Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
September 1997
Page count
260
Cover price
24.99 USD 35.00 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/351954

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Origins of Marvel Comics) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Origins of Marvel Comics
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Spider-man; Incredible Hulk; Thor; Dr. Strange; Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Woman

Credits

Art
Claudio Castellini

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Printed in
in Wiz (Marvel Italia, 1995 series) #27
Show/hide 1. Prologue Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 2. If One is Good, Four Will Be Better (Fantastic Four) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 3. Fantastic Four #1 (Fantastic Four) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four: Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; monster from Monster Isle

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein?
Christopher Rule?

Notes

George Klein, or Chris Rule have been suggested as the inker but there is no consensus. Dick Ayers originally given inker credit, but per Nick Caputo, Ayers did not have this cover listed in his own record books (July 27, 2006).

Show/hide 4. The Fantastic Four (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Mayor of Central City.

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Christopher Rule?

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First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #1 (November 1961)
The Fantastic Four!
Also printed
Australia
Origins of Great Marvel Comics Heroes (Newton, 1975?) ([1975])
The Fantastic Four!

Notes

Inking often attributed to Dick Ayers and occasionally Art Simek. The given credit reflects the current consensus.

Show/hide 5. The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Moleman [a.k.a. Mole Man] (intro and origin); Fantastic Four; Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; Invisible Girl; Thing; Monsters of Monster Isle.

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Christopher Rule?

Notes

Inking credit often attributed to Dick Ayers and occasionally to Art Simek, the credit given reflects the current consensus.

Show/hide 6. The Moleman's Secret! (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Moleman [a.k.a. Mole Man] (intro and origin); Fantastic Four; Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; Invisible Girl; Thing; Monsters of Monster Isle.

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Christopher Rule?
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Fantastic Four) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 8. Fantastic Four #243 (Fantastic Four) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Galactus; The Wasp; Dr. Strange; Thing; Iron Man; Mr. Fantastic; Torch; Thor; Captain America.

Credits

Art
John Byrne
Colours
Rick Parker?
Editing
Jim Salicrup
Show/hide 9. Shall Earth Endure? (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
John Byrne
Art
John Byrne
Colours
Glynis Wein
Letters
Jim Novak

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First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #243 (June 1982)
Shall Earth Endure?
Also printed
Australia
Fantastic Four (Federal, 1984 series) #2 ([July 1984])
Shall Earth Endure?
Show/hide 10. There Shall Come a Jolly Green Giant (Incredible Hulk) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Incredible Hulk
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 11. The Incredible Hulk #1 (The Incredible Hulk) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Incredible Hulk
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Editing
Stan Lee
Show/hide 12. The Hulk (The Incredible Hulk) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Incredible Hulk
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Show/hide 13. Untitled (The Incredible Hulk) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Incredible Hulk
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 14. The Incredible Hulk #372 (The Incredible Hulk) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Incredible Hulk
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Dale Keown
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Editing
Bobbie Chase
Show/hide 15. He's Back (The Incredible Hulk) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Incredible Hulk
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Peter David
Pencils
Dale Keown
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colours
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Joe Rosen
Show/hide 16. The World's Best-selling Swinger (Spider-man) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spider-man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 17. Amazing Fantasy #15 (Spider-man) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spider-man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Editing
Stan Lee
Show/hide 18. Spider-man! (Spider-man) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spider-man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Spider-man) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spider-man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 20. Spider-man #1, August 1990 (Spider-man) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spider-man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Todd McFarlane
Editing
Jim Salicrup

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First print
United States
Spider-Man (Marvel, 1990 series) #1 (August 1990)
Torment Part One of Five
Show/hide 21. Torment part 1 (Spider-man) Comic story, 19 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spider-man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
FEATURE: Spider-Man; GUEST: Mary Jane Parker; VILLAIN: Lizard

Credits

Script
Todd McFarlane
Art
Todd McFarlane
Colours
Bob Sharen
Letters
Rick Parker

Reprint history

First print
United States
Spider-Man (Marvel, 1990 series) #1 (August 1990)
Torment Part 1

Notes

Original issue has 23 pages of story indexed. This reprint only has 19 pages of story.

Show/hide 22. Meanwhile, Back in Asgard (Thor) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 23. Introducing... the Mighty Thor! [Journey Into Mystery #83] (Thor) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Editing
Stan Lee
Show/hide 24. Thor the Mighty, and "The Stone Men from Saturn!" (Thor) Comic story, 13 pages
Show/hide 25. Untitled (Thor) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 26. Thor #380 (Thor) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor

Credits

Art
Walt Simonson
Editing
Craig Anderson (Assistant)
Ralph Macchio
Show/hide 27. Mjolnir's Song (Thor) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
FEATURE: Thor; VILLAIN: Midgard Serpent (Death)

Credits

Script
Walt Simonson
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colours
Christie Scheele
Letters
John Workman

Notes

Story told in nothing but splash pages.

Show/hide 28. Mainly About a Master of the Mystic Arts (Doctor Strange) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 29. Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic! (Doctor Strange) Comic story, 5 pages
Show/hide 30. The Origin of Dr. Strange (Doctor Strange) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 31. Untitled (Doctor Strange) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 32. Doctor Strange #56 (Doctor Strange) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange

Credits

Art
Paul Smith
Editing
Al Milgrom
Show/hide 33. A Mystic Reborn! (Doctor Strange) Comic story, 21 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Morgana Blessings; Wong; Sara Wolfe; Adria [Sylvia Nettlebaum]; Kaecilius [Joe Crocker]; Demonicus [Tyrone Lewis]; The Ancient One (flashback); Baron Mordo (flashback); Loki (cameo); Dormammu (cameo); Silver Dagger (cameo); The Hulk (cameo); Princess Clea (cameo); Eternity (cameo)

Credits

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Paul Smith
Inks
Terry Austin
Colours
Bob Sharen
Letters
Jim Novak
Show/hide 34. Epilogue (Origins of Marvel Comics) Recap, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Origins of Marvel Comics
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 51400

Cover added

  • 23/08/2010

Index completed

  • 23/08/2010