Marvel Tales #7

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
March 1967
Page count
68
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/20838

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Spider-Man, Thor, Wasp, Human Torch) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man, Thor, Wasp, Human Torch
Characters
Thor; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard

Credits

Pencils
Steve Ditko (Enforcers only, Amazing Spider-Man #10)
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko (Enforcers only, Amazing Spider-Man #10)
Dick Ayers (Amazing Spider-Man #10, Strange Tales #105, Journey into Mystery #89)
Sol Brodsky (Tales to Astonish #52)
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

Printed in
from Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #10 (March 1964)
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #89 (February 1963)
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #105 (February 1963)
Show/hide 1. The Enforcers (Spider-Man) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprint history

From GCD
from Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #10 (March 1964)
Show/hide 2. "he Return of the Wizard! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #105 (February 1963)
"The Return of the Wizard!"
Also printed
Australia
Strange Tales (Horwitz, 1963 series) #1 ([April 1963?])
The Return of the Wizard
 
Australia
Strange Tales (Horwitz, 1963 series) #1 ([April 1963?])
 
United States
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #5 (May 1975)
"The Return of the Wizard!"
 
United States
Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([October] 2003)
"The Return of the Wizard!"

Synopsis

In prison, The Wizard becomes a model prisoner-- just so he can become a trustee, work in the hospital, have access to chemicals... and break jail! The police soon have him surrounded in his house, but can't get in because of its defenses. He challenges the Torch to a battle to decide who is the better man. Against Sue's advice Johnny accepts the challenge, and he does pretty well until Sue shows up to "help" him (again!). Thanks to her, he's caught, and both are almost killed in a bomb blast. But Johnny manages to free them both, get rid of the bomb, and corral the "superior intellect".

Notes

2nd appearance of The Wizard. 1st time a "Human Torch" villain returned; Wizard would go on to a very long career, mostly with "The Frightful Four". Next appearance in STRANGE TALES #110 (July 1963), where he teams with Paste-Pot Pete for the 1st time.

Show/hide 3. Not What They Seem (Wasp) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wasp

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (plot)
Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
George Roussos
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #52 (February 1964)
Show/hide 4. The Thunder God and the Thug (Thor) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Thor
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-29
Characters
Thor; Jane Foster; Don Blake; Thug Thatcher; Odin; Vince; Max; Ruby

Credits

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

Reprint history

From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #89 (February 1963)

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 54071

Entry created

  • 08/10/2010

Cover added

  • 08/10/2010

Index completed

  • 08/10/2010

Last updated

  • 18/08/2019