Fireside Book Series – 1st printing. Collects Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #5, Tales to Astonish (Vol. 1) #90-91, Strange Tales (Vol. 1) #126-127, Tales of Suspense (Vol. 1) #65-67, Amazing Spider-Man (Vol.1) #39-40, Journey into Mystery #112-115, and Silver Surfer (Vol. 1) #3. Written by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, Sr., Gil Kane, and John Buscema. Cover by John Romita, Sr. This volume in the amazing Marvel Origins series (Origins of Marvel Comics TPB, Son of Origins TPB, Superhero Women TPB) collects the origin tales of – Doctor Doom, the Red Skull, Green Goblin, Dormammu, Abomination, Loki, and Mephisto. Softcover, 256 pages, full color.
1ST STAND-ALONE SILVER AGE ISSUE. Origin retold. Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Syd Shores. Brief Nick Fury appearance. Cameos by the Avengers and the Sub-Mariner. This story continues from Tales of Suspense 99. Kirby/Shores cover.
**THIS ITEM HAS BEEN HAND-SIGNED BY JACK KIRBY ON THE INTERIOR FIRST PAGE**
First appearance of Mr. Fantastic, the Thing, the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), and the Invisible Girl as they battle the Mole Man in “The Fantastic Four!” Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Art Simek. Kirby/Dick Ayers cover.
First 15-cent cover price. The Avengers guest star in “Far Worse Than Death!” Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Joe Sinnott. The Red Skull is still in Cap’s body. The Black Panther appears on the cover but is not in the story. Colan/Sinnott cover.
1ST APPEARANCE OF WHIPLASH. Iron Man stars in “The Coming of Whiplash!” Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Frank Giacoia. Captain America stars in “And So It Begins!” Script by Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. Colan/Giacoia cover.
**THIS BOOK IS IN PRISTINE, NEAR MINT CONDITION**
“From the Ashes of Defeat!” Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Jack Kirby/Ayers cover.
“The Grandeur and the Glory!” Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta. Appearances by Hercules, Zeus, Jane Foster, and Odin. Thor reveals his secret identity to Jane. “Tales of Asgard” back-up: “Closer Comes the Swarm!” Script by Lee, pencils by Kirby, inks by Colletta. Appearances by Balder, Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg. Kirby/Colletta cover.