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.
Cover is taken from splash page of story.
Narrated in the first person. Gorgilla last appeared in issue #12 (October 1960), and later appears in Marvel Universe (Marvel, 1998 series) and Defenders (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (March 2001).
Text story with illustration. The first page of this story is printed between the pages of the lead story, while the second page is printed between the two back-up stories. The last page is split with the statement of ownership.
This story is an altered retelling of "Earth Will Be Destroyed!" drawn by Steve Ditko in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #9 (May 1960). Stan Lee is given a speculative writing credit based on his authorship of another retelling of the same story. Nick Caputo also suspects Lee's scripting as examined in his blog: http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html
Average circulation per issue October 1959–September 1960 (issues #8–16): 163,156. This shares the last page of "The Stranger".
Formerly erroneously listed as a reprint from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #51. Possible Lee script per Nick Caputo's blog: