(November 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 June 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.


I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X! (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:
Groot
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Steve Ditko cover inks credit fron Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, February 2009.

I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X! (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:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-839

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Groot (introduction, origin); Leslie Evans; Alice Evans
Synopsis:
The monarch of planet X arrives on Earth in order to capture a town for experimental purposes back on his homeworld. The hero of our story defeats Groot with termites.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Groot next appears in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 in a flashback story, he then appeared in modern continuity in Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (Marvel, 2005 series) #2 (January 2006) and eventually became a member of the second incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

Special Sale (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-932

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Marvin Kale; Paula Kale
Synopsis:
When a husband goes shopping he finds a new cleaning fluid that makes anything better than new, even him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic.

I Found the Abominable Snowman! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-838

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Carl Hanson
Synopsis:
A thug ventures to the Himalayas with the intention of capturing the Abominable Snowman for profit but is frustrated in his attempts of getting the locals to refer him to the creature he has in a photograph. They all tell him to discard the photograph as it is cursed. He plods through the mountains for weeks unable to locate any trace, until his mind is addled, and he drops the photograph which is now a reasonable resemblance of what he has become.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. This is a retelling of "I Captured the Abominable Snowman!" drawn by Steve Ditko in Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1958 series) #1 (December 1958). Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5, last page of story not numbered).

My Friend is...Not Quite Human! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
[T-836]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gustav; Napoleon Bonaparte
Synopsis:
A misogynist wood-carver falls in love with his sculpture and has himself transformed into wood, but his refusal to pay a gypsy mystic leads to her making the wooden figure human out of spite.
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).

I Found the Hidden World! (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-837

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joey; Frankie
Synopsis:
An ex-con investigates a professor's theories about a world inside television sets. He proves the theory when a gate opens accidentally, allowing the inhabitants to pull through an old enemy of his trying to get revenge.
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 4, last page of story not numbered).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X!
  2. 1. I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X!
  3. 2. Special Sale
  4. 3. I Found the Abominable Snowman!
  5. 4. My Friend is...Not Quite Human!
  6. 5. I Found the Hidden World!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose