(December 1960)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
?
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. 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:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Science Fiction
Characters:
Krang
Reprints:

I Created Krang!, 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' 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, these stories would be added to all four Marvel SF anthologies, and the next year a fifth series including them would be launched. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

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

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-901

Genre:
Science Fiction
Characters:
Krang; Professor Carter; Ludwig
Reprints:

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 illustrations.

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:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-889

Genre:
occult
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.

The Thing in Human Form! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Krang!
  2. 1. I Created Krang!, 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
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Bill Borre
  • James Sajdak
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose