(September 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

This issue has variants.

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

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


This Is...Klagg! (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:
Klagg
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Klagg!, Part 1 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as K] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers [as A] (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-289

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Klagg; Philip; Claire
Synopsis:
Klagg, an alien who visits Earth, becomes so upset upon learning humanity still wages war that he declares war upon the nations of the Earth. The hero of the story convinces communist agents to pool their forces with the democracies in an effort to present a united front against Klagg. The effort is successful because the fact the various nations were able to set aside their differences and band together convinces Klagg to give up his campaign of destruction and leave Earth.
Reprints:

Klagg, Part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-289

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Klagg; Philip; Claire
Reprints:

Sdrawkcab (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Tartaglione
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-18

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Oston Trams; Mrs. Trams; Laer Trams; Mike Ross
Synopsis:
An extraordiinary child excels at sports and school, but does it all backwards.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Whose Face Is in the Mirror? (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-288

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joe Kane
Synopsis:
A man wakes up in the morning and sees a stranger's face in the mirror and then it shatters. He tries looking into another mirror and the same thing happens. He looks into a full length mirror and it happens a third time. He makes his way to work, avoiding mirrors, until he stands before the elevator. When the door opens, the man whose face he has seen is standing inside producing a terror-stricken reaction. Our hero runs away, and the puzzled man leaves the elevator which cable snaps, sending it plunging down the shaft to destruction.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible uncredited Lee script per Nick Caputo, September 2014.

The Man From Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-290

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Walter Phelps
Synopsis:
A man invents a time machine to travel back to the Roman Empire of 25 A.D. and set himself up as king, but all the present day devices he has brought back with him to prove his claims do not work without electricity, fuel, and broadcasting stations.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is a retelling of "Trapped in Yesterday!" drawn by Carl Burgos in Tales of Suspense #2 (March 1959).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. This Is...Klagg!
  2. 1. Klagg!, Part 1
  3. 2. Klagg, Part 2
  4. 3. Sdrawkcab
  5. 4. Whose Face Is in the Mirror?
  6. 5. The Man From Tomorrow!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa