(May 1960)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in January 1960. 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.


I Found Rro! The Monster From the Bottomless Pit!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Rro
Keywords:
monsters

Return of the Martian! (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-651

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Zetora (death)
Synopsis:
The imprisoned Martian breaks free and tries to conquer the world. The military is helpless against him, but he eventually succumbs to Earth germs.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person. Zetora was introduced in issue #57. Inker credit and job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Found Rro...The Thing from the Bottomless Pit! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (splash page); Don Heck
Inks:
Jack Kirby ? (splash page); Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-648

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Rro; Mark Garnett; Martha Garnett
Synopsis:
A project drilling to the Earth’s core finds a dragon that is met with terrified attacks from humans. It returns home, and humans realize too late that it was intelligent and peaceful.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

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

Zero of Time (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
9689

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Pearson; Prof. Thomas Benton; Father Time
Synopsis:
A scientist's machine transports him and a reporter outside of time and into the realm of Father Time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

They Called Me a Witch! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4.9 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-652

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Amanda Dalton; John Redmond; Evelyn
Synopsis:
A woman is accused of being a witch by a woman who wishes to get even for being jilted by her former beau. The man defends her against the accusations, but when he proposes, she turns him down. It turns out the accusations were true.

Indexer Notes

The first page is split with the statement of ownership. Inker credit and job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group and confirmed via Joe Sinnott's record books.

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Shares the first page of "They Called Me a Witch!" Average monthly circulation not printed.

Beware!!! Of the Little Toy Men!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-677

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man says that he is an alien distributing toy men in order to attack Earth, but only one reporter believes him. He convinces others when he explains that he saw a wind-up key in the man's back.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Found Rro! The Monster From the Bottomless Pit!!
  2. 1. Return of the Martian!
  3. 2. I Found Rro...The Thing from the Bottomless Pit!
  4. 3. Zero of Time
  5. 4. They Called Me a Witch!
  6. 5. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Section 233)
  7. 6. Beware!!! Of the Little Toy Men!!
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