(June 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

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.

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.


I Am Taboo! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Taboo
Keywords:
monsters

Taboo! The Thing From Murky Swamp! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-673

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lewis Conrad; Taboo (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A popular adventure writer finds a giant mud creature from another planet stranded in a Brazilian swamp. The alien tricks him into bringing all Earth's scientific records for nefarious purposes, but is destroyed by an H-bomb hidden with the records.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Taboo next appears in issue #77 (October 1960). Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Return of the Totem! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-672

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Totem; Bull Drago (cameo) Hunk (cameo)
Synopsis:
The totem frightens the two convicts into a state of shock, but then goes on a rampage through the reservation and a nearby town. The chieftain concocts a potion to destroy the totem, and succeeds in stopping the monster, though at the cost of his own life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues from last issue. Narrated in the third person. Job number from Steve Grant, 2005-04-20 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Strange Stone (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-401

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny
Synopsis:
Johnny finds a magic wishing stone, but wishes it away because magic would make life no fun.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between "Taboo! The Thing From the Murky Swamp!" and "The Return of the Totem!", while the second page is printed between "Doomsday!" and "I Made the Hulk Live". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

Doomsday! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-666

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lynn; Walter
Synopsis:
Two scientists accidentally release a gas that will kill all life on Earth. An unnatural wind disperses the gas, convincing one of the scientists of the other’s belief in a higher power.

Indexer Notes

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

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 / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Shares the last page of "The Strange Stone". Average sales not printed.

I Made The Hulk Live (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-665

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Albert Poole; Blake
Synopsis:
A short and bitter scientist is obsessed with building a powerful giant robot body. He traps himself inside without the means to activate the robot, living out his life on the food which he'd stored inside.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Am Taboo!
  2. 1. Taboo! The Thing From Murky Swamp!
  3. 2. The Return of the Totem!
  4. 3. The Strange Stone
  5. 4. Doomsday!
  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. I Made The Hulk Live
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
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