(March 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

Distributed to newstands in October 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.

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.


It (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Munch's animated construct [only called "It" in title]
Keywords:
monsters

The Thing Called...It! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 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-70

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Heinrich Munch; Munch's animated construct [only called "It" in title]
Synopsis:
A scientist builds a creature to kill a rival, but it refuses to obey. Its creator turns the local people against it, and in trying to kill the creature, the scientist is killed and the thing’s mind is transferred to his body, freeing it to live as a man.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two chapters: an untitled chapter 1 (6 pp) and chapter 2—"'It' Lives!" (7 pp). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 13).

The Utopia (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-188

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bob Winkle; Fred Dunn
Synopsis:
Two old friends deceive each other about their own success, until a dream of a heavenly restaurant teaches them the importance of honesty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The World Beyond (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-62

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A scientist creates a pill to shrink himself to subatomic size, convinced that whole other worlds exist at microscopic levels. His pill works, and he vanishes into a whole new world called Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is a retelling of "I Shrunk Away to Nothing!", also drawn by Ditko, from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #56 (January 1960).
Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Fangs of the Monster (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:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-59

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Darius Storme
Synopsis:
A cruel hunter pursues a sea monster for sport, but finds himself at its mercy. The creature is intelligent and telepathically berates the hunter, leaving him alive to suffer the punishment of never finding anyone who will believe his story.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. It
  2. 1. The Thing Called...It!
  3. 2. The Utopia
  4. 3. The World Beyond
  5. 4. Fangs of the Monster
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
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