(August 1973)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
40
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 interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Issue includes 4 page advertising insert for Mark Jewelers in some copies.


This Is...Magnetor! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Dick Ayers; John Romita (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Magnetor [Hunk Ranken]
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Alterations on Magnetor and additional background art by John Romita, per Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors List, 7 January 2005.

The Wonder of the Ages!!! Magnetor! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (page 1-6); Artie Simek (page 7-13)
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
V-150
Genre
science fiction
Characters
unnamed con man; Magnetor [Hunk Larken]
Synopsis
A strong but dim man is exploited for profit by a con man and then abandoned, unable to find work except in a freak show. His unusual size is thought to make him the perfect passenger for an experimental space flight, but a strange cloud gives him magnetic powers. Angry at his previous humiliation, he attacks society and runs amok until a special rocket is created to allow him to leave Earth and find somewhere where he can fit in.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Magnetor was originally called Magneto but name has been altered in all panels except the bottom panel of page 11, where it is still Magneto. Story in two parts: unnumbered part one (6 pp.) and "Magnetor!" Part Two (7 pp.).

Shangri-La (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
L-241
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A man makes it back from Shangri-La only to be informed that the man he spoke with, whom he takes to be mad, actually left for the valley four hundred years ago.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

reprint credit from atlastales.com

They Met on Mars! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original story)

Job Number
V-149
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Two unrecognizable beings land on Mars and fight. One of them destroys the other's ship and escapes, with the two never knowing that they were both human space travelers: one from the United States, one from the Soviet Union.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story has been altered to add references to S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra in the text balloons.

More Miniaturized Mouthfuls of Marvel-ous Mutterings! (Or: Not Only Is Dracula Alive and Well - but He's Got Company!) (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. This Is...Magnetor!
  2. 1. The Wonder of the Ages!!! Magnetor!
  3. 2. Shangri-La
  4. 3. They Met on Mars!
  5. 4. More Miniaturized Mouthfuls of Marvel-ous Mutterings! (Or: Not Only Is Dracula Alive and Well - but He's Got Company!)
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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