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

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


The Thing Called Metallo! (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:
Metallo [Mike Fallon]
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

The Thing Called Metallo!, 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-110

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Metallo [Mike Fallon]
Synopsis:
An escaped convict tests a radiation-proof suit under a fake name. When he realizes the suit’s power, he uses it to go on a crime spree. When he finds that he has a disease only treatable by radiation he stays in the suit to die rather than be captured.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

[The Thing Called Metallo!], Part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-110

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Metallo [Mike Fallon]
Reprints:

The Holiday (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-790

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Zed; Zack
Synopsis:
A boy celebrates the turn of the millenium with a special trip to the moon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. This story is set at the end of the 29th century. The first page is split with the statement of ownership.

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

Average circulation per issue October 1959–September 1960 (issues #8–14): 148,929. This shares the first page of "The Holiday".

Nightmare! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-109

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
John Larson; Dunstan Kromm
Synopsis:
A man scoffs at his friend’s idea that a nightmare could last forever, causing him to storm out, drive off the road and die. He wakes up having the same conversation, in a nightmare loop.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

The Hands of Hogarr! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-116

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Carl Gruko; Hogarr; Inspector Baynard
Synopsis:
A fugitive forces a gypsy to give him a new face, but he is captured because it is the same face as his pursuer.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thing Called Metallo!
  2. 1. The Thing Called Metallo!, Part 1
  3. 2. [The Thing Called Metallo!], Part 2
  4. 3. The Holiday
  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. Nightmare!
  7. 6. The Hands of Hogarr!
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