(February 1961)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
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 September 1960. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers, Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, and others via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Scarecrow Walks! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Scarecrow (irradiated monster)
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

The Scarecrow Walks! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-6

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Scarecrow (irradiated monster); Jarvis Cragstone; Albert Smith; Martha Smith
Synopsis:
A landlord cheats poor farmers out of their land in order to sell it for nuclear tests. Radiation animates the farmers' abandoned scarecrow which tracks down the man and forces him to give his profits to the farmers before its life ebbs away.
Keywords:
monsters

Mystery Trip (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-266

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Pidgeon; Goober Jones; Rosie; Uncle Pete
Synopsis:
Tommy's uncle returns from a space journey needing to re-learn how to walk on earth instead of floating.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

A Giant There Was! (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-9

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joe Farrow
Synopsis:
A criminal steals beans that grow into a beanstalk leading to the land of giants. He tries to rob a castle, but he is caught and imprisoned with other criminals, lured by the same beans to become slave laborers for the giant.

Indexer Notes

Inspired by "Jack and the Beanstalk".

I Went Too Far Back! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-1

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Simon Burr
Synopsis:
A scientist's assistant travels to the past with a gun to rule a pre-technology world. Instead he finds that time is a loop, and when he travels back too far he finds himself a thousand years in the future, helpless before the psychic powers of future humans.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Thing in the Cell! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-26

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hans Vogez
Synopsis:
A corrupt police chief uses fines to fund a giant prison in order to increase his prestige. He jails a passerby for no reason, but is shocked to find that he is an alien leader whose followers take the whole prison when they cannot open his cell, leaving the chief disgraced.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Lee script per an examination at Nick Caputo's blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Scarecrow Walks!
  2. 1. The Scarecrow Walks!
  3. 2. Mystery Trip
  4. 3. A Giant There Was!
  5. 4. I Went Too Far Back!
  6. 5. The Thing in the Cell!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers