(May 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 February 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


Behold the Face of Spragg! Conquerer of the Human Race! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Spragg
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Cover inker confirmed by Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, December 2008. The original indexer had credited Ayers with a question mark.

Spragg the Conqueror of the Human Race! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-160

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Spragg (introduction, origin); Prof. Bob Robertson (introduction, last name not given)
Synopsis:
Spragg, an outcast of his race, is forced to the surface of the Earth in Transylvania, where he enslaves the local villagers and forces them to build him a device to boost his powers. A visiting scientist figures out how to rid the planet of Spragg, and flings him into space.
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Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two chapters: an untitled chapter one (6 pp) and chapter two—"Spragg" (7 pp). Spragg and Prof. Robertson next appear in Sensational She-Hulk (Marvel, 1989 series) #31 (September 1991). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Utopia (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-188

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Bob Winkle; Fred Dunn
Synopsis:
Two old friends deceive each other about their own success, until a dream of a heavenly restaurant teaches them the importance of honesty.
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Where Walks the Ghost (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-159

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Big Monk McGak; Mr. Zero
Synopsis:
An escaped convict looks to buy a house that has the reputation of being haunted so people will steer clear of him, but when he meets up with a real estate agent turns out to be the ghost that haunts the prospective property, he turns himself in to the police for his own protection.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Man From Mars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-161

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joe Krunk; Luxurr
Synopsis:
A dishonest carnival owner hires an amnesiac to play a Martian and cheats him on his wages. When the man regains his memory, he realizes that he really is a Martian, sent to Earth to capture a human for the zoo, and so he takes the crook with him.
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Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Behold the Face of Spragg! Conquerer of the Human Race!
  2. 1. Spragg the Conqueror of the Human Race!
  3. 2. The Utopia
  4. 3. Where Walks the Ghost
  5. 4. The Man From Mars!
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