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(February 1961)

Marvel, 1959 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 Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in September 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.

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


I Created the Colossus (Table of Contents)

It, the Living Colossus / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Colossus [later "It, the Living Colossus"]
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

According to George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B this cover is reprinted on page 9 panel 3 of the story in Astonishing Tales #24.

I Created the Colossus! Chapter One (Table of Contents)

It, the Living Colossus / 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:
V-57

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Colossus [later "It, the Living Colossus"] (introduction, origin); Ivan Petrovski; Boris Petrovski
Synopsis:
A Russian dissident is forced by his loyal brother to build a giant statue glorifying the USSR. An alien crash lands and fuses with the statue for protection, animating it and defeating the whole military. The alien’s companions retrieve it and the sculptor claims that the statue was a judgement against dictatorship, frightening the regime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Lee plot;Lieber script per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index credits Stan Lee solo. Story is pages 3-7, 10 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 6).

The Comic (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-216

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Stan Wepp
Synopsis:
A bored television comedian is mysteriously transported back to the small mining town and small theatres that he loves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[I Created the Colossus!] Chapter Two The Colossus Lives! (Table of Contents)

It, the Living Colossus / comic story / 6 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-35

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 11-14, 16-17 of comic (pages numbered 7 to 12).

[I Created the Colossus!] Chapter Three The Power of the Colossus! (Table of Contents)

It, the Living Colossus / 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:
V-35

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 18, 20-24 of comic (pages numbered 13 to 18). The last page asks for feedback on longer stories, directing letters to "Editor, Journey Into Mystery, 655 Madison Ave., N.Y.C. 1, N.Y.". Colossus next appears in issue #20 (August 1961).

I Am... Gorak! (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:
V-45

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Gorak
Synopsis:
A famous magician is enraged when his power is questioned, and he reveals that the whole world is an illusion, and only he is real. He even confronts the reader, but fades away as the story ends.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last panel shows the last 2 pages of the story in miniature. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Created the Colossus
    It, the Living Colossus
  2. 1. I Created the Colossus! Chapter One
    It, the Living Colossus
  3. 2. The Comic
  4. 3. [I Created the Colossus!] Chapter Two The Colossus Lives!
    It, the Living Colossus
  5. 4. [I Created the Colossus!] Chapter Three The Power of the Colossus!
    It, the Living Colossus
  6. 5. I Am... Gorak!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Chris Boyko
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa