(February 1961)

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 October 1960. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Brute That Walks! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
"The Brute That Walks" [Howard Avery]
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Where Creatures Roam (Marvel, 1970 series) #1 (July 1970) [with alterations]
Keywords:
monsters

I Am the Brute That Walks! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-75

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Howard Avery; Sally Barton
Synopsis:
A man invents a growth serum to deal with his insecurities, but it turns him into a monster. He is driven mad by the serum and terrifies the city until it wears off. He gets the credit for destroying the monster and destroys his notes to prevent a repeat.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Where Creatures Roam (Marvel, 1970 series) #1 (July 1970) [p1, p2: panels 1, 4–5, p3: panels 1, 5–6, p4: panels 3–8, pp5–13, reformatted]
  • in Fantomet (Semic AS, 1976 series) #19/1987 [2 pages removed]
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. The story is divided into two parts: an untitled part 1 (6 pp) and part 2—"The Brute That Walks!" (7 pp) without separate titles. The Brute next appears in Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (November 2005)

This story is said to take place in Chicago. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Inventor (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
F-889

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ned Carter; Mr. Jonas
Synopsis:
A disgruntled janitor's obsessive effort to create a sweeping robot costs him his job and ends in failure, but only because he sees no use for a perpetual motion machine.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1952 series) #32 (June 1955)

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Fear in the Night (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-83

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Zenocian #7; Model Vog robot
Synopsis:
A man and a robot are stranded and the man tries to sacrifice himself to save the robot, but they are both saved, and we find that the man was a humanoid robot, and the robot a robot-looking alien.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Where Creatures Roam (Marvel, 1970 series) #1 (July 1970)
  • in Monster Masterworks (Marvel, 1989 series) #[nn] (1989)
  • in Fantomet (Semic AS, 1976 series) #3/1988

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Kragoo! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-84

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kragoo
Synopsis:
An alien soldier is given immense strength and the ability to possess the body of one victim in order to hypnotize the population of their target planet. One is sent to Earth, but mistakenly possesses a statue and is trapped.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Where Creatures Roam (Marvel, 1970 series) #1 (July 1970)

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. This story is a retelling of "Trapped on Earth!" from issue #52 (May 1959). In this story the human-looking aliens are exposed to gamma radiation to transform them into large deformed warriors, and was published more than a year before the introduction of the Hulk.

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Brute That Walks!
  2. 1. I Am the Brute That Walks!
  3. 2. The Inventor
  4. 3. Fear in the Night
  5. 4. Kragoo!
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