(September 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 April 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.

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


I Created Sporr, the Thing That Could Not Die! (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:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Sporr
Reprints:
Keywords:
castles; monsters

I Created...Sporr! The Thing That Could Not Die! (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-778

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Sporr
Synopsis:
A scientist moves into Dr. Frankenstein's castle to set up his experimental growth ray. When he trains it upon an amoeba, the frightened villagers burst in, and seeing the equipment, think he is going to bring ruin down upon them and hustle him off to the town jail. With no one to shut off the growth machine, the amoeba grows to huge size and smashes out of the castle to menace the village. The scientist escapes his jail cell and uses his labcoat soaked with sugar to lure Sporr into a quicksand pit.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

The Thread (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
A-786

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Matt Anderson; Midget Morgan/Count Morgan; Dr. Waynne
Synopsis:
The mysterious death of a scientist reveals a mystical device and leads to the death of a centuries-old Italian count.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The events of this story are dated January 8, 1952. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

I Know the Secret of the Flying Saucer! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-744

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
150 Martian flying saucers land on Earth, but do nothing after landing. Since no pilots emerge the natives transport the craft to military bases where their hulls are experimented upon, but cannot be penetrated. At a prearranged signal, all the saucers open a port. The curious scientists and military men enter, but discover no pilot or instrumentation. After they leave, the saucers return to Mars secure in the knowledge that was absorbed from their minds that Earth is no threat to them. The saucers themselves are the Martians.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The plot of this story is the same as the plot in Men's Adventures #21 (May 1953) by Stan Lee and drawn by Fred Kida, Strange Worlds #1 (December 1958) drawn by Jack Kirby and Strange Tales #101 (October 1962) drawn by Don Heck.
Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Beware the Eyes of Igor! (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-758

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Igor
Synopsis:
A hypnotist uses his power to rob a movie theatre, but accidentally hypnotizes himself and forgets the whole plan.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Retold in Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #8 (January 1962) as "The Eyes of Edward Morgo" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Escaped to Another World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 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-779

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Kermanki
Synopsis:
A prisoner escapes and uses a time machine to travel into the past, but he accidentally kills his own ancester, erasing himself.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of comic numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Created Sporr, the Thing That Could Not Die!
  2. 1. I Created...Sporr! The Thing That Could Not Die!
  3. 2. The Thread
  4. 3. I Know the Secret of the Flying Saucer!
  5. 4. Beware the Eyes of Igor!
  6. 5. I Escaped to Another World!
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