(July 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.
Brand:
MC
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 April 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


The Green Thing! (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:
The Green Thing
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

The Green Thing!, Part 1 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-216

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Green Thing; Ignatius Rex
Synopsis:
A botanist invents a serum to magnify the latent intelligence of plants. He tested it on a remote island, but the plant was evil and wanted to conquer the world. The scientist ran from the plant and used the serum on a more advanced plant, which was benevolent and stopped the evil plant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

[The Green Thing!], Part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-216

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Green Thing; Ignatius Rex
Reprints:

Lady Luck (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-377

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Lester Ford; Marie Ford; Lady Luck
Synopsis:
A businessman doesn’t believe in luck, but several beneficial encounters with an old lady change his mind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Haunted Paper (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-213

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Nick Rover; Olef
Synopsis:
A criminal skips town and sets up a newspaper as a front. When his typesetter changes the headlines from what they should read into what actually happens in the near future, he realizes he's got a goldmine, but the typesetter refuses to tell him how he can accurately predict the future. The criminal threatens to fire and blacklist the typesetter if he doesn't come clean, and the next headline he sets tells of an accident happening to the newspaper owner. Panicked, he turns himself in to the police so that he will be safe in jail, which is what the typesetter wanted all along.
Reprints:

The Coming of Maaboo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-217

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Charlie Wilkes; Maaboo
Synopsis:
A mercenary hears of a tribe that hoards gold while waiting for the return of a legendary alien. The mercenary poses as the alien and steals the gold, but he is abducted by the real alien.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Green Thing!
  2. 1. The Green Thing!, Part 1
  3. 2. [The Green Thing!], Part 2
  4. 3. Lady Luck
  5. 4. The Haunted Paper
  6. 5. The Coming of Maaboo
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