(April 1961)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961-01
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.


Gorgilla Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gorgilla
Reprints:

Gorgilla Strikes Again! [, 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-122

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gorgilla; Scotty; Anne
Synopsis:
Gorgilla stows away on a ship to America to contact the human race, but is met with fear and violence in New York. He stumbles across some communist spies and stops an assassination, but is killed by the military out of fear.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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).

Gorgilla Strikes Again!, 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-122

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gorgilla; Scotty; Anne
Reprints:

The Stranger (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-76

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A painting of a Napoleonic victory parade is mysteriously linked to an eccentric inhabitant of modern Paris.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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.

Monsteroso (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-105

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monsteroso
Synopsis:
A creature hatches from an egg and imagines itself lord of all it surveys, but it is suddenly drowned, as it is only a microbe in a scientist's culture.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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.

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 #8–16): 163,156. This shares the last page of "The Stranger".

Robot on the Rampage! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-111

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A robot stationed at a lighthouse rebels against his human master and the man manages to lock the robot outside where the food supply is stashed, but thanks to the salty sea air, it rusts completely within a mere matter of hours rendering it harmless to carry out its threats.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Formerly erroneously listed as a reprint from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #51.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Gorgilla Strikes Again!
  2. 1. Gorgilla Strikes Again! [, Part 1]
  3. 2. Gorgilla Strikes Again!, Part 2
  4. 3. The Stranger
  5. 4. Monsteroso
  6. 5. 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)
  7. 6. Robot on the Rampage!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
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