(September 1961)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961-06-01
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 on June 1, 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from the Library of Congress. Additional credits and data from Joseph William Marek (May 24, 2003).


I Am X (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Robot X
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

I Am Robot X (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-265

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Robot X (introduction, origin); Prof. Jonathan Wilkes; Charles J. Wentworth
Synopsis:
The creation of sentient robots provokes a demagogic campaign revealed to be the work of Martian spies.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Robot X!" (7 pp). Robot X later appears in Doc Samson (Marvel, 2006 series) #2 (April 2006), but this version does not seem the same as the version in this story. Writer credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

The Pact (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
9734

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Henry Conrad; Frances Conrad; the Devil
Synopsis:
A historian writing about the trial and execution of his ancestor for witchcraft interviews the only remaining party concerned in the case: the Devil.
Reprints:

Who or What Was...the Bootblack? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-264

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Simon Sledge
Synopsis:
Simon Sledge is a cruel and heartless businessman who delights in making others suffer. On the way to the biggest deal of his life, one that will eliminate the last of his competition, he stops for a shoeshine. Suddenly his feet are moving away from his destination, taking him far from the deal that will give him a monopoly in his field. He glances back at the bootblack who is revealed as an angel, and who says that when human laws can’t touch someone like Sledge, there are always higher laws.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

What Lurks Within? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-266

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Anthony Droom [later retroactively renamed Doctor Druid]
Synopsis:
Doctor Droom frightens off alien invaders by convincing them that a construction site’s wrecking ball is a life-form.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Also carries the blurb: "Starring Doctor Droom!" The Doctor Droom feature skips the next issue. Writer credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Am X
  2. 1. I Am Robot X
  3. 2. The Pact
  4. 3. Who or What Was...the Bootblack?
  5. 4. What Lurks Within?
    Doctor Droom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose