Fantastic #1

United Kingdom

Odhams Press

United Kingdom

Published
18 February 1967
Page count
40
Cover price
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/368763

Credits

Editing
Alf Wallace [as Alf]
Bob Bartholomew [as Bart]

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover It's Free Inside! Fantastic Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor; Iron Man; X-Men

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
?
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Paul Reinman
?
Letters
typeset
?
Show/hide 1. The Stone Men From Saturn! (The Mighty Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Mighty Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake] (introduction, origin); Gorr; Kronans; Korg

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (plot)
Larry Lieber
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #83 (August 1962)
"The Stone Men from Saturn!"
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (1964)
"The Stone Men from Saturn!"
 
United States
Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #158 (November 1968)
The Stone Men from Saturn!
 
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #1 ([October 1977?])
The Stone Men from Saturn!
 
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa, 1980?) ([1980])
The Stone Men from Saturn!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"The Stone Men from Saturn!"
 
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) (September 1997)
Thor the Mighty, and "The Stone Men from Saturn!"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"The Stone Men from Saturn!"
 
United States
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010? series) #1 (November 2010)
The Stone Men from Saturn!

Synopsis

Origin of Thor. A lame doctor vacationing in Norway runs across an alien invasion. While hiding from the aliens in a cave he finds an old cane that transforms him into the god Thor. Thor drives back the alien invasion.

Notes

This is a reprint of the first Thor story published by Marvel. The original story was divided into three parts with parts two and three titled "The Power of Thor!" (5 pp) and "Thor the Mighty Strikes Back!"(3 pp). In this reprint these two chapter headings have been edited out so that this tale is presented as a single 13 page story.

Show/hide 2. No title recorded (News From the Floor of 64) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
News From the Floor of 64

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Notes

Show/hide 3. It's Free Next Week! Your Secret Brotherhood of Power Scar Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Script
? (Promo copy)
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 4. X-Men (X-Men) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
X-Men
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Professor Charles Xavier; Magneto (1st ever appearance)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Synopsis

X-Men origin

Notes

The final panel contains only text and invites the reader to see the X-Men in action in next week's "Fantastic!"

Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Fantastic Fan Mail) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Fan Mail

Credits

Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 6. It's Fantastic Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Script
? (Promo copy)
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Promo for the Pennant/Wallet free gift and its various uses

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

Featuring

Feature
Iron Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Wong-Chu

Credits

Script
Stan Lee [plot]
Larry Lieber [script]
Art
Don Heck
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Origins of Great Marvel Comics Heroes (Newton, 1975?) ([1975])
Iron Man Is Born!

Synopsis

Iron Man origin

Notes

A new caption is added to the final panel of page 7 for dramatic impact.

Show/hide 8. They're Fantastic! Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.75 pages

Featuring

Characters
Hulk; Thing; Spider-Man

Credits

Script
? (Promo copy)
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Promo advertising Smash!, Wham! and Pow! comics

Show/hide 9. Stamps Free Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Credits

Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (The Missing Link) Comic story, 4 pages

"If it moves - The Link kills!"

Featuring

Feature
The Missing Link
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Script
Alf Wallace
Art
Luis Bermejo

Notes

The only original strip in the first issue supplied by Spanish artist Luis Bermejo

Show/hide 11. Power-House Pennants Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Thor; X-Men; Iron Man

Credits

Script
? (Promo copy)
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Pennant drawings to cut out and place in the pennant/wallet. Color back cover


Notes

Free 'Fantastic Pennant/Wallet' with this issue. "Fantastic" was on sale seven days in advance of the week ending cover date and two days in advance of the 'Every Monday' indicia frequency.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 52154

Entry created

  • 29/08/2010

Cover added

  • 25/01/2019

Index completed

  • 25/01/2019

Last updated

  • 25/01/2019