(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 (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.

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
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

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

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek; Ray Holloway ?
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.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 13). This story is divided into two chapters: Chapter 1—"The Coming of the Hulk!" (7 pp, pages 1 to 7 of story) and Chapter 2—"Slaves of the Hulk!" (6 pp, pages 8 to 13 of story). The Hulk next appears in Journey Into Mystery #66 (March 1961).

This is one of the first 'feature-length' monster stories published by Marvel (the other, "I Created Krang!" was published simultaneously in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #14). The format would be followed three months later in all four SF anthologies with a fifth (Amazing Adventures) launched in the next year.

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

Possible Lee plot; Lieber script per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index credits Stan Lee solely.

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.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

comic story / 5 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-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.
Reprints:

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. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Can't Escape from the Creeping Things! (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-888

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Silas Bleede
Synopsis:
A greedy businessman tries to cut down an ancient tree and is attacked by its branches during the night.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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...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!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann