Origins of Great Marvel Comics Heroes

Published
1975
Page count
100
Cover price
0.75 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic
Branding
Newton Comics
 
Newton Comics
GCD
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Credits

Editing
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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Fantastic Four) Cover, 1 page

"Avengers Iron Man Captain America Daredevil Fantastic Four"

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic; Thing)

Credits

Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Joe Sinnott, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #6 — Let There Be... Life! (page 43)
Also printed
Australia
Origins of Great Marvel Comics Heroes (Newton, 1975?) ([1975?])
No title recorded
Show/hide 1. Abba Amazing Value Offer Abba Collectors Kit (Pelham-Optimus) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Pelham-Optimus
Show/hide 2. The Fantastic Four! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-372
Characters
Johnny Storm/The Human Torch; Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic; Sue Storm/Invisible Girl; Ben Grimm/The Thing

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [signed]
 
George Klein, inker
 
Chris Rule , inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #1 (November 1961)
The Fantastic Four!
Also printed
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) (September 1997)
The Fantastic Four

Synopsis

On an experimental spaceship designed by Reed Richards to beat the Communists from conquering space, Reed, girl friend Sue Storm, her brother and hot rod enthusiast Johnny and pilot Ben Grimm encounter cosmic rays. Reeed become the elastic Mr. Fantastic. Sue becomes the Invisible Girl, Johnn Stomr becomes the newest Human Torch and Ben is transformed into the monstrous thing. They decide to unite their abilities to help mankind.

Notes

This sequence is part of the original Fantastic Four origin. The final panel includes the words 'The End' which are probably not on the original printing. Each page has an empty box for page numbering, with new numbers added below.

Show/hide 3. The Coming of the Hulk (Hulk) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (introduction, origin); Rick Jones (introduction); Betty Ross (introduction); Thunderbolt Ross (introduction); Igor (introduction)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Paul Reinman, inker
Text
Ray Holloway, letterer
 
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (May 1962)
The Coming of the Hulk, Part 1
First print
United Kingdom
Fantastic (Odhams, 1967 series) #70 (15 June 1968)
The Coming of the Hulk [Part 1]

Synopsis

When Rick Jones is unknowingly in the middle of a government gamma bomb test, Bruce Banner races to save him by throwing him in a bunker. However, Bruce gets the fiull brunt of the gamma ray blast, eventually becoming the Hulk.

Notes

This feature reprints only part one of the original five part story. While the splash panel has had the words 'Part 1' deleted, with a black space background of stars and moon shows this version is sourced from Fantastic! #70 (15 June 1968).

Show/hide 4. The Coming of the Avengers! (The Avengers) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Avengers
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-337
Characters
Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, Hulk, Rick Jones, The Teen Brigade. Loki, The Fantastic Four (cameo)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [credited]
 
Dick Ayers, inker [credited]
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer [credited as S. Rosen]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #1 (September 1963)
The Coming of the Avengers!
Also printed
Australia
The Avengers (Horwitz, 1965 series) #1 ([April 1965])
The Coming of the Avengers!
 
United States
Marvel Tales Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #2 (1965)
The Coming of the Avengers
 
Australia
The Avengers (Newton, 1975 series) #1 ([28 June 1975])
The Coming of the Avengers!
 
United States
Son of Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1975 series) (1975)
The Coming of the Avengers
 
Australia
The Avengers (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #1 ([September 1977?])
Untitled [The Coming of the Avengers!]
 
Australia
The Avengers (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #10 ([1982?])
Untitled [The Coming of the Avengers!]
 
United States
Son of Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) (November 1997)
The Coming of the Avengers
 
United States
The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time (Marvel, 2001 series) #2 (December 2001)
The Coming of the Avengers!

Synopsis

Loki frames the Hulk in order to bring out Thor to Asgard for battle. Rick Jones summons Iron man, Giant-man, wasp and Thor in order to help the Hulk. While Loki diverts Thor to Asgard, the other heroes tackle the Hulk at a circus. Thor returns after defeating Loki and informs his fellow heroes of Hulk’s innocence. Loki tries to escape by becoming radioactive. Ant-Man with the Wasp have him become captured am underground lead-lined tank. Then the five decide to unite as an unbeatable team.

Notes

Most pages in this story have two sets of page numbers, from the original printing for the story and the page number within this issue.

Show/hide 5. The Origin of Daredevil (Daredevil) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Daredevil
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Franklin "Foggy" Nelson; Karen Page; The Fixer

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Bill Everett, line art
 
Steve Ditko, inker
 
Sol Brodsky, inker
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Daredevil (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (April 1964)
The Origin of Daredevil
Also printed
Australia
Daredevil (Horwitz, 1965? series) #1 ([1965?])
The Origin of Daredevil
 
United States
Marvel Super Heroes Annual (Marvel, 1966 series) #1 (October 1966)
The Origin of Daredevil
 
United States
Son of Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1975 series) (1975)
The Origin of Daredevil
 
Australia
Origins of Great Marvel Comics Heroes (Newton, 1975?) ([1975])
 
Australia
Daredevil The Man Without Fear (Newton, 1976 series) #1 (January 1976)
 
Australia
Daredevil The Man Without Fear (Newton, 1976 series) #1 (January 1976)
The Origin of Daredevil
 
Australia
Daredevil The Man Without Fear (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #1 (1977)
Untitled [The Origin of Daredevil]
 
Australia
Daredevil the Man Without Fear! (Federal, 1984 series) #1 (May 1984)
The Origin of Daredevil
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #17 (1991)
The Origin of Daredevil
 
United States
Uncanny Origins (Marvel, 1996 series) #13 (September 1997)
The Origin of Daredevil
 
United States
Son of Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) (November 1997)
The Origin of Daredevil
 
United States
Essential Daredevil (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (October 2002)
The Origin of Daredevil!
 
United States
Wizard Ace Edition: Daredevil (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 (April 2003)
The Origin of Daredevil
Adapted
Australia
Daredevil (Horwitz, 1965? series) #1 ([1965?])
Untitled

Synopsis

Matt Murdock saves a blind man from an oncoming truck but is struck blind himself by a radioactive canister during the rescue; The radioactivity heightens Matt's other senses and gives him an uncanny radar sense; Matt graduates college and begins practicing law with his college roommate Foggy; Matt's father, a boxer, is killed by the Fixer after he refuses to throw a fight; Matt designs a costume and a billy club (from his cane) and takes his derogatory childhood nickname "Daredevil"; DD tracks down the Fixer and the man who shot his father.

Notes

The splash page has been omitted and one-third cut from the top of page 2 for a new title.

Show/hide 6. The Origin of Captain America (Captain America) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain America
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Syd Shores, inker
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #109 (January 1969)
The Origin of Captain America!

Synopsis

Capt. America tells Nick Fury his origin, revealing how weakling Steve Rogers was injected with the Super Soldier formula and became Captain America.

Notes

This reprint includes the original cover and nine pages from the story (page 9-16, 18). New concluding text has been added at the end of the story stating, 'And thus was born: Captain America who was to become one of the world's mightiest Avengers!'

On the cover, the newspaper date and a random section of text has been added to the top left in place of the original Marvel price box. The text refers to British Prime Minister Churchill and has been clipped from the bottom right of the image, just above the heading 'Landing Made in Mal...'

Show/hide 7. Iron Man Is Born! (Iron Man) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Iron Man
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-51

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (script)
Art
Don Heck, line art
Text
Artie Simek, letterer [as Art Simek]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor
 
Alf Wallace , Albert Cossar (Reprint editors), editor [as Alf] (as Bart)

Reprint history

First print
United Kingdom
Fantastic (Odhams, 1967 series) #1 (18 February 1967)
Iron Man is Born!

Synopsis

The origin of Iron Man.

Notes

This UK version is an edited reprint of the original 13-page story from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #39 (March 1963).

Show/hide 8. Thor the Mighty (The Mighty Avengers) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Avengers
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Don Blake; Thor

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Joe Sinnott, inker
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor
 
Alf Wallace , Albert Cossar (Reprint editors), editor [as Alf] (as Bart)

Reprint history

First print
United Kingdom
Terrific! (Odhams, 1967 series) #1 (15 April 1967)
Thor the Mighty

Synopsis

Origin story recap of the lame Dr. Don Blake discovering the hammer and becoming Thor.

Notes

Abridged (with text additions/alterations) from Tales of Supense (Marvel, 1959 series) #39 and Tales of Supense (Marvel, 1959 series) #48.

Show/hide 9. Giant Man (The Mighty Avengers) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Avengers
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Henry Pym/Ant-Man/Giant-Man; The Wasp

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
 
Larry Lieber, original scripter (writers)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Don Heck, penciller
 
, inker
 
Dick Ayers, inker
 
Don Heck, inker
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor
 
Alf Wallace , Albert Cossar (Reprint editors), editor [as Alf] (as Bart)

Reprint history

First print
United Kingdom
Terrific! (Odhams, 1967 series) #1 (15 April 1967)
Giant Man

Synopsis

How Henry Pym became Ant-Man and Giant-Man

Notes

Abridged (with text additions/alterations) from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #35 and Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #49.

Show/hide 10. Captain America (The Mighty Avengers) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Avengers
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Wasp; Iron Man; Thor; Giant-Man

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, original scripter (writer)
 
, adaptation
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker [as George Bell]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor
 
Alf Wallace , Albert Cossar (Reprint editors), editor [as Alf] (as Bart)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #4 (March 1964)
Captain America Joins... The Avengers!  (excerpt only)
First print
United Kingdom
Terrific! (Odhams, 1967 series) #1 (15 April 1967)
Captain America

Synopsis

How Steve Rogers survived world war 2.

Notes

Abridged (with text additions/alterations) from Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #4.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (The Teen Brigade) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Teen Brigade
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Rick Jones

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, original author
 
, adaptation
Art
Steve Ditko, line art
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor
 
Alf Wallace , Albert Cossar (Reprint editors), editor [as Alf] (as Bart)

Reprint history

First print
United Kingdom
Terrific! (Odhams, 1967 series) #1 (15 April 1967)
Untitled

Synopsis

How Rick Jone unites a bunch of ham radio operators to form the Teen Brigade.

Notes

Abridged (with text additions/alterations) from The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series) #6.

Show/hide 12. The Origin of Dr. Strange (Doctor Strange) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange] (origin); Ancient One [Yao]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo] (origin)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited] (co-plot, dialogue)
 
Steve Ditko, scripter (co-plot)
Art
Steve Ditko, line art [credited]
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer [credited as S. Rosen]
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #115 (December 1963)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #2 (1965)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Marvel Premiere (Marvel, 1972 series) #11 (October 1973)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) (1974)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
Australia
The Avengers (Newton, 1975 series) #1 ([28 June 1975])
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
Australia
Origins of Great Marvel Comics Heroes (Newton, 1975?) ([1975])
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #1 ([1977?])
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #2 ([1979?])
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
Australia
Strange Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1978 series) #4 ([July 1980?])
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #137 (March 1982)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #137 (March 1982)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #23 (1992)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Spider-Man Classics (Marvel, 1993 series) #1 (April 1993)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) (September 1997)
The Origin of Dr. Strange
 
United States
Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (December 2001)
The Origin of Dr. Strange

Synopsis

Dr. Stephen Strange, a top neurosurgeon, damages his hands in an accident and seeks out a mystic for help. He saves the seer from his treacherous student, becoming his pupil and finding a new purpose.

Notes

The original printing's introductory editor's note has been replaced with the words 'The Mysterious Master of Black Magic', the original concluding words of the introduction. On the last page, another editorial and 'next issue' comment has also been deleted and replaced with mystic text on an extended scroll.

Show/hide 13. The Justice of Ka-Zar (Ka-Zar) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Ka-Zar
Genre
Jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zabu; Cliff Forest people; River Forest people; Edward Culhaney (dies); Sira

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter
Art
Russ Heath, penciller
 
Neal Adams, inker
 
Dan Adkins, inker
 
, inker [credited as The Crusty Bunkers]
Text
June Braverman , letterer
Editing
Gerry Conway, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
Savage Tales (Marvel, 1971 series) #10 — Requiem for a Haunted Man! (page 18)
Show/hide 14. Scream! & Mark Holden Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 15. Superstar! Flashez Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Notes

Several reprints are clearly from Odham Press in the UK and others might also have been sourced via the UK.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 52150

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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