(August 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 March 1960. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements (pages 2, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 33-36 of comic including inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover) ; pages of comic not numbered. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

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 Dragoom! The Flaming Intruder! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dragoom
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

I Am Dragoom! The Flaming Invader! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-738

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Victor Cartwright; Dragoom (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A flaming alien monster terrorizes Earth. A movie director fools him by using special effects to fake the arrival of police from Vulcan in pursuit of the monster, frightening him away.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Dragoom next appears in Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (Marvel, 2005 series) #6 (May 2006). Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

The Pact (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
9734

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Henry Conrad; Frances Conrad; the Devil
Synopsis:
A historian writing about the trial and execution of his ancestor for witchcraft interviews the only remaining party concerned in the case: the Devil.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Beware!! The Ghosts Surround Me!! (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-740

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gustav; Hans
Synopsis:
A fugitive hides in an abandoned house, but aliens from another dimension appear to him. They cannot hurt him, but instead they phase him into an immaterial state and leave him there forever.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

The Dummy and Me! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-746

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Hugo
Synopsis:
Some gangsters come for a ventriloquist who has unpaid gambling debts. They corner him in the alley and shoot him, not realizing that it was the puppet who made his decisions all along.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated by the dummy. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Found the Mad Universe! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-741

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Prof. Dark; Milton
Synopsis:
A scientist uses a powerful new microscope to discover an entire world existing at the sub-atomic level. He is horrified to find that this world, Earth, is just as barbaric and violent as his own.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.
Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Possible Stan Lee script per Nick Caputo's examination at his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Am Dragoom! The Flaming Intruder!
  2. 1. I Am Dragoom! The Flaming Invader!
  3. 2. The Pact
  4. 3. Beware!! The Ghosts Surround Me!!
  5. 4. The Dummy and Me!
  6. 5. I Found the Mad Universe!
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