April 1967

"There is hardly a pro pencil-pusher in the field today who hasn't been influenced by Jolly Jack's memorable masterpieces - or by the constantly shattering impact of his creativity.
Don't be embarrassed, Jack - this is just Stan's cornball way of telling you that it's been a ball all these years, pal - and the best is still ahead!"

From Fantastic Four, Vol. 1, No. 61

March 1967

"The big talk around the Bullpen these days concerns Marvel-ous Marie Severin, who's just taken over the illustrating chores on the Doc Strange strip...
And to anticipate your question, the answer is "yes" - she's the sister of talented John Severin, who illustrated our Agent of Shield strip about a year ago."

From Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1, No. 46

February 1967

"So, if a competitor wants to pay us his own good money in order to buy an ad in one of our mags, we're delighted. Actually, we consider it a great compliment to us - for it proves that no matter how they may hate to admit it, even they are willing to pay a bundle just to appear in a Marvel mag!"

From Fantastic Four, Vol. 1, No. 59

January 1967

"It's a funny feeling writing these Bullpen pages - here's why - Smilin' Stan is typing these imperishable words on July 14 - but by the time they're sent to the printer and finally reach YOU, it'll be sometime in October!
In other words, there's always an interval of about three months from the time we write something till the time you read it! [...] Who SAYS this isn't the Marvel Age of Compounded Confusion?"

From Fantastic Four, Vol. 1, No. 58

December 1966

"At the top of our hectic heap sits the king-of-the-hill, Merry Marty Goodman, publisher, and peerless purveyor of profound policy, pulsating plaudits, and palpable pay-checks!
When he speaks, we listen! When he frowns, we tremble! When he smiles, we know that somewhere one of you had bought another Marvel mag!"

From Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1, No. 43

November 1966

"... we never wanted any of our treasured readers to lose a contest - consequently, we would award nothing but "no-prizes", because if there were no winners, then there would be no losers."

From Fantastic Four, Vol. 1, No. 56

October 1966

"Dennis O'Neil, young writer, today moved into an east side garbage can. Mr. O'Neil, 26, told reporters that he doesn't feel he should associate with human company. 'After all, I'm not worthy to be in the Bullpen Bulletin,' he explained, 'so I'm obviously not worthy to live with folks.'
Denny boy, give up the garbage can and come home to us again! We love ya - honest!"

From Fantastic Four, Vol. 1, No. 55