(June 1961)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1961-03-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, 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 March 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements (pages 2, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 33-36 of comic including inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover) ; pages of comic not numbered.

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


Join Us in the Search for Torr! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Torr
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Torr (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber (script) ?; Stan Lee (plot) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek; Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-165

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Torr; Paul Ramsay; John Carter
Synopsis:
Paul Ramsay is tried for murdering his friend and can't reveal that an alien had taken over John Carter's body for fear that his revelation will start an invasion.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Torr!" (7 pp). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 13).
Some data contributed by Joseph William Marek via the GCD Main List (19 May 2003). Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn's blog. Previously writer credit of Stan Lee from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Masquerade (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-750

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis:
Tom is a practical, doubting kind of person, who has no time for flights of fancy. As a child, he never had time for fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Then a young girl invites him to a costume party. He goes to the wrong address and encounters real life fairy tale creatures
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Data contributed by Joseph Marek via GCD Main List (19 May 2003). Reprint information provided by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the GCD Main List (19 May 2003).
Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Midnight in the Wax Museum (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-163

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Pierre La Roc
Synopsis:
Pierre La Roc is a criminal on the run, he climbs in through an open widow to escape the police, and finds himself in a wax museum. He hides as part of one of the exhibits as the police search the place. After the police leave, the wax figures come to life and chase La Roc out of the building, whereupon he then surrenders to the police. Later, a policeman discusses the strange case with a figure in a top hat, who later returns to his place as one of the wax figures in the museum.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some data contributed by Joseph Marek via the GCD Main List (19 May 2003). Writer credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index and confirmed by Martin O'Hearn. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

I Am the Fantastic Dr. Droom! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Droom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber (script) ?; Stan Lee (plot) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-164

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Anthony Droom [later retroactively renamed Doctor Druid] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
In the City Medical Club, a group of doctors is discussing the Tibetan lama who has requested medical attention from a Western physician. Anthony Droom decides to lend a hand. The lama announced that he was fit to replace the aged master in his battle against evil and transforms him into an Asian.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the first Doctor Droom story, Droom was later renamed Doctor Druid retroactively. Some data contributed by Joseph Marek via the GCD Main List (19 May 2003). Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn. Previous credit of Stan Lee from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Join Us in the Search for Torr!
  2. 1. Torr
  3. 2. Masquerade
  4. 3. Midnight in the Wax Museum
  5. 4. I Am the Fantastic Dr. Droom!
    Dr. Droom
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