(December 1959)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Zenith Publishing Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in July 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. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


I Fought the Colossus! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
"Colossus" robot

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (29 August 2006); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers ?.

I Fought the Colossus! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-463

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Prof. Reynolds; "Colossus" supercomputer
Synopsis:
An advanced supercomputer turns Earth into a utopia, but suspicion remains, only to be inflamed when it is found to be building a giant robot. Humanity turns on the computer and destroys the robot, only to find that it was intended to replace the supercomputer, which breaks down, leaving humanity without its intelligence.
Reprints:

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).

Weather Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-931

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chuck; Harry Davis; Dr. Ramsay
Synopsis:
The weather reporter at a newspaper realizes that the weather is being manipulated somehow in an effort to destroy Earth's crops and helps the government stop the attack.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Was Trapped on the Ghost Ship! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-448

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Luther Storme; Jonah Morgan
Synopsis:
A cruel sea captain greedily pursues the flying Dutchman. He catches the ship, but is trapped there as a ghost, replacing the former ghost, who now can go free.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Am the Abominable Snowman! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-464

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Charles Duntmore
Synopsis:
A thief steals a ruby from a Himalayan retreat, but a curse on the stone makes him intensely cold and forces him to wear heavy furs that keep him from returning to civilization.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This is a retelling of "I Captured the Abominable Snowman!" drawn by Steve Ditko in Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1958 series) #1 (December 1958). Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Saw the Elephants' Graveyard! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-467

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dirk
Synopsis:
An ivory hunter searches for the legendary spot where elephants go to die, but he finds that the spot is an inaccessable pit of quicksand.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

I Entered the...Doorway to Doom! (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-459

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A Russian farmer becomes a gold miner and uncovers a doorway into a dimension of malevolent beings. Soviet soldiers trying to rob him run afoul of the creatures, and the man decides to threaten to open the portal to force reform.
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 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Fought the Colossus!
  2. 1. I Fought the Colossus!
  3. 2. Weather Man
  4. 3. I Was Trapped on the Ghost Ship!
  5. 4. I Am the Abominable Snowman!
  6. 5. I Saw the Elephants' Graveyard!
  7. 6. I Entered the...Doorway to Doom!
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