(July 1961)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

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

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


The Sandman Cometh! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sandman (alien); Steve Bronson; Anne Bronson
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

The Sandman Cometh! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 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-225

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sandman (alien) Steve Bronson; Anne Bronson; Bobby Bronson
Synopsis:
A family stumbles across a hostile alien made of sand. The military are helpless, but it is defeated by the family’s bookish son, who uses water to dissolve it and traps it in a bucket.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two untitled parts (6 pp, 7 pp). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Bird Talk (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-424

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tony Tipple; Skeets Mulligan; Toodles Murphy
Synopsis:
A meeting with a strange man gives a boy an unusual way of getting a pet bird, talking to birds.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

A Thousand Years (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-226

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Mr. Jordan; The Devil ?
Synopsis:
A convict is offered freedom and a thousand years of life by a mysterious stranger in return for his name on a contract. He signs, and finds himself freed, and sealed in a rocket flying away from Earth. He feels neither hunger or thirst, so he will live a thousand years alone.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Stone Man (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-224

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Dralla/Drallas (both names are used)
Synopsis:
An old man prays to the statue of a local hero for help for the local poor. His prayers are answered, but his neighbors cheat him out of his share of the statue’s gift. The statue comes to life, punishes the villagers and takes the old man to heaven.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The story is credited to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the Mighty World of Marvel #56 reprint.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Sandman Cometh!
  2. 1. The Sandman Cometh!
  3. 2. Bird Talk
  4. 3. A Thousand Years
  5. 4. The Stone Man
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