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Mike Esposito

 
 
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 #132 (v1) [A Story]
298: Strange Tales #132 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Sinister Spacetrap! "
The Human Torch has been recruited to pilot a short mission for NASA that is suspected of potential sabotage.
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Cover Date : May 1965
Release Date: February 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Bob Powell
Cover: Jack Kirby
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Strange Tales #133 (v1) [A Story]
299: Strange Tales #133 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Terrible Toys! "
The Puppet Master has returned with a new face and a new power. The Torch and the Thing must work quickly to defeat him and save their respective lovers from him.
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Cover Date : June 1965
Release Date: March 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Bob Powell
Cover: Jack Kirby
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Strange Tales #15 (v1)
309: Avengers #15 (v1)
   
"Now, By My Hand, Shall Die a Villain! "
The Avengers battle the Masters of Evil. Captain America must face an old enemy, Baron Zemo, one-on-one in South America.
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Cover Date : April 1965
Release Date: February 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #67 (v1) [A Story]
331: Tales of Suspense #67 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Where Walks the Villains! "
While trying to convince Happy Hogan to return to Stark's employ, Iron Man has strange dreams that have a more sinister origin than he realizes.
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Cover Date : July 1965
Release Date: April 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
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Tales of Suspense #70 (v1) [B Story]
357: Tales to Astonish #70 (v1) [B Story]
   
"To Live Again "
After Banner has apparently died, Rick Jones tries to reanimate him by blasting him with gamma radiation, bringing out the Hulk with Banner's brains. In the meantime, the Leader has unleashed a 500 foot Humanoid.
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Cover Date : August 1965
Release Date: May 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
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Tales to Astonish #71 (v1) [B Story]
358: Tales to Astonish #71 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Like a Beast at Bay "
Hulk/Banner is just about to fight a 500 foot tall Humanoid when the U.S. military fires off a gigantic missile that renders it powerless. After this, the Leader offers Hulk a chance to join him and rule the world!
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Cover Date : September 1965
Release Date: June 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Gene Colan
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Tales to Astonish #72 (v1) [B Story]
359: Tales to Astonish #72 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Within the Monster Dwells a Man "
The Leader has rescued the Hulk from being captured by the U.S. military, but asks him to join in his war campaign against humanity.
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Cover Date : October 1965
Release Date: July 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Gene Colan
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Tales to Astonish #73 (v1) [B Story]
360: Tales to Astonish #73 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Another World, Another Foe "
The Leader removes the bullet from Hulk's brain effectively saving his life, only to send him on a dangerous mission.
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Cover Date : November 1965
Release Date: August 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
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Tales to Astonish #74 (v1) [B Story]
361: Tales to Astonish #74 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Wisdom of the Watcher "
The Hulk defeats his reptilian foe and the Watcher willingly gives the ultimate device to return to the Leader.
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Cover Date : December 1965
Release Date: September 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Bob Powell
Cover: Gene Colan
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Tales to Astonish #145 (v1) [A Story]
443: Strange Tales #145 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Lo! The Eggs Shall Hatch! "
The Agents of Shield continue to investigate the Druid and his giant eggs.
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Cover Date : June 1966
Release Date: March 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
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Strange Tales #75 (v1) [B Story]
462: Tales to Astonish #75 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Not All My Power Can Save Me "
Hulk tries to rescue Rick Jones who is being held by the military, but is hit with a mysterious ray that's function nobody but Banner knows.
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Cover Date : January 1966
Release Date: October 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
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Tales to Astonish #76 (v1) [B Story]
463: Tales to Astonish #76 (v1) [B Story]
   
"I, Against a World "
The Hulk has been transported to the 25th century, but the people of that time aren't treating him much better than those of his own time. He goes on a rampage seeking a way back to the past, but first must face an old enemy.
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Cover Date : February 1966
Release Date: November 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Gil Kane
Cover: Gene Colan
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Tales to Astonish #146 (v1) [A Story]
492: Strange Tales #146 (v1) [A Story]
   
"When the Unliving Strike "
Fury and his men prepare to enter the domain of THEM and an army of androids.
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Cover Date : July 1966
Release Date: April 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Jack Kirby
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Strange Tales #147 (v1) [A Story]
493: Strange Tales #147 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Enemy Within! "
A battle weary Fury returns to SHIELD HQ where he faces interrogation by his superiors and further assaults from AIM.
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Cover Date : August 1966
Release Date: May 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
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Strange Tales #149 (v1) [A Story]
495: Strange Tales #149 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The End of A.I.M. "
As AIM unleashes the ultimate phase of their plan to destroy SHIELD Fury is reunited with an old friend and makes a surprising discovery.
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Cover Date : October 1966
Release Date: July 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Dennis O'Neil
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
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Strange Tales #87 (v1) [A Story]
500: Tales to Astonish #87 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Moment of Truth! "
Namor rescues Dorma and Krang from police custody and returns home, where he must finally put an end to a treacherous claim against the throne of Atlantis.
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Cover Date : January 1967
Release Date: October 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Bill Everett
Cover: Gil Kane
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Tales to Astonish #39 (v1)
555: Amazing Spider-Man #39 (v1)
Green Goblin Unmasked (1 of 2)
   
"How Green Was My Goblin! "
Returning with upgraded weapons and equipment, The Green Goblin hatches a plan to reveal Spider-Man's identity and defeat him once and for all. Robbed of his Spider Sense and worrying about Aunt May, Peter makes a careless mistake...
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Cover Date : August 1966
Release Date: May 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man #40 (v1)
556: Amazing Spider-Man #40 (v1)
Green Goblin Unmasked (2 of 2)
   
"Spidey Saves the Day! "
While attempting to free himself from the clutches of the Green Goblin, Spider-Man goads him into revealing his origin. Using the ruse to buy time, Spidey is able to escape and confront the deadly adversary...with surprising results!
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Cover Date : September 1966
Release Date: June 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man #41 (v1)
557: Amazing Spider-Man #41 (v1)
   
"The Horns of the Rhino! "
After encountering "space spores" on his last mission, Colonel John Jameson pays a visit to his dad in NYC, and reveals they may have had unknown effects on him. Seeking to cash-in on the event, a new villain emerges and kidnaps the astronaut, and Spidey is forced into a fierce battle for the life of Jonah's son.
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Cover Date : October 1966
Release Date: July 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man  Annual #3
560: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3
   
"...To Become An Avenger! "
Upon receiving an invitation to join The Mighty Avengers, Spider-Man undertakes an arduous pair of tests to prove himself worthy. Will Spidey be up to the task, or will the Avenger's trial reveal him as a fraud?
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Cover Date : November 1966
Release Date: August 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Steve Ditko
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Amazing Spider-Man #86 (v1) [B Story]
564: Tales to Astonish #86 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Birth... of the Hulk-Killer "
Having diverted the deadly missile, The Hulk must now face a new danger activated by General Ross...The Hulk-Killer!
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Cover Date : December 1966
Release Date: September 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Buscema
Cover: Gene Colan
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Tales to Astonish #87 (v1) [B Story]
565: Tales to Astonish #87 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Humanoid and the Hero "
The Hulk will need to rely on some unexpected help in his titanic struggle with The Hulk-Killer.
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Cover Date : January 1967
Release Date: October 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Buscema
Cover: Gil Kane
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Tales to Astonish #50 (v1)
703: Amazing Spider-Man #50 (v1)
   
"Spider-Man No More! "
Peter turns his back on Spider-Man. Without the vigilante on the loose, The Kingpin of Crime makes his move to unite New York's crime syndicates.
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Cover Date : July 1967
Release Date: April 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man #51 (v1)
704: Amazing Spider-Man #51 (v1)
   
"In the Clutches of the Kingpin! "
The Kingpin acquires Foswell's allegiance and decides to silence JJJ. Peter, having picked back up his Spider-Man guise, goes against the crime spreading through the city.
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Cover Date : August 1967
Release Date: May 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man #52 (v1)
705: Amazing Spider-Man #52 (v1)
   
"To Die a Hero! "
To keep his hands from getting dirty, the Kingpin arranges for accompliances to drown Spider-Man and Jameson.
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Cover Date : September 1967
Release Date: June 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Amazing Spider-Man  Annual #4
723: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #4
   
"The Web and the Flame! "
Spider-Man is invited to be the star of a film in Hollywood. He and the Torch but heads on set but only before learning the true plot and the villains behind it.
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Cover Date : November 1967
Release Date: August 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Larry Lieber
Cover:
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Amazing Spider-Man #53 (v1)
810: Amazing Spider-Man #53 (v1)
Doc Ock Wins (1 of 4)
   
"Enter: Dr. Octopus "
While at a test launch of the new nullifier device, Peter Parker witnesses the return of Doc Ock who is attempting to steal the device. Can he stop the villains newest plan?
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Cover Date : October 1967
Release Date: July 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man #54 (v1)
811: Amazing Spider-Man #54 (v1)
Doc Ock Wins (2 of 4)
   
"The Tentacles and the Trap! "
When Doctor Octopus becomes Aunt May's newest border, Peter is frantic to protect her from his arch-foe's villainy.
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Cover Date : November 1967
Release Date: August 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man #55 (v1)
812: Amazing Spider-Man #55 (v1)
Doc Ock Wins (3 of 4)
   
"Dock Ock Wins! "
Because of the threat of Doc Ock, the nullifier is being moved to Tony Stark's factory. The battle between villain and Spider-Man comes to a head when the two show down over the nullifier.
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Cover Date : December 1967
Release Date: September 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man #56 (v1)
813: Amazing Spider-Man #56 (v1)
Doc Ock Wins (4 of 4)
   
"Disaster! "
Doc Ock manipulates Spider-Man into joining him in his criminal activities after Parker looses his memory. Will Spider-Man become a force for evil?
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Cover Date : January 1968
Release Date: October 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Amazing Spider-Man  Annual #5
837: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5
   
"The Parents of Peter Parker! "
Spider-Man discovers his parents were labeled as traitors to the own country. Unable to believe such a thing about those who sired him, Peter sets out for Algeria to learn if there is more to the truth than originally reported.
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Cover Date : November 1968
Release Date: August 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Larry Lieber
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man #62 (v1)
846: Amazing Spider-Man #62 (v1)
   
"Make Way for... Medusa! "
Medusa explores New York City to learn if humans will accept the Inhumans as a part of society. When Meduse refuses to do a hairspray advertisement, the produce tricks Spider-Man into battling her.
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Cover Date : July 1968
Release Date: April 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man #63 (v1)
855: Amazing Spider-Man #63 (v1)
Wings in the Night (1 of 3)
   
"Wings in the Night! "
The original Vulture makes a startling return and he's got a chip on his shoulder. The feathers fly as he attempts to prove who's the master of the sky. Can a battered Spider-Man protect the city from the bedlam above?
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Cover Date : August 1968
Release Date: May 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man #64 (v1)
856: Amazing Spider-Man #64 (v1)
Wings in the Night (2 of 3)
   
"The Vulture's Prey "
The Vulture's battle with Spider-Man makes its way to the top of the Daily Bugle where the stakes get even higher.
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Cover Date : September 1968
Release Date: June 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Romita Sr.
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Amazing Spider-Man #60 (v1)
910: Avengers #60 (v1)
   
"... Till Death Do Us Part! "
Jan and Yellowjacket prepare to have their wedding ceremony as guests, and an unusual catering staff, arrive. When Jan is threatened, Yellowjacket's true identity and motives are revealed.
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Cover Date : January 1969
Release Date: November 1968
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: John Buscema
Cover:
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Avengers #18 (v1)
919: Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (v1)
   
"Guardians of the Galaxy! "
Charlie-27 returns from a space mission and finds the Badoon have overrun his entire solar system. Together, with a handful of others, they must mount a resistance to their Badoon opressors.
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Cover Date : January 1969
Release Date: October 1968
Universe:  Earth-691  
Writer: Arnold Drake
Art: Gene Colan
Cover: Gene Colan
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Marvel Super-Heroes #14 (v1)
971: Sub-Mariner #14 (v1)
   
"Burn, Namor, Burn "
Egghead, The Mad Thinker, and The Puppet Master unite to form a triumvirate of terror, bent on world domination. It's up to The Prince of the Blood and a mysterious figure from the past to stand in their way.
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Cover Date : June 1969
Release Date: March 1969
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Marie Severin
Cover: Marie Severin
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Sub-Mariner #16 (v1)
987: Sub-Mariner #16 (v1)
   
"The Sea That Time Forgot "
The Prince of Atlantis learns of Tiger Shark's location and heads in search of the villain. Namor eventually finds himself trapped in a sea of legend where an uneasy truth between the undead and Atlantis is about to be broken.
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Cover Date : August 1969
Release Date: May 1969
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Marie Severin
Cover: Marie Severin
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Sub-Mariner #17 (v1)
1047: Sub-Mariner #17 (v1)
   
"From the Stars, the Stalker "
Namor is sent on a sacred mission that has been twisted for the nefarious schemes of a high priest. Along his route, Namor encounters a man called Stalker, who seems bent on capturing the Sub-Mariner.
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Cover Date : September 1969
Release Date: June 1969
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Marie Severin
Cover: Marie Severin
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Sub-Mariner #18 (v1)
1048: Sub-Mariner #18 (v1)
   
"Side-By-Side With Triton "
Namor and Triton battle aboard a space ship they both found their selves on . As the two attempt to save a planet, their foes unleash a weapon that will drain the life from Earth itself.
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Cover Date : October 1969
Release Date: July 1969
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Marie Severin
Cover: Marie Severin
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