(November 1961)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961-08-01
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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in August 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.


Sserpo, the Creature Who Crushed the World!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-337

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

Indexer Notes

Klein credit per Nick Caputo, May 2012.

Sserpo! The Creature Who Crushed the Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-337

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sserpo; Thomas Burke; Henry Burke; Anne Burke
Synopsis:
A growth serum is abandoned and eaten by a lizard, which grows big enough to menace the Earth. The world is only saved when a scientist, the great-grandson of the inventor of the serum, contacts aliens on Jupiter, who use their advanced technology to restore the creature to normal.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (6 pp) and part two—"Sserpo" (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. Klein inks per Nick Caputo and Atlas Tales. Original indexer credited Dick Ayers.
Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 13).

Muscle Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-849

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jimmy Binn; Tooloo
Synopsis:
An ordinary man envies body-builders on the beach, and a strange figure teaches him about the strength of his own mind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Fourth Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-339

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Ben; Spade; Mr. White
Synopsis:
Two thugs attempt to mug a kindly old man in the park when a statue comes to his aid.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Krogg! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Droom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-338

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Anthony Droom [later retroactively renamed Doctor Druid]; Krogg
Synopsis:
Dr. Droom investigates the disappearance of several houses, and finds that an alien disguised as a scientist is to blame.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Doctor Droom next appears as Doctor Druid in the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #210 (April 1977). The character had been renamed in reprints appearing in Weird Wonder Tales to avoid confusion with Dr. Doom. 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 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5). story carries the over-title "Dr. Droom Defies the Menace Called…".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Sserpo, the Creature Who Crushed the World!!
  2. 1. Sserpo! The Creature Who Crushed the Earth!
  3. 2. Muscle Man
  4. 3. The Fourth Man!
  5. 4. Krogg!
    Dr. Droom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • machinal jocelyn
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose