(November 1960)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Male 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 June 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.


Gor-Kill, the Living Demon (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gor-Kill
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

George Klein ink credit per Nick Caputo and Atlas Tales. Previous indexer credited Dick Ayers.

I Alone Know the Dread Secret of Gor-Kill, the Living Demon! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-849

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gor-Kill; Hans Grubnik
Synopsis:
A gaseous alien comes down to Earth and inhabits a dam of water to harass local villagers. The village loafer realizes that the alien is using the water in the dam to embody itself and steals dynamite in order blow up the pass before the alien can reach the sea. The loafer succeeds, but is imprisoned for stealing the dynamite.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

Vial of Inspiration (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-628

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Gus Harris; Mr. Peters
Synopsis:
A boy without a family is given a vial filled with music, but squanders the inspiration of it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Those Who Lurk Below! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-853

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Pierre; Kragok
Synopsis:
A sadistic jailer buys a book detailing an alien civilization that has retreated below the Earth in order to avoid surface climate change in order to torment his prisoner with false hope of escape. The prisoner finds the book and believes the story and later he finds a working digger to bring him down to the aliens below who welcome him. The astonished jailer spends the rest of his life successfully attempting to locate another working digger.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

The Monster in My Cellar! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-854

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
un-named science fiction writer; the writer's un-named editor
Synopsis:
Wanting to give his editor a monster story to end all monster stories, a science fiction writer's imagination somehow makes the monster in his story real. He fights in the cellar and upstairs until he can imagine it out of existence. Once done, he swears never to write a science fiction story again!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Met the Thing on Midnight Island! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-847

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rick Jordan
Synopsis:
A sailor finds a note from a castaway, but on the island named he finds only a strange creature. When an alien ship arrives to pick up the creature, he realizes that it was a castaway.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of comic numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Gor-Kill, the Living Demon
  2. 1. I Alone Know the Dread Secret of Gor-Kill, the Living Demon!
  3. 2. Vial of Inspiration
  4. 3. Those Who Lurk Below!
  5. 4. The Monster in My Cellar!
  6. 5. I Met the Thing on Midnight Island!
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