(July 1961)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961-04-06
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 April 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


This is Manoo! The Thing That Hid On Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Manoo; Jones
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (11 March 2009); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers. The Official Index To The Marvel Universe #14 (February 2010) credits Dick Ayers as the cover inker.

I Led the Strange Search for Manoo! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-186

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Manoo; Billy Jones; Mr. Miller
Synopsis:
A college student aids an alien policeman hunt down an alien criminal hiding on earth, or is it the other way around?
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (7 pp) and part two—"The Secret of Manoo!" (6 pp). Data contributed by Joseph Marek via the GCD Main List (20 May 2003). Larry Leiber writing credit as per "The Official Index To The Marvel Universe" #14 (February 2010).

The Comic (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-214

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Stan Wepp
Synopsis:
A bored television comedian is mysteriously transported back to the small mining town and small theatres that he loves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The World Below! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Lieber
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-187

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Anthony Droom [later retroactively renamed Doctor Druid], Ramu
Synopsis:
Dr Droom defeats an attempt by Atlantis to conquer the surface world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Data contributed by Joseph Marek via the GCD Main List (20 May 2003). Credit for Lieber as writer from Martin O'Hearn (February 2013). Previous credit of Stan Lee as writer from "The Official Index To The Marvel Universe" #14 (February 2010).

Rocky's Last Ride (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-188

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rocky Baines
Synopsis:
Chisler Rocky gets a deal thats too good to be true, when a customer just "gives" him his car.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Data contributed by Joseph Marek via the GCD Main List (20 May 2003). Stan Lee writing credit as per "The Official Index To The Marvel Universe" #14 (February 2010). Confirmed by Martin O'Hearn (February 2013).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. This is Manoo! The Thing That Hid On Earth!
  2. 1. I Led the Strange Search for Manoo!
  3. 2. The Comic
  4. 3. The World Below!
    Dr. Droom
  5. 4. Rocky's Last Ride
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Steve Jenner
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Edgar Loftin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose