(May 1961)

Marvel, 1951 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 Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in February 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers, Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, and others via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


This is...Magneto! (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:
Magneto [Hunk Larken]
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Keywords:
monsters

The Wonder of the Ages!! Magneto! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Joe Rosen (page 1-6); Artie Simek (page 7-13)
Job Number:
V-150

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Magneto [Hunk Larken]
Synopsis:
A strong man is exploited and abandoned, unable to find work except in a freak show. His size makes him the perfect pilot for an experimental space flight, on which he gains magnetic powers. He attacks society and runs amok until a rocket is created to take him into space and find somewhere where he can fit in.
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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—"Magneto!"(7 pp).

The Inventor (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
F-889

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ned Carter; Mr. Jonas
Synopsis:
A disgruntled janitor's obsessive effort to create a sweeping robot costs him his job and ends in failure, but only because he sees no use for a perpetual motion machine.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Twelve Silent Men! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-151

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Victor Fabius; Sylvestor Weems
Synopsis:
A greedy lawyer steals a time machine in order to profit from knowledge from the future. Once there he is tried for stealing the machine and his lies are useless against the telepathic jury.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

They Met on Mars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-149

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Two beings in grotesque space suits fight on Mars. One of them destroys the other's ship and escapes, with the two never knowing that they were both humans: one from the US, one from the USSR.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. This is...Magneto!
  2. 1. The Wonder of the Ages!! Magneto!
  3. 2. The Inventor
  4. 3. Twelve Silent Men!
  5. 4. They Met on Mars!
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