(November 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 August 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Orggo, the Unconquerable! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (29 August 2006); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

Orggo...the Unconquerable! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-364

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Orrgo (introduction); Jo-Jo
Synopsis:
An alien race with immense telepathic and telekinetic powers send one of their kind to conquer Earth. He easily defeats the police and army and freezes Washington, DC in a block of ice, but is killed by a gorilla while resting because he only prepared defences against humans.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Orrgo or a character based on him next appears in Defenders (Marvel, 2001 series) #9 (November 2001).

Special Sale (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-932

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Marvin Kale; Paula Kale
Synopsis:
When a husband goes shopping he finds a new cleaning fluid that makes anything better than new, even him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

A Thousand Years Later... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-365

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Adam; Eve
Synopsis:
A scientist prolongs his life for a thousand years, outliving all his friends as Earth becomes overpopulated. When Earth is abandoned he stays behind with one young woman, leaving only the two of them, Adam and Eve, to restart civilization.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is a retelling of "I Am the Last Man on Earth!" drawn by Don Heck, from Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1968 series) #1 (December 1958).

The Inhuman! (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-366

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
X-35
Synopsis:
In a war against robots, the robots try to find a way to break the human defenses by sending a robot spy disguised as a human. The spy leads them into a trap, and they discover that their spy was a human disguised as a robot.
Reprints:

Germ Warfare (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:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-367

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Marshall; Molitis germ
Synopsis:
A medical researcher on a boat enlarges a germ to human size, causing it to attack him and hijack the boat. The germ lands on an island in order to make an army of enlarged germs, but an atomic test destroys it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Orggo, the Unconquerable!
  2. 1. Orggo...the Unconquerable!
  3. 2. Special Sale
  4. 3. A Thousand Years Later...
  5. 4. The Inhuman!
  6. 5. Germ Warfare
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Bill Borre
  • Terry Jeffress
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