(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. 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).

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

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
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.

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.

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

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
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.

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

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Christopher Rule
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
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.

I Shrunk Away to Nothing! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Brought Zog the Unbelievable Back to Life!
  2. 1. I Brought Zog Back to Life!
  3. 2. Underground
  4. 3. I Spent the Night in the Haunted Lighthouse!
  5. 4. I Planted the Seeds of Doom!
  6. 5. I Shrunk Away to Nothing!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
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