(August 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 June 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


I Brought the Roc to Life! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Roc; John Avery; Anne Avery
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

I Brought the Roc to Life! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek; Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-267

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Roc; John Avery; Anne Avery
Synopsis:
Two newlyweds in Egypt uncover a huge egg in the sand that hatches into the Roc in the warm sunlight. The monstrous bird flies around gathering parts of bridges, trains and other items to use in constructing a nest until the scientist that uncovered the egg gets the idea to build a robotic duplicate that flies into outer space, enticing the Roc to follow it in its forlorn quest for a mate.
Reprints:
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—"The Roc Lives Again!" (7 pp).

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

Zero of Time (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
9689

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Pearson; Prof. Thomas Benton; Father Time
Synopsis:
A scientist's machine transports him and a reporter outside of time and into the realm of Father Time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Boy Who Vanished! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-268

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Billy Carter; Alana
Synopsis:
A lame boy wills himself to the future and his legs are healed before he sends himself home.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Painting (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-263

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Simon Squeed
Synopsis:
An art dealer who buys quality paintings at rock-bottom insulting prices from poverty stricken artists and then sells them for thousands attempts to steal a beautiful painting from a gypsy who refuses to sell it. The dealer has the gypsy arrested on a trumped up charge and burgles the man's wagon to remove the painting. When the gypsy is released because the man cannot be found he knows why and goes to the art dealer's apartment to retrieve his enchanted painting, finding the art dealer now a part of the picture.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The name Bessarabia was obsolete even when this story was printed, it was then part of the Soviet Union, and is today known as Moldova.

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

Script and Letters credit from The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Creators website.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Brought the Roc to Life!
  2. 1. I Brought the Roc to Life!
  3. 2. Zero of Time
  4. 3. The Boy Who Vanished!
  5. 4. The Painting
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