(March 1960)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Male Publishing Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
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 unless otherwise specified.

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


Monstro! The Menace from the Murky Depths! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Monstro
Reprints:
Keywords:
cephalopods; monsters

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006).

Monstro...The Menace from the Murky Depths! (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:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-566

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Monstro; Prof. Faraday
Synopsis:
A giant octopus appears in the harbour of a communist seaport. An American marine biologist is sent to help, and finds that it is an ordinary octopus enlarged by communist nuclear tests, and will shrink back in 24 hours.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit and job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Story of Sammy Snork! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-574

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sammy Snork
Synopsis:
A criminal accidently boards a Martian flying saucer and ends up on display in a zoo.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Am the Changing Man! (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-568

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ozak; Les Page; Agent Craig
Synopsis:
A shape-changing alien assumes the identity of trusted figures to sow panic. He is caught when he assumes the form of a dog he sees on a poster, not noticing that it is on a space flight for the next year.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Recipe (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-338

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Josie
Synopsis:
A tomboyish girl tries out cooking to appease her mother, but accidentally cooks a witch's brew, totally inappropriate for a fairy like her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Runaway Planet! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Doug Wildey
Inks:
Doug Wildey
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-5??

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ludwig Hauptmann
Synopsis:
A professor believes that a planet on a collision course will not destroy Earth because of the power that governs the universe. The planet is actually a spaceship come to greet the humans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

It Walks by Night! (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-573

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Living Robot [John]
Synopsis:
Robots are outlawed after a series of malfunctions. One man builds a robot in secret, he is found out and the robot destroyed but the man, a robot in disguise, escapes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person. Continues in the next issue. Robot's name from sequel. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Monstro! The Menace from the Murky Depths!
  2. 1. Monstro...The Menace from the Murky Depths!
  3. 2. The Story of Sammy Snork!
  4. 3. I Am the Changing Man!
  5. 4. The Recipe
  6. 5. The Runaway Planet!
  7. 6. It Walks by Night!
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