(October 1961)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961-07-05
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 in July 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements (pages 2, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 33-36 of comic including inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover).

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


Monsteroso (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko (alterations)
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko (alterations)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monsteroso
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Cover is taken from interior splash. Art is extended and Steve Ditko made the alterations, including the man on the lower right corner. Info per Nick Caputo, July 2012.

The Escape of...Monsteroso! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-307

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monsteroso; Phil; Ethel
Synopsis:
A circus owner finds a dead alien in Africa and brings it to the United States for a museum. The alien turns out to be alive, and then goes on a rampage. It turns out that it is only a confused child, and its parents arrive to retrieve it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Monsteroso" (7 pp). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Possible Lee plot/Lieber script per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index credits Stan Lee as sole writer.
Job number (miscredited V-207 on the first page of Part 2). Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 12, last page not numbered).

T.V. or...? (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-213

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bob Dixon
Synopsis:
A TV repairman learns to see past electronics when he finds little people in a set.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

The Watchers! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-325

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Henry Fletcher; Tom Smith
Synopsis:
A brilliant scientist believes that human ingenuity is guided by unseen advanced creatures, not knowing that his janitor is one such creature.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Possible Lee plot/Lieber script per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index credits Stan Lee as sole writer. Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Joker! (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-308

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Horace
Synopsis:
A practical joker thinks that aliens are his victims playing a joke on him, but they are real aliens and take him to an offworld zoo.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Stan Lee credited as writer in George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index.
Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Monsteroso
  2. 1. The Escape of...Monsteroso!
  3. 2. T.V. or...?
  4. 3. The Watchers!
  5. 4. The Joker!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose