(January 1960)

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 October 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.

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


I Brought Zog the Unbelievable Back to Life! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Zog
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inks suggestion by Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors List (December 2008). Zog miscolored in brown on cover (instead white in the story within).

I Brought Zog Back to Life! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-497

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Charles Burton; Zog
Synopsis:
An alien giant is found in a glacier, causing fear of what might happen if it gets free. A scientist thinks that the fear is dangerous and frees it, finding that the alien is harmless.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-8 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

I Spent a Night in the Haunted Lighthouse! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-507

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
John
Synopsis:
A man visiting a coastal town is stranded in an abandoned lighthouse during a storm and sees a ghostly ship and pirates arrive. Next morning he finds a life preserver from the Flying Dutchman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14, 16 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

I Planted the Seeds of Doom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-501

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hank Garnett
Synopsis:
A space explorer sells the seeds of an alien plant, before finding to his horror that the plants spawn monsters. He uses the monster’s need for water to escape and stop the growth of more like it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 17-18, 20-23 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Underground (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-894

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Doyle Fairless; Sandy Clark
Synopsis:
A man is thought mad for designing underground homes, until everyone moves underground and surface-dwellers are thought mad.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 24, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

I Shrunk Away to Nothing! (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-487

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Brad; Prof. Ace
Synopsis:
A man needs to raise money for his brother's medical treatment and so he answers an ad from a scientist seeking to test a shrinking ray. He agrees to be the subject and the ray works. He finds himself shrinking past microscopic objects and finally finds himself in a new world. When he asks a native what this world is called, he receives the answer 'Earth'.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is retold in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #82 (March 1961) as "The World Beyond" (also drawn by Ditko). 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 Brought Zog the Unbelievable Back to Life!
  2. 1. I Brought Zog Back to Life!
  3. 2. I Spent a Night in the Haunted Lighthouse!
  4. 3. I Planted the Seeds of Doom!
  5. 4. Underground
  6. 5. I Shrunk Away to Nothing!
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