(October 1960)

Marvel, 1959 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 Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in May 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. The "!" disappears from the logo. 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.


Gorgilla! (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:
Gorgilla
Reprints:

I Discovered Gorgilla! The Monster of Midnight Mountain! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-873

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gorgilla (introduction); Scotty; Anne; Frank
Synopsis:
An expedition finds the missing link between apes and humans in Borneo. It is initially hostile, but defends its fellow primates from a dinosaur.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Gorgilla next appears in issue #18 (April 1961). Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

The Sorcerer (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-203

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tom Morton; Jack Morton; Ellen Morton; Johnny Morton
Synopsis:
A man who has travelled the world and seen wonders performed by hermits in India returns home to find that his young nephew creates magic with only belief.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

My Nightmare Has No End! (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-874]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man meets an extradimensional being in his nightmares. The being tells him that the world he comes from is a paradise, but boring, and offers to switch places. The man agrees, but the traveller wakes up to find that he entered the dreams of a prisoner.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story was reprinted as "I Am the Beast Man!" in Fantasy Masterpieces #4. This story was also retold in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #94 (March 1962) as "He Came from Nowhere!" by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and George Tuska, but with the alien having the last laugh. 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).

Save Me! Save 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-875

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Albert Poole
Synopsis:
A scientist makes himself able to walk on water in order to steal secret military plans from a ship. But when he returns to the shore he finds that he now sinks on land.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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).

A Monster Waits Outside!! (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-876

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Maj. Ford
Synopsis:
An astronaut is sent into orbit in a tiny sphere without communication. He sees a monster trying to claw its way in and panics, signalling ground control to bring him back. They think that it was a hallucination, but they find a broken claw on the spacecraft.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. This story was retold with some differences in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #24 (December 1961) as "The Insect Man" drawn by Jack Kirby. 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. Gorgilla!
  2. 1. I Discovered Gorgilla! The Monster of Midnight Mountain!
  3. 2. The Sorcerer
  4. 3. My Nightmare Has No End!
  5. 4. Save Me! Save Me!
  6. 5. A Monster Waits Outside!!
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