(March 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 December 1960. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Return of the Hulk! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hulk [Xemnu]
Keywords:
monsters

The Return of the Hulk! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-97

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hulk [Xemnu, later called "the Titan"]; Joe Harper
Synopsis:
The Hulk returns from space and takes over a small town to get revenge on the human that defeated him. This human tracks him down and uses a mirror to turn the alien’s hypnotic powers back on him and destroy him.
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two untitled parts (6 pp, 7 pp) The Hulk last appears in issue #62 (November 1962). He next appears as "Xemnu the Titan" in Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #3 (June 1972).

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Talent (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-992

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Harry; Bobby; Oswald
Synopsis:
A tramp can't convince a farm family that his talking dog is not a ventriloquist's trick.
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Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed between the pages of "The Return of the Hulk!", while the second page is printed between "The Black Ray" and "The Thing Behind the Wall". The last page is split with the statement of ownership.

The Black Ray (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-104

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hiram Drudd
Synopsis:
An imprisoned criminal scientist pretends to make a medical device which is in fact a time machine. He sends his mind into the past to inhabit the body of 'the richest man' but is imprisoned once more, as the Count of Monte Cristo.
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Indexer Notes

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

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

This shares the last page of "The Talent". Average circulation of issues published October 1959–September 1960 (issues #56–64): 167,125.

The Thing Behind the Wall! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[V-96 ?]

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Emil Fitch; Morak
Synopsis:
A thief passes through a wall and is confronted by an evil entity that plans to invade Earth. He escapes, only to be arrested and jailed. He doesn’t know if it was real, but is too afraid to touch the wall of his cell and find out.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of the Hulk!
  2. 1. The Return of the Hulk!
  3. 2. The Talent
  4. 3. The Black Ray
  5. 4. Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, as Amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, July 2, 1946 and June 11, 1960 (74 Stat. 208)
  6. 5. The Thing Behind the Wall!
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann