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  • Issue #23
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 23

    Formerly "Marvel Collectors Item Classics"; Giant-size issue. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. "The Mad Menace of the Macabre Mole Man!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Mole Man lowers blocks of New York City into his realm; Sue is injured in the ensuing battle and can only be saved by a surgery performed by her escaped felon father; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #31. "Hawkeye and the New Black Widow Strike Again!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Chic Stone; Iron Man tackles Hawkeye and the new Black Widow, who is now a costumed villainess; Reprinted from Tales of Suspense #64. Hawkeye pinup, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia. Black Widow pinup, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia. Iron Man pinup, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. "The Watcher's Power!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); Space Pirates plan to attack a rich planet, thinking the Watcher will not interfere; Reprinted from Tales of Suspense #57. "Face-to-Face at Last With Baron Mordo!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Strange reaches Greenwich Village safely, but discovers one of Mordo's Demons has taken over his sanctum; Reprinted from Strange Tales #132. 68 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #24
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 24

    Giant-size issue. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. "Death of a Hero!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Versus the Skrulls; the death of Franklin Storm; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #32. The Thing pinup, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. Fantastic Four pinup, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. The Thing pinup, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "If I Fail, A World Is Lost!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); US Senator Harrington Byrd has commissioned Stark Industries to build a new submarine, which is to be tested by Iron Man. Iron Man pinup by George Tuska. "The Watcher Must Die!", script by Stan Lee, art by George Tuska; An alien warlord attacks the Watcher, and is instantly destroyed by accelerated aging; Reprinted from Tales of Suspense #58. "A Nameless Land, A Timeless Time!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; After escaping from Mordo, Strange plummets thru dimension after dimension, finally coming to a stop in a world ruled by Shazana, a female tyrant; Reprinted from Strange Tales #133. Dr. Strange pinup by Steve Ditko. 68 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #25
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 25

    Giant-size issue. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. "A House Divided!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Billionaire Gregory Gideon bets his bid for world domination on his ability to destroy the Fantastic Four; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #34. "If A Man Be Mad!", script by Al Hartley, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Dimeo); Tony Stark must face not only the traitorous Morgan Stark, his own cousin, but also Count Nefaria and invading aliens; Reprinted from Tales of Suspense #68. "The Army of Assassins Strikes!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Baron Zemo sends the Army of Assassins after Cap, who is assisted by Rick Jones in defeating them; Reprinted from Tales of Suspense #60. "When Meet the Mystic Minds!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Desperate to learn the secret of Eternity, Dr. Strange probes into the unconscious mind of The Ancient One, meeting one deadly trap after another, until at last, he reaches the mind of his beloved Master. 68 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #26
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 26

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    Giant-size issue. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. "A House Divided!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Billionaire Gregory Gideon bets his bid for world domination on his ability to destroy the Fantastic Four; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #34. "If A Man Be Mad!", script by Al Hartley, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Dimeo); Tony Stark must face not only the traitorous Morgan Stark, his own cousin, but also Count Nefaria and invading aliens; Reprinted from Tales of Suspense #68. "The Army of Assassins Strikes!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Baron Zemo sends the Army of Assassins after Cap, who is assisted by Rick Jones in defeating them; Reprinted from Tales of Suspense #60. "When Meet the Mystic Minds!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Desperate to learn the secret of Eternity, Dr. Strange probes into the unconscious mind of The Ancient One, meeting one deadly trap after another, until at last, he reaches the mind of his beloved Master; Reprinted from Strange Tales #137. 68 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #27
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 27

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by John Verpoorten. "Calamity on the Campus!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Diablo takes control of the Dragon Man android and wreaks havoc on the Empire State campus; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #35. "Break-Out in Cell Block 10!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Cap breaks up a prison riot; Reprinted from Tales of Suspense #62. "If I Must Die, Let It Be With Honor!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Vince Colletta; Reprinted from Tales of Suspense #69. "If Eternity Should Fail!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; In another dimension that defies description, Dr. Strange comes face-to-face with Eternity, who learns that Strange is indeed worthy of The Ancient One's trust. Reprinted from Strange Tales #138. 68 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 28

    Giant-size issue, reprints. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by John Verpoorten. "The Frightful Four!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Reed and Sue announce their engagement; The Wizard forms the Frightful Four and attacks the Baxter Building. "The Gladiator, the Girl and the Glory!", script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita; Batroc and Cap duke it out over the vial of Inferno 42. "Fight On! For A World Is Watching!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Dimeo); The Battle between Iron Man and Titanium Man continues. Marvelmania ad. "Beware...! Dormammu is Watching!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Dormammu reveals The Ancient One, who tells Strange he must fight on, and he can only expect token aid. Dormammu forces Clea to watch Strange's defeat. Strange and Mordo square off and battle; After a time, Dormammu grows frustrated at how Mordo has been out-fought, and prepares to strike personally...! 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 29

    Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; The Fantastic Four meet the Hulk for the first time. Marvelmania poster ad. "The Mad Menace of the Macabre Mole Man!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Mole Man lowers blocks of New York City into his realm; Sue is injured in the ensuing battle and can only be saved by a surgery performed by her escaped felon father. "Family Album" featuring the Fantastic Four, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone, Dick Ayers, Frank Giacoia, and Joe Sinnott; Compilation of panels from different stories with new copy added. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #30
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 30

    Giant-size issue, reprints. Cover pencils by Sal Buscema (?) and Marie Severin (?), inks by Sal Buscema. "Behold! A Distant Star!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Vs. the Skrulls as the FF travel to the Skrull empire to avenge the death of Franklin Storm. "Defeated by the Frightful Four!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Versus the Frightful Four; Paster-Pot Pete changes his name to The Trapster; The FF lose their powers. "The Mystery Villain!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Paul Reinman; Following a race, Ben & Johnny complain to Reed that they've done pretty good on their own, and he tells them the FF "isn't a prison"; They reply to an invitation to take part in a high-speed race, but discover on arrival that they're the only two contestants. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #31
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 31

    Giant-size issue, reprints. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone and Wally Wood (Daredevil figure). "A Blind Man Shall Lead Them!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia and Wally Wood (Daredevil and Matt Murdock figures); Reed devises mechanical devices to enable the FF to duplicate their vanished super-powers; Matt Murdock visits the FF and Dr. Doom attacks. "The Battle of the Baxter Building," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta; Dr. Doom battles the FF and Daredevil. Reed restores the FF's powers. "Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Frank Giacoia (as Frank Ray); Quicksilver wants to take leave of Magneto, even though his sister says they "owe him too big a debt"; But she follows her brother's lead, and they seek out the Fantastic Four for advice; As only Ben and Johnny are home when they arrive, naturally, a misunderstanding turns into a brawl; When it's over, Quicksilver & his sister decide they're only "safe" with Magneto. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #32
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 32

    Giant-size issue, reprints. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky. "The Brutal Betrayal of Ben Grimm!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta; The Frightful Four kidnap the Thing and brainwash him into aiding them against the rest of the FF. Official Marvel Stationery ad. "To Save You, Why Must I Kill You?", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta; The Frightful Four brainwash the Torch and, together with the brainwashed Thing, pursue Reed and Sue. "The Terrible Trio!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Frank Giacoia (as Frank Ray); On the golf course, Doris nags Johnny by comparing him to "gentlemanly" Peter Parker; When the latest emergency arises, she says a girl like her should have her head examined; Johnny falls into a trap of The Terrible Trio, but manages to send out a distress signal to Ben, who takes on these losers and saves Johnny's life in a railway yard. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #33
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 33

    Giant-size issue, reprints. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta. "The Gentleman's Name is Gorgon!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Medusa seeks the FF's help in eluding Gorgon. "Meet the Beatles!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Bob Powell, inks by Chic Stone; Johnny and Ben almost meet the Beatles. Rawhide Kid ad. "Among Us Hide...the Inhumans," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; The Inhumans are revealed; We meet the Royal Family of Black Bolt, Crystal, Karnak, and Triton; Medusa is shown to be one of them. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #34
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 34

    Giant-size issue, reprints. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Those Who Would Destroy Us!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; The FF battle the Inhumans. Triton is captured by the Seeker and the Inhumans teleport away; The FF are captured by the Seeker as they attempt to free Triton. "Beware the Hidden Land!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; After subduing Dragon Man, the FF follow the Inhumans to their Great Refuge. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #35
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 35

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Coming of Galactus!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Black Bolt and the Fantastic Four put an end to Maximus's plan to destroy all the humans; Once the Fantastic Four return to New York the Watcher tells them of the coming danger of Galactus; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #48. FF illustration, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; reprinted from Fantastic Four #34. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #36
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 36

    Cover art by Sal Buscema. "If This Be Doomsday," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; The Fantastic Four try to slow Galactus while the Watcher takes the Human Torch to find a weapon to defeat Galactus; Alicia Masters convinces Silver Surfer to help humanity; The Silver Surfer is released as Galactus's herald; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #49. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #37
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 37

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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "The Startling Saga of the Silver Surfer," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; With the aid of the Silver Surfer, the Fantastic Four force Galactus to leave Earth; Johnny Storm begins to attend Metro College and meets Wyatt Wingfoot; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #50. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #38
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 38

    Cover art by Sal Buscema. "This Man, This Monster," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; An unnamed scientist gives himself the powers and appearance of the Thing and goes to the Baxter Building, planning to kill Reed; However, an accident results in him saving Reed's life and perishing in the Negative Zone. Reprinted from Fantastic Four #51. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #39
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 39

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    Cover pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Black Panther," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; The Black Panther invites the FF to Wakanda and demonstrates his powers by attacking them; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #52. Fantastic Four illustration, pencils by Jack Kirby and John Romita, inks by Joe Sinnott and John Romita; Cover to Fantastic Four # 52 taken from an unaltered stat; Includes a new image of The Human Torch by John Romita. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #40
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 40

    Cover art by Sal Buscema. "The Way It Began..!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; The Black Panther tells the story of Klaw's first attack on Wakanda. Klaw attacks the Black Panther and the FF; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #53. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #41
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 41

    Cover pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Whosoever Finds the Evil Eye--!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Johnny Storm and Wyatt begin searching for the Inhumans and encounter Prester John and the Evil Eye. Fantastic Four illustration, pencils by Jack Kirby and John Romita, inks by Joe Sinnott and John Romita; Cover reproduction of Fantastic Four #54; includes a new image of the Human Torch by John Romita. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #42
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 42

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Where Soars the Silver Surfer," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; The Silver Surfer has seen enough of humanity to know that it must be destroyed; The Fantastic Four do battle with the cosmic wanderer, but with Sue Richards out of commission, the task at hand seems even more daunting; Will the Surfer see the error of his ways before it's too late?; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #72. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #43
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 43

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Klaw, the Murderous Master of Sound," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Ulysses Klaw returns for revenge!; Following his defeat in Wakanda at the hands of the FF, Klaw attacks the Baxter Balding armed with sonic super powers; While attempting to escape from the Hidden Land, the Inhumans have an unfortunate accident; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #56. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #44
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 44

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Where Stalks the Sandman?", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Sandmans stalking the FF; And when Mister Fantastic falls into the Negative Zone, his teammates fear for the worst; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #56. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #45
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 45

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia. "And One Shall Save Him!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Reed Richards stands alone in the Negative Zone; But his isolation is soon broken by the mighty Blastaar; In the Baxter Building, the Inhumans scramble with the FF to recover their missing leader; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #62. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #46
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 46

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Mister Fantastic has been pulled from the Negative Zoneā€¦but so has living bomb Blastaar!; Sandman and Blastaar rampage against the FF; Good thing Inhuman friends Crystal and Triton are on hand for battle!; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #63. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #47
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 47

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and John Romita (alterations), inks by Joe Sinnott and John Romita (alterations). "The Sentry Sinister!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; An exotic vacation turned extraterrestrial warfront!; Sounds like a typical getaway for the FF--will the team be able to defeat the Kree tech of Sentry #459?; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #64. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #48
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 48

    Last 20-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "From Beyond This Planet Earth," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; The Kree retaliate!; After the FF destroys their Sentry, the Krees Supreme Intelligence unleashes its mightiest warlord; Check out the first appearance of Ronan the Accuser!; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #65. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #49
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 49

    First 25-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "What Lurks Behind the Beehive," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; A mysterious enclave of scientists called Beehive kidnaps Alicia Masters; Thing, Mr. Fantastic, and Invisible Woman are in her room and wonder where she might be; The Human Torch flies over New York and finds Crystal on top of the Baxter Building, and shes angry with him for leaving her in a car in the middle of nowhere; She accidentally uses her powers on him; They walk into Mr. Fantastic's lab where he's working on a device and postulating about what may have happened to Alicia; Introduction of Him, who will later metamorphosis into Adam Warlock; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #66. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #50
    Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) 50

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "When Opens the Cocoon," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Deep in Lock 41 of the Beehive, Alicia encounters some of the organizations horrifying experiments; Him emerges from a cocoon, intent on the destruction of its creators; The FF pulls off their most daring rescue mission yet!; Reprinted from Fantastic Four #67. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.