Bring on the Bad Guys: Origins of Marvel Comics Villains

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
1976
Page count
260
Cover price
6.95 USD
Colour
Unknown
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/65346

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Dr. Doom; Dormammu; Loki; Red Skull; Green Goblin; Abomination; Mephisto

Credits

Painting
John Romita

Notes

Per John Romita at the San Diego Comic-Con, cover was behind in deadline and in order to complete the work he blow up a stat drawing and painted it with Dr. Martin's Dyes (July 21, 2006).

Show/hide 1. Prologue Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Part 1: Dr. Doom! Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom

Credits

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott

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From GCD
From ?
Show/hide 3. The Madness Behind the Mask! Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Prisoners of Dr. Doom! (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Super-hero
Code
V-735
Characters
Dr. Doom; Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; the Thing; Invisible Girl

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott

Reprint history

From GCD
from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #5 (July 1962)

Synopsis

Dr. Doom forces the FF to go back in time to recover Blackbeard's treasure.

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee. Part 1 runs pp 1-5; Part 2 is entitled "Back to the Past!" and runs pp 6-10; Part 3 is "On the Trail of Blackbeard" and runs pp 11-13; Part 4 is "Battle!" and runs pp 14-18; and Part 5 is "The Vengeance of Dr. Doom!" and runs pp 19-23.

Show/hide 5. Untitled Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. The Fantastic Origin of Doctor Doom! (Dr. Doom) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Doom
Genre
Super-hero
Code
X-753
Characters
Dr. Doom; Boris; Reed Richards

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprint history

From GCD
from Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #2 (1964)

Synopsis

The origin of Dr. Doom

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee

Show/hide 7. Part 2: The Dread Dormammu! Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Dormammu

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From GCD
From ?
Show/hide 8. A Demon -- From the World Beyond! Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. The Domain of the Dread Dormammu! (Dr. Strange) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Strange
Genre
Super-hero; occult
Characters
Dr. Strange; Ancient One; Clea (unnamed); Dormammu

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #126 (November 1964)
The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Collectors' Item Classics (Marvel, 1965 series) #17 (October 1968)
The Domain of the Dread Dormammu
 
Australia
Sub-Mariner (Newton, 1976?) ([1976?])
The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!
 
Australia
Doctor Strange (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #1 ([December 1977])
"It is midnight! The city is still!"
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #23 (1992)
The Domain of the Dread Dormammu
 
United States
Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (December 2001)
The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #126 (November 1964)

Synopsis

Dr. Strange takes a message from the Ancient One to Dormammu

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee

Show/hide 10. Duel with the Dread Dormammu! (Dr. Strange) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Strange
Genre
Super-hero; occult
Characters
Dr. Strange; Ancient One; Clea (unnamed); Dormammu; the Mindless Ones

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #127 (December 1964)

Synopsis

Dr. Strange helps Dormammu defeat the Mnidless Ones.

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee

Show/hide 11. Part 3: Loki (Loki) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Loki
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Loki

Credits

Pencils
John Buscema

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From GCD
From ?
Show/hide 12. If a God Be Mad! (Loki) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Loki
Genre
Superhero; fantasy
Characters
Loki

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 13. "The Coming of Loki!" (Tales of Asgard) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of Asgard
Genre
Superhero; fantasy
Characters
O: Loki (part 1; 1st chron. app.); GS: Odin; V: Laufey (Loki's father) (I)(D)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #112 (January 1965)

Synopsis

The Asgardians battle the Giants.

Notes

Part 1 of Loki's origin. First biographical Loki story, the first appearance and death of Laufey. Chronologically first appearance of Loki.

Show/hide 14. "The Boyhood of Loki!" (Tales of Asgard) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of Asgard
Genre
Superhero; fantasy
Characters
Thor (guest star); Loki (origin); Uller (I); Volsak (I)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #113 (February 1965)

Synopsis

Thor defends Loki after Loki is caught engaging in mystical mischief.

Notes

Part 2 of Loki's origin. Second biographical Loki story, the first appearances of Uller and Volsak.

Show/hide 15. "A Viper In Our Midst!" (Tales of Asgard) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of Asgard
Genre
Superhero; fantasy
Characters
GS: Thor; O: Loki (part 3); V: Loki; Ghan (I)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #115 (April 1965)

Synopsis

Loki aids a giant in escaping from the Asgardians.

Notes

Part 3 of Loki's origin. Third biographical Loki story, the first appearance of Ghan.

Show/hide 16. Untitled (Loki; Thor) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Loki; Thor
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 17. "The Vengeance of the Thunder God" (Thor) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thor; Odin; Harris Hobbs; Loki; Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Jane Foster; Ann; John

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia [as Frankie Ray]
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #115 (April 1965)
The Vengeance of the Thunder God
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #26 (May 1970)
"The Vengeance of the Thunder God"
 
Australia
The X-Men Here Comes... Daredevil The Mighty Thor (Newton, 1970?) ([1975?])
The Vengeance of the Thunder God
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #2 ([2003?])
 
United States
The Mighty Thor Omnibus (Marvel, 2010? series) #1 (November 2010)
The Vengeance of the Thunder God
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #115 (April 1965)

Synopsis

Thor battles the Absorbing Man.

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee

Show/hide 18. Part 5: The Red Skull Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Red Skull

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From GCD
From ?
Show/hide 19. Scourge of the Master Race! Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 20. The Fantastic Origin of the Red Skull (Capt. America) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Capt. America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain America; Red Skull; Adolf Hitler

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

From GCD
from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #66 (June 1965)

Synopsis

Red Skull tells his origin to the captive Captain America and brainwashes him.

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee

Show/hide 21. Lest Tyranny Triumph! (Capt. America) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Capt. America
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Capt. America; Red Skull

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Ray [Frank Giacoia]
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

From GCD
from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #67 (July 1965)

Synopsis

The brainwashed Capt. America goes on an assassination mission for the Red Skull

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee

Show/hide 22. The Sentinel and the Spy! (Capt. America) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Capt. America
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Capt. America; Red Skull; Bucky

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Ray [Frank Giacoia]
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprint history

From GCD
from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #68 (August 1965)

Synopsis

Capt. America foils a Nazi sabatouer

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee

Show/hide 23. Untitled (Green Goblin) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Goblin
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Goblin

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From GCD
From ?
Show/hide 24. The Fiend Flies by Night! Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 25. Spidey Saves the Day! (Spider-Man) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Green Goblin; Spider-Man; May Parker; Anna Watson; Betty Brant

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Mickey Demeo [Mike Esposito]
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprint history

From GCD
from Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #40 (September 1966)

Synopsis

Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin and learns his origin.

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee

Show/hide 26. Part 6: Abomination Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Abomination
Show/hide 27. And There Shall Come a Monster! Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 28. The Abomination! (Hulk) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hulk
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Hulk; Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Glen Talbot; Abomination

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Gil Kane
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprint history

From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #90 (April 1967)

Synopsis

Hulk battles the Abomination.

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee

Show/hide 29. Whosoever Harms the Hulk..! (Hulk) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hulk
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Hulk; Abomination; Betty Ross; Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross; Glenn Talbot; Rick Jones; Stranger

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Gil Kane
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #91 (May 1967)

Synopsis

Ross uses gamma rays to heal Hulk's injuries so that Hulk can rescue Betty from the Abomination.

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee

Show/hide 30. Part 7: Mephisto Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mephisto

Credits

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
? (retouches)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Silver Surfer (Marvel, 1968 series) #3 (December 1968) [with alterations]
Show/hide 31. Blaze of Fire! Scent of Brimstone! Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 4 pages

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 32. The Power and the Prize! (Silver Surfer) Comic story, 40 pages

Featuring

Feature
Silver Surfer
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Silver Surfer; Mephisto; Shalla Bal

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

From GCD
from Silver Surfer, The (Marvel, 1968 series) #3 (December 1968)

Synopsis

Mephisto attemtps to corrupt the Surfer's soul.

Notes

Original presentation edited by Stan Lee. Part One runs pp 1-20; Part Two is titled "Duel in the Depths" and runs pp 21-40.

Show/hide 33. Epilogue Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

Notes

Per John Romita at the San Diego Comic-Con, cover was behind in deadline and in order to complete the work he blow up a stat drawing and painted it with Dr. Martin's Dyes (July 21, 2006).

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 54027

Cover added

  • 06/10/2010

Index completed

  • 06/10/2010