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Issue Details

Issue #2
Published January 1977
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.30 USD
Pages 36
Editing Jack Kirby; Archie Goodwin (consulting editor)
Notes Indicia title is "2001, A Space Odyssey", with comma, not semi-colon as used on the cover.

Cover Details - "Vira, The She Demon!"

Characters alien; Vera Gentry; Vira, the She-Demon
Genre science fiction; period
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Joe Sinnott
Notes John Verpoorten previously credited as cover inker. Sinnott inks per Nick Caputo.

1 page The Six Million Dollar Man advertisement "The Bionic Battle!"

Characters Six Million Dollar Man [Steve Austin]; Maskatron
Synopsis Ad for toys from Kenner, division of General Mills Fun Group, Inc.
Letters typeset
Notes inside front cover

17 page 2001: A Space Odyssey story "Vira the She-Demon!"

Characters aliens; the Monolith; Vera Gentry (astronaut); Vira, the She-Demon (cave woman)
Synopsis In the past, Vira discovers the Monolith and it inspires her to dominate her tribe. In the future, Vera also discovers the Monolith, and it transforms her into a cosmic seed that goes forth into the universe.
Genre science fiction; period
Script Jack Kirby
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Mike Royer
Colors Janice Cohen
Letters Mike Royer
Notes Set in prehistoric Italy and on Ganymede, satellite of Jupiter.
Reprinted in Eterni, Gli (Editoriale Corno, 1978 series) #3 (May 1978) [Italy]

Half page Fascinating Art Industries, Inc. advertisement "Now! Take Your Favorite Super Heroes To School!"

Characters Spider-Man; Power Man; Captain America; The Hulk
Synopsis Ad for book covers.
Letters typeset
Notes between pages 3-4 of story

Half page Grit advertisement "Make Money And Win Neat Prizes Too!"

Synopsis Ad for newspaper sales.
Letters typeset
Notes between pages 3-4 of story

1 page Bring On The Bad Guys promo (ad from the publisher) "What's So Good About Being Bad?!"

Synopsis House ad for books about Marvel comics from Simon & Schuster.
Letters typeset
Notes between pages 3-4 of story

Half page Slim Jim advertisement "The Mighty Meat Snack Conquers The Horrible Hungries"

Synopsis Ad for meat snack.
Pencils ? (photo)
Inks ? (photo)
Letters typeset
Notes between pages 5-6 of story

Half page Dinky Toys advertisement "Join The Dinky Starfleet..."

Synopsis Ad for Star Trek and other die-cast metal toys.
Letters typeset
Notes between pages 5-6 of story

1 page La Salle Extension University advertisement "Free Advice...To Help You Get Ahead"

Synopsis Ad for career guides and home study courses.
Pencils ? (photo)
Inks ? (photo)
Letters typeset
Notes between pages 5-6 of story

1 page Superhero Merchandise advertisement "Dress Up Marvel Style!"

Synopsis Ad for clothes and towels with Marvel characters on them.
Notes between pages 7-8 of story

2 page Charles Atlas; United Schools And Services; Engravaplates; Anchor Specialties; Centuri; Universal Bodybuilding advertisement "Marketplace"

Characters Charles Atlas
Synopsis Classified ads for body building; comics, high school diploma courses, training courses, engraved plate sales, toys, art schools, stamps, and novelties.
Pencils ?; ? (photo)
Inks ?; ? (photo)
Letters typeset
Notes One page is between pages 7-8 of story, and the others are between pages 13-14 of story.

1 page letters page "Monolith Mail"

Script various
Letters typeset
Notes Letters about the Marvel Treasury Special from: David Schellhase, Edward Oines, and Robert Reed. Between pages 11-12 of story.

1 page Marvel Comics promo (ad from the publisher) "Superhoes Assemble!"

Characters Thor; Captain America; Spider-Man; The Hulk; Daredevil; Iron Man; Human Torch; Howard The Duck; Conan
Synopsis House ad for subscriptions.
Letters ?; typeset
Notes between pages 11-12 of story

Half page Howard The Duck promo (ad from the publisher) "If You Missed This..!"

Synopsis House ad for Treasury Edition of Howard The Duck.
Notes between pages 11-12 of story

Half page Foom promo (ad from the publisher) "Read..Foom!"

Characters Captain America
Synopsis House ad for Foom subscriptions.
Notes between pages 11-12 of story

1 page Lincoln Enterprises advertisement "Authentic Collectors Items from Star Trek"

Synopsis Ad for posters, coins, photos, models and other Star Trek merchandise.
Letters typeset
Notes between pages 11-12 of story

Half page Honor House Products advertisement "Monster S-I-Z-E Monsters"

Characters Frankenstein monster
Synopsis Ad for glow in the dark wall hangings.
Letters typeset
Notes between pages 13-14 of story

1 page Marvel Bullpen Bulletins text article "of Ugsome Usurpers, Utopic Uncos, And Unearthly Utterances!"

Synopsis Stan Lee's Soapbox and promotions of this month's comics.
Script Stan Lee
Letters typeset
Notes "Irving Forbush, choreographer." Between pages 15-16 of story.

1 page The Hulk; Hostess Fruit Pies advertisement "The Incredible Hulk and the Green Thumb"

Characters Cousin Betsy, the Plant Lady; the Hulk; plant creatures [Artie Choke; Mari Gold; Rhoda Dendron]
Synopsis Comics ad for Hostess Fruit Pies from ITT Continental Baking Co.
Genre superhero
Pencils Dave Cockrum
Inks Dave Cockrum?
Letters Irving Watanabe
Notes between pages 15-16 of story

1 page Spider-Man and Captain America; Ricochet Racers advertisement "Ricochet to Freedom!"

Characters Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Spider-Man
Synopsis Comics ad for the Ricochet Racers toy from Hasbro.
Genre superhero

1 page Monogram Models, Inc. advertisement "History In The Making"

Synopsis Ad for 1/48th scale model airplanes.
Letters typeset
Notes inside back cover

1 page Evel Knievel Precision Miniatures advertisement "Big Adventures Begin With Evel Knievel Miniatures"

Synopsis Ad for die-cast metal toys from Ideal Toy Corp.
Letters typeset
Notes back cover