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

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


Googam, Son of Goom (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:
Googam; Mark Langley; Helen Langley; Billy Langley
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Beware of Googam, Son of Goom!! [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-155

Genre:
Science Fiction
Characters:
Googam (introduction, origin); Mark Langley; Helen Langley; Billy Langley (introduction); Goom (flashback)
Synopsis:
Goom leaves an offspring in a cave to complete his conquest, and he comes across the family of the scientist who was responsible for his father's defeat. Googam is defeated when the scientist's son challenges him to a game of tag and runs off towards a pool of quicksand and then climbs a tree. When Googam sees the quicksand he mistakenly assumes that it is only mud since the boy must have run across it. Googam only sees the boy hiding in the tree as he sinks into the quicksand.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Goom and the Langleys last appear in issue #15 (March 1961). Googam next appears in Marvel Monsters: Fin Fang 4 (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005). Billy Langley next appears as an adult in Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (November 2005).

[Beware of Googam, Son of Goom!!], Part 2: Googam (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Science Fiction
Reprints:

The Bridge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-707

Genre:
spy; occult
Characters:
Dr. Title; Douglas Jenks
Synopsis:
A government agent retrieves a classified microfilm stolen to be given to enemy agents, and is helped by a magic bridge.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

There Is Something Strange About Mr. Jones! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-156

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Freddy Sykes; Davy Jones
Synopsis:
A thug hears a man say that he has a fortune in his locker. He attacks him and tries to make him lead him there. His victim is Davy Jones, and he shows the thief his locker by drowning him.
Reprints:

What Lurks in the Mountain? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-157

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A communist general demands that the lama tell him of the alien space ship that has landed for repairs. At first the lama refuses to allow the aliens to be conquered by the communists, but he relents after the general threatens to execute all the peasants. The soldiers march off to the mountain the lama has indicated, but after a fruitless search they conclude the lama must have been lying. Suddenly, the mountain begins to shake violently and the soldiers realize too late as it blasts off that the mountain was the space ship.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is most likely meant to be set in Tibet. One of the aliens imagined by soldiers looks much like the later Ditko creation the Mindless Ones.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Googam, Son of Goom
  2. 1. Beware of Googam, Son of Goom!! [Part 1]
  3. 2. [Beware of Googam, Son of Goom!!], Part 2: Googam
  4. 3. The Bridge
  5. 4. There Is Something Strange About Mr. Jones!
  6. 5. What Lurks in the Mountain?
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