>> Back to: What If? Library Hub

>> Hero Maps: Golden AgeSilver Age70s 170s 270s 380s/90s

>> Genre Maps: HorrorRomance, Models & ComedyCrime & WarWestern

>> Last Update: 6/16/11

 

 

THE 1970s: PART II

Part one of this website's mapping of Marvel's Bronze Age of comics covered the heroes you knew from the dawning of the Marvel Age of Comics- characters who had their own titles, like Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and Hulk, or who shared their own titles with others, like Nick Fury and Ant-Man.

Part Two- the page you are now looking at- charts the new titles that popped up on the landscape in the first half of the second decade of Marvel. When the 1970s began, and new creative philosophies began to emerge in the Marvel bullpen alongside the new talent being drafted to carry the reins, there was a new freedom allowed to Marvel's corporate possibilities. Finally, Marvel was allowed to publish more books than ever before, and there would need to be new characters created and new comic concepts to create to keep fan interest high!

Initially, this need was filled with anthology comics like Amazing Adventures and Astonishing Tales, telling stories of Black Widow, Dr. Doom, Ka-Zar and Inhumans- all characters that hardcore Marvel Maniacs were already familiar with. More preview titles popped up to give try-outs to other new characters, like Marvel Spotlight, which birthed Ghost Rider, Werewolf By Night, and Red Wolf among others, and Marvel Premiere, which launched both Warlock and Iron Fist (as well as Dr. Strange's Bronze Age revival!)

Two major titles featured Spider-Man and the Thing, both starring in new team-up books called Marvel Team-Up and Marvel Two-In-One, in which they were matched up with an unending cast of their fellow Marvel Universe super-heroes. And Marvel created a niche for a new kind of monster comics, with the loosening of some code restrictions, drafting in old stalwarts like Dracula, Frankenstein and the Werewolf (by Night, natch!) to stand next to company-created ghouls like Ghost Rider, Morbius, and Man-Thing!

A new super-team was started to stand next to the Avengers, and it was as off-beat a team concept as you could find: The Defenders, a team of heavy-hitters and also-rans who had little to no reason to be together, but got together anyway! And speaking of off-beat, who can forget perhaps the oddest "super-hero" of them all, Howard the Duck? Brought to the public's attention in an issue of Fear, starring Man-Thing, the irascible duck was actually a bona fide critical hit for most of his comics run.

The first half of the 1970s was a weird and wacky time for Marvel. There's so much material here that should appeal to many different tastes, and when and if Marvel Masterworks catches up to this period, we'll surely have to wonder what they'll want to choose from- there's really quite a lot that's worthy of entering the Masterworks canon. But for now, we can only ask...."What If?"

PLEASE NOTE: Many creator credits found within the maps may not be entirely accurate. Creator credits will be updated as more accurate information comes in. All maps are preliminary and subject to change. Maps will be taken down once volumes are officially on store shelves. -- by Gormuu

_______________________________

GENERAL MAP OUTLINES:

(For more detailed maps, click the individual volume links at the list on the right.)

Black Panther
Vol. 2: Black Panther #1-15, Marvel Premiere #51-53

Black Widow
Vol. 1: Amazing Adventures #1-8, Tales Of Suspense #52, 53, 57, 60, 64

Brother Voodoo
Vol. 1: Strange Tales #179-183, Tales Of the Zombie #6, 10

Cat/Tigra
Vol. 1: #1-4, Marvel Chillers #3-7

Chamber of Darkness
Vol. 1: Chamber Of Darkness #1-8, Monsters On The Prowl #9-30, Where Monsters Dwell #1-38

Combat Kelly
Vol. 1: #1-9, Sgt. Fury #98, 104

Defenders
Vol. 3: #17-23, Giant-Size #2-4
Vol. 4: #24-33, Giant-Size #5
Vol. 5: #34-45, Annual #1
Vol. 6: #46-60
Vol. 7: #61-75

Doctor Doom
Vol. 1: Astonishing Tales #1-8, Marvel Super-Heroes #20

Frankenstein's Monster
Vol. 1: Monster of Frankenstein #1-5, Frankenstein's Monster #6-12
Vol. 2: #13-18, Monsters Unleashed #2, 4-10

Ghost Rider
Vol. 1: Marvel Spotlight #5-12, Ghost Rider #1-3
Vol. 2: #4-13
Vol. 3: #14-25
Vol. 4: #26-39

Howard the Duck
Vol. 1: Giant-Size Man-Thing #4-5, Howard #1-14, Marvel Treasury Edition #12
Vol. 2: #15-29, Annual #1

Iron Fist
Vol. 2: #3-15, Marvel Team-Up #63-64

Ka-Zar
Vol. 1: Marvel Super-Heroes #19, Astonishing Tales #1-16, Savage Tales #1
Vol. 2: Astonishing Tales #17-20; Ka-Zar, Lord of the Hidden Jungle #1-7; Savage Tales #6-7
Vol. 3: Savage Tales #8-11; Ka-Zar, Lord of the Hidden Jungle #8-14

Killraven
Vol. 1: Amazing Adventures #18-30
Vol. 2: Amazing Adventures #31-39, Marvel Graphic Novel #7

Luke Cage
Vol. 1: Hero For Hire #1-11
Vol. 2: Hero For Hire #12-16, Power Man #17-23
Vol. 3: Power Man #24-35
Vol. 4: Power Man #36-47, Annual #1

Man-Thing
Vol. 1: Savage Tales, #1, Astonishing Tales #11-12, Fear #10-19
Vol. 2: #1-11, Giant-Size #1-2, Monsters Unleashed #5, 8-9
Vol. 3: #12-22, Giant-Size #3-5

Man-Wolf
Vol. 1: Creatures On The Loose #30-37, Marvel Premiere #45-46, Amazing Spider-Man #125, Giant-Size Super-Heroes #1, Marvel Team-Up #37

Marvel Team-Up
Vol. 2: #12-23
Vol. 3: #24-35
Vol. 4: #36-47, MTIO #17
Vol. 5: #48-57, Annual #1, Marvel Premiere #31
Vol. 6: #58-70
Vol. 7: #71-85

Marvel Two-In-One
Vol. 1: Marvel Feature #11-12, Marvel Two-In-One #1-10
Vol. 2: #11-20, Annual #1, MTU #47, FF Annual #11
Vol. 3: #21-34, Marvel Spotlight #32
Vol. 4: #35-43, Annual #2, Avengers Annual #7
Vol. 5: #44-52, Annual #3-4

Morbius The Living Vampire
Vol. 1: Adventure Into Fear #20-31

Red Wolf
Vol. 1: #1-9, Marvel Spotlight #1

Shanna the She-Devil
Vol. 1: #1-5, Ka-Zar #1-2, Savage Tales #9-10, Rampaging Hulk #9

Tomb of Dracula
Vol. 1: #1-11
Vol. 2: #12-22, Werewolf By Night #15
Vol. 3: #23-30, Giant-Size Chillers #1, Giant-Size Dracula #2-3
Vol. 4: #31-40, Giant-Size #4-5
Vol. 5: #41-54, Dr. Strange #14
Vol. 6: #55-70

Tower of Shadows
Vol. 1: Tower Of Shadows #1-9, Creatures On The Loose #10-21, Where Creatures Roam #1-8, Fear #1-10
Vol. 2: Creatures On The Loose #22-29, Worlds Unknown #1-8

Werewolf By Night
Vol. 1: Marvel Spotlight #2-4, Werewolf By Night #1-8
Vol. 2: #9-19, Tomb of Dracula #19, Giant-Size Creatures #1
Vol. 3: #20-31, Giant-Size Werewolf #2-3
Vol. 4: #32-43, Giant-Size Werewolf #4-5


You are visitor # 762
 
Black Panther Black Widow Brother Voodoo

Vol. 2
Vol. 3

 


Vol. 1

Vol. 1
Cat/Tigra Combat Kelly Deathlok

Vol. 1

 


Vol. 1

MARVEL AGE
DEATHLOK
COMPLETE!

 

Defenders Doctor Doom Frankenstein's Monster

Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5
Vol. 6
Vol. 7

 


Vol. 1

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Ghost Rider Howard The Duck Inhumans

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4

 


Vol. 1
Vol. 2

MARVEL AGE
INHUMANS
COMPLETE!

 

Iron Fist Ka-Zar Killraven

Vol. 2

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3

 


Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Luke Cage Man-Thing Man-Wolf

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4

 


Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3


Vol. 1
Marvel Team-Up Marvel Two-In-One Monsters

Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5
Vol. 6
Vol. 7

 


Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5

Chamber Of Darkness 1
Tower Of Shadows 1
Tower Of Shadows 2
Morbius The Living Vampire Red Wolf Shanna The She-Devil

Vol. 1

 


Vol. 1

Vol. 1
Tomb Of Dracula Warlock Werewolf By Night

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5
Vol. 6

 


MARVEL AGE
WARLOCK
COMPLETE!

 


Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
         
         
         

Website design by Doug Roberts and John Thomas. All images on this site are copyright of Marvel Comics. This site is for reference purposes and promotion of the Masterworks line of books as well as Marvel Comics and their properties.