(April 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 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.

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.


Gorgolla the Living Gargoyle! (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:
Gorgolla
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Keywords:
monsters

Gorgolla! The Living Gargoyle!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-614

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
David Hartnell; Gorgolla
Synopsis:
A student finds that gargoyles are really a hidden alien race preparing to conquer the world but when their leader summons them they turn on him, having learned to appreciate humanity.
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Gorgolla's people are next seen, along with his father, in Astonishing Tales (Marvel, 1970 series) #22 (February 1974). Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Whirlpool of Gairloch (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
C-127

Genre:
occult
Characters:
John Potts; McPherson; Capt. Breslow
Synopsis:
A jewel thief ignores local superstitions to cross a haunted strait but finds that his disastrous voyage was only a dream when he wakes up with police at the door.
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Beware the Hands of Hundu (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-621

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Hundu; Anne Walker; Mark Walker
Synopsis:
A gypsy gives magic paints that make anything painted with them real to an arrogant painter. He uses them to get revenge on a lover who jilted him but eventually his ambitions lead to his death.
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Indexer Notes

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

I Was Trapped in the Nightmare World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-622

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Mr. Brown; Dr. Ethan Lindley; Kun
Synopsis:
A man travels to a frightening world of dreams and is attacked by dream beings. He discovers that the dream people believe his world is the source of nightmares and that its inhabitants are imaginary.

Indexer Notes

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

When the Totem Walks! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-604

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Bull Drago; Hunk; Totem (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
Two convicts escape and terrorize a nearby Indian tribe. The chieftain defends his tribe by using his magic to bring a totem pole to life to chase the two all the way back to prison.
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Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Gorgolla the Living Gargoyle!
  2. 1. Gorgolla! The Living Gargoyle!!
  3. 2. The Whirlpool of Gairloch
  4. 3. Beware the Hands of Hundu
  5. 4. I Was Trapped in the Nightmare World
  6. 5. When the Totem Walks!
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