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

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


Colossus Lives Again!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Colossus [later called "It, the Living Colossus"]
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Colossus Lives Again [, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee
Job Number:
V-250

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Colossus [later called "It, the Living Colossus"]; Crab-Creatures of Cancrius III; Judy; Frank; Charlie; Ben
Synopsis:
The crab-creatures of Cancrius III come back to try to take over the earth and begin by taking control of Colossus again. Bob O'Bryan, a scenery designer, comes up with the idea of creating a plaster of paris creature to trick the crab-creatures into taking over. When the crab-creatures foolishly take it over Bob blows it up, destroying them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Colossus last appears in issue #14 (February 1961). Colossus, Bob O'Bryan, Diane Cummings and Grant Marshall all appear next in Astonishing Tales (Marvel, 1970 series) #21 (December 1973). Writer credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

[Colossus Lives Again], Part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as K] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers [as A] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-250

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Colossus [later called "It, the Living Colossus"]; Bob O'Bryan (introduction, last name not given); Diane Cummings (introduction); Grant Marshall (introduction); Crab-Creatures of Cancrius III; Charlie; Ben
Reprints:

Weather Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-931

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chuck; Harry Davis; Dr. Ramsay
Synopsis:
The weather reporter at a newspaper realizes that the weather is being manipulated somehow in an effort to destroy Earth's crops and helps the government stop the attack.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Rocking Horse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-251

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Hamim
Synopsis:
A lame boy in a poor house asks for a rocking horse from charity, enraging his parents. When their house is destroyed in an earthquake the horse saves the boy, showing the value of love.
Reprints:

The Bomb (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-249

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A threatening object that appears to be a bomb drops from the sky and lands in New York city. The object even emits ticking sounds that lead people to believe they are in imminent danger and so the city the evacuated. The military cordons off the object and just waits for its detonation. Eventually the ticking stops and it rises into the air and disappears. It was recalled to its planet of origin because no living thing touched it in response to its signals, and its makers assume Earth is barren of life, so they send their gift package off to another world.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Colossus Lives Again!!
  2. 1. Colossus Lives Again [, Part 1]
  3. 2. [Colossus Lives Again], Part 2
  4. 3. Weather Man
  5. 4. The Rocking Horse
  6. 5. The Bomb
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