(August 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 May 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.


The Return of Grogg! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Grogg
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

The Return of...Grogg! (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-237

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Miklos Koslov; Ivan Grotsky; Grogg
Synopsis:
Koslov is sent back to Russia as a spy, and discovers that the dragon Grogg is still on the loose. He lures Grogg into a Soviet rocket and launches it on its mission to Mars, knowing that if the Soviets ever travel to Mars they will find an enraged dragon.
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—"Grogg" (7 pp). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages numbered 1 to 13). Grogg last appeared in issue #83 (April 1961); his next published appearance is in Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (January 2005), while his next chronological appearance is in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005).

Peril on Paper (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-213

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jon Randall; Hannes Bache
Synopsis:
An artist alters a matter transmitter to create images out of the human imagination, but more than just the image of the imagined monster is created.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Lighthouse from Nowhere! (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-239

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A lighthouse appears by a village, but their teacher feels they shouldn’t use it unearned and destroys it. They build a new one, never knowing that the first was a beacon for an alien invasion, now aborted.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Macabre Mirror! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-238

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Carlotta
Synopsis:
A greedy duke taxes his people into poverty. When he ignores a gypsy's warnings and tries to seize her ancient mirror he finds himself imprisoned within it forever, freeing his subjects.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of Grogg!
  2. 1. The Return of...Grogg!
  3. 2. Peril on Paper
  4. 3. The Lighthouse from Nowhere!
  5. 4. The Macabre Mirror!
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