Marvel Tales #8

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
May 1967
Page count
68
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/20985

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Spider-Man, Thor, Human Torch, Wasp) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man, Thor, Human Torch, Wasp
Characters
Thor; Carbon-Copy Man [Zano]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Acrobat [Carl Zante]

Credits

Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

Printed in
from Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #13 (June 1964)
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #90 (March 1963)
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #106 (March 1963)

Notes

Cover reproductions of: Amazing Spider-Man #13; Journey into Mystery #90; Strange Tales #106; Tales to Astonish #53.

Show/hide 1. The Menace of...Mysterio! (Spider-Man) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Amazing Spider-Man (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #186-187 (November-December 1978)
Show/hide 2. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Carl Zante [Acrobat] (Intro); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Miracle Man (flashback); Sub-Mariner (flashback); Dr. Doom (flashback)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Script)
Art
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #106 (March 1963)
The Threat of the Torrid Twosome
Also printed
Australia
The Fantastic Four Giant Size 84 Page Annual (Newton, 1975 series) #1 (15 November 1975)
The Threat of the Torrid Twosome
 
United States
Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([October] 2003)
The Threat of the Torrid Twosome  (black & white)

Synopsis

Johnny trains on the obstacle course designed for him by Reed. Meanwhile, Carl Zante, "The world's greatest acrobat", visits Sue, looking for The Human Torch. Johnny wonders how he knew, when Zante explains that "everyone" knows Johnny Storm is The Human Torch, and Sue tells him the people in Glenville left him alone because they figured he valued his privacy! Zante tries to convince Johnny that he's the most valuable member of the Fantastic Four, but getting none of the "profits" from rewards (which tend to go into scientific research). Johnny joins Zante in "The Torrid Twosome", a new crimefighting duo (complete with costumes), whose first case is to rescue someone trapped in a bank vault. But it turns out, Zante only wanted Johnny to help him rob the bank! With a little help from his partners, but mostly on his own, Johnny nabs Zante for the cops, then explains he suspected Zante, and just wanted to see what he was up to.

Show/hide 3. When Wakes the Colossus (Wasp) Comic story, 5 pages
Show/hide 4. "Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!" (Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor; Ugarth, War Lord of Xarta; Zano; Don Blake; Odin; Jane Foster; Mayor Harris; Carbon-Copy Man [Zano]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Script)
Art
Al Hartley
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Terry Szenics

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #90 (March 1963)
Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!
Also printed
Australia
The Amazing Spider-Man (Newton, 1975 series) #3 ([5 July 1975])
Trapped by the Carbon-Copy Man!
 
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #3 (October 1978)
Trapped by the Carbon-Copy Man!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"Trapped By the Carbon-Copy Man!"  (black and white)

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 43894

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