(November 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 July 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.


Here Comes...The Hulk! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hulk [Xemnu]; Joe Harper
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Keywords:
monsters

I Was a Slave of the Living Hulk! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-913

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hulk [Xemnu, later called "the Titan"] (introduction, origin); Joe Harper
Synopsis:
An electrician finds and revives an alien criminal. He psychically enslaves all humanity, forcing them to build him a ship that will help him escape and destroy the Earth. The electrician sabotages the ship and sends him into orbit around the Sun.
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two chapters: Chapter 1—"The Coming of the Hulk!" (7 pp) and Chapter 2—"Slaves of the Hulk!" (6 pp). The Hulk next appears in Journey Into Mystery #66 (March 1961).

This is one of the first two 'feature-length' monster stories published by Marvel (the other was "I Created Krang!" published simultaneously in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #14). Three months later, these stories would be added to all four Marvel SF anthologies, and the next year a fifth series including them would be launched.

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Strange Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-440

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Alfred Pook; Harold; Dr. Smith
Synopsis:
A man becomes confused over directions to the dentist and as a result accidentally pilots an expedition to claim a new planet.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

There Is a Brain Behind the Fangs! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-909

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Frank Miller; Dr. John Redfield; Laddie; Pharaoh
Synopsis:
A man is convinced that dogs are secretly planning to take over the world. His friend hypnotizes a dog and proves that it cannot understand complex questions. Neither suspects that the dog has been hypnotized by the cat.
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Indexer Notes

This would not be the last crazy idea that Frank Miller would have. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Can't Escape from the Creeping Things! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-888

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Silas Bleede
Synopsis:
A greedy businessman tries to cut down an ancient tree and is attacked by its branches during the night.
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Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Here Comes...The Hulk!
  2. 1. I Was a Slave of the Living Hulk!
  3. 2. Strange Mission
  4. 3. There Is a Brain Behind the Fangs!
  5. 4. I Can't Escape from the Creeping Things!
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