(February 1960)

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 October 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. 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.


Grottu! King of the Insects! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Grottu
Keywords:
monsters

Grottu, King of the Insects! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-547

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frank [Ulysses Bloodstone] (earliest published appearance according to later continuity); Lynn Avery; Kasenga; Grottu (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A journalist and an archaeologist go to Africa and find an atomically mutated giant ant with super-intelligence. The giant ant tries to lead an army of insects to world conquest, but is foiled when the humans use sugar to turn his ants against him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Grottu's next appears in Fantastic Four Unlimited (Marvel, 1993 series) #7 (September 1994), his next chronological appearance is in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005). In later retcons it is established that Grottu's creation was planned by the Deviants.

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

I Saw the End of the World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-538

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Prof. Egen
Synopsis:
A scientist builds a time machine and uses it to travel into the future against the advice of his peers. He finds that time is an infinite loop, and when he reaches his own time his memories disappear and he is once more building a time machine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Tree (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-435

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Wally Hadley
Synopsis:
When a family moves to a house in the country their son finds a gnarled little tree on their land that grants wishes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Was Captured by the Mole Men! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-553

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan; Casey
Synopsis:
A subway train full of people is hijacked and held by a subterranean race. The police fight the creatures and retrieve the train, only to discover that the creatures were actually peaceful.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Am a Walking Time Bomb! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-539

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Robot 235
Synopsis:
A robot is sent to Earth by alien conquerers to force them to surrender or be destroyed. The finer qualities of humanity convince the robot decides to destroy his creators' world instead.

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Grottu! King of the Insects!
  2. 1. Grottu, King of the Insects!
  3. 2. I Saw the End of the World!
  4. 3. The Tree
  5. 4. I Was Captured by the Mole Men!
  6. 5. I Am a Walking Time Bomb!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers