(November 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

Distributed to newstands in June 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.


A Martian Prowls Among Us! (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

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (29 August 2006); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

A Martian Walks Among Us! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-864

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man spots upon a Martian in human form scouting for an invasion. The police won’t believe him, so he finds and kills the spy himself, revealing that he is a Venusian in disguise working to protect Earth.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962)
  • in Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #3 (May 1970)
  • in Monster Masterworks (Marvel, 1989 series) #[nn]

Indexer Notes

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

Trouble Bubble (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-160

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jonathan Jr.; Nora; Jonathan Sr.; Mr. Bigger
Synopsis:
A boy discovers a formula to blow unbreakable bubbles and accidentally entraps his father's boss.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Journey Into Unknown Worlds (Marvel, 1951 series) #49 (September 1956)

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Fantastic Menace of Mento the Mighty (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-8??

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mento [Mr. Krupp]; Gorosaur
Synopsis:
A scientist discovers his own innate psychic power and builds a machine to slowly enhance it. He is nearly omnipotent after more than a decade, but when his assistant betrays him he finds his muscles too atrophied to repair the device and his powers vanish.

Indexer Notes

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

The Gargoyle! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-865

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An ugly man rejected by society applies for a job at a circus. It turns out to be a ruse by aliens who are uniformly gorgeous, and so want a man with an ugly face they find fascinating to marry their queen.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #3 (May 1970) [pp1–3, p4: panels 1, 4, 5–6, p5: panels 1, 3–6, reformatted]

Indexer Notes

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

Worm Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-887

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Worm Man; Prof. Serak
Synopsis:
A spy calling himself 'Worm Man' uses shrinking pills to easily discover military secrets. On a crucial mission, he is attacked by a rat and loses his growth pills, trapping him forever in his tiny form.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Tower of Shadows (Marvel, 1969 series) #6 (July 1970) [as "Man in the Rat-Hole!"]

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Martian Prowls Among Us!
  2. 1. A Martian Walks Among Us!
  3. 2. Trouble Bubble
  4. 3. The Fantastic Menace of Mento the Mighty
  5. 4. The Gargoyle!
  6. 5. Worm Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
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