(December 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 August 1960. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person unless otherwise specified.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


Goliath! The Monster That Walks Like a Man! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Goliath
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, December 2008.

Goliath! The Monster That...Walked Like a Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-930

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Goliath; Mr. Baxter; Charlie
Synopsis:
An advertising man tricks an advance agent of a proposed invasion from Atlantis into returning to Atlantis by building a mannequin even larger than Goliath and threatening to wage war with his people for the surface of Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Goliath was re-named "Gigantus" in a reprint, and his home changed from "Atlantis" to "Mu". Goliath/Gigantus next appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #347 (December 1990). Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Was Trapped by the Mole Men! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 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-927

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sir Norman Ramsay; Blake
Synopsis:
A snobbish mine owner is captured by subterranean creatures and kept in a zoo until the mine foreman rescues him. The experience teaches him to treat his employees with respect.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Heat's On (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-366

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Tyler; Mary Tyler; Bobby Tyler
Synopsis:
When a young boy builds a fan to help his family get through a heat wave it brings down the flying saucer that caused the heat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations. Art credits from Journey Into Mystery #44 entry.

The Dangerous Doll (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot)? ; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
T-926

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Timothy Jones; Cathy Jones
Synopsis:
A poor man finds a doll in the field and gives it to his lame daughter. What he doesn't know is that the doll actually moves and talks. When he's gone the doll asks the girl for food as the "doll" is really an alien child that's gone off exploring other planets without his parents' supervision. When his parents do arrive, he asks the father to reward the girl for her kindness and he cures her leg and leaves behind a gold bar.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Klein inks per Nick Caputo, March 2013. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

I Took a Journey Into Fear! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-944

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Otto Bruger
Synopsis:
A man wants to build a time machine, but his colleagues say it is impossible. He works in secret and murders one of them to get the equipment that he needs, but when he activates the machine he goes mad and thinks that he has succeeded.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Goliath! The Monster That Walks Like a Man!
  2. 1. Goliath! The Monster That...Walked Like a Man!
  3. 2. I Was Trapped by the Mole Men!
  4. 3. The Heat's On
  5. 4. The Dangerous Doll
  6. 5. I Took a Journey Into Fear!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Dwayne Best
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