(October 1960)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Distributed to newstands in June 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 unless otherwise specified.

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


Here Comes Gomdulla the Living Pharoah! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

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

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, December 2008.

I Defied Gomdulla--The Living Pharaoh! (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-858

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gomdulla; Paul
Synopsis:
An ancient alien robot disguised as an Egyptian mummy-god is reactivated, and forms a cult until it is foiled by a policeman and his own high priest.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

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).

Lucilles's Robot [sic] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
C-473

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lucille Swart; Arnold Swart; Rogo the Robot; Frank Swart; Jimmy Swart; Officer Murphy; John Winters
Synopsis:
An engineer presents his wife with a robot to do her housework. He believes he is playing a prank, but the robot is real.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Dared Enter the Haunted Forest! (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:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-859

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Darius Zorn
Synopsis:
A bigoted rich man buys a cursed forest, unconcerned with the misfortunes that befall the village. The forest's keeper takes him to another dimension, explaining that he was looking for a man who no one would miss to display in the alien zoo.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

'Zorn' seems to have been a stock character of Don Heck. This one bears a physical resemblance to Roderic Zorn in the previous issue, but the similarity ends there. 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 5, last page not numbered).

I Opened the Door to...Nowhere! (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-884

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A thief forces a shop owner to hide him in a back room, but finds himself opening doors without rest for years.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person. 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).

Possible Lee script per Nick Caputo, as examined on his blog:

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

The Curse of M'Gumbu! (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-860

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
M'Gumbu
Synopsis:
An African tribe ignores their witch-doctor's admonishments against raiding, believing that his vow never to harm another makes him helpless. When they try to kill him he shrinks the entire tribe to protect others.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person. 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).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Here Comes Gomdulla the Living Pharoah!
  2. 1. I Defied Gomdulla--The Living Pharaoh!
  3. 2. Lucilles's Robot [sic]
  4. 3. I Dared Enter the Haunted Forest!
  5. 4. I Opened the Door to...Nowhere!
  6. 5. The Curse of M'Gumbu!
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