The way the stories were told began to change in '65 with more multi-part stories and more involvement romantically with the characters.
The Avengers also saw their line-up change dramatically, the first such team change in the Marvel Universe.
The No-Prize first appears in '65, Stan Lee would reply by mail with an empty envelope, just the statement on the envelope that a no-prize was inside.
The Bullpen Bulletins appear for the first time this year, as do the checklists of comics on sale.
The New Avengers
The massive changes in Avengers issue 016 saw all the members from issue 001 leave, only Captain America who was introduced in issue 004 remained, and three new members (Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) joined the team.
One reason put forward is that all the characters had their own books, and the fans couldn't follow how they were in two places at the same time. The stories featuring Cap were set in WWII so he could be in the Avengers without causing confusion.
Ka-Zar is introduced in X-Men 010, along with the saber-toothed Tiger Zabu, who is both his partner and one of the Tigers who would raise Ka-Zar.
Ka-Zar first appeared back in the pulps in the Thirties, then in the very first issue of Marvel Comics in Oct '39.
The series uses the theme of humans raised by animals, which goes back to old Rome and Romulus and Remus, and more recently Tarzan, the new Ka-Zar is called Kevin Plunder and is not the character from the '30's.
This issue is also set in Ka-Zar's homeland, the Savage Land, a hidden land populated by dinosaurs.
Frightful Four and Medusa
The Frightful Four are formed by the Wizard who seeks victory over Reed Richards and the Human Torch. The other members are the Trapster, Sandman and Medusa.
Medusa is a new character but later in the year it will be revealed that she is a member of a race called the Inhumans.
Daredevil Sees Red
Daredevil goes all-red with his costume in issue 007, a costume that has stayed the same right up to the present day.
Hello, Mary Jane
The world is introduced to Mary-Jane Watson in issue 025 of Amazing Spider-Man.
Unfortunately, due to the placement of a large plant in the picture, only Betty Brant and Liz Allen see her face.
Ditko would never draw MJ's face, that would not happen until issue 042 when John Romita takes over the art.
Several romances are taking place in the Marvel Universe.
In Journey into Mystery 113 Don Blake loves Jane Foster, his nurse, so much that he is prepared to tell her he is also Thor. The only problem is, she thinks he is mad! It would be issue 124 when she finally believes him.
Iron Man is also in love with his secretary, Pepper Potts, who is also admired by Stark's chauffeur Happy Hogan.
Later in the year, one romance would follow a marital course when Reed Richards and Sue Storm would marry in the FF Annual.
Reed Richards proposes to Sue Storm in Fantastic Four 035
Beginning with Tales of Suspense 064, Captain America's adventures are set in WWII.
Lady Pamela Hawley, Nick Fury's first love, dies in Sgt Fury 018.
And Making Their Debut
Count Nefaria and the Maffia appear for the first time in The Avengers 013.
The Scorpion, created in an experiment funded by J Jonah Jameson, debuts in Amazing Spider-Man 020.
Dragon Man appears for the first time in Fantastic Four 035.
The Absorbing Man is introduced in Journey into Mystery 114.
Details of Marvel Titles For 1965
164 issues were published in 1965
1 issue has still to be scanned (Patsy Walker v1 124).
Of the 164 scanned issues, 163 are c2c
Marvel Collector's Item Classics v1 001 (Dec)
Patsy Walker v1 124
Annuals with no Cover-Date
Date of release for the Annual and nearest published regular monthly issue of the same title.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 002 August
Amazing Spider-Man 030 10th Aug
FF Annual 003 1st Aug
Fantastic Four 044 10th Aug
Journey into Mystery Annual 001 July
Journey into Mystery 120 1st Jul
Millie the Model Annual 004 3rd Aug
Millie the Model 132 August
Sgt Fury Annual 001 1st Jun
Sgt Fury v1 021 8th Jun
+ Amazing Spider-Man Annual 002 c2cO
+ Fantastic Four Annual 003 c2cO
+ Journey into Mystery Annual 001 c2c
* Marvel Tales Annual 002 c2c scanned by BlueJeff1954
* Millie the Model Annual 004 c2c
* Monsters to Laugh With 003 c2c
* Monsters Unlimited 004 c2c
* Monsters Unlimited 005 c2c
= Sgt Fury Annual v1 001 c2c
= MMMS Membership Kit
The Complete Marvel Chronology (CMC) is version 2.0 of the Marvel Chronology (MC).
The MC was created by cyager69 aka Chuck, who uploaded Marvel comics beginning with Fantastic Four 001 (Nov 61) through to the issues published in Jun 1997.
When Chuck was unable to continue the uploads I took over the MC and uploaded the remainder of the issues through to December 2008. Additional uploads added various titles not cover-dated with a specific month (the 'Decades' uploads) and seven Fill packs added new scans for issues missing when the original uploads were done for the 70's through to the 90's.
With none of Chuck's original uploads online, the decision was to either upload the original version of 1961-1996 or go with a brand new, full version incorporating the missing genres, such as romance, western and humour, and including the imprints which Chuck intended to upload following the completion of the MC.
The CMC will cover Marvel's entire seventy year history. At present I am uploading the years beginning with 1960 and these uploads will continue right through to December 1996. After that I have not finalised what will follow, but the likelihood will be that I go back to upload the 39-59 period, and then upload the 97-09 period again. When I do upload version 2.0 of 97-09 there will be many additions and many new scans.
News and Notes
This is the first of two uploads covering the year 1965, the second part will follow on Wednesday.
Following on from the correction to the date of the Fantastic Four Annual the same correction is needed for the FF Annual in 1964.
The Annual has no monthly publication date, so should be dated 196400.
In addition none of the Annuals up to 1965 have volume numbers.
After 1965 the Annuals generally have a month of publication, but not always. At least one Annual I have come across in 1973 has no monthly date of publication. Whenever that is the case I will use the new method of cataloging.
In order to assist your reading order, I have added a section in the listing above showing the date the Annual was released and the date of the nearest release for the regular monthly title.
Here are the details for the Annuals for 1962, 1963 and 1964 -
Millie the Model Annual 001 July
Millie the Model v1 111 Aug