(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.


Vandoom! He Who Made a Creature! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers (alterations)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Vandoom's Creature
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inker and alterations on monster by Ayers per Nick Caputo via the Error Tracker (February 2009). A stat of the unaltered cover appeared as the cover to Where Creatures Roam # 4, with additional art by Marie Severin.

Vandoom, the Man Who Made a Creature!, Chapter 1 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-55

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Ludwig Vandoom; Vandoom's Creature
Synopsis:
Vandoom, the owner of a Transylvanian wax museum, sets out to build a new monster in order to bring customers back to the museum. A lightning bolt brings the creature to life, but despite the fearful attacks of the villagers, it is not hostile and does not strike back. An invasion force of Martians lands and Vandoom convinces his creation to attack them. The wax figure defeats them, but the effort drains the life force out of it.
Reprints:

[Vandoom, the Man Who Made a Creature!], Chapter 2: The Mark of Vandoom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-55

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Ludwig Vandoom; Vandoom's Creature
Reprints:

The Spirit (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-169

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bobby Davis; Tom Davis; Alice Davis;
Synopsis:
A young boy cleans out the attic of the old house his family moved into and meets a ghost from the Revolutionary War era.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Beware! Of the Ghastly Glass! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-54

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Bruno
Synopsis:
A man kills to gain possession of a magic crystal that grants him four wishes, but even his carefully worded wishes backfire, stranding him on the Moon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person.

I Dared to Enter the Haunted Room! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-37

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mr. Smith
Synopsis:
A scientist builds an ultimate bomb and plans to use it to hold the world hostage. He hides it in a room believed haunted, but when he goes to give his ultimatum to the UN he realizes that he is now a ghost.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Vandoom! He Who Made a Creature!
  2. 1. Vandoom, the Man Who Made a Creature!, Chapter 1
  3. 2. [Vandoom, the Man Who Made a Creature!], Chapter 2: The Mark of Vandoom
  4. 3. The Spirit
  5. 4. Beware! Of the Ghastly Glass!
  6. 5. I Dared to Enter the Haunted Room!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steve Dasinger
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