(December 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 July 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 unless otherwise specified.

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


Krang! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Krang
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo suspects that Ditko added the three figures crawling on Krang. However, Steve Ditko (in letter to Chris Boyko, 6 December 2014) stated that he does not know who inked the cover and did not do any work on this cover.

I Created Krang! The Most Fantastic Monster The World Has Ever Known!, Chapter One (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-901

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Krang; Professor Carter; Ludwig
Synopsis:
A scientist's formula makes an ant giant and super-intelligent. The ant wants to conquer the world, but is killed by a giant ant-eater.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is one of the first two 'feature-length' (13 page) monster stories published by Marvel (the other was "I Was the Slave of the Living Hulk!" published simultaneously in Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #62). Three months later, two-part, 13(and occasionally 18 page) stories would headline all four Marvel SF anthologies. The following year a fifth title (Amazing Adventures, 1961 series)would follow the format.

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

[I Created Krang!], Chapter Two: Krang! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 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-901

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Krang; Professor Carter; Ludwig
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 8 to 13).

The Remedy Oil (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-984

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mrs. Gerrity; Tom Gerrity; Officer O'Malley; Logarithm
Synopsis:
An old-fashioned shopkeeper unwittingly saves the life of a boy from Mechanica when her remedy oil lubricates the gears in his brain.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Behold! I Am the Master of Time! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
T-889

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis:
In a black magic book, a thief finds instructions for creating a time machine which runs on electricity, but after robbing people in the 18th century and attempting to return to the 20th, he realizes he is stuck in the past because there is no electricity in the 18th century.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. This story is retold in issue #29 (March 1962) as "What Happened to Harry?" drawn by Dick Ayers. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Thing in Human Form! (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-???]

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ogor; 'John Cummings' [Zeno]
Synopsis:
A Martian is sent to Earth to kidnap a human scientist who has invented a weapon that Mars wants to use against Jupiter. The Martian is beaten by the scientist, who turns out to be a Jovian agent setting a trap to capture a live Martian.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person. 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 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Krang!
  2. 1. I Created Krang! The Most Fantastic Monster The World Has Ever Known!, Chapter One
  3. 2. [I Created Krang!], Chapter Two: Krang!
  4. 3. The Remedy Oil
  5. 4. Behold! I Am the Master of Time!
  6. 5. The Thing in Human Form!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • James Sajdak
  • Bill Borre
  • Chris Boyko
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose