(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

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.


It's Trull...the Inhuman!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldbeg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
Reprints:

Trull! The Inhuman! (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-192

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
Synopsis:
The mental essence of an alien bent on global conquest takes over a steam shovel and is defeated by an elephant.
Reprints:
Keywords:
alien; monster; monsters; outer space

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. The story differs from others like it because the hero does not try to win the affection of the previously shrewish female, but instead gives her the cold shoulder at the end.

[Trull! The Inhuman!], Part 2 (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-192

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
Reprints:
Keywords:
alien; monster; monsters; outer space

Time Machine (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-85

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man's fascination with history leads him to build a time machine and travel to the past, but when he sees the dangers of time travel he destroys the machine and blueprints.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person.

The Silent Screen (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-193

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hulk
Synopsis:
An infinite loop story about a monster who repeatedly steps out of a movie screen.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story credited to Stan Lee in issue #26 (December 1961). Stan must have wondered about the appeal of this type of story because he specifically asks for reader comment at the end of it.

Open Wider, Please (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:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-194

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A dentist in 2030 discovers that his patient is a robot from Mars and calls the police. The Martian robot is stopped, and the dentist is relieved, since he wants nothing to stop the infiltration of Venusian robots like him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. It's Trull...the Inhuman!!
  2. 1. Trull! The Inhuman!
  3. 2. [Trull! The Inhuman!], Part 2
  4. 3. Time Machine
  5. 4. The Silent Screen
  6. 5. Open Wider, Please
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bill Borre
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  • Steve Dasinger
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