109 (June 1972).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darick Robertson
Inks
Al Vey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; symbiotes
Reprints

The Cycle of Life (Table of Contents: 37)

Spider-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Darick Robertson
Inks
George Perez
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Mary Jane Watson Parker; Aunt May Parker (flashback); Ben Parker (flashback); Flash Thompson (?; flashback)
Synopsis
Peter and Mary Jane discuss the death of Aunt May.
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Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man; Fantastic Four
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The "Visionary" Thing
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  5. 4. Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge
    Captain America
  6. 5. ["Red Skull's cry of alarm rings out as Captain America crashes into his terror chamber!"]
    Captain America
  7. 6. Red Skull's Deadly Revenge
    Captain America
  8. 7. The Raving Maniac
  9. 8. Where Walks the Ghost?
  10. 9. Spider Man
    Spider-Man
  11. 10. Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  12. 11. A Visit with the Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
  13. 12. Daredevil Battles Sub-Mariner!
    Daredevil
  14. 13. In Mortal Combat with...Sub-Mariner
    Daredevil
  15. 14. Namor and D.D.
    A Marvel Masterwork
  16. 15. The Wedding of Sue and Reed!
    Fantastic Four
  17. 16. Bedlam at the Baxter Building!
    Fantastic Four
  18. 17. Here We Go-a-Plotting!
  19. 18. Brother, Take My Hand!
    Daredevil
  20. 19. Brother, Take My Hand!
    Daredevil
  21. 20. And Who Shall Mourn For Him?
    Silver Surfer
  22. 21. --And Who Shall Mourn For Him?
    Silver Surfer
  23. 22. A Hell on Earth
    Thor
  24. 23. No More the Thunder God!
    Thor
  25. 24. When Gods Go Mad!
    Thor
  26. 25. When Gods Go Mad!
    Thor
  27. 26. One God Must Fall!
    Thor
  28. 27. One God Must Fall!
    Thor
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  30. 29. --And Now the Goblin!
    Spider-Man
  31. 30. ["Spidey fights the Goblin -- and lots, lots more!"]
    Spider-Man
  32. 31. In the Grip of the Goblin!
    Spider-Man
  33. 32. The Goblin's Power!
    Spider-Man
  34. 33. The Goblin's Last Gasp!
    Spider-Man
  35. 34. This World Gone Mad!
    Dr. Strange
  36. 35. While the World Spins Mad!
    Dr. Strange
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  38. 37. The Cycle of Life
    Spider-Man
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