(June 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

This issue has variants.

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

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


Kraa the Unhuman! (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:
Kraa
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006).

Kraa the Unhuman, Part 1 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-178

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kraa (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
An American teacher investigates the mysterious statues made by one tribe in Africa, and finds that they worship a native mutated into a monster by a Soviet atomic test. The teacher soothes the man's pain with ointment, but before the American can get him to a hospital he dies protecting his helper from a python.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Kraa next appears in Nick Fury's Howling Commandos (Marvel, 2005 series) #6 (May 2006).

[Kraa the Unhuman], Part 2: Kraa! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-178

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

The Money Tree (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-977

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Billy Anderson; Tom Anderson; Amy Anderson
Synopsis:
A young boy's father scoffs when his son tries to grow a money tree, but the world is astonished when he succeeds.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Mysterious Mr. P! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-180

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Pied Piper
Synopsis:
A mysterious but famous clarinetist is trapped by communists and pressed to become a propaganda mouthpiece. Instead he leads the dictators into the sky, revealing himself as the Pied Piper.
Reprints:

Enter....the Robot! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-179

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Max Garr
Synopsis:
A mine foreman is concerned that a new robot may take his job, so he scrambles the wires in its control panel. When a cave-in occurs, the men outside contact the foreman by radio and tell him that the robot was not built to work in the mine, but as a safety measure. All he has to do to escape the collapsed tunnel is turn the robot on, but since he has sabotaged the robot's wiring, all he can do is desperately attempt to find the right connections by accident until his air gives out.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Kraa the Unhuman!
  2. 1. Kraa the Unhuman, Part 1
  3. 2. [Kraa the Unhuman], Part 2: Kraa!
  4. 3. The Money Tree
  5. 4. The Mysterious Mr. P!
  6. 5. Enter....the Robot!
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