(July 1961)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in April 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.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers, Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, and others via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


I Who Created Mechano! (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:
Mechano
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

I Created Mechano! (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-221

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mechano; Mr. Hopkins; Tommy Briggs
Synopsis:
A giant robot goes out of control and attacks people, but its creators try to prevent the authorities from destroying it. They encounter a group of alien invaders who were not prepared to face a robot and are driven away, moments before the police arrive and blast Mechano to bits.
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Mechano" (7 pp). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 13).

Discovery (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-479

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Chauncey; Zeke; Muscles Magee
Synopsis:
A scrawny man is given a magic candy bar that confers great strength, but he discovers that he already posesses more strength than he suspects.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Georgie's Globe! (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-220

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Georgie
Synopsis:
A clumsy boy has a globe which seems to mirror damage done to it in the real world. When the globe is smashed a mysterious force intervenes and a far away dead world explodes.

Indexer Notes

Possible Lee script per Nick Caputo's examination at his blog:
http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html
Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Beware of Meeks Bringing Gifts! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-222

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Walter Johnson
Synopsis:
Aliens arrive on Earth and give Earth advanced devices that eliminate poverty and conflict. A journalist forces one of them to admit at gunpoint on the air that they are planning an invasion.

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. The title is a reference to the saying "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts," which comes from the story of the Trojan Horse.
Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Who Created Mechano!
  2. 1. I Created Mechano!
  3. 2. Discovery
  4. 3. Georgie's Globe!
  5. 4. Beware of Meeks Bringing Gifts!
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