(October 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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in July 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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Fin Fang Foom! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Fin Fang Foom
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Fin Fang Foom! (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:
Ray Holloway ?; Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-318

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Fin Fang Foom (introduction); Chan Liuchow; Chung Liuchow
Synopsis:
A young historian from Taiwan crosses to the mainland to awake the dragon Fin Fang Foom and foil a communist invasion. He lures the dragon to the coast to wreck the invasion fleet, and then lures it back to its layer before restoring its mystical slumber.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two parts: part one (6 pp) and part two (7 pp). Fin Fang Foom next appears in Astonishing Tales (Marvel, 1970 series) #23 (April 1974).

The Future (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-318

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ted Jason
Synopsis:
A quiz show host finds himself mysteriously transported to the far future for a brief time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Green Things! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-320

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Martin Kastle
Synopsis:
A wealthy retiree keeps a magnificent greenhouse, where he talks to the plants. When a burglar tries to kill him, his plants come to life and stop the intruder, saving their friend's life.

The Touch of Midas! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-319

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Simon Kluge
Synopsis:
A greedy man locates the source of Midas’s power, planning to stop the undesirable effects with gloves. He gains the power but finds that his gloves turn to gold, dooming him to the same fate as Midas.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Fin Fang Foom!
  2. 1. Fin Fang Foom!
  3. 2. The Future
  4. 3. The Green Things!
  5. 4. The Touch of Midas!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Steve Jenner
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • 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