(March 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 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. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person unless otherwise specified.

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


Behold...Goom!...The Thing from Planet X! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Goom
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Goom! The Thing from Planet X!, Part 1 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-87

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Goom (introduction, origin); Mark Langley (introduction); Helen Langley (introduction)
Synopsis:
After attracting the hostile attention of Goom of Planet X, a scientist realizes that any civilization possessing such advanced technology must be benevolent and that his radar transmissions must have been intercepted by a criminal. He rebroadcasts to Planet X, and the Earth officials plan to execute him as a traitor summoning a full invasion fleet from Planet X, when the representatives from Planet X arrive and stop the execution and take Goom into their custody and leave the planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Goom's next published appearance is in Warlock and the Infinity Watch (Marvel, 1992 series) #7 (August 1992); while his next chronological appearance is in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005); he also appeared in Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (Marvel, 2005 series). The speech of the scientist hero at the end is similar to many others in Marvel books at this time, including Reed Richards' speech in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #24 (March 1964).

[Goom! The Thing from Planet X!], Part 2: Goom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-87

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Masquerade (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-750

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis:
A man with no imagination is invited to a costume party by his girlfriend, but stumbles across real fairy-tale folk instead.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Am the Living Ghost! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A man enters a castle determined to prove that there are no ghosts, but the events he experiences convince him that the castle is haunted, and so he flees. It turns out that the castle does not contain any ghosts, but is possessed by animated suits of armor and living stone gargoyles.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated by one of the animated beings.

Moomboo! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-56

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Moomboo
Synopsis:
A shaman cons his tribe, but when a seemingly magic idol appears he attacks it and it vanishes. It was an extra-dimensional scout, and its experience decides its people not to contact Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person to the shaman.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Behold...Goom!...The Thing from Planet X!
  2. 1. Goom! The Thing from Planet X!, Part 1
  3. 2. [Goom! The Thing from Planet X!], Part 2: Goom
  4. 3. Masquerade
  5. 4. I Am the Living Ghost!
  6. 5. Moomboo!
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