(September 1959)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in June 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements (pages 2, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 33-36 of comic including inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover) ; pages of comic not numbered. From this issue to issue #63 (December 1960), virtually all new stories in this series are narrated in the first person.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


I Unleashed Monstro on the World! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Monstro; Spellbinder [Sam Binder]
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit added by Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, December 2008.

I Unleashed Monstro on the World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-350

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Spellbinder [Sam Binder]; Moko; Monstro
Synopsis:
A hypnotist brings a giant albino gorilla to America, but causes a near calamity when he finds that the beast is blind, and so immune to hypnosis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Music Master (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-804

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Joe; Gus; Angelo
Synopsis:
A struggling band takes on a poor but talented young harp player who turns out to be a young angel studying on Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

I Dared to Defy...the Idol's Curse! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-348

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dunstan Blake
Synopsis:
A mercenary tries to steal a sacred diamond from a mysterious idol, only to find that the idol is actually a trap set by aliens to collect a human sample for study.

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages 1-2 of story not numbered, then pages numbered 3 to 5).

My Other Face! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks:
Al Williamson (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-362

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jason Gibbs; Professor Rectorus
Synopsis:
A space pilot in the year 2010 is convinced that his appearance is holding him back, and seeks out a new Martian beauty serum, which he is horrified to find turns him into a handsome Martian.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of comic numbered 1 to 4).

I Know the Gargoyle's Secret! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler ?
Pencils:
John Severin
Inks:
John Severin
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-354

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Jacques-Pierre Duval
Synopsis:
A Frenchman fascinated with gargoyles joins the resistance in WWII. When he is captured a strange beast saves him, and after the war he sees tell-tale bullet holes on the gargoyles he loves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script attribution by Dr. Michael Vassallo on www.atlastales.com. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of comic numbered 1 to 3, last page not numbered).

I Am the Menace from the Purple Planet! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-353

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gxenu; Mark VIII
Synopsis:
An alien arrives on Earth on a mission of peace. The humans are suspicious of him and try to hold him hostage, but they find they have only captured a robot, while the disappointed alien returns home.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4, last page not numbered).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Unleashed Monstro on the World!
  2. 1. I Unleashed Monstro on the World!
  3. 2. Music Master
  4. 3. I Dared to Defy...the Idol's Curse!
  5. 4. My Other Face!
  6. 5. I Know the Gargoyle's Secret!
  7. 6. I Am the Menace from the Purple Planet!
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