(September 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

Distributed to newstands in June 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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.


Zzutak! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Zzutak
Keywords:
monsters

Zzutak: The Thing That Shouldn't Exist!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-299

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Frank Johnson (introduction); Yucoya-Tzin (introduction, not named); Zzutak (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
An American comic book artist is forced by an Aztec priest to make a monster with magic paints. The artist creates another monster to fight the first, causing the temple to collapse on both monsters, giving the priest amnesia and ending the threat.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Frank Johnson, Yucoya-Tzin and all next appear in Fantastic Four Unlimited (Marvel, 1993 series) #7 (September 1994). This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Zzutak" (7 pp). Steve Ditko writer credit removed based on information from the Atlas/Timely list.

Snowstorm (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-866

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dawson; Mr. Manfredy
Synopsis:
A hiker lost in the snow meets a scientist who discovered how to transform other metals into gold but lives in isolation so his discovery will not cause turmoil.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Lifeless Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-301

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Joey Clark
Synopsis:
A young boy prefers an old wooden toy soldier to more modern toys. His friends make fun of the toy, but when they are threatened by a bear the soldier seems to drive it off with its rifle.
Reprints:

Punishment! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-300

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Urru
Synopsis:
An advanced civilization sends a mugger to a prison planet. Only a few moments on this world full of war, crime and disease make him go straight in order to avoid ever again coming back to Earth.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Zzutak!
  2. 1. Zzutak: The Thing That Shouldn't Exist!!
  3. 2. Snowstorm
  4. 3. The Lifeless Man!
  5. 4. Punishment!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers