(August 1961)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961-05-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, 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 May 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Joseph William Marek provided corrections and updates (May 23, 2003). Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


We Were Trapped in the Twilight World! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Paul Harper; Cathy
Reprints:

We Were Trapped in the Twilight World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-233

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Paul Harper; Cathy; Cro
Synopsis:
A college student and his girlfriend are transported into prehistoric times, where they discover that legends like the abominable snowman and flying saucers are the result of time anomalies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Trapped in the Twilight World!" (7 pp). Writer credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-864

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Claude Duval; M. Finnault; Mme. Fleury
Synopsis:
Claude Duval is a portrait painter of high renown. Nobility is always asking for commissions from him. He now turns them all down, saying he wants to paint a landscape that shall be a symbol of man’'s peace and contentment. He has the landlady lock him in. She is only allowed to open the door to bring him food. At the order of the queen, she is forced to unlock the door one day. The painter is gone, the portrait is finished – and a small figure reclining by a lake (in the painting) looks exactly like Claude Duval.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Teddy Bear (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-235

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Jim; Carol; Teddy
Synopsis:
As a young girl, Carol had received a teddy bear that she kept by her side always. Her husband, Jim, is a surveyor, and is assigned to a rough rocky region for a short period. Jim spots some mountain lions tracks, and, gun in hand, goes off after the beast; however, the mountain lion knocks Jim aside, damaging his gun, and heads for the tent where Carol is asleep. When Jim reaches the tent the mountain lion is dead and the teddy bear has some inexplicable scratches on it. Jim no longer criticizes Carol for wanting to take the bear everywhere.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Doctor Droom Meets Zemu! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Droom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-234

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Anthony Droom [later retroactively renamed Doctor Druid]; Zemu
Synopsis:
Zemu appears to be a stage magician of incredible prowess. His name is on everyone's lips. Zemu announces he is running for governor. Dr. Droom not only discovers that Zemo is a fraud, but also is an alien from Saturn, bent on paving the way for an alien invasion. Dr. Droom overpowers him, hypnotizes him so that he'll reveal the truth, and turns him over to the authorities.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. We Were Trapped in the Twilight World!
  2. 1. We Were Trapped in the Twilight World!
  3. 2. The Masterpiece
  4. 3. The Teddy Bear
  5. 4. Doctor Droom Meets Zemu!
    Doctor Droom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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