(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.


The Crawling Creature (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:
Walter Carter; The Crawling Creature
Reprints:

I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature! [, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-257

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Walter Carter; The Crawling Creature
Synopsis:
A teenager mans a drill-pod and finds a primitive tribe and a horrible creature beneath the surface. He lures the creature to the surface to save the tribe and traps it in a canyon, keeping all of this secret.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature, 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-257

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Walter Carter; The Crawling Creature
Reprints:

Patent Pending (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-215

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Joe; Timothy Braun
Synopsis:
A teenager is inventing a mechanical potato peeler, but a supernatural figure stops him to preserve the culture of hand-peeling potatoes in kitchens.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Help! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-258

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A writer buys a used typewriter that will only type a plea for help and an address, no matter what keys are struck. The writer goes to the address, and finds the typewriter's former owner trapped in a dangerous car accident.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

For Whom the Drum Beats! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-259

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Max Kole; Grimm
Synopsis:
A second-string drummer is envious of another member of the band, and so when he hears about a local gypsy, he goes to see her about improving his playing ability. At first, she refuses to help him because she can tell he is asking out of impure motives, but he threatens her with violence and so she casts her spell. At first, he is happy with his new fame as an excellent drummer, until he realizes...that he can never stop.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Crawling Creature
  2. 1. I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature! [, Part 1]
  3. 2. I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature, Part 2
  4. 3. Patent Pending
  5. 4. Help!
  6. 5. For Whom the Drum Beats!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose