(December 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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in July 1960. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person unless otherwise specified.

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.


The Thing (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
Reprints:

I Was in the Clutches of the Living Shadow (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-920

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Philip Lawson; Warlord Kaa (introduction)
Synopsis:
A writer witnesses the landing of two-dimensional alien warriors disguised as shadows. The writer escapes and warns the authorities in time for the shadow warriors to be uncovered and driven away.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Warlord Kaa next appears in Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #184 (February 1975). Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Music Master (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-804

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Joe; Gus; Angelo
Synopsis:
A struggling band takes on a poor but talented young harp player who turns out to be a young angel studying on Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Ghost of Grismore Castle! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-931

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Otis Norton; Victor
Synopsis:
A practical jokester tricks his friend into fleeing a haunted house only to be attacked by real ghosts. He promises never to play a prank again while his friend, actually a ghost, watches approvingly.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

I Found the Perfect Hiding Place! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-921

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Harry Stubbs
Synopsis:
A burglar plans to steal the crown jewels and then use a time machine to escape into the past. Instead, he is stranded in a hideous alternate world with no human civilization.

Indexer Notes

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

The Thing on the Moon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-916

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan Carter
Synopsis:
Earth sends an expedition to the moon looking for a place to settle. They find a fertile valley and a robot left by the ancient empire of Atlantis to mark their claim to the moon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Set in 1970. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thing
  2. 1. I Was in the Clutches of the Living Shadow
  3. 2. Music Master
  4. 3. The Ghost of Grismore Castle!
  5. 4. I Found the Perfect Hiding Place!
  6. 5. The Thing on the Moon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
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