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Issue Details

Issue #8
Published April 1967
Cover Price 0.25 USD
Editing Roy Thomas

Cover Details

Genre superhero
Pencils Bill Everett; Jack Kirby (CA); Paul Reinman; Don Heck
Inks BIll Everett, Frank Giacoia (CA), Paul Reinman, Don Heck
Colors Stan Goldberg

22 page Human Torch and Sub-Mariner story "The Human Torch versus the Sub-Mariner"

Genre superhero
Colors Stan Goldberg
Reprinted from Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 series) #9 (July 1940)

7 page story "I Saw Droom the Living Lizard!"

Characters Droom (introduction, origin); Dr. Henry Gordon; Arnold
Synopsis A scientist invents a growth serum intended to solve world hunger by enlarging vegetables. A tiny exotic lizard is accidentally soaked by the liquid and grows into a giant lizard that rampages across the country. They blast it into outer space and it drifts through space frozen, eventually landing on Earth to become the first dinosaur.
Genre monsters
Pencils Don Heck
Inks Don Heck
Colors Stan Goldberg
Notes Narrated in the first person. A revised version of Droom appears next in Fantastic Four / Iron Man: Big in Japan (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005).
Reprinted from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #9 (May 1960)

7 page story "The Man in the Beehive!"

Characters Lucius Farnsworth; Eric
Synopsis An eccentric beekeeper reveals to a thief that he is a mutant with special powers. He shrinks the thief and frightens him with the attacks of the bees that are now larger than he is, but leaves him wondering if any of it was real.
Genre science fiction
Script Stan Lee
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Dick Ayers
Colors Stan Goldberg
Reprinted from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #32 (August 1961)

5 page story "Call Her...Medusa!"

Synopsis The gorgons of myth were aliens and send an agent to modern Earth preceding an invasion. She cannot turn the first men she encounters to stone, but since she doesn't know that they're blind the invasion is cancelled.
Genre science fiction
Script Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils Larry Lieber
Inks Paul Reinman
Colors Stan Goldberg
Letters Artie Simek
Reprinted from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #96 (September 1963)

13 page Captain America story "Death Plays the Scales"

Genre superhero
Script Joe Simon, Jack Kirby
Pencils Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks Joe Simon, Jack Kirby
Colors Stan Goldberg
Letters Howard Ferguson
Reprinted from Captain America Comics (Marvel, 1941 series) #7 (October 1941)