(October 1960)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
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 May 1960. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. 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.


Taboo Returns!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Return of Taboo! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-809

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan; Susan; Taboo
Synopsis:
After his apparent destruction, Taboo reconstitutes himself and runs amok. He is eventually stopped by the arrival of others from his world, who reveal that he is not an advance scout for invasion, but merely a deranged criminal.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Taboo last appeared in issue #75 (June 1960). A replication of Taboo appears in Incredible Hulk Annual (Marvel, 1976 series) #5 (October 1976), but Taboo does not appear again until Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005). Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Mystery Pupil (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-382

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Colin; Mr. Plum; Gertrude
Synopsis:
A dull teacher earns accolades by accidentally helping capture a Martian criminal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Am the Beast-Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-807

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Amos; Anne
Synopsis:
A criminal transforms himself into a dog in order to escape from burglaries unnoticed. He must return home quickly or be stuck as a dog, but is picked up by a dog catcher and trapped in the pound.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Strange Magic of Master Khan! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-796

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hawk Gormey; Master Khan (introduction)
Synopsis:
A pirate steals the ship of an Asian sorcerer. The ship's owner curses the thieves, shrinking the ship and imprisoning them in a glass bottle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Master Khan next appears in an Iron Fist story in Marvel Premiere (Marvel, 1972 series) #24 (September 1975). Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Am I the...Unhuman? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-806

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gideon Burr
Synopsis:
A scientist in builds a robot identical to himself, and programs it with his own memories. When robots are banned, the robot believes that it is the real person, and its creator the duplicate.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Taboo Returns!!
  2. 1. The Return of Taboo!
  3. 2. Mystery Pupil
  4. 3. I Am the Beast-Man!
  5. 4. The Strange Magic of Master Khan!
  6. 5. Am I the...Unhuman?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gary Henderson
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