(March 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 November 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person unless otherwise specified.

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


Orogo! The Thing from Beyond! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Orogo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ayers inks per Nick Caputo, September 2014.

Orogo!! The Nightmare from Outer Space!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck; Jack Kirby (splash)
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek (splash); Ray Holloway (pages 2-6)
Job Number:
T-593

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Orogo; Albert Carstairs
Synopsis:
An alien robot arrives to hypnotically enslave the people of Earth, but is stopped when it cannot hypnotize one old man, a blind man.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby pencilled the splash page. Info per Nick Caputo, March 2013. Narrated in the third person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Tricky Travel (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-19

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Eli Twiddle; Mr. Hardy
Synopsis:
A travel agent has the ability to travel in his dreams, but eventually he grows out of it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Earth-Crawlers! (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-592

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Henry Salt; Martha Salt
Synopsis:
An inventor with a nagging wife must prevent giant roots resulting from a witch doctor's curse from overrunning Africa. He then turns to inventing a device which will harness the power of his wife's voice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Metal Monster (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-597

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mr. Mason; Grosko
Synopsis:
An American engineer ignores the warnings of locals and builds a road through a Gypsy-inhabited wood. One of the gypsies causes his steam shovel to attack him until he agrees to stop building.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Martian Who Stole My Body! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-590

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Warren; Spot; Zetora (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A Martian criminal arrives on earth and switches bodies with a man, but the man's dog can still tell the difference between them, forcing the Martian to switch back.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Zetora next appears in issue #58. Inker credit and job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Orogo! The Thing from Beyond!
  2. 1. Orogo!! The Nightmare from Outer Space!!
  3. 2. Tricky Travel
  4. 3. The Earth-Crawlers!
  5. 4. The Metal Monster
  6. 5. The Martian Who Stole My Body!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann