Marvel Tales #4

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
September 1966
Page count
?
Cover price
$0.00
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/20357

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Show/hide Cover No title recorded Cover, 1 page
Show/hide 1. The Return of the Vulture (Spider-Man) Comic story, 21 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Vulture; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Flash; Betty Brant; J. Jonah Jameson

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #7 (November [December] 1963)
The Return of the Vulture
Also printed
Australia
The Amazing Spider-Man Newton Spectacular (Newton, 1975?) ([1975])
The Return of the Vulture
 
Australia
The Amazing Spider-Man (Newton, 1974 series) #6 ([August 1975?])
The Return of the Vulture
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #3 ([February 1982?])
The Return of the Vulture
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #1 (1987)
The Return of the Vulture
 
United States
The Essential Spider-Man (Marvel, 1996 series) #1 (December 1996)
The Return of the Vulture

Synopsis

The Vulture escapes from prison and Spider-Man finds a new way to defeat him, despite having a sprained arm that limits him to using one arm.

Notes

References Spider-Man #2.

Show/hide 2. Part 1: "Prisoner of the Wizard" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Wizard (Origin, Intro); The Destroyer (cameo on film)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #102 (November 1962)

Synopsis

The Wizard decides to defeat the Torch by kidnapping him and convincing the world the Torch has turned criminal, but the Wizard is tripped up when Johnny calls in his sister.

Notes

References Strange Tales #101. First appearance (and origin) of the Wizard.

Show/hide 3. Part 2: "Wizard's Wiles!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #102 (November 1962)
Show/hide 4. Strange Coins (Littleton Coin Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Littleton Coin Co.

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for coin catalog and coins from Littleton Coin Co. Appears between pages 11-12 of "Wizard" story sequence.

Show/hide 5. Start Your Own Business! (Christy Trades School, Inc.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Christy Trades School, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for electronic appliance repair training from Christy Trades School, Inc.

Show/hide 6. "On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!" (Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-913
Characters
Thor [Don Blake]; U.S. Army personnel; Zarrko; Jane Foster; Odin

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #86 (November 1962)
On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!
Also printed
United States
Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #39 (January 1963)
Untitled
 
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #2 (June 1978)
On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #3 ([February 1982?])
On the Trail of Tomorrow Man!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"  (black and white)
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #86 (November 1962)

Synopsis

Zarrko of the year 2262 goes back in time and steals a cobalt bomb in 1962, but Thor chases him forward in time and defeats him.

Notes

Job number not listed in comic, came from the splash page of the original art. Presented in two parts; Part 2 is titled "Flight To The Future."

Show/hide 7. Treasure Chest of Fun (Honor House Products Corp.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products Corp.
Characters
Frankenstein

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Honor House Products Corp. novelties. Appears between pages 2-3 of "Thor" story sequence.

Show/hide 8. Is Your Hair Growing or Going? (Ward's Formula) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Ward's Formula

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Ward's Formula for re-growing hair, from H. H. Ward & Co. Appears between pages 6-7 of "Thor" story sequence.

Show/hide 9. Stamps / Shop By Mail (various) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
various

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Various ads for stamps companies and other items. Appears between pages 11-12 of "Thor" story sequence.

Show/hide 10. Here's A Swell Way To Make Lots of Money and Win Prizes Too! (Grit) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Grit newspaper sales from Grit Publishing Co. Appears between pages 11-12 of "Thor" story sequence.

Show/hide 11. Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle (Ant-Man) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Ant-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; The Scarlet Beetle

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (plot)
Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #39 (January 1963)
The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle!
Also printed
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #3 ([February 1982?])
The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle!
 
United States
Essential Ant Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)
The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle!  (black and white)
From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #39 (January 1963)
in Incroyable Hulk, L' (Editions Héritage, 1968 series) #32

Synopsis

A red beetle is given a human-type brain through exposure to radiation and steals Ant-Man's enlarging gas to try and take over the world, using other insects as an army. But Ant-Man still controls the ants and together they defeat the Beetle.

Show/hide 12. Shop By Mail / Stamps (various) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
various

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Various ads for stamps companies and other items, including one to purchase comic books by Argosy Books. Appears between pages 2-3 of "Ant-Man" story sequence.

Show/hide 13. Now...Fear No Man! Don't Be Bullied! (Precise Publications) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Precise Publications

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Master System of oriental fighting arts from Precise Publications. Appears between pages 6-7 of "Ant-Man" story sequence.

Show/hide 14. Now You Can Join! (Turbonique) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Turbonique

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Turbonique super-speed equipment for engines. Appears between pages 6-7 of "Ant-Man" story sequence.

Show/hide 15. 200 Pc. Set World War II Soldiers (Lucky Products, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Lucky Products, Inc.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for 200 piece set of World War II Soldiers toy from Lucky Products, Inc.

Show/hide 16. 3 Complete Fishing Outfits... (Niresk Discount Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Niresk Discount Sales

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for fishing outfit from Niresk Discount Sales, on inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. If You Need Extra Money & You Know Just 10 People... (Wallace Brown Cards) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wallace Brown Cards

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Ad for Christmas Card catalog and approvals for sale from Wallace Brown, Inc., on back cover.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 45664

Cover added

  • 05/05/2010

Index completed

  • 05/05/2010