(April 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 January 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Gruto (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gruto; Dan Mitchell; Laura
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Gruto! The Creature from Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek ?
Job Number:
V-136

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gruto; Dan Mitchell; Laura
Synopsis:
A journalist convinces the public that an amnesiac alien is a menace in order to make a better story. When the alien recovers, it says that it had come to share advanced technology with the humans, but it is disgusted by the journalist’s lies and the people’s violence and leaves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Gruto!" (7 pp). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Party (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-959

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Braggle
Synopsis:
A salesman trying to unload some oil stocks thinks that he’s found a rich mark, but instead walks into a party of talking dogs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Black Clock! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-123

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mr. Jordan
Synopsis:
A criminal steals a strange clock from an old man, but finds that it is cursed. He cannot put it down without pain, but he ages rapidly as he holds it. He believes that returning the clock will cure him, leaving him to choose between rapid death, pain or jail.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Last Voyage of Captain Kragg (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek ?
Job Number:
V-121

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Kragg; Kumbus
Synopsis:
A cowardly space pilot flees a battle until his spaceship runs out of power and he crashes into a bog on an Earth-like planet. He finds himself in a place similar to 15th-century Spain, complete with a sailor who is attempting to prove the planet round with a voyage around the globe. The space pilot thinks this is a sure bet to gain fame and fortune so he arranges to exchange places with the sailor and head out to sea. Unfortunately for him, the planet he has crash landed upon does indeed turn out to be flat.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Gruto
  2. 1. Gruto! The Creature from Nowhere!
  3. 2. The Party
  4. 3. The Black Clock!
  5. 4. The Last Voyage of Captain Kragg
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann