(September 1960)

Marvel, 1959 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 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. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

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


I Found Monstrom, the Dweller in the Black Swamp! (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:
Monstrom
Reprints:

I Found Monstrom! The Dweller in the Black Swamp! (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-755

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monstrom; John; Billy; Sara
Synopsis:
A vacationing family finds a monster in a swamp. The locals drive it back into the swamp with torches, but it was only a shipwrecked alien trying to get help.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (first page of story not numbered, then pages of story numbered 2 to 7).

The Balloon (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-267

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Leroy; Zoop
Synopsis:
A young boy meets a tiny space traveler from Skyville, a suburb of Mars, trapped in a balloon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. The first page of this story is split with the statement of ownership. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic.

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 / 0.2 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average monthly circulation not provided. This shares the first page of "The Balloon".

I Was Face-to-Face with the Forbidden Robot! (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-759

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ralph; Anne
Synopsis:
A man reactivates an illegal robot in order to gain recognition for stopping it. He destroys the robot, but realizes that robots are harmless, and instead of cashing in he confesses his plan, and advocates the legalization of robots.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is set in 1967. 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).

I Dared to Look into the Beyond! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-773

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Carl; Derek
Synopsis:
A scientist builds a time machine to travel into the future. He believes that he has travelled to the past, demonstrating that the future does not yet exist, but in fact he saw a future in which Earth was abandoned.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "Journey into Nowhere!" drawn by Joe Sinnott, from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #69 (June 1959). 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 Wore...The Mask of Drothor! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-745

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Markas; Drothor (flashback)
Synopsis:
An artist creates a mask based on the face of an ancient sorcerer. He robs a mansion wearing this mask, but his face has transformed to match it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "Who Hides Beneath My Mask?" drawn by Dick Ayers in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #6 (November 1959). Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Found Monstrom, the Dweller in the Black Swamp!
  2. 1. I Found Monstrom! The Dweller in the Black Swamp!
  3. 2. The Balloon
  4. 3. 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)
  5. 4. I Was Face-to-Face with the Forbidden Robot!
  6. 5. I Dared to Look into the Beyond!
  7. 6. I Wore...The Mask of Drothor!
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